Class: Microtubule

•owl:Thing
        •bfo:Entity
                •snap:Continuant
                        •snap:IndependentContinuant
                                •snap:Object
                                        •Cellular_Component
                                                •Cytoskeletal_Element
                                                        •Microtubule

Super Classes

Cytoskeletal_Element

Disjoint Classes

Intermediate_Filament, Microfilament

Annotations

birn_annot:curationStatusuncurated
definitionAny 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 (Gene Ontology).
gene_Ontology_ID0005874
sao_IDsao1846835077
umls_IDC0026046

Usage

Class Description/Definition (Necessary Conditions)

Dendritic_Microtubule, Microtubule_Fascicle, Neurotubule
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