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Special Issue "Molecular Functions of Microtubules"
A special issue of Biomolecules (ISSN 2218-273X). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Biophysics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 May 2023 | Viewed by 1696
Special Issue Editor
Interests: microtubule; optics and photonics; optics and lasers; optical imaging; fluorescence imaging; cell mechanics; microscopy
Special Issue Information
The microtubule cytoskeleton provides cells with structural support, a means to perform mechanical work, cargo tracks for directional transport of vesicles and organelles, and a mechanism to segregate chromosomes during mitosis. To accomplish this wide array of tasks, microtubules are regulated by a host of motor and non-motor proteins, as well as directly modified via post-translational modifications. These factors alter microtubule polymerization dynamics, define new sites of nucleation, remodel filaments, and organize higher-order microtubule network architectures. Structural, biochemical, in vitro reconstitution, theoretical, and cell-based studies over the past few years have revealed many novel mechanisms by which microtubule function is regulated and have opened up new and exciting avenues of inquiry. Original manuscripts and reviews dealing with any and all aspects of molecular regulation of microtubules are solicited and welcome.
Dr. Scott Forth
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- microtubule structure
- microtubule-associated proteins
- motor proteins
- microtubule polymerization dynamics
- microtubule post-translational modifications
- microtubules in disease
- microtubule networks
- directional transport
- modeling microtubules