Microtubules and maps.

  title={Microtubules and maps.},
  author={Linda A Amos and Daniel Schlieper},
  journal={Advances in protein chemistry},
Microtubules are very dynamic polymers whose assembly and disassembly is determined by whether their heterodimeric tubulin subunits are in a straight or curved conformation. Curvature is introduced by bending at the interfaces between monomers. Assembly and disassembly are primarily controlled by the hydrolysis of guanosine triphosphate (GTP) in a site that is completed by the association of two heterodimers. However, a multitude of associated proteins are able to fine-tune these dynamics so… CONTINUE READING