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dc.contributor.advisorValenta, Lubomir J.
dc.contributor.advisorSproul, Mryna G.
dc.contributor.authorWells, Craig S.
dc.descriptioniv, 62 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe wide spread distribution of microtubu1es was discovered as a result of glutaraldehyde fixation of tissues for electron microscopy. In the last few years investigation into the participation of these fibers in endocytotic and exocytotic processes of many cells has taken place, including endocrine tissues. I have chosen to investigate their role in the thyroid gland. The mechanics of the participation of micro tubules in the secretory process are difficult to specify. Unlike most microtubules, the microtubules of the thyroid gland show no obvious organization into structures that might participate in mechanical events. The question arose whether of not the "unorganized" tubules from thyroid tissue consist of tubulin that is identical with the well-characterized tubulins of brain or cilia. I therefore investigated the state in which this protein existed by polymerizing this protein from beef thyroid glands.en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Biology Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Biology;
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.
dc.titleMicrotubules in the Thyroiden_US

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