Gamma tubulin (IPR002454)

Short name: Gamma_tubulin

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships

  • Tubulin (IPR000217)
    • Gamma tubulin (IPR002454)


Gamma-tubulins constitute a ubiquitous and highly-conserved subfamily of the tubulin family. The protein is found at microtubule organising centres (MTOC) such as the spindle poles or the centrosome, suggesting that it is involved in the microtubule nucleation [PMID: 17178454]. It exists in two main protein complexes: gamma-tubulin ring complexes (gamma-TuRCs) and the the gamma-tubulin small complex (gamma-TuSC) [PMID: 17178454].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0031122 cytoplasmic microtubule organization
GO:0007020 microtubule nucleation

Molecular Function

No terms assigned in this category.

Cellular Component

GO:0000930 gamma-tubulin complex

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.