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Curr Biol. 1996 Apr 1;6(4):361-3.

Cytoskeleton: a catastrophic kinesin.

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Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599-3280, USA.

Abstract

The 'plus' ends of microtubules exhibit dynamic instability, switching stochastically from growth to shortening phases. The first endogenous regulator of such 'catastrophes' has been identified, and is a kinesin-related microtubule motor protein.

PMID:
8723332
DOI:
10.1016/s0960-9822(02)00495-5
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