Intermediate (10-nm) Filaments in Muscle

  • Marvin H. Stromer


The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of 10-nm filaments in smooth, skeletal, and cardiac muscle with an emphasis on newer developments. The intent was not to provide an exhaustive literature review but, instead, to include a sampling of research from different laboratories. In this way, the reader can easily track research on a particular topic or from a certain laboratory. More detail is provided on 10-nm filaments from smooth muscle because that has been the tissue of choice for the majority of studies on 10-nm filaments from muscle. The sections on 10-nm filaments from skeletal and from cardiac muscle emphasize both unique properties and comparisons with the smooth muscle system.


Intermediate Filament Dense Body Thin Filament Coiled Coil Vimentin Filament 
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  • Marvin H. Stromer
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  1. 1.Muscle Biology Group, Department of Animal ScienceIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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