Microtubule-associated protein



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


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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