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A protein that plays a key role in regulating the onset of cell division has been identified as a potential target for the treatment of ovarian cancer.
WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A major discovery, led by researchers from The George Washington University Medical Center, promises to revolutionize the way scientists think about key aspects of cellular lifecycle and offers a new avenue for cancer researchers to explore in their quest to one day slow down the progression of cancer. The discovery, reported in the article "Arpc 1b, a centrosomal protein, is both an activator and substrate of Aurora A," furthers the science...
A Florida State University researcher has identified the important role that a key protein plays in cell division, and that discovery could lead to a greater understanding of stem cells.
Nuclear pores are the primary gatekeepers mediating communication between a cell's nucleus and its cytoplasm.
Many tumor cells would not be viable due to aberrant chromosome distribution if they had not developed a special trick.
Whitehead Institute researchers have determined a key part of how cells regulate the chromosome/microtubule interface, which is central to proper chromosomal distribution during cell division.
Proteins called cohesins ensure that newly copied chromosomes bind together, separate correctly during cell division, and are repaired efficiently after DNA damage.
Multipotent stem cells have the capacity to develop into different types of cells by reprogramming their DNA to turn on different combinations of genes, a process called "differentiation."
EMBL scientists identify the genes involved in cell division in humans.
If you can imagine identical twin sisters at rest, their breath drawing them subtly together and apart, who somehow latch onto ropes that pull them to opposite sides of the bedâ€”you can imagine what happens to a chromosome in the dividing cell.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
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