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neurofilament

 [noor″o-fil´ah-ment]
any of the slender, fibrillar elements which, along with the neurotubules, forms a neurofibril.

neu·ro·fil·a·ment

(nū'rō-fil'ă-ment),
A class of intermediate filaments found in neurons.

neurofilament

/neu·ro·fil·a·ment/ (-fil´ah-ment) an intermediate filament occurring with neurotubules in the neurons and having cytoskeletal, and perhaps transport, functions.

neurofilament

(no͝or′ə-fĭl′ə-mənt, nyo͝or′-)
n.
Any of the long, fine threads that make up a neurofibril.

neu′ro·fil′a·men′tous (-mĕn′təs) adj.

neurofilament

[noo͡r′ōfil′əment]
Etymology: Gk, neuron, nerve + L, filare, to spin
a cytoplasmic filament approximately 10 nm in diameter occurring in the neurons. It has a cytoskeletal function and may be involved in the intracellular transport of metabolites.

neu·ro·fil·a·ment

(nūr'ō-fil'ă-mĕnt)
A class of intermediate filaments found in neurons.

neurofilament

any of the slender, fibrillar elements which, along with the neurotubules, forms a neurofibril.
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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).
Fast transport of neurofilament protein along microtubules in squid axoplasm.
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 protein antibody stained almost all cases of neurofibromas (48 of 49; 98%), with occasional cytoplasmic positivity in both nerve twiglike areas and random, single cells; about half of the cases of neurotized melanocytic nevi (25 of 49; 51%) showed occasional cytoplasmic positive staining within random tumor cells.
Neurofilament proteins were not detected in an immunoblot using the antibodies described by Grant and colleagues (8).
The ganglion cells stain positively with synaptophysin, neurofilament protein, and neuron-specific enolase.
Of those, some appear neuronal, featuring small amounts of Nissl substance, somewhat centrally placed nuclei, a prominent nucleolus, apical dendrites pointing to the cortical surface, and positivity for synaptophysin, neurofilament protein, and Neu-N.
NN18, an antibody raised to vertebrate neurofilament protein, stains the conical myoplasmic region of B.
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The excised tumor tissue was fixed in 10% buffered formalin, processed for paraffin sectioning, and stained with hematoxylin-eosin and immunoperoxidase stains for glial fibrillary acidic protein, neurofilament protein, synaptophysin, low-molecular-weight cytokeratin, and desmin.
3] Factors that argue against a neural origin include negative staining for synaptophysin, chromogranin, and neurofilament protein.
Immunoreactivity for synaptophysin and neurofilament proteins in various studies have ranged from 38% to 100% and from 8% to 71%, respectively.