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Centrosome duplication involves the formation of a single procentriole next to each centriole, once per cell cycle. The mechanisms governing procentriole formation and those restricting its occurrence to one event per centriole are poorly understood. Here, we show that HsSAS-6 is necessary for procentriole formation and that it localizes asymmetrically next(More)
The centrosome comprises a pair of centrioles and associated pericentriolar material, and it is the principal microtubule-organizing centre of most animal cells. Like the genetic material, the centrosome is duplicated once and only once during the cell cycle. Despite the fact that both doubling events are crucial for genome integrity, the understanding of(More)
Patients with MCPH (autosomal recessive primary microcephaly) exhibit impaired brain development, presumably due to the compromised function of neuronal progenitors. Seven MCPH loci have been identified, including one that encodes centrosome protein 4.1 associated protein (CPAP; also known as centromere protein J, CENPJ). CPAP is a large coiled-coil protein(More)
Centrioles are essential for forming cilia, flagella, and centrosomes and are thus critical for a range of fundamental cellular processes. Despite their importance, the mechanisms governing centriole biogenesis remain incompletely understood. We performed a high-content genome-wide small-interfering-RNA-based screen to identify genes regulating centriole(More)
Centrosomes are the principal microtubule organizing centers (MTOCs) of animal cells and comprise a pair of centrioles surrounded by pericentriolar material (PCM). Centriole number must be carefully regulated, notably to ensure bipolar spindle formation and thus faithful chromosome segregation. In the germ line of most metazoan species, centrioles are(More)
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