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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
actin filament +   
cortical microtubule cytoskeleton +   
intermediate filament +   
manchette  
microtubule +   
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.
microtubule associated complex +   
microtubule organizing center +   
outer dense fiber  
post-anaphase microtubule array +  
preprophase band 
spindle +   

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: microtubuli ;   microtubulus
Narrow Synonyms: neurotubule
Xrefs: NIF_Subcellular:sao1846835077 ;   Wikipedia:Microtubule
Definition Sources: ISBN:0879693568

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