The Microtubule Cytoskeleton

Organisation, Function and Role in Disease

  • Jens Lüders

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Sylvain Meunier, Isabelle Vernos
    Pages 1-26
  3. Vyacheslav Dyachuk, Christiane Bierkamp, Andreas Merdes
    Pages 27-41
  4. David Comartin, Laurence Pelletier
    Pages 43-77
  5. Carlos Sánchez-Huertas, Francisco Freixo, Jens Lüders
    Pages 79-115
  6. Davide Gambarotto, Renata Basto
    Pages 117-149
  7. Ulrike Theisen, Anne Straube
    Pages 151-189

About this book


This book provides an overview on the organization and function of the microtubule cytoskeleton, which is essential to many cellular processes and profoundly linked to a range of human diseases. Covering basic concepts as well as molecular details, the book discusses how microtubules are nucleated and organized into ordered arrays, at different cell cycle stages and in distinct cell types. In addition, the book highlights how defects in the microtubule cytoskeleton are linked to diseases such as neurodevelopmental disorders.

The book is intended for students, graduates and more senior researchers in cell and developmental biology as well as for medical doctors.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jens Lüders
    • 1
  1. 1.The Barcelona Institute of Science and TInstitute for Research in Biomedicine (IBarcelonaSpain

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