Marvin E. Tanenbaum

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INTRODUCTION Spindle assembly requires tight control of microtubule (MT) dynamics. This is dependent on a variety of MT binding proteins and their upstream regulators. The Aurora kinases have several well-described functions during cell division, but it remains unclear whether they control global spindle microtubule dynamics. RESULTS Here, we find that(More)
Signals in many biological processes can be amplified by recruiting multiple copies of regulatory proteins to a site of action. Harnessing this principle, we have developed a protein scaffold, a repeating peptide array termed SunTag, which can recruit multiple copies of an antibody-fusion protein. We show that the SunTag can recruit up to 24 copies of GFP,(More)
Regulation of mRNA translation, the process by which ribosomes decode mRNAs into polypeptides, is used to tune cellular protein levels. Currently, methods for observing the complete process of translation from single mRNAs in vivo are unavailable. Here, we report the long-term (>1 hr) imaging of single mRNAs undergoing hundreds of rounds of translation in(More)
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