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.
Modulation of Intermediate Filament Proteins by Retinoids in Prostate Cancer.
Expression of intermediate filament proteins in subtypes of renal cell carcinoma and in renal oncocytomas: distinction of two classes of renal cell tumors.
Cytoskeleton-associated plectin: in situ localization, in vitro reconstitution, and binding to immobilized intermediate filament proteins. J.

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