Microtubule Depolymerization Process

Known as: Disassembly of Microtubules, microtubule disassembly, microtubule shortening 
Any microtubule process involving the removal of tubulin heterodimers from one or both ends of a microtubule.

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2009
Highly Cited
2009
Mitotic chromosome segregation requires that kinetochores attach to microtubule polymers and harness microtubule dynamics to… (More)
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
BACKGROUND Sister kinetochores must bind microtubules in a bipolar fashion to equally segregate chromosomes during mitosis. The… (More)
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2002
Highly Cited
2002
Hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) is characterized by progressive weakness and spasticity of the lower limbs, caused by the… (More)
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2002
2002
Microtubule-depolymerizing agents are widely used to synchronize cells, screen for mitotic checkpoint defects, and treat cancer… (More)
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
Budding yeast Mps1p kinase has been implicated in both the duplication of microtubule-organizing centers and the spindle assembly… (More)
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
The ability of kinetochores to recruit microtubules, generate force, and activate the mitotic spindle checkpoint may all depend… (More)
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
We discovered that many proteins located in the kinetochore outer domain, but not the inner core, are depleted from kinetochores… (More)
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Highly Cited
1995
Highly Cited
1995
Capillary endothelial cells can be switched between growth and differentiation by altering cell-extracellular matrix interactions… (More)
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Highly Cited
1991
Highly Cited
1991
We have developed a system for studying the motions of cellular objects attached to depolymerizing microtubules in vitro. Radial… (More)
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Highly Cited
1988
Highly Cited
1988
We constructed complexes between isolated chromosomes and microtubules made from purified tubulin to study the movement of… (More)
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