What are fascia adherens?

Fascia Adherens

Fascia Adherens is a ribbon like structure that stabilizes non-epithelial tissue. Is similar to the Zonula Adherens or Adherens junction of epithelial cells but it's not belt-like. It's a broad intercellular junction in the transversal sections of an intercalated disk of cardiac muscle anchoring actin filaments. It helps to transmit contractile forces.

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Fascia Adherens
... Fascia Adherens is a ribbon like structure that stabilizes non-epithelial tissue ... Is similar to the Zonula Adherens or Adherens junction of epithelial cells but it's not belt-like ...
Intercalated Disc
... mention three types of cardiomyocyte adhering junctions within an intercalated disc — fascia adherens, macula adherens and gap junctions ... Fascia adherens are anchoring sites for actin, and connect to the closest sarcomere ... Macula adherens stop separation during contraction by binding intermediate filaments, joining the cells together ...