Cytoskeleton Structure and function
How do the different components of the cytoskeleton support a variety of cell functions, such as cell shape, division, movement, sensing the environment, and cell-cell communication?
- Compare the characteristics and functions of microfilaments, microtubules, and intermediate filaments.
- Compare the structure and dynamic properties of microtubules versus actin and how these properties contribute to the different functions of these polymers in cells.
- Explain how motor proteins harness energy to move along cytoskeletal tracks.