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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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Moreover, phosphorylation of neurofilament proteins can also impact their association with other proteins [45-47].
The interesting work carried out by Savory and his co-workers on the quantitation of Al in the brain and spinal cord and its effects on neurofilament protein expression and phosphorylation provided new evidence for the involvement of Al in AD (42).
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.
Price, "Slow axonal transport of neurofilament proteins: impairment by [beta],[beta]' iminodipropionitrile administration," Science, vol.
Posttranslational modification of neurofilament proteins by phosphate during axoplasmic transport in retinal ganglion cell neurons.
We compared the effects of prenatal versus postnatal CPF exposure on the development and regional targeting of myelin basic protein (MBP) and the small (68 kDa) and large (200 kDa) neurofilament proteins (NF68 and NF200).
Neurofilament proteins were present in a few tumor cells.
Our technique provides a vesicle preparation (vesicles destined for the axolemma) that is free of one of the major contaminants of vesicle preparations: neurofilament proteins. The preparation also contains a significant amount of actin and tubulin, which we believe are not associated with the vesicles.
The synaptosomal synthetic activity was attributed to the large nerve terminals enriching the fraction, as the synaptosomal translation products (including immunoabsorbed neurofilament proteins) were found to markedly differ from the proteins synthetized by nerve cell bodies or glial cells (1-3).
This staining technique, used to identify neurofilament proteins in many species, did not produce positive results.