|microtubule organising centre||medical dictionary|
The pericentriolar region is the major microtubule organising centre in animal cells, the basal body of a cilium is another example. Activity of microtubule organising centres can be regulated, but the mechanism is unclear.
This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology
American spelling: microtubule organising center
(11 Mar 2008)
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