Tag: "microtubules" at medical news
Discovery of Agile Molecular Motors Could Aid in Treating Motor Neuron Diseases
...walking across it, but in the cell it’s different: microtubules
are packed together, with proteins studded along them, and cellular organelles and mitochondria are crammed in. The motor needs to maneuver around those ‘obstructions.’” Goldman and Holzbaur suggest that the ability of the dynein-dynactin motor to mo...
Research in the Origin of Microtubules
...nizing center (MTOC). From the MTOC, the growing microtubules
launch out in all directions to the cell's periphe...al distribution that causes cells to move. While microtubules
in some specialized cells can originate from non-centrosomal structures, the centrosome has been con...
A new century of Alzheimer's disease research
... lot about tau, which helps stabilize the roadlike microtubules
that run inside nerve cell bodies. In the world of...inside neurons changes; they begin to come off the microtubules
they had once supported, and bind together into paired and twisted filaments. “The hypothesis is tha...