microfilaments


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microfilaments

contractile filaments that control organization and cell shape, through fimbria action; e.g. intracellular (in muscle cells as actin and myosin, in non-muscle cells as truncated myosin, in cytoplasm as actomyosin gel) and submembrane (immediately beneath the cell membrane)

microfilaments,

n.pl any of the submicroscopic cellular filaments, such as the tonofibrils, found in the cytoplasm of most cells, that function primarily as a supportive system.
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5 after DBP exposure (Figure 4), we presume that the DBP-induced microfilament changes resulted from protein redistribution, although DBP-induced protein degradation and/or translational regulation cannot be excluded.
The target of anti-Tm drugs is the protein, Tm5NM1, an integral part of the microfilament component of the cytoskeleton of a cell.
The result is a continuous network of connected microfilaments.
Actin is known as the major component of microfilaments of cell cytoskeleton and it is regarded as the target of smooth muscle antibodies with the tubular pattern (SMA-T).
Microfilaments are the smallest filaments of cytoskeleton with a diameter of 7 nm while microtubules are the largest filamentous structures with a diameter of about 20 nm.
Vitrification of immature and in vitro matured pig oocytes: study of distribution of chromosomes, microtubules, and actin microfilaments.
In A549 human lung adenocarcinoma cells CM has apoptotic effect which is associated with a disorganization of the architecture of actin microfilaments and a decrease in the levels of F-actin (Chen et al.
Smooth muscle antibodies are immunoglobulins that react with filaments of the cytoskeleton, which are represented by microfilaments (actin and vinculin), intermediate filaments (vimentin and desmin) and microtubules (tubulin).
Calcium has an important role in the maintenance of the integrity of membranes and a possible function in enzymatic activity, especially in the functioning of the microtubules and microfilaments (LANDECKER, 1996).