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A thin membrane enclosing a striated muscle fiber.

[sarco- + Greek lemma, husk; see lemma2.]

sar′co·lem′mal adj.


of or relating to the sarcolemma
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Adj.1.sarcolemmal - of or relating to the sarcolemma
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The two proteins, a-DG and [sz]-DG, are cleaved from DG, which are identified as a component of the sarcolemmal dystrophin-glycoprotein complex.
Digoxin is an inotropic positive and antiarrhythmic agent that acts by inhibiting sarcolemmal Na K+ATPase, resulting in increased intracellular sodium.
Gales, "Atomic force and electron microscopic-based study of sarcolemmal surface of living cardiomyocytes unveils unexpected mitochondrial shift in heart failure," Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, vol.
The disease is caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene 3 that encodes the sarcolemmal protein product, a part of the dystrophin glycoprotein complex and also contacts the motor protein actin to the cytoskeleton.
Mutations in this gene have been shown to reduce sarcolemmal chloride conductance and consequently cause membrane hyperexcitability.
Phosphatidylethanolamine and sarcolemmal damage during ischemia or metabolic inhibition of heart myocytes.
There is alteration in sarcolemmal membrane, which leads to increased cell permeability and leakage of CK from cells.
Duker, "Rhythm anomalies related to delayed repolarization in vivo: Influence of sarcolemmal [Ca.
Cernohorsky J, Kolar F, Pelouch V, Korecky B, Vetter R (1998) Thyroid control of sarcolemmal [Na.
These include formation of free radicals and lipid peroxidation leading to lysosomal, sarcolemmal and mitochndrial membrane damage and a number of cell surface transferrin receptors and cell's ability of protection against inorganic iron20.
In the cardiac form there was a severe to mild loss of myofibres, sarcolemmal proliferation, and intranuclear inclusion bodies while in the enteric form a complete loss of intestinal villi, compaction of the lamina propria with dilated crypts and a lack of leucocytes were observed.
27), via histochemistry and immunohistochemistry of rat plantar muscles, revealed the presence of MCT1 in the sarcolemma and around the interior of the fibers with oxidative characteristics where the mitochondrial reticulum is present, while MCT4 was highly expressed in the sarcolemmal domain of glycolytic fibers.