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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Electron microscopy demonstrates the absence of an outer microtubule in three of the nine external doublets of the cilia (one of them is highlighted).
2E) showed that the microtubules from both poles were not overlapped and were observed like two independent half spindles.
Microtubule inhibition therapy by colchicine in severe myocarditis especially caused by Epstein-Barr and cytomegalovirus co-infection during a two-year period: A novel therapeutic approach.
Chari et al., "Phosphorylation of MAP4 affects microtubule properties and cell cycle progression," Journal of Cell Science, vol.
In Alzheimer's disease, tau protein loses its ability to bind to the microtubules due to the conformation changes, which lead to aberrant aggregation in the neuron.
Bulinski, "Post-translational regulation of the microtubule cytoskeleton: mechanisms and functions," Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology, vol.
Jan, "Microtubule plus-end-tracking proteins target gap junctions directly from the cell interior to adherens junctions," Cell, vol.
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.
Cytokinesis in activated eggs is associated with ordered arrays of aligned microtubule bundles
(2) Secondary wall patterns are formed by localized deposition of cellulose microfibrils, which results from guided movement of the cellulose synthase complex in the plasma membrane by cortical microtubules. (37) Cortical microtubules also act at the delivery of trans-Golgi network vesicles to the plasma membrane that deliver cellulose synthase complexes to cell wall deposition locales.

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