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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. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    The speed of GTP hydrolysis determines GTP cap size and controls microtubule stability

    Johanna Roostalu et al.
    GTPase-deficient microtubules are hyper-stable and have longer EB binding regions, demonstrating that EBs bind the GTP cap.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Kinesin-4 KIF21B is a potent microtubule pausing factor

    Wilhelmina E van Riel et al.
    Kinesin-4 KIF21B combines a processive motor activity with two non-motor microtubule-binding domains and an autoregulatory region to induce pausing of microtubule plus ends.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Motility and microtubule depolymerization mechanisms of the Kinesin-8 motor, KIF19A

    Doudou Wang et al.
    The structural and functional analysis demonstrates the mechanism of dual functional, motility and microtubule depolymerization in a unique motor, KIF19A.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    The size of the EB cap determines instantaneous microtubule stability

    Christian Duellberg et al.
    The EB binding region defines the length of the protective cap that stabilizes growing microtubules.
    1. Cell Biology

    Kinetochores attached to microtubule-ends are stabilised by Astrin bound PP1 to ensure proper chromosome segregation

    Duccio Conti et al.
    Human chromosome-microtubule attachments are stabilised by Astrin-mediated dynamic delivery of PP1 phosphatase to the attachment site, which ensures the normal segregation of chromosomes.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    A transgenic toolkit for visualizing and perturbing microtubules reveals unexpected functions in the epidermis

    Andrew Muroyama, Terry Lechler
    The dynamics and functions of epidermal microtubules are revealed through the use of transgenic tools to image and perturb microtubule arrays.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    DAPK interacts with Patronin and the microtubule cytoskeleton in epidermal development and wound repair

    Marian Chuang et al.
    Genetic suppressor screens with C. elegans reveal a novel function for the Death Associated Protein Kinase in regulation of epithelial microtubule dynamics.
    1. Cell Biology

    Intermediate Filaments: The sweet side of vimentin

    Natasha T Snider et al.
    A protein modification called O-linked glycosylation regulates the interactions between vimentin molecules under normal conditions, and the ability of Chlamydia bacteria to replicate after they infect cells.
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