Microtubules Preparation Kit

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Microtubules are one of the main elements of the cytoskeleton, essential for cell division, cell migration, vesicle transport, and cell polarity.


Suitable for the preparation of microtubules (tubulin) from brain tissues and cell lines. Tested on rat, rabbit, and miniature swine brain tissues. Also on HeLa and NIH3T3 cell lines.


Sufficient for ≤50 grams of tissue.

Kit Components Only

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  • MgCl2-EGTA Solution 20x 10 mL

  • Homogenization buffer 5x 20 mL

  • Polymerization buffer 5x 20 mL

  • Guanosine-5'-triphosphate (GTP) sodium salt 100 mg

  • Paclitaxel (Taxol) 1 mg

  • Glycerol 100 mL

  • Protease inhibitors cocktail for use with mammalian cell and tissue extracts (PIC2) 1 mL

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Kazuma Maeno et al.
Cancer letters, 198(1), 89-97 (2003-08-02)
Mutation of the class I beta-tubulin gene has been reported to be one of the mechanisms that cause resistance to paclitaxel. To assess the relationship between paclitaxel-resistance and class I beta-tubulin gene mutation in breast cancer, Japanese patients with breast...
L A Amos
Current opinion in structural biology, 10(2), 236-241 (2000-04-08)
A good approximation of the atomic structure of a microtubule has been derived from docking the high-resolution structure of tubulin, solved by electron crystallography, into lower resolution maps of whole microtubules. Some structural interactions with other molecules, including nucleotides, drugs...
Nicole M Verrills et al.
Chemistry & biology, 10(7), 597-607 (2003-08-02)
Epothilones, like paclitaxel, bind to beta-tubulin and stabilize microtubules. We selected a series of four leukemia sublines that display increasing levels of resistance to the epothilone analog desoxyepothilone B (dEpoB). The dEpoB cells selected in 30-140 nM were approximately 15-fold...

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