Figure 11.31. Structure of intermediate filament proteins.

Figure 11.31Structure of intermediate filament proteins

Intermediate filament proteins contain a central α-helical rod domain of approximately 310 amino acids (350 amino acids in the nuclear lamins). The N-terminal head and C-terminal tail domains vary in size and shape.

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