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neurofilament

[‚nu̇·rō′fil·ə·mənt]
(physiology)
A type of intermediate filament, composed of three polypeptides (NF-L, NF-M, and NF-H), that helps support and strengthen the axons of nerve cells.
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A batch wise purification of neurofilament proteins.
Effect of chronic alcohol ingestion on phosphate content of neurofilament proteins and neurofilament associated protein phosphatase in rat spinal cord.
Moreover, these aggregates are detectable by silver staining within 24 h of Al-maltolate administration, and neurofilament proteins predominate.
Quantitative image analysis of temporal changes in tau and neurofilament proteins during the course of acute experimental neurofibrillary degeneration; nonphosphorylated epitopes precede phosphorylation.
Squid low molecular weight neurofilament proteins are a novel class of neurotilament protein.
We discuss (1) placental alkaline phosphatase, c-Kit, and OCT4 for germinoma, (2) [alpha]-inhibin and D2-40 for capillary hemangioblastoma, (3) phosphohistone-H3 (PHH3), MIB-1/Ki-67, and claudin-1 for meningioma, (4) PHH3, MIB-1/Ki-67, and p53 for astrocytoma, (5) synaptophysin, microtubule-associated protein 2, neurofilament protein, and neuronal nuclei for medulloblastoma, (6) INI1 for atypical teratoid/ rhabdoid tumor, and (7) epithelial membrane antigen for ependymoma.
MEDULLOBLASTOMA: SYNAPTOPHYSIN, MICROTUBULE-ASSOCIATED PROTEIN 2, NEUROFILAMENT PROTEIN, AND NEURONAL NUCLEI
Mitogen-activated protein kinases (Erk1,2) phosphorylate Lys-Ser-Pro (KSP) repeats in neurofilament proteins NF-H and NF-M.
These patterns for ontogeny and regional specialization of the neurofilament proteins are in agreement with earlier results (Capano et al.
Neurofilament proteins were present in a few tumor cells.
Neurofilament proteins were not detected in an immunoblot using the antibodies described by Grant and colleagues (8).
This staining technique, used to identify neurofilament proteins in many species, did not produce positive results.