Term Information [More information on actin filament]

Accession
GO:0005884
Name
actin filament
Ontology
cellular_component
Synonyms
microfilament
Definition
A filamentous structure formed of a two-stranded helical polymer of the protein actin and associated proteins. 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. Source: PMID:10666339, GOC:mah, ISBN:0198506732
Comment
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History
See term history for GO:0005884 at QuickGO
Subset
None
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Ancestors of actin filament (GO:0005884)
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actin filament [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cellular_component (GO:0005575)
actin filament [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cell (GO:0005623)
actin filament [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cell part (GO:0044464)
actin filament [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) intracellular (GO:0005622)
actin filament [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) intracellular part (GO:0044424)
actin filament [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) organelle (GO:0043226)
actin filament [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) intracellular organelle (GO:0043229)
actin filament [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) non-membrane-bounded organelle (GO:0043228)
actin filament [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) intracellular non-membrane-bounded organelle (GO:0043232)
actin filament [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) organelle part (GO:0044422)
actin filament [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cytoskeleton (GO:0005856)
actin filament [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) intracellular organelle part (GO:0044446)
actin filament [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) supramolecular fiber (GO:0099512)
actin filament [part_of relation] part_of  actin cytoskeleton (GO:0015629)
actin filament [is_a relation] is_a  cytoskeletal part (GO:0044430)
actin filament [is_a relation] is_a  polymeric cytoskeletal fiber (GO:0099513)
Children of actin filament (GO:0005884)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
actin filament of cell cortex of cell tip (GO:1903145) [is_a relation] is_a  actin filament
actomyosin contractile ring actin filament (GO:1903144) [is_a relation] is_a  actin filament
actomyosin, actin portion (GO:0042643) [is_a relation] is_a  actin filament
filamentous actin (GO:0031941) [part_of relation] part_of  actin filament
FMA
63850
NIF_Subcellular
sao1588493326
Wikipedia
Actin