Electrostatic force generation in chromosome motions during mitosis

  title={Electrostatic force generation in chromosome motions during mitosis},
  author={Lucian John Gagliardi},
In previous work, I have proposed that nanoscale electrostatics plays a significant role in aster (spindle) assembly and motion, and in force generation at kinetochores and chromosome arms for prometaphase, metaphase and anaphase-A motions during mitosis. I have also discussed the possible role of electrostatics in anaphase-B cell elongation. Recent experimental studies have revealed that force production at spindle poles dominates in some cell types. The present work extends the model for… CONTINUE READING


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