Microtubule associated protein, tubulin-binding repeat (IPR001084)

Short name: MAP_tubulin-bd_rpt


Microtubules consist of tubulins as well as a group of additional proteins collectively known as the Microtubule Associated Proteins (MAP). MAP's have been classified into two classes: high molecular weight MAP's and Tau protein. The Tau proteins promote microtubule assembly and stabilise microtubules.

The C-terminal region of these proteins contains three or four tandem repeats of about thirty amino acid residues which is implicated in tubulin binding and which seem to have a stiffening effect on microtubules.

GO terms

Biological Process

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Molecular Function

GO:0015631 tubulin binding

Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

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