microtubule-associated proteins


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mi·cro·tu·bu·le-·as·so·ci·at·ed pro·teins (MAPs),

proteins that have a specific association with α- and/or β-tubulin; for example, tau, MAP1, MAP2; several have been found in the plaques observed in Alzheimer disease.
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Abnormal expression of two microtubule-associated proteins (MAP2 and MAP5) in specific subfields of the hippocampal formation in schizophrenia, Proc.
Other neuronal marker proteins that have been identified in central neurocytoma include neurofilament protein, neuron-associated class III [beta]-tubulin, and microtubule-associated proteins MAP2 and tau.
In addition, phosphorylation of microtubule-associated proteins (MAPS) and actin-associated proteins may induce alterations of polymerization of MTs and distribution of MFs (30,31).

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