Fascia adherens

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Fascia adherens
Latin Fascia adhaerens
TH H1.
FMA 67410
Anatomical terminology

In anatomy, fascia adherens are ribbon like structures that stabilizes non-epithelial tissue. They are similar in function to the zonula adherens or adherens junction of epithelial cells. It is a broad intercellular junction in the transversal sections of an intercalated disc of cardiac muscle anchoring actin filaments. It helps to transmit contractile forces.[1]

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  1. ^ Histology" A Text and Atlas with Correlated Cell and Molecular Biology by Michael H. Ross and Mojciech Pawlina 5th edition