Regulating cell shape during cytokinesis

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During cytokinesis, the last step in cell division, cells must rearrange their shape so as to produce two daughter cells of equal size. To this end, the temporal and spatial distribution of a wide variety of proteins must be coordinated. In this paper we review some of the basic steps in the process. Moreover, we argue that a key step in the process is the feedback regulation of motor proteins. In doing so, we show that the study of cellular shape change can benefit from a systems-level approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationControl of Uncertain Systems
Subtitle of host publicationModelling, Approximation, and Design: A Workshop on the Occasion of Keith Glovera Ts 60th Birthday
EditorsBruce Francis, Jan Willems, Malcolm Smith
Number of pages22
StatePublished - Mar 16 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences
ISSN (Print)0170-8643

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  • Library and Information Sciences

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