Structure of microtubules with reduced hydration. Comparison of results from X-ray diffraction and electron microscopy.
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A recent model for the structure of microtubules is used to interpret X-ray fiber diffraction patterns from microtubules, obtained under various conditions. The results suggest that tubulin may undergo conformational changes under conditions of reduced water-activity. Such changes could account for some of the differences in the structure of tubulin as determined by electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction.
- Beese, L; Stubbs, G; Thomas, J; Cohen, C
- August 5, 1987
Volume / Issue
- 196 / 3
Start / End Page
- 575 - 580
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