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MembraneEndomembrane systemCell envelopeCell membraneSarcolemma

Definition

The sarcolemma is a specialized membrane which surrounds striated muscle fiber cells. It consists of a lipid bilayer typical of a plasma membrane and a thin outer coat of polysaccharide material, called glycocalyx, that contacts the basement membrane and allows the cell to anchor into the tissues that build and support muscle fibers.

Synonyms

Myolemma

Category

› Cellular component

Gene Ontology

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GOi

sarcolemma [ GO:0042383 ]
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