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GO_term: GO:0005882   

GO:0005882DefinitionA distinct elongated structure, characteristically 10 nm in diameter, that occurs in the cytoplasm of higher eukaryotic cells. Intermediate filaments form a fibrous system, composed of chemically heterogeneous subunits and involved in mechanically integrating the various components of the cytoplasmic space. Intermediate filaments may be divided into five chemically distinct classes: keratin filaments of mammalian epithelial cells; desmin filaments found in cells of muscles of all types; vimentin filaments found in mesenchymal cells; neurofilaments of neurons; and glial filaments found in all types of glial cells.
Termintermediate filament
TypeCellular_component
Child Instance GO:0005638
GO:0045095
GO:0005883
GO:0045098
ParentComponent_ofGO:0045111
Attributes_of Motif INTERPRO:IPR006821
INTERPRO:IPR003461
Gene W07B3.2
K05B2.3
Index Ancestor (21)
Descendent (6)