Summary and Implications
Intermediate filaments (IFs), composed primarily of the protein desmin, link together the myofibrils in skeletal muscle. We have shown that the protein synemin is a novel IF protein and that it interacts with desmin. Together, these proteins are important in maintaining the structural integrity of muscle cells.
Iowa State University
Robson, Richard M. and Huiatt, Ted W.
"Properties of Synemin, a Protein Important in Maintaining the
Structural Integrity of Muscle Cells,"
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