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a microscopic network of actin filaments and microtubules in the cytoplasm of many living cells that gives the cell shape and coherence

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Structural insight into the interaction between platelet integrin alphaIIbbeta3 and cytoskeletal protein skelemin.
The majority of proteins which expression is affected by age are nucleic acid-binding proteins (25%), cytoskeletal proteins (13%), and enzyme modulators (12%).
Several authors have reported that degradation of cytoskeletal proteins such as desmin was associated with the water holding capacity of meat [28,29].
"Plaques are extracellular deposits of abnormally processed amyloid precursor protein, and tangles are intracellular accumulations of the cytoskeletal protein tau" (Alzheimer's Association, 2009b, para.
The exact function of the protein is currently unknown but it is a cytoskeletal protein and is probably involved in the development of microtubules within ciliated epithelial cells.
In addition, these drugs target tubulin, a cytoskeletal protein involved not only in mitosis and cell proliferation, but also in other important cellular functions.
In particular, we describe how certain energase actions and vibrationally assisted tunneling may influence the conformational dynamics of the neuronal cytoskeletal protein network.
Previous computational and experimental studies have shown strong interactions between certain glycolytic enzymes and the cytoskeletal protein actin in a variety of species (2-4).
The specific aims of this study are to examine (1) growth characteristics of the five cell lines, (2) their response to vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) exposure, and (3) vitamin D3 effect on vimentin expression, a cytoskeletal protein associated with motility and invasion by cancer cells.
These results indicate that exposure of Aroclor 1242, estrogen and tamoxifen to human breast cancer cells yielded changes in cell shape and cytoskeletal protein actin.
Dystrophin is a plasma membrane-associated cytoskeletal protein of the spectrin superfamily and colocalizes in the membrane skeleton's caveolar domain.
Protein class of the identified proteins mainly involved cytoskeletal protein (17.3%), hydrolase (17.3%), and lyase (9.6%).
Homogenates of 8 mm of the spinal cord around the lesion epicenter were utilized for Western blot analysis to detect the cytoskeletal protein neurofilament 200 (NF200).