Microtubules pp 94-126 | Cite as

General Physiology of Tubulins and Microtubules

  • Pierre Dustin

Abstract

At this point, the chemical structure and the modes of assembly in vitro of tubulins into MT and other structures have been analyzed. Before studying complex structures made of MT, like cilia, flagella, and axonemes, more must be known about the synthesis of tubulin, its regulation, the assembly of MT in the living cell and its abnormalities. The relations of MT with various cell organelles should be considered, and interesting relations with viruses and intracellular parasites will also be described.

Keywords

Entropy Cellulose Enthalpy Adenosine Retina 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre Dustin
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoires d’Anatomie Pathologique et de Microscopie ElectroniqueUniversité Libre de BruxellesBruxellesBelgium

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