tubulin
noun Etymology: tubule + 1-in Date: 1968 a globular protein that polymerizes to form microtubules

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  • Tubulin — Tubulin, die ⇒ Mikrotubuli aufbauendes Protein; kommt als α Tubulin und als β Tubulin vor, die sich zu Dimeren zusammenlagern …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • tubulin — tubulin. См. тубулин. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • tubulin — [to͞o′byə lin΄, tyo͞o′byə lin] n. a protein in cells that polymerizes to form tiny tubules that are important in forming microtubules …   English World dictionary

  • Tubulin — A Tubulin is one of several members of a small family of globular proteins. The most common members of the tubulin family are α tubulin and β tubulin, the proteins that make up microtubules. Each has a molecular weight of approximately 55… …   Wikipedia

  • Tubulin — ist ein ca. 55 kDa großes Protein, das in den Zellen von Eukaryonten vorkommt. Die häufigsten Formen des Tubulins, das α Tubulin und β Tubulin, sind Hauptbestandteil der Mikrotubuli. Je ein α und β Tubulin bilden in ihnen Hetero Dimere (s. Abb.) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tubulin — Abundant cytoplasmic protein (55 kD), found mainly in two forms, a and b. A tubulin heterodimer (one a, one b ), constitutes the protomer for microtubule assembly. Multiple copies of tubulin genes are present (and are expressed) in most… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Tubulin — Tu|bu|lin [slat. tubulus = Röhrchen; ↑ in (3)], das; s, e: ein dimeres, aus zwei weitgehend identischen Untereinheiten (α u. β Tubulin, MG jeweils ca. 50 000) bestehendes Protein, das polymerisieren u. dabei die sog. Mikrotubuli (Leitstrukturen… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • tubulin — noun a) Any of a group of proteins used as the material for microtubules b) Specifically, the dimer of α tubulin and β tubulin …   Wiktionary

  • tubulin — A protein subunit of microtubules; it is a dimer composed of two globular polypeptides, α t. and β t.. SEE ALSO: dynein. t. tyrosine ligase an enzyme that covalently links a tyrosine to the C terminal glutamyl residue of t., coupled with the… …   Medical dictionary

  • tubulin — /tooh byeuh lin, tyooh /, n. Biochem. either of two globular proteins that form the structural subunits of microtubules. [1965 70; TUBULE + IN2] * * * …   Universalium

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