polymer made of actin monomer subunits with a diameter of about 7 nm. Actin filaments play a major role in muscle contraction, cell movement, and cell shape.
one of a perpendicular pair of barrel-shaped structures in the centrosome, composed of nine triplets of microtubules arranged in a cylinder
structure in the cytoplasm of animal cells that coordinates the formation of microtubules, which allows cell division to proceed during reproduction
small, hairlike projection from cells that can be used for motility or to filter air in the respiratory system
network of filaments that gives the cell its shape and forms the support network for cell functions, such as cell division
threadlike tail that allows some cells to move. Structure differs between prokaryotes and eukaryotes.
ropelike cytoskeletal filament 8–12 nm in diameter that functions primarily as a structural protein in eukaryotic cells
two-headed ATPase motor protein that moves materials from the minus end of microtubules toward the plus end
long tubulin filament that plays a role in cell structure, organization, mitosis, and movement
general term for a place in the cell from which microtubules grow
protein, such as dynein or kinesin, that uses the energy released by the hydrolysis of ATP to move along a cytoskeletal filament
group of protein monomers that polymerize into protofilaments, which in turn form microtubules