Microtubules

ID #1342

Can you explain the slide regarding the neuron, I understand that MAPs are involved in stabilizing the MT, but how is the axon formed, is the cytoplasm extended then the MT or the MT stretch out the cytoplasm?


Most likely both events happening concurrently. You can't lengthen MTs unless they've got somewhere to go, but you can't expect the cytoplasmic membrane to stretch out and not snap back unless it has been stabilized.

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