Cytoskeleton Formation Approaches

List three things you could do that would shift the dynamic equilibrium of an in vitro preparation of tubulin and microtubules toward the formation of microtubules. List three treatments that would shift the equilibrium in the opposite direction.

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...nucleation", an alpha and a beta tubulin molecule join to form a heterodimer. Then these attach to other dimers to form oligomers which elongate to form protofilaments. Eventually the oligomers will join to form the ringed microtubule.

So, to shift the equilibrium of an in ...