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Establishment of the vertebrate kinetochores.
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PMID:  22733403     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The centromere is essential for accurate chromosome segregation during mitosis and meiosis to achieve transmission of genetic information to daughter cells. To facilitate accurate chromosome segregation, the centromere serves several specific functions, including microtubule binding, spindle-checkpoint control, and sister chromatid cohesion. The kinetochore is formed on the centromere to achieve these functions. To understand kinetochore structure and function, it is critical to identify the protein components of the kinetochore and characterize the functional properties of each component. Here, we review recent progress with regard to the molecular architecture of the kinetochore and discuss the future directions for centromere biology.
Authors:
Tetsuya Hori; Tatsuo Fukagawa
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chromosome research : an international journal on the molecular, supramolecular and evolutionary aspects of chromosome biology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-6849     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-6-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9313452     Medline TA:  Chromosome Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Molecular Genetics, National Institute of Genetics and the Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Mishima, Shizuoka, 411-8540, Japan, thori@lab.nig.ac.jp.
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