Life Inside a Microtubule

Microtubules (MTs) are dynamic cytoskeletal structures with multiple functions in cell growth, division, and morphological change. This review focuses on the MT lumen as a possible functional entity.  The internal environment of the MT has its own peculiar biophysical state and is largely thought to be excluded from cytoplasmic influence, except for the 2 nm2 lateral pores1 and two 200 nm2 entrances at its ends2,3. Its biophysical state is outside the scope of this article, but it has very interesting vitreous, electromagnetic resonance, and optical properties4.... Click to read more


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