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 (no͝or′ə-fĭl′ə-mənt, nyo͝or′-)
Any of the long, fine threads that make up a neurofibril.

neu′ro·fil′a·men′tous (-mĕn′təs) adj.
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We have previously found that multiple intermediate neurofilament proteins specifically coimmunoprecipitate with spinophilin [19].
Axons stain with neuron specific enolase and neurofilament proteins. Histopathologically the close differential diagnoses are schwannoma, traumatic neuroma, neurofibroma, leiomyoma.
Lewy bodies are composed not only of [alpha]-synuclein, but also of other proteins, such as ubiquitin and neurofilament proteins [59].
Quantitative image analysis of temporal changes in tau and neurofilament proteins during the course of acute experimental neurofibrillary degeneration; nonphosphorylated epitopes precede phosphorylation.
Expression of neurofilament proteins during development of the nervous system in the squid Loligo pealei.
Neurofilament proteins of low and intermediate molecular masses (68 kd and 160 kd, respectively), are expressed in proliferating medulloblastoma cells, (80) but high-molecular-mass neurofilament protein (200 kd) is only expressed in the tumor cells with advanced neuronal differentiation and overt ganglionic or neuronal morphology.
Characteristic of the accompanying pathology is the presence of Lewy bodies, which are intracytoplasmic inclusions containing neurofilament proteins and others such as [alpha]-synuclein and parkin.
It encodes for one of the three neurofilament proteins in higher eukaryotes (together with medium and high neurofilaments).
Weber, "Location and sequence characterization of the major phosphorylation sites of the high molecular mass neurofilament proteins M and H," FEBS Letters, vol.
In subsequent studies of nerve biopsies from leprosy patients, they have observed abnormalities phosphorylation of neurofilament proteins (53) in nerves from treated and untreated patients with different types of leprosy.