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Protein filament

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In biology, a filament is a "long chain of proteins, such as those found in hair, muscle, or in flagella". They are often bundled together for strength and rigidity. Some cellular examples include:

  • Microfilaments (actin filaments)
  • Microtubules
  • Intermediate filaments
  • Myofilaments (composed of myosin or actin)
  • Filaments are also highly dynamic in nature and far from a static structure that acts as a stable "scaffold" for a cell. Some phenomena that profile a protein filaments' dynamics are:

  • Treadmilling
  • Nucleation
  • References

    Protein filament Wikipedia


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