Long-lost relatives reappear: identification of new members of the tubulin superfamily.

@article{Dutcher2003LonglostRR,
  title={Long-lost relatives reappear: identification of new members of the tubulin superfamily.},
  author={Susan K. Dutcher},
  journal={Current opinion in microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={6 6},
  pages={
          634-40
        }
}
The identification and analysis of new members of the tubulin superfamily has advanced the belief that these tubulins play important roles in the duplication and assembly of centrioles and basal bodies. This idea is supported by their distribution in organisms with centrioles containing triplet microtubules and by recent functional analysis of the new tubulins. delta- and epsilon-tubulin are found in most organisms that assemble triplet microtubules. delta-tubulin is needed for maintaining… CONTINUE READING

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