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CytoplasmCytoskeleton

Definition

The cytoskeleton is a dynamic three-dimensional filamentous structure in the cytoplasm. Its roles include maintenance of cell shape, cell movement (in eukaryotes), cytokinesis, and the organization of organelles or organelle-like structures within the cell. The cytoskeleton includes microfilaments (actin-like proteins), microtubules (tubulin-like proteins), the intermediate filaments (mostly in eukaryotes) and the MinD-ParA proteins, which appear to be unique to prokaryotes.

Category

› Cellular component

Keywords

Cytoskeleton

Gene Ontology

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GOi

cytoskeleton [ GO:0005856 ]
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