neurofilament


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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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2) SNUC expresses cytokeratin and epithelial membrane antigen, and it is mostly negative for synaptophysin, chromogranin, and neurofilament protein.
Stains used in the rectal biopsies include Haematoxylin and Eosin, Acetylcholine esterase on the frozen sections, Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate diaphorase (NADPH-d), Nitric oxide synthase (NOS), Peripherin and c-kit, Calretinin, antibodies to neurofilament 68 and tubulin, protein gene product 9.
com, 1:200), neurofilament (MAB1615, Millipore, USA, 1:200), vimentin (MAB3400, Millipore, USA, 1:200), and cytokeratin17 (MAB1625, Millipore, USA, 1:200).
Gavin Giovannoni, the chair of neurology at the Blizard Institute at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, is investigating whether the amount of a specific protein, called neurofilament (NF) protein, measured in spinal fluid will indicate how well MS therapies are working to prevent the destruction of nerve fibers.
Glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), neurofilament, cytokeratin and desmin immunohistochemistry were negative.