Diameter of microfilament

Range 5 to 9 nm
Organism Eukaryotes
Reference Sodeik B. Mechanisms of viral transport in the cytoplasm. Trends Microbiol. 2000 Oct8(10):465-72. p.466 right column top paragraphPubMed ID11044681
Comments Each microfilament consists of double-stranded helical polymers of the ATPase actin and has a relatively inert, slow-growing minus- and a fast-growing plus-end. Better ref needed. For F-actin diameter of ~5nm see PMID 318131 p.341 right column
Entered by Uri M
ID 106124