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Aurora B kinase phosphorylates kinetochore proteins during early mitosis, increasing kinetochore–microtubule (MT) turnover and preventing premature stabilization of kinetochore–MT attachments. Phosphorylation of kinetochore proteins during late mitosis is low, promoting attachment stabilization, which is required for anaphase onset. The kinetochore protein… (More)
KNL1 is an evolutionarily conserved kinetochore-associated protein essential for accurate chromosome segregation in eukaryotic cells. This large scaffold protein, predicted to be almost entirely unstructured, is involved in diverse mitotic processes including kinetochore assembly, chromosome congression, and mitotic checkpoint signaling. How this… (More)
The spindle assembly checkpoint is a surveillance mechanism that blocks anaphase onset until all chromosomes are properly attached to microtubules of the mitotic spindle. Checkpoint activity requires kinetochore localization of Mad1/Mad2 to inhibit activation of the anaphase promoting complex/cyclosome in the presence of unattached kinetochores. In budding… (More)
In this issue of Molecular Cell, Han et al. (2013) demonstrate that Mad2 induces a conformational change in Cdc20 that permits BubR1 binding, thereby producing the physiologically relevant APC/C(Cdc20) inhibitor.