Density of microtubules in axon cross section

Value 100 Microtubules/µm^2
Organism Mammalian tissue culture cell
Reference Edda Thies and Eva-Maria Mandelkow. Missorting of tau in neurons causes degeneration of synapses that can be rescued by the kinase mark2/par-1. J Neurosci. 2007 Mar 14 27(11):2896-907. p.2903 left columnPubMed ID17360912
Method Electron microscopy
Comments Axons of small diameter have a higher packing density of microtubules than axons of large diameter. Hippocampal neurons were isolated from embryonic day 18 (E18) Sprague Dawley rats.
Entered by Melanie JI Muller
ID 104881