Isolation of a novel 190 kDa protein from tobacco BY-2 cells: possible involvement in the interaction between actin filaments and microtubules.

@article{Igarashi2000IsolationOA,
  title={Isolation of a novel 190 kDa protein from tobacco BY-2 cells: possible involvement in the interaction between actin filaments and microtubules.},
  author={Hisako Igarashi and Hidefumi Orii and Hitoshi Mori and Teruo Shimmen and Seiji Sonobe},
  journal={Plant & cell physiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={41 8},
  pages={920-31}
}
Interaction between actin filaments (AFs) and microtubules (MTs) has been reported in various plant cells, and the presence of a factor(s) connecting these two cytoskeletal networks has been suggested, but its molecular entity has not been elucidated yet. We obtained a fraction containing MT-binding polypeptides, which induced bundling of AFs and of MTs. A 190 kDa polypeptide which associated with AFs was selectively isolated from the fraction. This polypeptide was thought to have an ability to… CONTINUE READING