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Ann Chir Plast Esthet. 2012 Oct;57(5):484-90. doi: 10.1016/j.anplas.2012.06.001. Epub 2012 Jul 19.

[Muscles and connective tissue: histology].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Inserm U1034, université Bordeaux Segalen, Adaptation cardiovasculaire à l'ischémie, 125, avenue du Haut-Lévêque, 33600 Pessac, France.


Here, we give some comments about the DVD movies "Muscle Attitudes" from Endovivo productions, the movies up lighting some loss in the attention given to studies on the connective tissue, and especially them into muscles. The main characteristics of the different components in the intra-muscular connective tissue (perimysium, endomysium, epimysium) are shown here with special references to their ordered architecture and special references to their spatial distributions. This connective tissue is abundant into the muscles and is in continuity with the muscles in vicinity, with their tendons and their sheath, sticking the whole on skin. This connective tissue has also very abundant connections on the muscles fibres. It is then assumed that the connective tissue sticks every organs or cells of the locomotion system. Considering the elastic properties of the collagen fibres which are the most abundant component of connective tissue, it is possible to up light a panel of connective tissue associated functions such as the transmission of muscle contractions or the regulation of protein and energetic muscles metabolism.

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