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Microfilaments

Microfilaments

The smallest of the cytoskeletal filaments. They are composed chiefly of actin and/or myosin.


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microfilaments and microtubules

which of the following apply to microtubules, which to microfilaments and which to both? 1. all the nucleotide-binding sites point the same direction 2. monomers bind GTP 3. dimers polymerize into protofilaments that they associate side by side 4. structure ...

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by nickname
Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:34 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: microfilaments and microtubules
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Re: Microtubules and microfilaments can't operate independently?

... sense to have just some filaments in the cell if there were not bound any proteins to it? If you meant other proteins and not microtubules and microfilaments together ;) Hmm, I think I understand. Proteins are so universal in the cell they always act with microfilaments/tubules, right? I think ...

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by DoryTaylor
Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:41 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Microtubules and microfilaments can't operate independently?
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Microtubules and microfilaments can't operate independently?

... sense to have just some filaments in the cell if there were not bound any proteins to it? If you meant other proteins and not microtubules and microfilaments together ;)

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by JackBean
Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:42 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Microtubules and microfilaments can't operate independently?
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Microtubules and microfilaments can't operate independently?

My textbook says that it's due to the addition of other proteins that microtubules and microfilaments can perform their function. Does that mean that microtubules and microfilaments can't or never act independently?

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by DoryTaylor
Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:53 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Microtubules and microfilaments can't operate independently?
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can anyone help me answer these biology questions?

... when atoms dont share e- equally - what would happen if you hydrogenate veggie oil? - carbon tends to form what kind(s) of bonds? - what do microfilaments do? - why can water form hydrogen bonds? - what is the relationship between dehydration rxns and hydrolysis? - where would you find the ...

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by tungvinchenzo
Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:55 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: can anyone help me answer these biology questions?
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