Cytokinesis: myosin spots the ring
Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Medical Subject Headings
*Cell Division; Cytoskeletal Proteins; Myosins; Schizosaccharomyces; Schizosaccharomyces pombe Proteins
Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences
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.
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Citation: Curr Biol. 2002 Apr 30;12(9):R334-6.