Straightening up is required to nucleate new microtubules

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In this issue, Ayukawa, Iwata, Imai, and colleagues (2021. J. Cell Biol. use rapid temporal and high-spatial-resolution electron microscopy imaging to examine the earliest stages of new microtubule nucleation. They discover that straightening of curved tubulin oligomers increases the efficiency of microtubule nucleation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalThe Journal of cell biology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 5 2021

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