microtubule-associated protein

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microtubule-associated protein

[¦mī·krō‚tüb·yül a¦sō·sē‚ād·ed ′prō‚tēn]
(cell and molecular biology)
A protein that enhances the rate and extent of the polymerization of intracellular microtubules or that modifies their properties once formed. Abbreviated MAP.
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