Intermediate Filaments: Definition, Function & Structure


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The cytoskeleton provides organization and what else for the cell.

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1. The cytoskeleton is composed of these three fibers.

2. Intermediate filaments themselves help to bear this in the cell.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will gauge your understanding of the function and structure of intermediate filaments. The quiz will also assess your comprehension of concepts like fibers and cellular structure.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Identify what the cytoskeleton provides for the cell
  • Recognize the three fibers of which the cytoskeleton is composed
  • Understand what intermediate filaments help to bear in the cell
  • Identify other characteristics of intermediate filaments inside the cell

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on intermediate filaments
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the cytoskeleton in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the number of genes that make up intermediate filaments

Additional Learning

To learn more about intermediate filaments, review the lesson Intermediate Filaments: Definition, Function and Structure. The lesson that covers the following objectives:

  • Define tension
  • Recognize keratins
  • Identify 70 different genes
  • Understand the cytoskeletal system