Intercellular Connection between Smooth Muscle Cells: the Nexus

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Science  31 Aug 1962:
Vol. 137, Issue 3531, pp. 670-672
DOI: 10.1126/science.137.3531.670-a


High-resolution electron microscopy has revealed that the regions of contact between smooth muscle cells from dog intestine are areas of fusion of adjacent cell membranes. For morphological and functional reasons this type of contact between excitable cells has been termed a nexus.