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Enterocyte Cytoskeleton: Its Structure and Function

Handbook of Physiology, The Gastrointestinal System, Intestinal Absorption and Secretion

  1. Thomas C. S. Keller III1,
  2. Mark S. Mooseker2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp060406

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Keller, T. C. S. and Mooseker, M. S. 2011. Enterocyte Cytoskeleton: Its Structure and Function. Comprehensive Physiology. 209–221.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Biological Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

  2. 2

    Departments of Biology and Cell Biology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Brush-Border Structure: Overview
    • 1.1
      Microvillus Core
    • 1.2
      Terminal Web
  • 2
    Components of Brush-Border Cytoskeleton
    • 2.1
      Microvilli
    • 2.2
      Terminal Web
  • 3
    Functional Properties of Brush-Border Cytoskeleton
    • 3.1
      Microvilli: Their Functional Properties
    • 3.2
      Terminal Web: Two Functional Domains?
  • 4
    Assembly of Brush-Border Cytoskeleton
  • 5
    Functions of Other Cytoskeletal Components
    • 5.1
      Intermediate Filaments
    • 5.2
      Microtubules
  • 6
    Note Added in Proof