microfilament


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microfilament

[¦mī·krō′fil·ə·mənt]
(cell and molecular biology)
One of the cytoplasmic fibrous structures, about 5 nanometers in diameter, virtually identical to actin; thought to be important in the processes of phagocytosis and pinocytosis.
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Mogul's latest development, Madaline, is a microfilament fabric with a dense web enabling it to provide good barrier and filtration properties.
The performance of the new migration assay, as to the detection of toxicants, was initially tested with two positive controls: cytochalasin D (CytoD) interferes with actin microfilaments and taxol inhibits microtubule dynamics.
We also observed that the underlying mechanism for DBP-induced germ cell aggregation is probably a loss of Sertoli-germ cell membrane interaction, potentially due to microfilament redistribution within Sertoli cells.
For the oriented composites, the in-plane conductivity in the microfilament direction (LD) was at least an order of magnitude higher than that in the TD, indicating anisotropic conductivity.
That component is the microfilament, a series of filaments made up of inter-woven strands of two proteins, actin and tropomyosin.
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The presence of foot abnormalities (peripheral neuropathy) were determined by use of a microfilament wire, and World Health Organization foot grades (0 = no abnormality; 1 = sensory loss, low risk; 2 = sensory loss and presence/history of deformity, moderate risk; 3 = presence/history of plantar ulcer, high risk) were applied.
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Actin microfilament sometimes colocalize with cortical microtubules in cotton fibers (Andersland et al.