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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    A sequential multi-target Mps1 phosphorylation cascade promotes spindle checkpoint signaling

    Zhejian Ji et al.
    The spindle checkpoint kinase Mps1 sequentially phosphorylates multiple substrates to amplify checkpoint signals, making the checkpoint highly dependent on Mps1 function and directly responsive to kinetochore-microtubule attachment.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Divergent kleisin subunits of cohesin specify mechanisms to tether and release meiotic chromosomes

    Aaron F Severson, Barbara J Meyer
    Mechanisms that tether and release replicated sister chromatids to produce sperm and eggs rely extensively on meiotic cohesin complexes that are endowed with unexpectedly different properties specified by a single interchangeable subunit, the α-kleisin.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Sister kinetochore splitting and precocious disintegration of bivalents could explain the maternal age effect

    Agata P Zielinska et al.
    Multiple age-related changes in chromosome architecture could explain why human oocyte aneuploidy increases with advanced maternal age.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    ESCO1 and CTCF enable formation of long chromatin loops by protecting cohesinSTAG1 from WAPL

    Gordana Wutz et al.
    CTCF protects cohesinSTAG1 from WAPL.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Aurora-A mediated histone H3 phosphorylation of threonine 118 controls condensin I and cohesin occupancy in mitosis

    Candice L Wike et al.
    A histone modification that alters the nucleosome structure occurs in mitosis and promotes chromosome packaging and the timely removal of condensin I and cohesion, to achieve chromosome segregation.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    The COMA complex interacts with Cse4 and positions Sli15/Ipl1 at the budding yeast inner kinetochore

    Josef Fischböck-Halwachs et al.
    The chromosomal passenger complex interacts with the inner kinetochore COMA complex through the Ctf19 C-terminus in vitro which is shown to be important for mediating accurate chromosome segregation.