|Terms & Properties|
Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0596981
NCI Thesaurus Code: C12612 (see NCI Thesaurus info)
Semantic Type: Cell
NCIt Definition: A connective tissue cell with the ability to convert chemical energy into mechanical energy via a contractile apparatus. As part of the contractile apparatus, the proteins actin and myosin form parallel myofilaments. The interaction of actin and myosin mediates muscle cell contraction in response to stimulation of the excitable cell membrane.
MSH Definition: Mature contractile cells, commonly known as myocytes, that form one of three kinds of muscle. The three types of muscle cells are skeletal (MUSCLE FIBERS, SKELETAL), cardiac (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC), and smooth (MYOCYTES, SMOOTH MUSCLE). They are derived from embryonic (precursor) muscle cells called MYOBLASTS.
CSP Definition: mature contractile cells.
FMA Definition: Somatic cell which has as direct parts of its cytoplasm myofibrils organized in various patterns.
Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
|Mature Muscle Cells|
|Mature Muscle Cell|
|Muscle Cell, Mature|
|Muscle Cells, Mature|
External Source Codes:
|NCI Thesaurus Code||C12612 (see NCI Thesaurus info)|
|AQL||CH CL CY DE EN IM ME MI PA PH PS RE SE TR UL VI||MSH|
Additional Concept Data: (none)