Microtubules

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In my notes I have that there are stabilizing proteins that keep the centrioles together, does this mean that they keep the centriole from breaking apart, or does it mean that it keeps one centriole attached to another centriole?


All of the above. For whatever reason (don't ask...I don't know), centrioles are always perpendicular to each other and this is accomplished by accessory proteins that position them. But you also need proteins occupying the ends of those centriole MTs or they'll probably depolymerize.

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