Microtubules

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What, exactly, is the purpose of the MAPs, all I have in my notes is the fact that they keep the MT from polymerizing or depolymerizing, I read online, however, that they also have bridge-like capacities.


Sure, MAP is a fairly generic term. The MAPs I was referring to are the ones that occupy an end and prevent polymerization or depolymerization. But your other source is correct as well; other proteins generically classified as MAPs specifically act to bridge multiple MTs and perhaps even induce sideways MT formation.

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