Microtubule-associated proteins and the determination of neuronal form.

  title={Microtubule-associated proteins and the determination of neuronal form.},
  author={Andrew Matus},
  journal={Journal de physiologie},
  volume={84 1},
1. The assembly of microtubules is essential for the maintenance of both the extension and the radial symmetry of axons and dendrites. Microtubule-associated proteins (MAPs) are implicated in this function because they promote tubulin polymerization and because they appear to be involved in cross-linking microtubules in the neuritic cytoplasm. 2. In a variety of species high molecular weight MAP2 is found only in dendrites and MAP tau is found only is axons, indicating that certain MAPs are… CONTINUE READING

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