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nucleolus-like body 
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proteasome storage granule  
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transmembrane actin-associated (TAN) line 
ventral disc +  
Specialized organelle found in Giardia species (trophozoite stage) and characterized by a spiral array of microtubules and microtubule-associated structures including dorsal microribbons and crossbridges. The edge of the ventral disc narrows into a lateral crest. The ventral disk mediates mechanical attachment of the trophozoite to the host's intestinal wall, and contains the contractile proteins actinin, alpha-actinin, myosin, and tropomyosin working towards contraction of the disk involved in adherence.

Exact Synonyms: ventral adhesive disc
Synonyms: Not4Curation
Related Synonyms: adhesive disc ;   ventral disk
Only In Taxon: NCBITaxon:5740 ! Giardia
Definition Sources: GOC:giardia, ISBN:9780124260207, PMID:11432808, PMID:4777416, PMID:5961344

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