Cell Biology 5 - The Cytoskeleton

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Cell Biology 5 - The Cytoskeleton
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  1. What are the three major cytoskeletal components and what is their size?
    • Microfilaments - Actin -7nm
    • Microtubules - Tubulin - 25nm
    • Intermediate filaments - many types - 10nm
  2. What is the structure of actin microfilaments?
  3. Where are actin microfilaments found?
    What are three main functions?
  4. Give an example of how actin provides stabilisation.
  5. Give an example of actin providing pulling.
  6. Give an example of how actin can be used for pushing.


  7. What are microtubules?
  8. Where are microtubules found?
  9. What are the functions of microtubules?
    Organises the positions of organelles in the cytoplasm - such as mitochondria, ER, Golgi.

  10. What are intermediate filaments?



  11. What are the functions of intermediate filaments?
  12. What is a summary of what to remember for the cytoskeleton?

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