Intermediate Filaments

Intermediate Filaments - • toughest and most durable of...

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Intermediate Filaments Features: ~10nm in diameter [Intermediate in diameter between actin filaments (7nm) and microtubules( 25nm)] great tensile strength enable cells to withstand mechanical stress play basically a structural role by providing mechanical strength
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Unformatted text preview: • toughest and most durable of the three types • Intermediate filament proteins - include a variety of proteins expressed in different types of cells. • Intermediate filaments are like ropes with many long strands twisted together....
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