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  1. diad(Noun)

    A sequence of two (different) monomers in a polymer

  2. diad(Noun)

    A structure in the cardiac myocyte


  1. Diad

    The diad is a structure in the cardiac myocyte located at the sarcomere Z-line. It is composed of a single t-tubule paired with a terminal cisterna of the sarcoplasmic reticulum. The diad plays an important role in excitation-contraction coupling by juxtaposing an inlet for the action potential near a source of Ca2+ ions. This way, the wave of depolarization can be coupled to calcium-mediated cardiac muscle contraction via the sliding filament mechanism.

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    What does DIAD stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the DIAD acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DIAD in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DIAD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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