Christophe Leterrier (NeuroCyto team) in Nature Materials

Event date: 
Friday, 22 January, 2021

Christophe Leterrier from the NeuroCyto team just published a study in collaboration with the Cytomorpho lab  - Manuel Théry & Laurent Blanchoin, CEA Paris/Grenoble. Entitled “Self-repair protects microtubules from destruction by molecular motors”, this work demonstrates how motor proteins kinesins and dynein can damage microtubule while walking on them, triggering repair by incorporation of new tubulin monomers inside the microtubule lattice. It was published on Jan. 22 in Nature Materials, and a CNRS highlight can be found here (in French).

[illustration by Daisuke Inoue, Cytomorpho Lab]