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tubulin

 [too´bu-lin]
the constituent protein of microtubules; thought to be involved in phagocyte motility.
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tu·bu·lin

(tū'byū-lin),
A protein subunit of microtubules; it is a dimer composed of two globular polypeptides, α-tubulin and β-tubulin.
See also: dynein.
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tubulin

(to͞o′byə-lĭn, tyo͞o′-)
n.
A globular protein that is the basic structural constituent of microtubules.
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tu·bu·lin

(tū'byū-lin)
A protein subunit of microtubules; it is a dimer composed of two globular polypeptides, α-tubulin and β-tubulin.
See also: dynein
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tubulin

A contractile protein that forms microtubules. These form the spindle fibres in MITOSIS that draw chromosomes apart is the course of cell division.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

tubulin

a globular protein molecule, similar to ACTIN, that is the building block of microtubules within the cytoplasm of cells.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Association between response to albendazole treatment and beta-tubulin genotype frequencies in soil-transmitted helminths.
Mutations in beta-tubulin map to domains involved in regulation of microtubule stability in epothilone-resistant cell lines.
Two phylogenetically highly distinct beta-tubulin genes of the basidiomycete Suillus bovinus.
Alpha- and beta-tubulin are similar because they evolved by duplication and divergence from another ancestral gene.
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Three beta-tubulin cDNAs from the parasitic nematode Haemonchus contortus.
Microtubules are essential components of the cytoskeleton consisting of alpha- and beta-tubulin subunits; as they play critical roles in a range of cellular processes, they are a suitable target for the development of chemotherapeutic drugs to fight human cancer.
One gene encoding beta-tubulin had been isolated and characterized, which was differentially expressed in cotton fiber (Li et al.
Different types of DNA sequence data, the ITS and 28S nuclear ribosomal regions, the protein-coding RPB1, and beta-tubulin genes are compared.
Phylogenetic analysis of beta-tubulin sequences from amitochondrial protozoa.
N.J., determined the exact sequence of amino acids that form a leishmania protein called beta-tubulin, a key component of tiny fibers called microtubules.