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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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