Organization of non-centrosomal microtubules in epithelial cells

Mika Toya*, Masatoshi Takeichi

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Polarized epithelial cells contain a characteristic array of microtubules in which non-centrosomal microtubules are aligned along the apical-to-basal axis of the cell with their minus ends oriented towards the apical pole. Although this unique orientation of microtubules was discovered in the late 1980s, how this orientation is established remains unresolved partly because of limited information about molecular factors that regulate the minus ends of non-centrosomal microtubules. Recent studies, however, identified novel minus end- associated proteins, revealing mechanisms by which the polarized arrays of microtubules are established in epithelial cells. These studies have also demonstrated the importance of apico-basally orientated microtubules in intra-structural organization of cells. This review focuses on recent progress of our understanding of the molecular basis for epithelium-specific microtubule assembly and function.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)127-135
ページ数9
ジャーナルCell Structure and Function
41
2
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2016 1 1
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 生理学
  • 分子生物学
  • 細胞生物学

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