204 results found
    1. Cell Biology

    Kinetochores attached to microtubule-ends are stabilised by Astrin bound PP1 to ensure proper chromosome segregation

    Duccio Conti et al.
    Human chromosome-microtubule attachments are stabilised by Astrin-mediated dynamic delivery of PP1 phosphatase to the attachment site, which ensures the normal segregation of chromosomes.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Autocatalytic microtubule nucleation determines the size and mass of Xenopus laevis egg extract spindles

    Franziska Decker et al.
    Quantitative microscopy and theory show that the size of Xenopus laevis egg extract spindles is controlled by a spatially-regulated autocatalytic growth mechanism driven by microtubule-stimulated microtubule nucleation.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    The asymmetry of female meiosis reduces the frequency of inheritance of unpaired chromosomes

    Daniel B Cortes et al.
    Female meiotic spindles correct trisomy by expelling extra chromosomes into the first polar body.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    A mitotic kinase scaffold depleted in testicular seminomas impacts spindle orientation in germ line stem cells

    Heidi Hehnly et al.
    A protein kinase complex that is important for cell division is lost in testicular seminoma, which is a common cancer in men.
    1. Physics of Living Systems
    2. Cell Biology

    Mechanical design principles of a mitotic spindle

    Jonathan J Ward et al.
    Precise control of microtubule architecture greatly increases the force that the spindle can exert on chromosomes.
    1. Cell Biology

    The mesh is a network of microtubule connectors that stabilizes individual kinetochore fibers of the mitotic spindle

    Faye M Nixon et al.
    Microtubules of mitotic spindle fibers are positioned and held together by a meshwork of multipolar connectors.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    MAPK activity dynamics regulate non-cell autonomous effects of oncogene expression

    Timothy J Aikin et al.
    The temporal patterns of MAPK activity differentially regulate cell autonomous and non-cell autonomous effects of oncogene expression.
    1. Physics of Living Systems

    Controlling contractile instabilities in the actomyosin cortex

    Masatoshi Nishikawa et al.
    Combining quantitative biological experiment and physical description of actomyosin cortex reveals a contractile instability in the cortex of C. elegans embryo, and its biochemical control in order to robustly drive morphogenetic events.
    1. Cell Biology

    Dynein-2 intermediate chains play crucial but distinct roles in primary cilia formation and function

    Laura Vuolo et al.
    Genetic knock-outs of the dynein-2 intermediate chains reveals that both are essential for correct cilia function and transition zone organization, but play different functions in the assembly of dynein-2 motor and in primary cilia formation.
    1. Cell Biology

    Two subunits of human ORC are dispensable for DNA replication and proliferation

    Etsuko Shibata et al.
    Human cell lines replicate and proliferate without ORC1 or ORC2, two subunits of the replication initiator protein complex ORC, which has till now been considered essential for DNA replication.

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