Myosin-II Puts the Squeeze on Asymmetric Cell Division

Research output: Contribution to journalShort surveypeer-review


Asymmetric cell division-where two dissimilar daughter cells are produced-relies on asymmetric positioning of the telophase spindle midzone, which specifies the cleavage furrow. Ou et al. (2010) now report in Science a mechanism of asymmetric midzone positioning driven by a polarized cortical distribution of the contractile motor myosin-II.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)639-640
Number of pages2
JournalDevelopmental Cell
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 16 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology


Dive into the research topics of 'Myosin-II Puts the Squeeze on Asymmetric Cell Division'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this