Term: retina intermediate filament
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Name: retina
Synonyms: retinas
Definition: Multi-tissue structure that contains the retinal neural layer and the retinal pigmented epithelium, and develops from the optic cup.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000152]
Name: intermediate filament
Synonyms: intermediate filament associated protein, type I intermediate filament associated protein, type II intermediate filament associated protein
Definition: A cytoskeletal structure that forms a distinct elongated structure, characteristically 10 nm in diameter, that occurs in the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells. Intermediate filaments form a fibrous system, composed of chemically heterogeneous subunits and involved in mechanically integrating the various components of the cytoplasmic space. Intermediate filaments may be divided into five chemically distinct classes: Type I, acidic keratins; Type II, basic keratins; Type III, including desmin, vimentin and others; Type IV, neurofilaments and related filaments; and Type V, lamins.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0005882]   QuickGO   AmiGO