Biomechanical properties of intermediate filaments: from tissues to single filaments and back

@article{Kreplak2007BiomechanicalPO,
  title={Biomechanical properties of intermediate filaments: from tissues to single filaments and back},
  author={Laurent Kreplak and Douglas S. Fudge},
  journal={BioEssays},
  year={2007},
  volume={29}
}
The animal cell cytoskeleton consists of three interconnected filament systems: actin‐containing microfilaments (MFs), microtubules (MTs), and the lesser known intermediate filaments (IFs). All IF proteins share a common tripartite domain structure and the ability to assemble into 8–12 nm wide filaments. Electron microscopy data suggest that IFs are built according to a completely different plan from that of MFs and MTs. IFs are known to impart mechanical stability to cells and tissues but… Expand
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