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Is there anything important about MAPs, aside from the fact that they are the proteins that cap the end of microtubules that leave the centrosome?

It's important to understand that Microtubule Associated Proteins (MAPs) come in a variety of functions, some of which occupy the end of a MT, but others are involved in additional aspects of MT regulation. We didn't see any specifically by name, but when a MT is released from a centrosome for example, something has to cut it and something has to occupy the new end(s). These would be accomplished by different MAPs.

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