BCH1048 Tutorial 5 - The Cytoskeleton and Related...

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The Cytoskeleton and The Cytoskeleton and Related Structures Related Structures
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The cell The cell s internal skeleton helps s internal skeleton helps organize its structure and activities organize its structure and activities Eukaryotic cells contain a meshwork of protein fibers protein fibers , collectively called the cytoskeleton cytoskeleton , extending throughout the cytoplasm of a cell. These fibers: – provide structural support structural support (a skeleton) and are involved in various types of cell movement cell movement ; and regulate cellular activities regulate cellular activities by mechanically transmitting signals transmitting signals from the cell’s surface to its interior. Discovery video clip Chapter 4: Cells
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THREE main kinds of fibers make up the THREE main kinds of fibers make up the cytoskeleton cytoskeleton
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