Term Information [More information on intercalated disc]

Accession
GO:0014704
Name
intercalated disc
Ontology
cellular_component
Synonyms
intercalated disk
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. Source: GOC:mtg_muscle, PMID:11732910
Comment
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History
See term history for GO:0014704 at QuickGO
Subset
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Ancestors of intercalated disc (GO:0014704)
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intercalated disc [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) cellular_component (GO:0005575)
intercalated disc [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) cell junction (GO:0030054)
intercalated disc [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) cell-cell junction (GO:0005911)
intercalated disc [is_a relation] is_a  cell-cell contact zone (GO:0044291)
Children of intercalated disc (GO:0014704)
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fascia adherens (GO:0005916) [part_of relation] part_of  intercalated disc
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