intercalated disc


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in·ter·ca·la·ted disc

a specialized intercellular attachment of cardiac muscle cells comprising gap junctions, fascia adherens, and occasionally desmosomes.

in·ter·ca·la·ted disc

(in-tĕr'kă-lā-tĕd disk)
A histologic feature of cardiac muscle, occurring at the junction of two myocardial cells; site of intercellular passage of ions and electrical impulses.
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5 transcription factor, was shown to encode a proline-rich and Xin repeats-containing protein which localizes to the intercalated disc of adult hearts.
In all of the myocardial samples, segmentation of the myocardial cells at the intercalated disc level or widening of the cells at this level with bundles of distended myocardial cells alternating with bundles of contracted myocells was found.
The cells are connected to each other end-to-end through highly specialised regions called the intercalated discs.