Definition of Neurofilament
1. Noun. (anatomy) A neurofibril ¹
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Medical Definition of Neurofilament
| Member of the class of intermediate filaments found in axons of nerve cells.
In vertebrates assembled from three distinct protein subunits. (neurofilament L, 68 kD, neurofilament M, 160 kD, & neurofilament H 200 kD) These proteins, if introduced into fibroblasts, will incorporate into the vimentin filament system.
(29 Dec 1997)
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