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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Mitotic spindle scaling during Xenopus development by kif2a and importin α

    Jeremy D Wilbur, Rebecca Heald
    An interaction between two proteins enables the spindle—the structure that segregates chromosome pairs during mitosis—to change size as cells divide.
    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. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Optogenetic dissection of mitotic spindle positioning in vivo

    Lars-Eric Fielmich et al.
    New germline gene expression, knockout, and optogenetic tools reveal essential roles for Gα-GPR-1,2/Pins as a regulatable membrane anchor and LIN-5/NuMA as an activator of cortical dynein in mitotic spindle positioning.
    1. Cell Biology

    Kinesin-6 regulates cell-size-dependent spindle elongation velocity to keep mitosis duration constant in fission yeast

    Lara Katharina Krüger et al.
    The scaling of spindle elongation velocity with cell size is regulated by the amounts of Kinesin-6 molecules and the number of binding sites for the motor to the mitotic spindle.
    1. Cell Biology

    Spatial signals link exit from mitosis to spindle position

    Jill Elaine Falk et al.
    In yeast, exit from mitosis is triggered by the movement of one spindle pole body out of the mother cell into the bud, the future daughter cell.
    1. Physics of Living Systems
    2. Cell Biology

    27 T ultra-high static magnetic field changes orientation and morphology of mitotic spindles in human cells

    Lei Zhang et al.
    An ultra-high static magnetic field changes mitotic spindle orientation in cells by exerting magnetic torques on both microtubules and chromosomes.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Prolonged ovarian storage of mature Drosophila oocytes dramatically increases meiotic spindle instability

    Ethan J Greenblatt et al.
    Meiotic chromosome segregation in mature Drosophila oocytes is sensitive to prolonged quiescence, suggesting that human oocyte instability may result from storage of mature rather than primordial oocytes and be modifiable.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Mechanisms of chromosome biorientation and bipolar spindle assembly analyzed by computational modeling

    Christopher Edelmaier et al.
    A computational model of fission yeast mitosis can interrogate mechanisms required for successful mitosis, the origin of spindle length fluctuations, and spindle force balance during assembly.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Evolution of an ancient protein function involved in organized multicellularity in animals

    Douglas P Anderson et al.
    Experimentally reconstructing the evolution of the molecular complex that animals use to orient the mitotic spindle establishes a simple genetic and physical mechanism for the emergence of a function essential for multicellularity.
    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.

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