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Descriptor English: Microtubules
Descriptor Spanish: Microtúbulos
Descriptor Portuguese: Microtúbulos
Descriptor French: Microtubules
Entry term(s): Microtubule
Tree number(s): A11.284.430.214.190.750.602
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008870
Scope note: Slender, cylindrical filaments found in the cytoskeleton of plant and animal cells. They are composed of the protein TUBULIN and are influenced by TUBULIN MODULATORS.
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Organoids (1966-1969)
Public MeSH Note: 72
History Note: 72(70)
Related: Tubulin Modulators MeSH
DeCS ID: 9058
Unique ID: D008870
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1972/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2007/07/09
Microtubules - Preferred
Concept UI M0013836
Scope note Slender, cylindrical filaments found in the cytoskeleton of plant and animal cells. They are composed of the protein TUBULIN and are influenced by TUBULIN MODULATORS.
Preferred term Microtubules
Entry term(s) Microtubule



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