Function of microtubules under inadequate protein diet.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Microtubules from pancreas have been isolated and estimated. It was found that rats fed with lysine and threonine deficient diet have profoundly lowered levels of microtubules as compared to rats fed either with lysine and threonine supplemented diet or a casein diet at 20% protein level, implicating the role of dietary protein in microtubule assembly. Levels of microtubules in turn may influence the turnover of phosphatidyl inositol as well as release of insulin from pancreas.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bhutani, V; Kumar, V; Tyagi, AK; Misra, UK

Published Date

  • 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 58 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 452 - 455

PubMed ID

  • 3072308

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0300-9831


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Switzerland