muscle-tendon attachment

mus·cle-ten·don at·tach·ment

the union of a muscle and tendon fiber in which sarcolemma intervenes between the two; the end of the muscle fiber may be rounded, conic, or tapered.
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Cell biologists show in fruit flies how a protein controls mechanical stress on muscle-tendon attachments
During animal development, these muscle-tendon attachments must be established such that they resist high mechanical forces for the entire life of the animal.
The researchers used the flight muscles of the fruit fly Drosophila for these molecular force measurements and found that a surprisingly small proportion of Talin molecules experiences detectable forces at developing muscle-tendon attachments. They also found that muscles deal with the increasing tissue forces by recruiting a high number of Talin molecules to attachments.