axoneme


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Wikipedia.

axoneme

[′ak·sə‚nēm]
(cell and molecular biology)
A bundle of fibrils enclosed by a membrane that is continuous with the plasma membrane.
References in periodicals archive ?
1977) Observations of the structural components of flagellar axonemes and central pair microtubules from rat sperm.
Effects on the motility of intact spermatozoa and on sperm axonemes.
Since the distal centriole gave rise to the sperm axoneme during spermiogenesis, it is logical to suppose that the proximal centriole that is inherited by the embryo could cause aberrant mitosis as both are derived from the same mother centriole in spermatids.
A novel microtubule-binding thioredoxin expressed predominantly in the cilia of lung airway epithelium and spermatid manchette and axoneme.
The axoneme of flagellum (9+2 microtubules) and its plasma membrane was extended symmetrically into two ridges that were clearly observed in TEM (fig.
The basis of the axoneme is located close to the acrosomal complex.
32 [micro]m) condenses into a coarse granular pattern, whereas the nucleus assumes an ovoid shape and forms a basal indentation over the proximal segment of the axoneme (Fig.
Genetic and biochemical studies in Chlamydomonas have revealed that a protein in the Chlamydomonas flagellar axoneme, radial spoke protein 3 (Rsp3), is an A-kinase anchoring protein (AKAP).
melanogaster spermtail axoneme requires a male-specific form of [beta]-tubulin, [beta]2 tubulin, to support their exceptionally long spermtails.
Moreover, changes in the axoneme, basal bodies, and ciliary rootlets are associated with dyskinesia and mucostasis.