University College London explains that skeletal muscle cells have more than one nucleus in each cell because each cell is actually a combination of several cells that have fused to each other. During the process of fusi... More » Science Biology Cells

Different muscle cells have different functions but they all have a special ability, the ability to contract. This contraction has the function of generating movement More » Science Biology Cells

Skeletal muscle does not contain any type of cell-to-cell junctions, including gap junctions. Gap junctions are found in cardiac and smooth muscle, where they function to increase the speed of electrical communication, o... More » Science Human Anatomy Muscles
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