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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    NOCA-1 functions with γ-tubulin and in parallel to Patronin to assemble non-centrosomal microtubule arrays in C. elegans

    Shaohe Wang et al.
    The C. elegans ninein homolog NOCA-1 is important for the assembly of non-centrosomal microtubule arrays required for embryo production, nuclear positioning and larval development.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structural model for differential cap maturation at growing microtubule ends

    Juan Estévez-Gallego et al.
    The tubulin GTPase cycle structurally modulates the microtubule cap, causing lattice expansion, which is an intermediate state involved in phosphate release and regulatory signaling.
    1. Cell Biology

    KLHL41 stabilizes skeletal muscle sarcomeres by nonproteolytic ubiquitination

    Andres Ramirez-Martinez et al.
    KLHL41 acts as a poly-ubiquitin dependent chaperone that prevents the formation of pathogenic nebulin aggregates associated with muscle disease.
    1. Cell Biology

    Centriole triplet microtubules are required for stable centriole formation and inheritance in human cells

    Jennifer T Wang et al.
    Deletion of delta-tubulin or epsilon-tubulin in human cells results in loss of centriolar triplet microtubules and defects in centriole structure and inheritance.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cancer Biology

    Identification of PARP-7 substrates reveals a role for MARylation in microtubule control in ovarian cancer cells

    Lavanya H Palavalli Parsons et al.
    PARP-7 is a mono(ADP-ribosyl) transferase that directs an extensive ADP-ribosylated proteome to control microtubule stability, and regulate ovarian cancer cell growth and motility.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    The transition state and regulation of γ-TuRC-mediated microtubule nucleation revealed by single molecule microscopy

    Akanksha Thawani et al.
    Four αβ-tubulin dimers associate laterally on γ-TuRC to define the rate-limiting transition state for microtubule nucleation.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The inner junction complex of the cilia is an interaction hub that involves tubulin post-translational modifications

    Ahmad Abdelzaher Zaki Khalifa et al.
    A structure of the ciliary inner junction at 3.6 Å resolution permits atomic modeling of six inner junction proteins and their interactions with acetylated lysine 40 loops of alpha tubulins.
    1. Neuroscience

    Acetylated tubulin is essential for touch sensation in mice

    Shane J Morley et al.
    Increased stiffness of sensory neurons in the absence of microtubule acetylation renders mice profoundly insensitive to touch and pain.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Lateral interactions between protofilaments of the bacterial tubulin homolog FtsZ are essential for cell division

    Fenghui Guan et al.
    Structural and functional approaches unambiguously revealed physiologically relevant lateral interactions between FtsZ protofilaments.
    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.