Transmembrane action potential and intercellular electric coupling have been studied in isolated heart during various stages of intrauterine growth of human embryos as well as in heart preparations of human adults. Formation of electrical properties of ventricular myocardium was slower than that of atrial fibres and was found to be fully completed in the first 14 weeks of intrauterine growth. Intercellular electrical coupling enhanced in the course of the embryonic development as indicated by a drop in the input resistance and an increase in electronic length.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Zhurnal Evolyutsionnoi Biokhimii i Fiziologii|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1978|
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