microtubule


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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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Disordered phosphorylation disrupts the normal colocalization of tau with microtubules, leading to further phosphorylation at fibrillogenic sites and/or cleavage by caspases.
Let V denote a perimembranous region or a spatial region in the vicinity of a cytoskeletal microtubule.
Stephano and Gould (2000) proposed that MAP kinase is involved in sperm centrosome suppression based on the observation for microtubule organization in which MAP kinase is inhibited during meiosis in oyster eggs.
Wheat roots were fixed in 4% paraformaldehyde and 1% glutaraldehyde in microtubule stabilizing buffer (MSB; 50 mM PIPES (Sigma , St.
However, little is known about whether curcumin influences the anticancer effect of vinblastine through the alteration of microtubule dynamics or a decrease in ROS production in cervical cancer cells.
From these, the percentage of eggs containing the microtubule array was determined.
For examination and recording of the disintegration of sperm flagella by microtubule sliding, the 40x BM objective was usually used, while the 100x DL objective was for more precise measurement.
These results demonstrate that spindle size is correlated with microtubule amount, and that spindle shape and microtubule density are dynamically maintained and unaffected by the physical intervention of 'cutting.
In cells of the reproductive cycle, a nuclear-based radial microtubule system (RMS) replaces the hoop-like cortical system and PPBs are absent.
If microtubule structure is experimentally destabilized in a growth cone, it becomes more like a refraction bulb, and, as a consequence, axonal growth stops.
Taxol is a typical microtubule stabilizing drug of the first group.

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