426 results found
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    A mutation uncouples the tubulin conformational and GTPase cycles, revealing allosteric control of microtubule dynamics

    Elisabeth A Geyer et al.
    A buried mutation in αβ-tubulin reveals an allosteric response to GDP in the lattice that dictates microtubule catastrophe and shrinking.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Inter-dependent apical microtubule and actin dynamics orchestrate centrosome retention and neuronal delamination

    Ioannis Kasioulis et al.
    Microtubules are nucleated by the centrosome of the primary cilium in the apical end-foot of neuroepithelial cells and inter-dependent microtubule and actin dynamics are required here to orchestrate delamination of newborn neurons.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Kinesin motility is driven by subdomain dynamics

    Wonmuk Hwang et al.
    The motor protein kinesin utilizes its fuel molecule by active and concerted motions of its subdomains, while it rapidly interacts with the microtubule track by forming a wet and dynamic interface.
    1. Cell Biology

    Lissencephaly-1 is a context-dependent regulator of the human dynein complex

    Janina Baumbach et al.
    An in vitro reconstitution approach reveals context-dependent roles of Lissencephaly-1 in the regulation of dynein-dynactin behaviour on dynamic microtubules.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Microtubule assembly governed by tubulin allosteric gain in flexibility and lattice induced fit

    Maxim Igaev, Helmut Grubmüller
    A new combined mechanism explains how GTP binding by tubulin is linked to its dynamics and energetics in solution and why GTP-induced flexibility, and not the tubulin conformation as such, drives microtubule assembly.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Tubulin cofactors and Arl2 are cage-like chaperones that regulate the soluble αβ-tubulin pool for microtubule dynamics

    Stanley Nithianantham et al.
    Soluble αβ-tubulin assembly is regulated by a cage-like molecular complex containing tubulin cofactors and Arl2.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Microtubules: May I check your cap?

    Elisabeth A Geyer et al.
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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structural insight into TPX2-stimulated microtubule assembly

    Rui Zhang et al.
    A combination of cryo-electron microscopy of TPX2 bound to microtubules and in vitro reconstitution experiments reveals a novel microtubule interaction mode that explains how TPX2 promotes microtubule nucleation and stabilization.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Kinesin Kip2 enhances microtubule growth in vitro through length-dependent feedback on polymerization and catastrophe

    Anneke Hibbel et al.
    The budding yeast kinesin Kip2 is a polymerase that uses its processive motility in a positive feedback loop to promote microtubule growth.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Design principles of a microtubule polymerase

    Elisabeth A Geyer et al.
    Antagonism between binding to unpolymerized subunits and to the lattice leads to a ratcheting model for the processive action of a microtubule polymerase.

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