Microtubules (micro- + tube + -ule) are a component of the cytoskeleton, found
throughout the ... Microtubules have a distinct polarity that is critical for their
biological function. Tubulin polyme...
Microtubules are hollow, fibrous shafts whose main function is to help support
and give shape to the cell. They also serve a transportation function, as they are ...
Microtubules are involved in different functions including the assembly of mitotic
spindle, in dividing cells, or axon extension, in neurons. In the first case, ...
Like actin filaments, microtubules are dynamic structures that undergo continual
assembly ... They function both to determine cell shape and in a variety of cell ...
This tutorial introduces microtubules. ... All of the microfilaments and microtubules
combine to form the cytoskeleton of the cell. ... Cell Functions · More Topics ...
Microtubules are hollow cylinders  that are approximately 25nm in diameter 
and vary in length from 200 nm to 25 μm. They are formed by the lateral ...
Oct 11, 2014 ... However the GTP that appears to function binds to the beta tubulin molecules.
When a tubulin molecule adds to the microtubule, the GTP is ...
Abstract Microtubules are polymers that are essential for, among other functions,
cell transport and cell division in all eukaryotes. The regulation of the ...
Learn how microtubules, actin filaments, and intermediate filaments organize the
... that enables cells to carry out essential functions like division and movement.
Nov 16, 2011 ... We thus elucidate the most recent advances in the research on tubulin PTMs and
their known effects on microtubule functions. We focus on ...