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Accepted name: microtubule-severing ATPase
Reaction: n ATP + n H2O + a microtubule = n ADP + n phosphate + (n+1) α/β tubulin heterodimers
Other name(s): katanin
Systematic name: ATP phosphohydrolase (tubulin-dimerizing)
Comments: A member of the AAA-ATPase family, active in splitting microtubules into tubulin dimers in the centrosome.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB
1.  McNally, F.J. and Vale, R.D. Identification of katanin, an ATPase that severs and disassembles stable microtubules. Cell 75 (1993) 419–429. [DOI] [PMID: 8221885]
2.  Hartman, J.J., Mahr, J., McNally, K., Okawa, K., Iwamatsu, A., Thomas, S., Cheesman, S., Heuser, J., Vale, R.D. and McNally, F.J. Katanin, a microtubule-severing protein, is a novel AAA ATPase that targets to the centrosome using a WD40-containing subunit. Cell 93 (1998) 277–287. [DOI] [PMID: 9568719]
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