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Details for intercalated disc
intercalated disc
Gene ontology ID
GO:0014704
Definition
A complex cell-cell junction at which myofibrils terminate in cardiomyocytes; mediates mechanical and electrochemical integration between individual cardiomyocytes. The intercalated disc contains regions of tight mechanical attachment (fasciae adherentes and desmosomes) and electrical coupling (gap junctions) between adjacent cells
Synonyms
1. intercalated disk
References
1. GOC: mtg muscle
2. PMID 11732910
3. Wikipedia: Intercalated disc
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