Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The internal framework of a cell, composed largely of actin filaments and microtubules.

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  • n. A cellular structure like a skeleton, contained within the cytoplasm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An arrangement of microtubules, microfilaments, and larger filaments within a cell serving to provide structural support of components of the cell, and to transport components from one part of the cell to another; the filaments are composed of protein and form a latticelike arrangement which may change rapidly with time.

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  • n. a microscopic network of actin filaments and microtubules in the cytoplasm of many living cells that gives the cell shape and coherence

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Examples

  • The activated caspases will begin the process of orderly taking the cell apart and the cleavage of part of the actin cytoskeleton is shown.

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  • It appears that quantum-level signals are picked up by microstructures in our brain's cytoskeleton (the cytoskeleton is a protein-based structure that maintains the integrity of living cells, including neurons).

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  • The cytoskeleton is a complex biological infrastructure that plays a fundamental role within every human cell.

  • In fact, a large number of signal processes control the direction and the speed of dendrite growth by influencing the structure of the cytoskeleton, which is inside the growing dendrite and responsible for its shape and extension. brain researcher Hiroshi Kawabe has now discovered exactly how the growth of the cytoskeleton is controlled during the dendrite development.

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  • In fact, a large number of signal processes control the direction and the speed of dendrite growth by influencing the structure of the cytoskeleton, which is inside the growing dendrite and responsible for its shape and extension.

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  • The cytoskeleton is a system of microtubules and microfilaments which runs all through the cell, particularly just under the plasma membrane.

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  • I am going to use techniques from theoretical physics to study how living cells reorganise their internal 'scaffolding', known as their cytoskeleton, in response to constraints in cell geometry.

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  • The researchers also noted that the RNA appeared to form helical structures resembling those seen in proteins involved in producing the cell's cytoskeleton, which is involved in DNA replication, cell division and other important processes.

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  • Tumor-associated microtubule-associated protein (TMAP), also known as cytoskeleton-associated protein

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  • A key player, most agree, is the cytoskeleton, which is comprised of a variety of microfilaments, including rigid actin filaments and active myosin motors-the two principle components of muscle.

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