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OBO ID: GO:0005882
Term Name: intermediate filament Search Ontology:
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. (2)
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Ontology: GO: Cellular Component   QuickGO   AmiGO
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