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What does VIF stand for?

VIF stands for vimentin intermediate filaments

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Qin Z, Kreplak L, Buehler MJ (October 2009). "Nanomechanical properties of vimentin intermediate filament dimers". Nanotechnology 20 (42): 425101. doi:10. 1088/0957-4484/20/42/425101. PMID 19779230.
Katsumoto T. , Mitsushima A. , Kurimura T. (1990). "The role of the vimentin intermediate filaments in rat 3Y1 cells elucidated by immunoelectron microscopy and computer-graphic reconstruction". Biol Cell 68 (2): pp. 139–46. doi:10. 1016/0248-4900(90)90299-I. PMID 2192768.
FunctionVimentins are class-III intermediate filaments found in various non-epithelial cells, especially mesenchymal cells. Vimentin is attached to the nucleus, endoplasmic reticulum, and mitochondria, either laterally or terminally. Involved with LARP6 in the stabilization of type I collagen mRNAs for CO1A1 and CO1A2.