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Nexin can be located on this cross-section of an axoneme

Nexin is a proteinous inter-doublet linkage that prevents microtubules in the outer layer of axonemes from movement with respect to each other. Otherwise vesicular transport proteins such as dynein would dissolve the whole structure.[1]

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  1. ^ Walter F., PhD. Boron (2003). Medical Physiology: A Cellular And Molecular Approach. Elsevier/Saunders. p. 1300. ISBN 1-4160-2328-3.  Page 26