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Research Article

The Intermediate Filament Network in Cultured Human Keratinocytes Is Remarkably Extensible and Resilient

  • Douglas Fudge mail,

    dfudge@uoguelph.ca

    Affiliations: Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada

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  • David Russell,

    Affiliation: Cancer Research United Kingdom (UK) Cell Structure Research Group, College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland

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  • Dan Beriault,

    Affiliation: Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada

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  • Whitney Moore,

    Affiliation: Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada

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  • E. Birgitte Lane,

    Affiliation: Cancer Research United Kingdom (UK) Cell Structure Research Group, College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland

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  • A. Wayne Vogl

    Affiliation: Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

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  • Published: June 04, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002327

About the Authors

Douglas Fudge, A. Wayne Vogl
Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Douglas Fudge, Dan Beriault, Whitney Moore
Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada
David Russell, E. Birgitte Lane
Cancer Research United Kingdom (UK) Cell Structure Research Group, College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland

Corresponding Author

Email: dfudge@uoguelph.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AV DF. Performed the experiments: AV DF WM DB. Analyzed the data: DF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EL AV DF DR. Wrote the paper: DF. Other: Edited manuscript: EL DR.