Definition of Nestin

1. Noun. (biology) A type VI intermediate filament (IF) protein, expressed mostly in nerve cells where it is implicated in the radial growth of the axon. ¹



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Medical Definition of Nestin

1. Large (200 kD) intermediate filament protein found in developing rat brain. Functionally similar to other intermediate filament proteins but the sequence is very different. Forms class VI of the intermediate filaments. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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