Genes encoding cytoplasmic intermediate filament proteins of vertebrates revisited: identification of a cytoplasmic intermediate filament protein in the sea anemone Nematostella.


The cytoskeleton is crucial in determining cell architecture, division, motility, transport processes and in local control of signal transduction. Relatives of actin and tubulin are expressed in all phyla, underlining the fundamental importance of conserved cytoskeletal functions. Intermediate filament proteins have evolved in parallel with tissue diversity… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejcb.2012.08.003


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