Excessive expression of the plant kinesin TBK5 converts cortical and perinuclear microtubules into a radial array emanating from a single focus.

@article{Goto2007ExcessiveEO,
  title={Excessive expression of the plant kinesin TBK5 converts cortical and perinuclear microtubules into a radial array emanating from a single focus.},
  author={Yuhei Goto and Tetsuhiro Asada},
  journal={Plant & cell physiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={48 5},
  pages={753-61}
}
TBK5 is a plant-specific kinesin constantly expressed in tobacco BY-2 cells. An analysis of the distribution of green fluorescent protein-tagged TBK5 (GFP-TBK5) transiently expressed in BY-2 protoplasts revealed that TBK5 could associate with microtubules in vivo. GFP-TBK5 often assembled to form a single particle when accumulated in cells. The particle was located in close proximity to the nucleus, and its formation was accompanied by the development of a radial array of microtubules emanating… CONTINUE READING