Journal of Cell Biology volume 217, issue 2, P779-793 2017 DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201705190 View full text
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Rebecca C. Adikes, Ryan A. Hallett, Brian F. Saway, Brian Kuhlman, Kevin C. Slep

Abstract: SxIP-iLID is a novel optogenetic tool designed to assess the temporal role of proteins on microtubule dynamics. The authors establish that optogenetic cross-linking of microtubule and actin networks decreases MT growth velocities and increases the cell area void of microtubules.