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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    NOCA-1 functions with γ-tubulin and in parallel to Patronin to assemble non-centrosomal microtubule arrays in C. elegans

    Shaohe Wang et al.
    The C. elegans ninein homolog NOCA-1 is important for the assembly of non-centrosomal microtubule arrays required for embryo production, nuclear positioning and larval development.
    1. Cell Biology

    Asymmetric clustering of centrosomes defines the early evolution of tetraploid cells

    Nicolaas C Baudoin et al.
    Newly formed tetraploid cells rapidly lose extra centrosomes acquired upon tetraploidization via asymmetric centrosome clustering during cell division and selective advantage of tetraploid daughter cells that inherit a single centrosome.
    1. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Klp10A, a stem cell centrosome-enriched kinesin, balances asymmetries in Drosophila male germline stem cell division

    Cuie Chen et al.
    Microtubule-depolymerizing kinesin, Klp10A, prevents overgrowth of the mother centrosome to prevent undesirable asymmetries during asymmetric divisions of Drosophila male germline stem cells.
    1. Cell Biology

    Re-examining the role of Drosophila Sas-4 in centrosome assembly using two-colour-3D-SIM FRAP

    Paul T Conduit et al.
    Building on previous work (Conduit et al., 2014), and contrary to what was previously thought, it is shown that key centrosomal proteins are not recruited to centrosomes as part of large multi-protein assemblies.
    1. Cell Biology

    PPP1R35 is a novel centrosomal protein that regulates centriole length in concert with the microcephaly protein RTTN

    Andrew Michael Sydor et al.
    The previously uncharacterized protein PPP1R35 is a novel centriolar luminal protein critical for centriole elongation by acting in a complex with microcephaly protein RTTN.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Myogenin controls via AKAP6 non-centrosomal microtubule-organizing center formation at the nuclear envelope

    Robert Becker et al.
    Myogenin promotes centrosome attenuation and establishes the nuclear envelope as the dominant microtubule organization center via the scaffold protein AKAP6, which is required for the recruitment of centrosomal proteins.
    1. Cell Biology

    Evidence that a positive feedback loop drives centrosome maturation in fly embryos

    Ines Alvarez-Rodrigo et al.
    Polo kinase recruitment by the protein Spd-2 to the pericentriolar scaffold is a key element of the positive feedback loop which drives the expansion of the mitotic centrosomes in flies.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Physical association between a novel plasma-membrane structure and centrosome orients cell division

    Takefumi Negishi et al.
    A newly discovered membrane structure associates with one of the centrioles and affects two important centrosomal events in epidermal cells – ciliary positioning and spindle orientation – through a physical interaction.
    1. Cell Biology

    Aurora A depletion reveals centrosome-independent polarization mechanism in Caenorhabditis elegans

    Kerstin Klinkert et al.
    Experiments reveal mechanisms through which Caenorhabditis elegans zygotes depleted of Aurora A or lacking centrosomes spontaneously establish two posterior PAR-2 domains, one at each pole, in a curvature-dependent manner.
    1. Cell Biology

    A FRET-based study reveals site-specific regulation of spindle position checkpoint proteins at yeast centrosomes

    Yuliya Gryaznova et al.
    Daughter-cell-associated factors and centrosome-based regulation is important in mitotic exit and spindle position checkpoint control.