Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Computer model described the dynamic instability of microtubules

(Sechenov University) Researchers of Sechenov University together with their colleagues from several Russian institutes studied the dynamics of microtubules that form the basis of the cytoskeleton and take part in the transfer of particles within a cell and its division. The computer model they developed describes the mechanical properties of protofilaments (longitudinal fibers that compose microtubules) and suggests how they assemble and disassemble. All the details of the study can be found in PLOS Computational Biology.