What does treadmilling mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term treadmilling:


Wiktionary

  1. treadmilling(Noun)

    The apparent locomotion of certain cellular filaments by adding protein subunits at one end, and removing them at the other

Freebase

  1. Treadmilling

    Treadmilling is a phenomenon observed in many cellular cytoskeletal filaments, especially in actin filaments and microtubules. It occurs when one end of a filament grows in length while the other end shrinks resulting in a section of filament seemingly "moving" across a stratum or the cytosol. This is due to the constant removal of the protein subunits from these filaments at one end of the filament while protein subunits are constantly added at the other end.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of treadmilling in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of treadmilling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7



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