Hired blade: Anchoring complex in plant cells recruits its own katana sword

Source: ScienceDaily

Researchers have found that an anchoring complex in plant cells recruits its own version of the katana sword for cutting microtubules. The Msd1-Wdr8 complex is used to stabilize sites within plant cells where new microtubules are created, before it recruits katanin — an enzyme named after the katana sword — to cut and release new microtubules.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/06/210617082741.htm