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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Endow, SA

Published Date

  • May 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 262 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 12 - 18

PubMed ID

  • 10231358

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0014-2956

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1046/j.1432-1327.1999.00339.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England