Gene Symbol: TUA4
Description: tubulin alpha-4 chain
Alias: F13M7.19, TOR2, TORTIFOLIA 2, tubulin alpha-4 chain, tubulin alpha-4 chain
Species: thale cress
Products:     TUA4

Top Publications

  1. Drykova D, Cenklová V, Sulimenko V, Volc J, Draber P, Binarova P. Plant gamma-tubulin interacts with alphabeta-tubulin dimers and forms membrane-associated complexes. Plant Cell. 2003;15:465-80 pubmed
    ..Moreover, the presence of other molecular forms of gamma-tubulin suggests additional roles for this protein species in microtubule organization. ..
  2. Kopczak S, Haas N, Hussey P, Silflow C, Snustad D. The small genome of Arabidopsis contains at least six expressed alpha-tubulin genes. Plant Cell. 1992;4:539-47 pubmed
    ..Four additional alpha-tubulin genes (TUA2, TUA4, TUA5, and TUA6) of Arabidopsis have been cloned and sequenced to complete the analysis of the gene structure for ..
  3. Buschmann H, Hauptmann M, Niessing D, Lloyd C, Schäffner A. Helical growth of the Arabidopsis mutant tortifolia2 does not depend on cell division patterns but involves handed twisting of isolated cells. Plant Cell. 2009;21:2090-106 pubmed publisher
    Several factors regulate plant organ growth polarity. tortifolia2 (tor2), a right-handed helical growth mutant, has a conservative replacement of Arg-2 with Lys in the alpha-tubulin 4 protein. Based on a published high-resolution (2...
  4. Matsumoto S, Kumasaki S, Soga K, Wakabayashi K, Hashimoto T, Hoson T. Gravity-induced modifications to development in hypocotyls of Arabidopsis tubulin mutants. Plant Physiol. 2010;152:918-26 pubmed publisher
    ..of cortical microtubule arrays in hypocotyls of Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) tubulin mutants, tua3(D205N), tua4(S178Delta), and tua6(A281T), cultivated under 1g and hypergravity (300g) conditions...
  5. Galva C, Kirik V, Lindeboom J, Kaloriti D, Rancour D, Hussey P, et al. The microtubule plus-end tracking proteins SPR1 and EB1b interact to maintain polar cell elongation and directional organ growth in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2014;26:4409-25 pubmed publisher
    ..These data indicate that SPR1 and EB1b have complex interactions as they load onto microtubule plus ends and direct polar cell expansion and organ growth in response to directional cues. ..