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Microtubule

Definition

noun, plural: microtubules

A cytoplasmic tubule made up of polymers of alpha- and beta-tubulin dimers. It is the structural component of cytoskeleton, cilia, and eukaryotic flagella.


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Structure: a tubular structure with diameter of 25 nm, length range ranging from 200 nm to 25 micrometers, and wall thickness of 5 nm.

Features: exhibits polarity and are organized by a microtubule organizing centers (e.g. centrioles and basal bodies)

Function: renders intracellular shape, and involved in locomotion and transport.

Location: cytoplasm of most cells.


Word origin: Greek mīkrós (small)

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Help with a question

I mean the role of microtubule inhibitor?*

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by girlie21
Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:15 pm
 
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Re: Help with a question

YEAH BUT HOW WOULD YOU EXPLAIN THE RELATIONSHIP OF MICRO TUBULES INHIBITOR? WHAT IS THE ROLE OF MICROTUBULE??

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by girlie21
Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:14 pm
 
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Help with a question

... someone help please explain this to me? I'd really appreciate it. Question 1 Two aquatic plants were grown in either water or water containing a microtubule inhibitor for 24 hours. The roots were dissected and stained for DNA. The researcher reported that in the microtubule-inhibited plant there ...

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by bio185
Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:22 pm
 
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Re: Microtubule Resonant Frequency

How should we know? How is this related to bioinformatics? Because you find the resonant frequency of Microtubules via Signal Processing , and because machines that can measure these things by eliminating random quantum noise from the data have been around since 1999. They were produced by Thomas S...

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by alrah
Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:27 am
 
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Microtubule Resonant Frequency

It was shown by Pokorny that Microtubules have a resonant frequency of 8.085 Mhz. This looks like a number that's been rounded up to me. Would the exact frequency be 8.08418? Thanks.

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by alrah
Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:42 am
 
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