actin filament

  • microfilament
German: Aktinfilament
Japanese: アクチンフィラメント

Cytology. Any of the smallest of the cytoskeletal filaments composed chiefly of actin. Actin filaments are found in the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells, often in close association with the microtubules. They are part of the cytoskeleton and involved in the movement of the cell.

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