TUBA1B

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TUBA1B

A gene on chromosome 12q13.12 that encodes an alpha tubulin, which combines with a beta tubulin to form microtubules, acting as a scaffold to determine cell shape and providing a matrix for cell organelle and vesicle movement via motor proteins.
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To visualize hair cells in the squid statocyst, we chose an antibody directed against acetylated alpha tubulin since acetylation is a common post-translational modification in stable microtubules, which make up kinocilia, and this antigen recognizes alpha tubulin in many species (Steyger et al.
David Brown, University of Ottawa); a monoclonal antibody against yeast tubulin clone YOLI/34 (Sera Labs); a monoclonal antibody against native chick brain alpha tubulin (Amersham); and a monoclonal antibody against Drosophila (insect) beta tubulin, designated E7, which was developed by M.
lophii lends superficial credence to comparative molecular analyses of alpha tubulins suggesting microsporidia are closely related to fungi (5).