Microtubule motors in spindle and chromosome motility.
Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)
Many of the kinesin microtubule motor proteins discovered during the past 8-9 years have roles in spindle assembly and function or chromosome movement during meiosis or mitosis. The discovery of kinesin motor proteins with a clear involvement in spindle and chromosome motility, together with recent evidence that cytoplasmic dynein plays a role in chromosome distribution, has attracted great interest. The identification of microtubule motors that function in chromosome distribution represents a major advance in understanding the forces that underlie chromosome and spindle movements during cell division.
- Endow, SA
- May 1999
Volume / Issue
- 262 / 1
Start / End Page
- 12 - 18
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