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Definition of "vimentin" []

  • Any of a group of polypeptides that polymerize to form filaments in the cytoskeleton (noun)

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Use "vimentin" in a sentence
  • "They said that a protein called vimentin normally appears twice in a lifetime - when neurons in the brain are forming during the first years of life and, years later when the brain's neurons are under siege from Alzheimer's or other neurodegenerative diseases."
  • "As expected, this extensive list includes many astroglial markers such as vimentin, S100β, aquaporin 4 and aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 family, member L1 ("
  • "Representative immune cytochemistry staining of spheroids structures, grown for 9 or 14 days in Matrigel, using antibodies against the basal-lamina component laminin beta 1 (LAMB1), and the mesenchymal markers vimentin (VIM), and fibronectin (FN)."