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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Microtubule-associated proteins as targets in cancer chemotherapy.
Since tau, one of the major microtubule-associated proteins in the human brain, is one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease, she focused on the analysis of tau proteins from Alzheimer brain tissue and compared them with the properties of recombinant tau, in an effort to characterize the pathological changes of the protein in the disease.
PAR-1 and the microtubule-associated proteins CLASP2 and dynactin-p50 have specific localisation on mouse meiotic and first mitotic spindles.

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