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New insights into how the cells in our bodies divide could improve our knowledge of a condition linked to cancer.
Tokyo, Nov 25, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Researchers at Waseda University in Japan have for the first time directly observed the "molecular motor", called Xkid, that plays a critical role in facilitating
In a study to be published in the journal Nature, two Dartmouth researchers have found that the protein cyclin A plays an important but previously unknown role in the cell division process, acting as a master controller to ensure the faithful segregation of chromosomes during cell division.
Researchers at Warwick Medical School have identified the key role played by a team of proteins in the process of mitosis.
New York University biologists have identified how a vital protein is loaded by others into the centromere, the part of the chromosome that plays a significant role in cell division.
Anthrax uses a receptor on the surface of cells to inject its lethal toxins.
Recently biologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst led by Wei-lih Lee have identified a new molecular player in asymmetric cell division, a regulatory protein named She1 whose role in chromosome- and spindle positioning wasn't known before.
The Nek9 protein is required for chromosomes to separate into two identical groups.
Centromeres are specialised regions of the genome, which can be identified under the microscope as the primary constriction in X-shaped chromosomes.
When an egg cell is being formed, the cellular machinery which separates chromosomes is extremely imprecise at fishing them out of the cell's interior.
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