Changes in microtubule number and length during axon differentiation

  title={Changes in microtubule number and length during axon differentiation},
  author={W. Yu and PW Baas},
  booktitle={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  • W. Yu, P. Baas
  • Published in
    The Journal of neuroscience…
    1 May 1994
  • Biology
Hippocampal neurons in culture initially extend several minor processes that are approximately 20 microns in length. The first minor process to grow approximately 10 microns longer than the others will continue to grow rapidly and become the axon (Goslin and Banker, 1989). We sought to define changes in the microtubule (MT) array that occur during axon differentiation. In theory, axon differentiation could involve an increase in MT number, MT length, or some combination of both. To address this… 

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