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noun, plural: cytoskeletons

The lattice or internal framework of a cell composed of protein filaments and microtubules in the cytoplasm, and has a role in controlling cell shape, maintaining intracellular organization, and in cell movement.


Abbreviation: CSK

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Protein structure

... linked through peptide bonds into a chain. Within and outside of cells, proteins serve a myriad of functions, including structural roles (cytoskeleton), as catalysts (enzymes), transporter to ferry ions and molecules across membranes, and hormones to name just a few. With few exceptions, ...

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by CindyHang
Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Protein structure
Replies: 4
Views: 13499

Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable

... events leading to changes in cell shape followed by cell death. These changes in cell shape include blebbing, which occurs when a portion of the cytoskeleton separates from the plasma membrane and creates an irregular bulge called a bleb. This is like the locking of a door — a change in cell ...

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by PAWahid
Wed May 02, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable
Replies: 12
Views: 28991


... It helps to reveal protein structures which are recultant to show themselves by usual, more simple, optic microscopy techniques. Cytoskeleton is a good example. Briefly, proteins under study have to be isolated first from cell extracts. Then, specific antibodies are obtained and ...

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by marquitosgm
Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microscopy
Replies: 2
Views: 1892

Please identify this structure. THX.

Seems like cytoskeleton to me, but you will need colocalization to confirm.

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by JackBean
Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Please identify this structure. THX.
Replies: 3
Views: 1906


... 4-skeleton and movement:a single cell cannot have a good skeletal system along with a good locomotor system at the same time(related to cytoskeleton and contractile elements). and so on.... the point is smaller cells = more cells at the same volume = more specialization of function = ...

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by mieuses
Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Cells
Replies: 9
Views: 5069
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