Class: Intermediate_Filament

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

Super Classes

Cytoskeletal_Element

Disjoint Classes

Microfilament, Microtubule

Annotations

birn_annot:curationStatusuncurated
definitionA 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 (Gene Ontology).
gene_Ontology_ID0005882
sao_IDsao952483289
umls_IDC0021770

Usage

Class Description/Definition (Necessary Conditions)

Glial_Filament, Neurofilament
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