microtubule

accession 0005874
componentOf
created [InstanceEdit:1598085] Higgins, JA, 2007-08-14
databaseName GO
dbId 1598593
definition Any of the long, generally straight, hollow tubes of internal diameter 12-15 nm and external diameter 24 nm found in a wide variety of eukaryotic cells; each consists (usually) of 13 protofilaments of polymeric tubulin, staggered in such a manner that the tubulin monomers are arranged in a helical pattern on the microtubular surface, and with the alpha/beta axes of the tubulin subunits parallel to the long axis of the tubule; exist in equilibrium with pool of tubulin monomers and can be rapidly assembled or disassembled in response to physiological stimuli; concerned with force generation, e.g. in the spindle.
displayName microtubule
instanceOf
modified [InstanceEdit:9730069] Shorser, Solomon, 2021-05-05
name microtubule
referenceDatabase [ReferenceDatabase:1] GO
schemaClass Compartment
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url https://www.ebi.ac.uk/QuickGO/term/GO:0005874
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