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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.
National Institutes of Health

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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
In cells, stable microtubules (MTs) are covalently modified by a carboxypeptidase, which removes the C-terminal Tyr residue of… 
Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
The RhoA GTPase plays a vital role in assembly of contractile actin-myosin filaments (stress fibers) and of associated focal… 
Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
Memory loss is the signature feature of Alzheimer's disease, and therapies that prevent or delay its onset are urgently needed… 
Review
2007
Review
2007
  • O. Bernard
  • The international journal of biochemistry & cell…
  • 2007
  • Corpus ID: 24009594
Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
The antitumor drug Taxol stabilizes microtubules and reduces their dynamicity, promoting mitotic arrest and cell death. Upon… 
Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
During cell division metaphase spindles maintain constant length, whereas spindle microtubules continuously flux polewards… 
Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
Microtubule depolymerization has multiple consequences that include actin stress fiber and focal adhesion assembly, increased… 
Highly Cited
1991
Highly Cited
1991
A variety of synthetic analogues of taxol, a naturally occurring antitumor diterpene, were examined for their potency to inhibit… 
Highly Cited
1988
Highly Cited
1988
We constructed complexes between isolated chromosomes and microtubules made from purified tubulin to study the movement of…