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Author(s): Manning, Amity L
Bakhoum, Samuel F
Maffini, Stefano
Melo, Clara C
Maiato, H
Compton, Duane A
Title: CLASP1, astrin and Kif2b form a molecular switch that regulates kinetochore-microtubule dynamics to promote mitotic progression and fidelity
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: Accurate chromosome segregation during mitosis requires precise coordination of various processes such as chromosome alignment, maturation of proper kinetochoremicrotubule (kMT) attachments, correction of erroneous attachments, and silencing of the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC). How these fundamental aspects of mitosis are coordinately and temporally regulated is poorly understood. Here we show that the temporal regulation of kMT attachments by CLASP1, astrin and Kif2b is central to mitotic progression and chromosome segregation fidelity. In early mitosis a Kif2b/CLASP1 complex is recruited to kinetochores where it promotes chromosome movement, kMT turnover, correction of attachment errors, and maintenance of SAC signaling. However, during metaphase, this complex is replaced by an astrin/CLASP1 complex, which promotes kMT stability, chromosome alignment, and silencing of the SAC. We show that these two complexes are differentially recruited to kinetochores and are mutually exclusive. We also show that other kinetochore proteins, such as Kif18a, affect kMT attachments and chromosome movement through these proteins. Thus, CLASP1/astrin/Kif2b act as a central switch at kinetochores that defines mitotic progression and promotes fidelity by temporally regulating kMT attachments.
Subject: Cell cycle proteins
Cell Line
Mitotic spindle apparatus
Recombinant Fusion Proteins
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Source: The Embo Journal, vol.29(20), p.3531-3543
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:I3S - Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional

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