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Keyword - Cell projection (KW-0966)

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Definition

Protein found in or associated with a cell protrusion such as pseudopodium, filopodium, lamellipodium, growth cone, flagellum, acrosome or axon, or bacterial comet tail. These membrane-cytoskeleton-coupled processes are involved in many biological functions, such as cell motility, cancer-cell invasion, endocytosis, phagocytosis, exocytosis, pathogen infection, neurite extension and cytokinesis.

Synonyms

  • Cell protrusion

Category

Cellular component

GOi

cell projection [ GO:0042995 ]

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Cell projectionCellular component