Z line


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Z line

a cross-striation bisecting the I band of striated muscle myofibrils and serving as the anchoring point of actin filaments at either end of the sarcomere.

Z line

n.
Any of the dark thin protein bands to which actin filaments are attached in a striated muscle fiber and that mark the boundaries of adjoining contractile units.

Z line

a narrow, darkly staining cross-striation that bisects the I band of skeletal muscles. The distance between Z lines is the length of the sarcomere. Also called intermediate disk, Z band, Z disk. See also I band, sarcomere.

Z line

(līn)
A cross-striation bisecting the I band of striated muscle myofibrils and serving as the anchoring point of actin filaments at either end of the sarcomere.
Synonym(s): Z band.

Z line

The structure delimiting each end of the sarcomere in striated muscle. It gives anchorage to titin and to the outer ends of the thin filaments.

Z band, Z line

a band of electrodense, noncontractile protein which runs across the muscle fiber and to which the myofibrils are attached.