Number of protofilaments in microtubule

Range in vitro 12 - 17: in vivo 13 protofilaments/microtubule
Organism Eukaryotes
Reference Tuszynski JA, Luchko T, Portet S, Dixon JM. Anisotropic elastic properties of microtubules. Eur Phys J E Soft Matter. 2005 May17(1):29-35. p.29 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID15864724
Comments "MTs (microtubules) are long hollow cylindrical objects made up of 12 to 17 protofilaments under in vitro conditions, and typically of 13 protofilaments in vivo. Protofilaments consist of a-,ß-tubulin heterodimers longitudinally arranged."
Entered by Uri M
ID 110104