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Cytoskeleton Comparison Chart

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Department
Biology
Course
BIOL 1090
Professor
Marc Coppolino
Semester
Fall

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Microtubules Intermediate Filaments Microfilaments Heterogeneous proteinsGactinFactin Components tubulin and tubulin heterodimers Large 25nm Intermediate 10 12nm Small8nmSize Dynamically Unstable Stable Dynamically Unstable Stability Cytoplasmic Polar Nonpolar Polar Polarityplus end tends to be near the outside of the cellstructural support for the cellprovide structural support structural support for the cell Functionact as tracks for vesicular and mechanical strength to thecontribute to cell mobility and transport cell motility by pushing out theprovide intracellular support leading edge of the cell and spatial organization within lam
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