Term Information [More information on intermediate filament]

Accession
GO:0005882
Name
intermediate filament
Ontology
cellular_component
Synonyms
intermediate filament associated protein, type I intermediate filament associated protein, type II intermediate filament associated protein
Definition
A cytoskeletal structure that forms a distinct elongated structure, characteristically 10 nm in diameter, that occurs in the cytoplasm of 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: Type I, acidic keratins; Type II, basic keratins; Type III, including desmin, vimentin and others; Type IV, neurofilaments and related filaments; and Type V, lamins. Source: ISBN:0198506732, http://www.cytochemistry.net/Cell-biology/intermediate_filaments.htm
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History
See term history for GO:0005882 at QuickGO
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Ancestors of intermediate filament (GO:0005882)
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intermediate filament [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cellular_component (GO:0005575)
intermediate filament [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cell (GO:0005623)
intermediate filament [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cell part (GO:0044464)
intermediate filament [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) intracellular (GO:0005622)
intermediate filament [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) intracellular part (GO:0044424)
intermediate filament [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) organelle (GO:0043226)
intermediate filament [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) intracellular organelle (GO:0043229)
intermediate filament [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) non-membrane-bounded organelle (GO:0043228)
intermediate filament [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) intracellular non-membrane-bounded organelle (GO:0043232)
intermediate filament [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) organelle part (GO:0044422)
intermediate filament [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cytoskeleton (GO:0005856)
intermediate filament [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) intracellular organelle part (GO:0044446)
intermediate filament [is_a relation] is_a  cytoskeletal part (GO:0044430)
intermediate filament [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) supramolecular fiber (GO:0099512)
intermediate filament [part_of relation] part_of  intermediate filament cytoskeleton (GO:0045111)
intermediate filament [is_a relation] is_a  polymeric cytoskeletal fiber (GO:0099513)
Children of intermediate filament (GO:0005882)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
glial filament (GO:0097426) [is_a relation] is_a  intermediate filament
keratin filament (GO:0045095) [is_a relation] is_a  intermediate filament
lamin filament (GO:0005638) [is_a relation] is_a  intermediate filament
neurofilament (GO:0005883) [is_a relation] is_a  intermediate filament
type III intermediate filament (GO:0045098) [is_a relation] is_a  intermediate filament
FMA
63851
NIF_Subcellular
sao952483289
Wikipedia
Intermediate_filament