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Mitosis requires dynamic attachment of chromosomes to spindle microtubules. This interaction is mediated largely by kinetochores. During prometaphase, forces exerted at kinetochores, in combination with polar ejection forces, drive congression of chromosomes to the metaphase plate. A major question has been whether kinetochore-associated microtubule motors(More)
Accurate chromatid separation is monitored by a checkpoint mechanism that delays anaphase onset until all centromeres are correctly attached to the mitotic spindle. Using Xenopus egg extracts, the kinetochore-associated microtubule motor protein CENP-E is now found to be required for establishing and maintaining this checkpoint. When CENP-E function is(More)
p21c-ras plays a critical role in mediating tyrosine kinase-stimulated cell growth and differentiation. However, the pathways through which p21c-ras propagates these signals remain unknown. We report that in PC12 cells, expression of a dominant inhibitory mutant of ras, c-Ha-ras(Asn-17), antagonizes growth factor- and phorbol ester-induced activation of the(More)
Several members of the kinesin family of microtubule motor proteins play essential roles in mitotic spindle function and are potential targets for the discovery of novel antimitotic cancer therapies. KSP, also known as HsEg5, is a kinesin that plays an essential role in formation of a bipolar mitotic spindle and is required for cell cycle progression(More)
PURPOSE Ispinesib (SB-715992) is a potent inhibitor of kinesin spindle protein, a kinesin motor protein essential for the formation of a bipolar mitotic spindle and cell cycle progression through mitosis. Clinical studies of ispinesib have shown a 9% response rate in patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer and a favorable safety profile(More)
Erratum In the version of this article that was published on PubMed [1] the author's name " Mark A. Dane " was formatted incorrectly in the XML mark up and therefore appeared incorrectly on PubMed. In the XML mark up, the middle initial " A " was added as a Particle when it should have been included as a Given Name. Due to this error, the author's name was(More)
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