Mitotic Motors: Kinesin-5 Takes a Brake

Gul Civelekoglu-Scholey, Jonathan M. Scholey

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A kinesin-5-dependent 'sliding filament' mechanism is commonly used to actively push apart the poles during mitotic spindle assembly and elongation, but a recent study now shows that, in C. elegans, kinesin-5 is deployed as a brake to slow down spindle-pole separation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jul 17 2007

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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