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Deflagellation of Crithidia fasciculata stimulated formation of new flagella and maximized production of alpha 3 tubulin. Continuous labeling during reflagellation revealed that alpha 1, 2, and 3 tubulins were formed, whereas the polyadenylated RNA translation products lacked alpha 3 isoform. Pulse-chase labeling experiments demonstrated that alpha 3 was a post-translational modification of cytoplasmic alpha tubulin.


Journal article


Mol Cell Biol

Publication Date





1182 - 1185


Animals, Crithidia, Flagella, Kinetics, Poly A, Protein Biosynthesis, Protein Processing, Post-Translational, RNA, RNA, Messenger, Regeneration, Time Factors, Tubulin