Figure 2.

Neurite elongation. Construction of the microtubule cytoskeleton is a rate-limiting factor in neurite elongation. The rate of construction is determined by the production and transport of tubulin along a neurite, and the assembly of tubulin onto the ends of microtubules at the neurite tip.

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