Microtubules

Microtubules: A key structural element of the scaffolding structure of a cell or cytoskeleton.

Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH)1

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Microtubules: Slender, cylindrical filaments found in the cytoskeleton of plant and animal cells. They are composed of the protein Tubulin and are influenced by Tubulin Modulators.2

Types

Types may include:3

Types of Microtubule:

  • Cilium Microtubule
  • C-Microtubule
  • Microtubule Triplet

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References

  1. Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH): rarediseasesnetwork.org/ cms/ artfl/ Learn-More/ Glossary
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  3. Source: NCI Thesaurus

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