Class: Microfilament

•owl:Thing
        •bfo:Entity
                •snap:Continuant
                        •snap:IndependentContinuant
                                •snap:Object
                                        •Cellular_Component
                                                •Cytoskeletal_Element
                                                        •Microfilament

Super Classes

Cytoskeletal_Element

Annotations

birn_annot:curationStatusuncurated
definitionA two-stranded helical polymer of the protein actin. Actin filaments are a major component of the contractile apparatus of skeletal muscle and the microfilaments of the cytoskeleton of eukaryotic cells. The filaments, comprising polymerized globular actin molecules, appear as flexible structures with a diameter of 5-9 nm. They are organized into a variety of linear bundles, two-dimensional networks, and three dimensional gels. In the cytoskeleton they are most highly concentrated in the cortex of the cell just beneath the plasma membrane. Reference(s): ISBN:0198506732 PMID:10666339 (GO)
sao_IDsao2006047981
umls_IDC0025979

Usage

Class Description/Definition (Necessary Conditions)

Actin_Filament
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