Stochastic modelling of microtubule assembly

David J. Odde, Helen M. Buettner

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The cytoarchitecture of cells is dictated by the organization of microtubules. Microtubules assemble through the process of 'dynamic instability,' a two-state behavior which is believed to permit rapid spatial redistribution of the microtubule array. This article describes several models for dynamic instability and also determines which among these models accurately predict the level of oscillations experimentally observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 Bioengineering Conference - Beever Creek, CO, USA
Duration: Jun 28 1995Jul 2 1995


OtherProceedings of the 1995 Bioengineering Conference
CityBeever Creek, CO, USA

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