The shape of a cell is stabilised by a protein sca.old, known as cell skeleton. We distinguish the microfilament (7 – 9nm diameter), the intermediate filament (10nm diameter) and the microtubules (24nm diameter).


Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Actin Bundle COOH COOH Calponin Homology Actin Binding Site 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Engelbert Buxbaum
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  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryRoss University School of MedicineWest Indies

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