Ternary complex of Kif2A-bound tandem tubulin heterodimers represents a kinesin-13-mediated microtubule depolymerization reaction intermediate

Ternary complex of Kif2A-bound tandem tubulin heterodimers represents a kinesin-13-mediated microtubule depolymerization reaction intermediate

Ternary complex of Kif2A-bound tandem tubulin heterodimers represents a kinesin-13-mediated microtubule depolymerization reaction intermediate, Published online: 06 July 2018; doi:10.1038/s41467-018-05025-7

The kinesin-13 family of microtubule (MT) depolymerases are major regulators of MT dynamics. Here the authors provide insights into the MT depolymerization mechanism by solving the crystal structure of a kinesin-13 monomer (Kif2A) in complex with two bent αβ-tubulin heterodimers.

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