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Difference between revisions of "Actin filament"

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[[Actin filament]]
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=== Definition ===
  
One of the [[contractile]] [[elements]] in [[muscular]] [[fibres]] and other cells; in [[skeletal muscle]], the [[actin filaments]] are about 5 [[nm]] wide and 100 [[um]] [[long]], and [[attach]] to the [[transverse]] Z [[filaments]].
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'''noun'''
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''plural: actin filaments''
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ac·tin·fil·a·ment, [ak´tin-fil'ă-mĕnt]
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(''cell biology'') Synonym for '''[[microfilament]]''', i.e. the smallest of the [[cytoskeleton]]s composed chiefly of [[actin]]  
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=== See: [[Microfilament]] for further information. ===

Latest revision as of 01:49, 21 July 2019

Definition

noun

plural: actin filaments

ac·tin·fil·a·ment, [ak´tin-fil'ă-mĕnt]


(cell biology) Synonym for microfilament, i.e. the smallest of the cytoskeletons composed chiefly of actin


See: Microfilament for further information.