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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The [alpha]-helical rod domain is critical for the assembly of intermediate filament proteins into filaments and contains all the information necessary for assembly, while the variant end domains play accessory roles in filament assembly and interaction with other proteins and cell structures.
2,3] In addition, they commonly coexpress other intermediate filament proteins such as glial filament acidic protein.
Cytoskeleton-associated plectin: in situ localization, in vitro reconstitution, and binding to immobilized intermediate filament proteins.
Expression of four different types of intermediate filament proteins within the same cell type.

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