Neurofilaments - the Intermediate Filaments of Neural Cells. A Review

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Title:Neurofilaments - the Intermediate Filaments of Neural Cells. A Review
Creators:
Šonská, Alice
Kučera, Tomáš
Entlicher, Gustav
Journal or Publication Title:
Collection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communications, 69, 3, pp. 511-534
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nervous system, Cytoskeleton, Intermediate filaments, Neurofilaments, Neurons, Proteins, Microtubules

Abstract

Cytoskeleton is one of the basic structures of eukaryotic cells. It is a system of fibrillary or tubular proteins of three classes: microtubules, microfilaments and intermediate filaments. Neurofilaments, a member of the last class, occur in neural cells, where they are necessary for the cell to function properly. They are important in supporting and partly controlling the axon diameter and axonal transport. Neurofilaments are probably involved also in regulatory mechanisms, mainly through their extremely rich phosphorylation potential. This article introduces briefly the cytoskeleton in general and focuses on the structure and function of neurofilaments. A review with 189 references. <p>

Title:Neurofilaments - the Intermediate Filaments of Neural Cells. A Review
Creators:
Šonská, Alice
Kučera, Tomáš
Entlicher, Gustav
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nervous system, Cytoskeleton, Intermediate filaments, Neurofilaments, Neurons, Proteins, Microtubules
Divisions:Life and Chemical Sciences > Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry > Collection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communications
Journal or Publication Title:Collection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communications
Volume:69
Number:3
Page Range:pp. 511-534
ISSN:0010-0765
E-ISSN:1212-6950
Publisher:Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
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URLURL Type
http://dx.doi.org/10.1135/cccc20040511UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2227
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:06 Feb 2009 17:16
Last Modified:06 Feb 2009 16:16

Citation

Šonská, Alice; Kučera, Tomáš; Entlicher, Gustav (2004) Neurofilaments - the Intermediate Filaments of Neural Cells. A Review. Collection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communications, 69 (3). pp. 511-534. ISSN 0010-0765

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