[Frontiers in Bioscience 1, d118-130, August 1, 1996]
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THE TAU PROTEINS IN NEURONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

Roland Brandt

Institute of Neurobiology, University of Heidelberg, INF 364, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany.

Received 05/21/96; Accepted 07/05/96; On-line 08/01/96

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Abstract
2. Introduction
3. Discussion
3.1. Tau, a protein factor required for microtubule assembly
3.2. An axon-specific function for tau?
3.3. Gene knockout contra antisense studies: How essential is tau?
3.4. A role for tau beyond promoting microtubule assembly
4. Conclusions and prospects
5. Acknowledgments
6. References
7. Entire manuscript

Keywords: Microtubule-associated proteins, tau, neuron, axon, polarity