Microtubule flux: what is it good for? Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • During mitosis in a eukaryotic cell, microtubule subunits continuously move towards spindle poles. A new study has revealed that inhibiting this microtubule flux in mammalian cells has no major effects on chromosome movements; it does, however, increase the probability of erroneous chromosome segregation.

publication date

  • December 6, 2005