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a very fine continuous strand

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the stalk of a stamen

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a threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells)

a thin wire (usually tungsten) that is heated white hot by the passage of an electric current

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Mspl RFLP in the gene for a Type I intermediate filament wool keratin.
There are a great variety of proteins that form the network of intermediate filaments. The most known are vimentin, synemin, nestin, syncoilin, skelemin, plectin and desmin.
Axotomy-induced changes in the expression of a type III neuronal intermediate filament gene.
Desmin intermediate filament by Nova link polymer detection system was used, according to kit instructions.
However, when stretching is applied after 7 days of immobilization, it can cause micro-injuries and degenerative abnormalities in the costamere proteins, extracellular matrix, and intermediate filaments of muscle fibers.
As such, dystrophin constitutes a major scaffolding protein of normal muscle which links cytoskeletal actin, microtubules and intermediate filaments to the extracellular matrix.
(12) Anti-p53 mouse monoclonal antibody (clone-DO7, Cell Marque, Rocklin, CA, USA) used which reacted with mutant as well as wild form of p53 and Ck20 mouse monoclonal antibody (Clone-Ks20.8, Cell Marque, Rocklin, CA, USA) used and reacted with intermediate filament of cytoplasm and cell membrane.
Aebi, "Intermediate filaments and their associates: multi-talented structural elements specifying cytoarchitecture and cytodynamics," Current Opinion in Cell Biology, vol.
To determine the generality of our observations that globoside colocalizes intracellularly with intermediate filaments, and that its localization is modulated by IFN-gamma, we analyzed a variety of cell types.
When perturbed, it produces copious amounts of thick slime made of mucus reinforced with long threads of proteins called intermediate filaments (IF); these proteins are also found in the cytoskeleton of all cells.
In all stages studied, a redundancy of intermediate filaments was typical for the Purkinje fibers.
Comin and colleagues concluded that calretinin was the most sensitive (100%) and specific (91.3%) of mesothelioma markers.[sup.9] Cytokeratin (CK) intermediate filaments are part of the cytoskeleton of epithelial cells.
(3) Most of the eukaryotic cell is composed of cytoskeleton which is made of three components classified on the basis of their diameter and physicochemical properties into microfilaments, intermediate filaments, and microtubules.
Tumor cells usually contain intermediate filaments, have cell junctions, and may contain glycogen, dense core granules, and neurotubles.
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