Posttranslational modifications of Tubulin

Suzan K. Chao, Chia Ping H. Yang, Susan Band Horwitz

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Recent studies have highlighted the potential importance of posttranslational modifications of tubulin in dictating response to antitumor drugs and disease progression. These modifications include glutamylation, glycylation, phosphorylation, acetylation, and tyrosination. Some of the tubulin-modifying enzymes have been identified but the functional consequences of the posttranslational modifications remain largely unknown. In this chapter, we review the posttranslational modifications of tubulin and current knowledge of the role these alterations may play in human disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCytoskeleton and Human Disease
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781617797880
ISBN (Print)1617797871, 9781617797873
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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