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Illustration of a neuron showing a microtubule (purple) and tau proteins (pink). Tau is part of the protein family linked to microtubules (MAP proteins). In humans these proteins are mainly present in neurons. One of tau protein's main functions is to interact with tubulin in order to regulate the stability of axon microtubules.
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