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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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''singular: actin filament''
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ac·tin·fil·a·ments, [ak´tin-fil'ă-mĕnts]
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Plural form of '''[[actin filament]]''', i.e. the smallest of the cytoskeletal filaments composed primarily of [[actin]]
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=== See: [[Microfilament]] for further information. ===

Latest revision as of 01:50, 21 July 2019

Definition

noun

singular: actin filament

ac·tin·fil·a·ments, [ak´tin-fil'ă-mĕnts]


Plural form of actin filament, i.e. the smallest of the cytoskeletal filaments composed primarily of actin


See: Microfilament for further information.