Protein filament

In biology, a filament is a "long chain of proteins, such as those found in hair, muscle, or in flagella".[1] They are often bundled together for strength and rigidity. Some cellular examples include:

Filaments are also highly dynamic in nature and far from a static structure that acts as a stable "scaffold" for a cell.[citation needed] Some phenomena that profile a protein filaments' dynamics are:[citation needed]


  1. ^ "UCMP Glossary: Cell biology". Retrieved November 2, 2011.