Term Information [More information on microtubule]

Accession
GO:0005874
Name
microtubule
Ontology
cellular_component
Synonyms
microtubuli, microtubulus, neurotubule
Definition
Any of the long, generally straight, hollow tubes of internal diameter 12-15 nm and external diameter 24 nm found in a wide variety of eukaryotic cells; each consists (usually) of 13 protofilaments of polymeric tubulin, staggered in such a manner that the tubulin monomers are arranged in a helical pattern on the microtubular surface, and with the alpha/beta axes of the tubulin subunits parallel to the long axis of the tubule; exist in equilibrium with pool of tubulin monomers and can be rapidly assembled or disassembled in response to physiological stimuli; concerned with force generation, e.g. in the spindle. Source: ISBN:0879693568
Comment
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History
See term history for GO:0005874 at QuickGO
Subset
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Ancestors of microtubule (GO:0005874)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
microtubule [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cellular_component (GO:0005575)
microtubule [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cell (GO:0005623)
microtubule [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cell part (GO:0044464)
microtubule [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) intracellular (GO:0005622)
microtubule [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) intracellular part (GO:0044424)
microtubule [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) organelle (GO:0043226)
microtubule [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) intracellular organelle (GO:0043229)
microtubule [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) non-membrane-bounded organelle (GO:0043228)
microtubule [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) intracellular non-membrane-bounded organelle (GO:0043232)
microtubule [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) organelle part (GO:0044422)
microtubule [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cytoskeleton (GO:0005856)
microtubule [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) intracellular organelle part (GO:0044446)
microtubule [is_a relation] is_a  cytoskeletal part (GO:0044430)
microtubule [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) supramolecular fiber (GO:0099512)
microtubule [part_of relation] part_of  microtubule cytoskeleton (GO:0015630)
microtubule [is_a relation] is_a  polymeric cytoskeletal fiber (GO:0099513)
Children of microtubule (GO:0005874)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
A axonemal microtubule (GO:0097649) [is_a relation] is_a  microtubule
axonemal microtubule (GO:0005879) [is_a relation] is_a  microtubule
B axonemal microtubule (GO:0097650) [is_a relation] is_a  microtubule
cytoplasmic microtubule (GO:0005881) [is_a relation] is_a  microtubule
dendritic microtubule (GO:1901588) [is_a relation] is_a  microtubule
intraconoid microtubule (GO:0033289) [is_a relation] is_a  microtubule
microtubule end (GO:1990752) [part_of relation] part_of  microtubule
microtubule minus-end (GO:0036449) [part_of relation] part_of  microtubule
microtubule plus-end (GO:0035371) [part_of relation] part_of  microtubule
nuclear microtubule (GO:0005880) [is_a relation] is_a  microtubule
spindle microtubule (GO:0005876) [is_a relation] is_a  microtubule
subpellicular microtubule (GO:0020025) [is_a relation] is_a  microtubule
NIF_Subcellular
sao1846835077
Wikipedia
Microtubule