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A thin membrane enclosing a striated muscle fiber.

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

sar′co·lem′mal adj.
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of or relating to the sarcolemma
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Adj.1.sarcolemmal - of or relating to the sarcolemma
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These results display functional and statistical equivalence to manual assessment of dystrophin expression at the sarcolemmal membrane.
Evidence suggests that (3-11) chemerin may influence cardiovascular functions and the expressions of PI3K alpha (PI3K[alpha]), PI3K gamma (PI3K[gamma]), beta adrenergic receptor 1 ([beta]1-AR), [beta]2-AR, endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), sarcolemmal L-type [Ca.sup.2+] channel (CaV1.2) genes, and the tissue levels of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) and cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP).
Under different stimuli, sarcolemmal injury or altered intramuscular energy status is associated with increased membrane permeability or its complete rupture and release of several cytoplasmic soluble factors such as CPK.
Contractile function and sarcolemmal permeability after acute low-load resistance exercise with blood flow restriction.
Oxidative stress can cause to some cellular defects such as decreasing of the sarcolemmal [Ca.sup.+2] ATP-ase pump and [Na.sup.+]-[K.sup.+] ATP-ase activities.
CK efflux would also result from the loss of sarcolemmal integrity (increased permeability and/or breakdown of the membrane surrounding the muscle cell) due to the mechanical stress (Friden et al., 1983; Yanagisawa et al., 2015).
They also hypothesized that the absence of ST elevation could be related to the lack of activation of sarcolemmal adenosine triphosphate (ATP) - sensitive potassium channels (KATP) by ischemic ATP depletion as shown in KATP knock-out animal models of acute ischemia [19].
Taurine deficiency and doxorubicin: Interaction with the cardiac sarcolemmal calcium pump.
Sarcolemmal membrane fragility is a major pathologic mechanism in various muscular dystrophies.
Impaired sarcolemmal vesicle lactate uptake and skeletal muscle MCT1 and MCT4 expression in obese Zucker rats.