Expression of a minus-end-directed motor protein induces Sf9 cells to form axon-like processes with uniform microtubule polarity orientation.

@article{Sharp1997ExpressionOA,
  title={Expression of a minus-end-directed motor protein induces Sf9 cells to form axon-like processes with uniform microtubule polarity orientation.},
  author={David J. Sharp and Ryoko Kuriyama and Russell Essner and Peter W. Baas},
  journal={Journal of cell science},
  year={1997},
  volume={110 ( Pt 19)},
  pages={2373-80}
}
Neurons extend two types of processes with distinct morphologies and patterns of microtubule polarity orientation. Axons are thin cylindrical processes containing microtubules that are uniformly oriented with their plus-ends-distal to the cell body while dendrites are stout tapering processes that contain nonuniformly oriented microtubules. We have proposed that these distinct microtubule patterns are established by molecular motors that transport microtubules into each type of process with the… CONTINUE READING
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