Title

Cytokinesis: myosin spots the ring

GSBS Program

Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology

UMMS Affiliation

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Date

5-15-2002

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

*Cell Division; Cytoskeletal Proteins; Myosins; Schizosaccharomyces; Schizosaccharomyces pombe Proteins

Disciplines

Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

Abstract

Faithful actomyosin ring assembly is pivotal for successful cell division. The mechanisms by which the actomyosin ring is assembled at the correct time and place remain unclear. Recent studies in fission yeast have shown that a myosin II-containing spot may be a novel progenitor structure essential for actomyosin ring assembly.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Curr Biol. 2002 Apr 30;12(9):R334-6.

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID

12007437