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Accepted name: tubulin GTPase
Reaction: GTP + H2O = GDP + phosphate
Systematic name: GTP phosphohydrolase (microtubule-releasing)
Comments: An intrinsic activity of α-tubulin involved in tubulin folding, division plane formation in prokaryotic cells and others.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB
1.  Yu, X.C. and Margolin, W. Ca2+-mediated GTP-dependent dynamic assembly of bacetrial cell division protein FtsZ into asters and polymer networks in vitro. EMBO J. 16 (1997) 5455–5463. [DOI] [PMID: 9312004]
2.  Tian, G., Bhamidipati, A., Cowan, N.J. and Lewis, S.A. Tubulin folding cofactors as GTPase-activating proteins. GTP hydrolysis and the assembly of the α/β-tubulin heterodimer. J. Biol. Chem. 274 (1999) 24054–24058. [DOI] [PMID: 10446175]
3.  Roychowdhury, S., Panda, D., Wilson, L. and Rasenick, M.M. G protein α subunits activate tubulin GTPase and modulate microtubule polymerization dynamics. J. Biol. Chem. 274 (1999) 13485–13490. [DOI] [PMID: 10224115]
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