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Cytoskeleton

Detailed overview of the cytoskeleton.
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Maintenance of cell shape
Name of function of the cytoskeleton in holding the cell together and preventing it from taking up undesirable forms.
Anchorage of cellular organelles
Name of function of the cytoskeleton in holding intracellular structures in fixed places.
Intracellular transport
Name of function of the cytoskeleton in moving molecules and vesicles within the cell.
Cell-Cell adhesion
Name of function of the cytoskeleton in binding to and holding together groups of other cells.
Cell Motility
Name of the function of the cytoplasm in moving it's cell.
Microtubules
Name of the largest cytoskeletal element.
Intermediate filaments
Name of the cytoskeletal element with a diameter of 8-12 nm.
Microfilaments
Name of the smallest cytoskeletal element.
Intermediate filaments
Name of the cytoskeletal element which has a major role of structure and tension bearing in the cell.
Intermediate filaments
Name of the most stable cyotskeletal element.
Intermediate filaments
Name of the least soluble component of the cytoskeleton.
6
Total number of major classes of intermediate filaments.
Tonofilaments
Name of intermediate filaments made up of keratin.
Tonofilaments
Name of intermediate filaments responsible for maintaining mechanical strength in cells.
Acidic cytokeratins
Name of Class I intermediate filaments.
Basic cytokeratins
Name of Class II intermediate filaments.
Mechanical strength
Function of Acidic cytokeratins.
Mechanical strength
Function of Basic cytokeratins.
Hard keratins
Type of keratin found in hair and nails.
Cytokeratins
Type of keratin found in epithelium.
Desmin
Class III intermediate filament which functions as structural support for contractile machinery.
Vimentin
Class III intermediate filament found in fibroblast cells and functions as maintenance of cell shape.