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Radial alignment of microtubules through tubulin polymerization in an evaporating droplet

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Title: Radial alignment of microtubules through tubulin polymerization in an evaporating droplet
Authors: Keya, Jakia Jannat Browse this author
Kudoh, Hiroki Browse this author
Kabir, Arif Md. Rashedul Browse this author
Inoue, Daisuke Browse this author
Miyamoto, Nobuyoshi Browse this author
Tani, Tomomi Browse this author
Kakugo, Akira Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Shikinaka, Kazuhiro Browse this author
Issue Date: 10-Apr-2020
Publisher: PLOS
Journal Title: PLoS ONE
Volume: 15
Issue: 4
Start Page: e0231352
Publisher DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0231352
Abstract: We report the formation of spherulites from droplets of highly concentrated tubulin solution via nucleation and subsequent polymerization to microtubules (MTs) under water evaporation by heating. Radial alignment of MTs in the spherulites was confirmed by the optical properties of the spherulites observed using polarized optical microscopy and fluorescence microscopy. Temperature and concentration of tubulins were found as important parameters to control the spherulite pattern formation of MTs where evaporation plays a significant role. The alignment of MTs was regulated reversibly by temperature induced polymerization and depolymerization of tubulins. The formation of the MTs patterns was also confirmed at the molecular level from the small angle X-ray measurements. This work provides a simple method for obtaining radially aligned arrays of MTs.
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