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The cytoskeleton and extracellular matrix

The cytoskeleton and extracellular matrix play an essential role in cellular structure and function. The intracellular cytoskeleton provides vital 3D support to the cytoplasm, transports organelles and is a means of locomotion. The extracellular matrix consists of macromolecules that provide strength, support and connection between cells of the tissue.


Actin: cell adhesion and migration

Read our article on the important role of actin in the cellular processes.

Loading controls - why bother?

Read our loading control guide and their benefits.