Microtubule-associated protein

Definition

noun

Any of the proteins bound to the tubulin subunits of the microtubules that promote polymerization and regulate the stability of the microtubular structure.


Supplement

The binding of the microtubule-associated protein to the tubulin leads to the polymerization of tubulins into microtubule. The proteins may detach from the tubulin through phosphorylation catalyzed by the microtubule-affinity-regulating-kinase (MARK) protein.


Abbreviation: MAP


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