A new type of biomechanical driver

Abstract

Segregation of chromosomes and their distribution to opposite ends of the cell is mediated by a mitotic spindle comprised of microtubules (polymeric structures). The forces produced by depolymerizing microtubules, responsible for chromosome motility, were measured, and the mechanochemical mechanism of their development was demonstrated.

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Volume 77
Issue number 11
Pages 2006-2016
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