intermediate filament

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intermediate filament

[‚int·ər′mēd·ē·ət ′fil·ə·mənt]
(cell and molecular biology)
Any of several classes of cell-specific cytoplasmic filaments of 8-12 nanometers in diameter; protein composition varies from one cell type to another.
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7 neuronal intermediate filament protein [alpha] SLC32A1 Solute carrier 140679 Hs0.
In addition, several intermediate filament proteins such as vimentin and annexin, as well as histone H1.
Modulation of Intermediate Filament Proteins by Retinoids in Prostate Cancer.
2,3] In addition, they commonly coexpress other intermediate filament proteins such as glial filament acidic protein.
Expression of four different types of intermediate filament proteins within the same cell type.

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