The openings of transverse tubules in frog twitch fibers are described. The tubules open to the extracellular space by a narrow neck, with an inner diameter of 20 nm. The most peripheral portion of the tubules is tortuous and has a variable diameter. The similarity in size of the openings of T tubules and caveolae and the meandering path of the tubules are sufficient to account for the paucity of observed openings.
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