What are the functions of the cytoskeleton?
It supports the cell. It anchors the organelles.
The cytoskeleton provides shape and gives [mechanically] structural support. It also serves as a monorail to transport substances around the Cell;
Structural: It provides structural support to Cells and stabilizes the Desmosomes [Cell-Gap junctions];
Movement: It assists with cytosol streaming and internal Cell motility; It helps move organelles and materials throughout the Cell; and It helps with the movement of chromosomes during Cell division;
It is also responsible for providing the "structural Ladder" that the Enzyme Working Motors use for motility [this motility is used for Substance transport], and functions in the same way for Chromosomal Segregation.
The cytoskeleton is a web of proteins inside the cell. It acts as both a skeleton and a muscle. The cytoskeleton helps the cell keep its shape. It also helps some cells, such as bacteria, to move.
It DOES NOT help produce proteins! :)
The cytoskeleton is made up of intermediate filaments, microtubules, and microfilaments.
The two functions of the cytoskeleton is it helps the cell maintain its shape and it helps the cell move The cytoskeleton is a web of proteins inside the cell. It acts as both a skeleton and a muscle. The cytoskeleton helps the cell keep its shape. It also helps some cells, such as bacteria, to move.
It would collapse into a shapeless bag that would not be able to do the work of a cell. One for instance. As you may, or may not know, the cell uses vesicles to transport material around the cell and out of the cell. Without the microtubules ( cytoskeleton " girders " ) motor proteins, Kinesins, would have no where to walk the vesicles to their destinations. This does not even take into consideration the…