Cytoskeletal elements

Cytoskeletal elements: A network of protein fibers within the cytoplasm that supports cell structure, cell and organelle movement, and cell division.

TYPE OF FILAMENT

PREDOMINANT FUNCTION

EXAMPLES

Microfilaments

Muscle contraction, cytokinesis

Actin, microvilli.

Intermediate

filaments

Maintain cell structure

Vimentin, desmin, cytokeratin, lamins, glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), neurofilaments.

Microtubules

Movement, cell division

Cilia, flagella, mitotic spindle, axonal trafficking, centrioles.

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