Microfilaments- Structure and Functions

Microfilaments- Structure and Functions

Microfilaments- Structure and Functions Microfilaments, also called actin filaments, are polymers of the protein actin that are part of a cell’s cytoskeleton. They are long chains of G-actin formed into two parallel polymers twisted around each other into a helical orientation with a diameter between 6 and 8nm. Common to all eukaryotic cells, these filaments … Read moreMicrofilaments- Structure and Functions

Cytoskeleton

Cytoskeleton

Cytoskeleton The cytosol of cells contains fibres that help to maintain cell shape and mobility and that probably provide anchoring points for the other cellular structures. Collectively, these fibres are termed as the cytoskeleton. The cytoskeleton gives cells structure and shape and allows them to move around. It’s also important for intracellular transport.  At least … Read moreCytoskeleton