Forced expression of a dominant-negative chimeric tropomyosin causes abnormal motile behavior during cell division.

Forced expression of the chimeric human fibroblast tropomyosin 5/3 (hTM5/3) in CHO cell was previously shown to affect cytokinesis [Warren et al., 1995: J. Cell Biol. 129:697-708]. To further investigate the phenotypic consequences of misexpression, we have compared mitotic spindle organization and dynamic 2D and 3D shape changes during mitosis in normal… CONTINUE READING