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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Expression of four different types of intermediate filament proteins within the same cell type.
Cytokeratins are well-described intermediate filament proteins of both normal epithelia and epithelial tumors.
Changes in the distribution of intermediate filament proteins and collagen IV in fetal and adult human pancreas.

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