Cytokinesis

V. Srivastava, Douglas Robinson

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Abstract

Cytokinesis is the process by which a mother cell divides into two daughter cells. The dividing cell undergoes a series of shape changes that are tightly regulated in space and time. This complex biological process involves intricate interplay between biochemistry and mechanics, which ensures equal segregation of the genetic material into the daughter cells. Cell division is important for normal cell functions, and cytokinesis errors can promote many diseases. Deciphering the mechanisms that regulate cytokinesis will further our understanding of cellular behavior and may lead to the development of novel therapies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Biological Chemistry
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages622-626
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780123786319
ISBN (Print)9780123786302
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 15 2013

Keywords

  • Actin cross-linkers
  • Actin cytoskeleton
  • Biochemical feedback loops
  • Cell contractility
  • Cell mechanics
  • Membrane remodeling
  • Mitotic spindle
  • Myosin-II
  • Signal transduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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