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Curr Biol. 2011 Jan 25;21(2):R77-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2010.12.011.

Microtubule dynamics: Patronin, protector of the minus end.

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Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA.

Abstract

It has long been surmised that cellular microtubules are capped at the minus ends to prevent their depolymerization. A recent study provides the first definitive identification of a minus-end-specific capping protein, termed Patronin, which protects the microtubule arrays of both mitotic and interphase cells.

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21256440
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2010.12.011
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