intercalated disc

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intercalated disc

[in′tər·kə‚lād·əd ′disk]
(histology)
A dense region at the junction of cellular units in cardiac muscle.
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The intercalated discs and the lateral borders were visualised by antibodies against cadherin and type IV collagen (for details see Bruel et al.
The reason for this is, that it is difficult to identify the intercalated discs and, also at times, to identify the lateral borders of the myocytes.
5 transcription factor, was shown to encode a proline-rich and Xin repeats-containing protein which localizes to the intercalated disc of adult hearts.