Direct measurement of conformational strain energy in protofilaments curling outward from disassembling microtubule tips

The laboratories of Chip Asbury (UW) and Luke Rice (UTSW) have collaborated to publish a paper in eLife demonstrating the spring-like elasticity of curling protofilaments.  Jonathan Driver, a former Sackler Scholar, is the first author on the paper.

link to article: https://elifesciences.org/articles/28433

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