Microtubules

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I know that MT's are used in Axon/Dendrites is to extend and hold the cytoplasmic extensions, but is that all they are used for or are there other uses?


MTs are used for many many other things than just stabilizing axons and dendrites. They provide the "highway" system during interphase, allow for motility in cilia and flagella, and participate in events of M-phase, for example. Lots of different jobs, but the structure of the MT itself is more or less the same.

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