The cytoskeleton is a series of intercellular proteins that help a cell with shape, support, and movement. It is a dynamic three-dimensional structure that fills the cytoplasm. The primary types of fibers comprising the cytoskeleton are microfilaments, microtubules, and intermediate filaments. This structure acts as both muscle and skeleton, for movement and stability. A cytoskeleton can position cell structures in specific places within the cell, or it can move cell structures from one end of the cell to the other. Microtubules function to support the cell shape, but they also help cell division. The intermediate filaments are called intermediate because they are the mid-sized fibers of the cytoskeleton, measuring 8-12 nanometers in diameter.
Related Journals of Cytoskeleton
Single Cell Biology, Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology, Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Journal of Cell Science & Therapy, Cell & Developmental Biology, Cytoskeleton, Cell Health and Cytoskeleton, Cytoskeleton: A Multi-Volume Treatise, Cell Motility and the Cytoskeleton