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 (to͞o′byə-lĭn, tyo͞o′-)
A globular protein that is the basic structural constituent of microtubules.


a protein that forms the basis of microtubules


(ˈtu byə lɪn, ˈtyu-)

a globular protein that is a structural subunit of the microtubule.
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The following loci were used for molecular analysis: a) the beta-tubulin gene, b) the (GTG)5 microsatellite, c) the M13 minisatellite.
Class III beta-tubulin is a survival factor able to directly contribute to drug resistance (Cicchillitti et al.
Early born lineage of retinal neurons express class III beta-tubulin isotype.
Mutations in beta-tubulin map to domains involved in regulation of microtubule stability in epothilone-resistant cell lines.
Characterisation of a beta-tubulin gene from Melampsora lini and comparison of fungal beta-tubulin genes.
Tubulin molecules occur as dimers containing one alpha-tubulin (1TUB_A) and one beta-tubulin (1TUB_B) molecule.
Is class III beta-tubulin a predictive factor in patients receiving tubulin-binding agents?
Three beta-tubulin cDNAs from the parasitic nematode Haemonchus contortus.
Microtubules are essential components of the cytoskeleton consisting of alpha- and beta-tubulin subunits; as they play critical roles in a range of cellular processes, they are a suitable target for the development of chemotherapeutic drugs to fight human cancer.
One gene encoding beta-tubulin had been isolated and characterized, which was differentially expressed in cotton fiber (Li et al.
The four genomic regions are: the internal transcribed spacer number 1 of the nuclear rRNA genes operon, the intron of the nuclear 26S rRNA gene, the variable region of the mitochondrial 26S rRNA gene, and the region surrounding the intron number 6 of the beta-tubulin gene.