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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Peripherin, a new member of the intermediate filament protein family.
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A rapid method for the large scale purification of the intermediate filament protein vimentin by single-stranded DNA-cellulose affinity chromatography.
The keratins are intermediate filament proteins and are important for integrity and mechanical stability of epithelial cells with the largest number of keratin genes expressed in skin.
In addition, several intermediate filament proteins such as vimentin and annexin, as well as histone H1.
4) Among the various families and sub-families of intermediate filament proteins, keratin is an important type due to its high molecular diversity.
Modulation of Intermediate Filament Proteins by Retinoids in Prostate Cancer.

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