Definition of Tubulin

1. Noun. (protein) Any of a group of proteins used as the material for microtubules ¹



2. Noun. (protein) Specifically, the dimer of ?-tubulin and ?-tubulin ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tubulin

1. a protein that polymerizes to form tiny tubules [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tubulin

1. Abundant cytoplasmic protein (55 kD), found mainly in two forms, _ and _. A tubulin heterodimer (one _, one _), constitutes the protomer for microtubule assembly. Multiple copies of tubulin genes are present (and are expressed) in most eukaryotic cells studied so far. The different tubulin isoforms seem, however, to be functionally equivalent. _ _ tubulin is localised in centrosome and is involved in nucleation of microtubule assembly during the cell cycle. Highly conserved from yeast to mammals. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tubulin

tubulatures
tubule
tubules
tubuli
tubuli biliferi
tubuli dentales
tubuli galactophori
tubuli lactiferi
tubuli paroophori
tubulibranchian
tubulibranchiata
tubulicole
tubulidentate
tubuliform
tubulin (current term)
tubulin-tyrosine ligase
tubulina
tubulins
tubulipore
tubulipores
tubulization
tubuloacinar gland
tubuloalveolar
tubuloalveolar gland
tubulocyst
tubulocystic
tubulodermoid
tubulogenesis
tubulointerstitial

Literary usage of Tubulin

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1. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the 2nd NIMH Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"Previous studies have shown that tubulin binds specifically to the signal transducing proteins, Gsa and Gial, and a direct nucleotide transfer from tubulin ..."

2. Gene Expression in Field Crops: Bibliography January 1991-November 1992 edited by Janet Saunders, Robert D. Warmbrodt (1995)
"P62 Limited expression of a diverged beta-tubulin gene during soybean (Glycine max ... As a control, a more general probe for beta-tubulin genes and their ..."

3. Gene Transfer in Animal Systems: Bibliography, 1985-1991 (1993)
"The sites and timing of beta expression demonstrated that beta-tubulin ... A lethal complementation group comprising mutations in the beta-tubulin gene ..."

4. Transposable Elements in Plants: Sponsored CRIS/ICAR Projects and Bibliography by Andrew Kalinski (1995)
"The results of hybridization of genomic DNAs to alpha-tubulin coding region probes and to 3' non-coding region probes constructed from six different ..."

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