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Series: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology

By: Jonathan Pines(Editor), Anthony Hyman(Editor), Mitsuhiro Yanagida(Editor)

400 pages, illustrations

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Paperback | Apr 2015 | #222664 | ISBN-13: 9781621821359
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Hardback | Apr 2015 | #218624 | ISBN-13: 9781621820154
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Virtually every cell in a living organism contains an identical set of chromosomes thanks to mitosis, a complex process involving hundreds of proteins and regulatory steps that ensures duplicated chromosomes are segregated equally into each daughter cell when a cell divides. Errors in this process can lead to genomic instability and are associated with cancer and other diseases.

Written and edited by experts in the field, this collection from Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology covers both historical and recent developments in our understanding of mitosis and its regulation. The contributors describe how sister chromatids attach to one another and to the spindle apparatus; how the spindle microtubules nucleate, elongate, pause, and shrink; and how kinetochores and centrosomes serve as anchor and control points. They also survey the biochemical machinery that coordinates the three main regulatory stages – entry into mitosis, sister chromatid separation, and mitotic exit – in both space and time.

The cellular changes that occur during cytokinesis are also reviewed in detail, as are the key differences between mitosis and meiosis. Mitosis will serve as a valuable reference for all cell and molecular biologists interested in this dramatic phase of the cell cycle.


Model organisms
    Mitsuhiro Yanagida
Biochemical view of mitosis
    Jonathon Pines
View of mitosis through microtubule and spindle
    Anthony Hyman
Chromosome dynamics
    Tatsuya Hirano
Centrosome duplication & dynamics
    David Glover
Relevant chromosome structures for accurate segregation & other aspects
    Aaron Straight
Kinetochore + spindle checkpoint
    Iain Cheesman
Understanding cytokinesis
    Mark Petronczki & Pier Paolo D’Avino
Aneuploidy & cancer
    David Pellman
    Hiro Ohkura

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