The roles of microtubule-associated proteins in brain morphogenesis: a review

@article{Tucker1990TheRO,
  title={The roles of microtubule-associated proteins in brain morphogenesis: a review},
  author={Richard P Tucker},
  journal={Brain Research Reviews},
  year={1990},
  volume={15},
  pages={101-120}
}
  • R. Tucker
  • Published 1 May 1990
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Brain Research Reviews
Microtubule-associated proteins (MAPs) are a diverse family of cytoskeletal proteins that copurify with tubulin in vitro. Recently a number of novel approaches have been used to learn more about the functions of MAPs during brain development, including: localization of MAPs and their mRNA in the developing brain, comparisons of MAPs between species to learn potential fundamental characteristics, biochemical analysis of changes in MAPs in process-bearing cell lines, and sequence analysis of MAP… 
Microtubule-associated proteins and neuronal morphogenesis
  • A. Matus
  • Biology, Medicine
    Journal of Cell Science
  • 1991
TLDR
The microtubule-associated proteins are a set of structural proteins that bind to microtubules in vitro that occur at high levels in neurons where their expression is under strong developmental regulation, suggesting that they are involved in neuronal morphogenesis.
Developmental regulation of MAP2 variants during neuronal differentiation in vitro.
Regulation of microtubule dynamics by microtubule-associated protein expression and phosphorylation during neuronal development.
TLDR
Recent advances in the understanding of the molecular properties of major neuronal MAPs which may be relevant to neuronal development and synaptic plasticity are focused on.
Expression and distribution of phosphorylated MAP1B in growing axons of cultured hippocampal neurons
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Results are consistent with the hypothesis that MAP1B‐P plays an important role in the initiation and elongation of axons by regulating the dynamics of microtubules near the growth cone.
Changes of MAP2 phosphorylation during brain development.
TLDR
It is demonstrated that the immunocytochemical detection of MAP2 depends on modifications such as phosphorylation and conformational changes of the molecule, and that MAP2 staining patterns differ between MAbs.
Making sense of the multiple MAP-2 transcripts and their role in the neuron
TLDR
The expression, localization, and possible functions of the newly identified spliced forms of the major MAP-2 forms are the focus of this review.
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Immunohistochemical staining of the Xenopus and quail cerebellum showed that MAP2 is highly concentrated in dendrites whereas the tau proteins are predominantly confined to axons, exactly as they are in rat.
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Immunoperoxidase staining of brain sections showed that MAP5 is present in neurons throughout the brain and that in them it is evenly distributed throughout axons, dendrites and cell bodies, which suggests thatMAP5 is particularly important in modulating microtubule function during the formation of neuronal processes.
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  • Biology, Medicine
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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Immunofluorescence microscopy of rat brain sections and cultured rat brain cells indicated that compared to MAP 1A and MAP 2, MAP 1B was particularly prominent in axonal as well as dendritic processes, indicating thatMAP 1B is a major, previously undescribed component of the neuronal cytoskeleton.
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