Molecular aspects of microtubule dynamics in plants

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2001 Dec;4(6):513-9. doi: 10.1016/s1369-5266(00)00209-0.

Abstract

Microtubules are highly dynamic structures that play a major role in a wide range of processes, including cell morphogenesis, cell division, intracellular transport and signaling. The recent identification in plants of proteins involved in microtubule organization has begun to reveal how cytoskeleton dynamics are controlled.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Calcium / metabolism
  • Cell Division
  • Cytoskeleton / physiology
  • Magnoliopsida / genetics
  • Magnoliopsida / metabolism
  • Magnoliopsida / physiology*
  • Microtubule-Associated Proteins / genetics
  • Microtubule-Associated Proteins / physiology*
  • Microtubule-Organizing Center / physiology
  • Microtubules / genetics
  • Microtubules / physiology*
  • Molecular Motor Proteins
  • Morphogenesis
  • Signal Transduction
  • Tubulin / genetics
  • Tubulin / physiology

Substances

  • Microtubule-Associated Proteins
  • Molecular Motor Proteins
  • Tubulin
  • Calcium