Beta-tubulin folding is modulated by the isotype-specific carboxy-terminal domain.

To investigate the contribution of the carboxy-terminal domain in the process of tubulin folding and dimer formation, we constructed a beta 1-beta 3 tubulin chimaera and two truncated carboxy-terminal beta 3-tubulins. The capacity of these altered polypeptides to incorporate into dimers and into microtubules was tested by non-denaturing electrophoresis and… CONTINUE READING