neurofilament

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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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Quantitative image analysis of temporal changes in tau and neurofilament proteins during the course of acute experimental neurofibrillary degeneration; nonphosphorylated epitopes precede phosphorylation.
The peptide composition of Al-induced tangles is chiefly neurofilament protein whereas AD paired helical filaments are composed primarily of hyperphosphorylated tau (a microtubule associated protein) and ubiquitin (12,38,52).
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.
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These patterns for ontogeny and regional specialization of the neurofilament proteins are in agreement with earlier results (Capano et al.