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microtubule

[¦mī·krō′tüb·yül]
(cell and molecular biology)
One of the hollow tubelike filaments found in certain cell components, such as cilia and the mitotic spindle, and composed of repeating subunits of the protein tubulin.
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Cryoglobulins also can polymerize and form unusual microtubular structures, but the other clinicopathologic features of the disease should be present, permitting separation from this disorder (see "Cryoglobulinemic Nephropathy").
We have discussed some mechanisms for solitonic interactions ambient to microtubular surfaces, suggesting possibilities for interaction between local EM-fields of electro-neural impulses and the cytoskeletal structure.
The effect of dimethylsulphoxide on the microtubular system of the mouse oocyte.
It should be noted that although the micronucleus assay is confirmatory when the Salmonella assay indicates the potential for mutagenicity, the micronucleus assay response can also be elicited by nongenotoxicants such as inhibitors of tubulin polymerization and of microtubular integrity, as well as by aneugens (59,60).
This long-awaited concept of photo-titration -- allowing physicians to selectively open microtubular channels located on a biocompatible gold micro-shunt -- has the potential for unprecedented uveal scleral outflow and tremendous therapeutic benefit," Dr.
In this condition, there is deposition of microtubular structures which measure 20 to 60 nm in diameter, predominantly in the mesangium.
Recently some vitamin manufacturers who have been considering the use of microtubular halloysite as an ingestible product have approached the company.
Halloysite is considered unique partly due its microtubular structure.
8) Studies have suggested that a decreased intracellular cyclic guanosine monophosphate level may interfere with adequate microtubular function and lysosomal activity, leading to incomplete elimination of bacteria from macrophages and monocytes.
Atlas believes that existing product uses, coupled with potential uses arising from ongoing research into its unique microtubular structure, will result in strong demand for its halloysite clay.
is in the business of producing two advanced fuel cell systems: microtubular solid oxide and direct methanol.