Characterization of a hair (wool) keratin intermediate filament
The Z-lines are the anchoring site of [alpha]-actinin, titin and several intermediate filaments
, including desmin and vimentin.
In mitotically active cells, nestin plays an important role, regulated by phosphorylation, in the assembly and disassembly of intermediate filaments
, which contributes to remodeling the cytoskeleton of the cells.
Neuronal intermediate filaments
and ALS: a new look at an old question.
Figure 14: infectious muscle 24 hours after injection, Desmin intermediate filament
(arrowhead) within the Myocytes that surrounding by inflammatory cells (arrow) is seen.
Liao, "'Heads and tails'of intermediate filament
phosphorylation: multiple sites and functional insights," Trends in Biochemical Sciences, vol.
(26) KFAP's also known as intermediate filament
associated proteins are composed of filaggrin, tricohyalin, desmosomal proteins and proteins of cornified cell envelope (loricrin, involucrin and small proline rich proteins).
(2002): "Conserved segments 1A and 2B of the intermediate filament
dimmer: their atomic structures and role in filament assembly", en The EMBO Journal 21: 1255-1266.
(IFs) participate in key mechanical functions and play a role in preventing excess large cell stretch.
It consists mainly of intermediate filaments
called lamins and microfilaments cal led act ins and DNA topoisomeraseII (Fig.1).
In peritoneal cells, bundles of intermediate filaments
appear to be broken into short fragments (Fig.
Arrow indicates process of fibrous astrocyte contained bundles of parallel extending intermediate filament
. (F) Astrocyte with cytoplasm rich in next organelles: Golgi complex, mitochondria, multivesicular bodies, and greatly enhanced, almost circular, cisterns of rough endoplasmic reticulum.