In search of a function for centrins.

  title={In search of a function for centrins.},
  author={Elmar Schiebel and Michel Bornens},
  journal={Trends in cell biology},
  volume={5 5},
Spindle pole bodies, basal bodies and centrosomes are morphologically quite different structures that nevertheless perform similar microtubule-organizing functions in diverse cell types. The recent discoveries that both centrins and gamma-tubulin are common components of these structures suggest a molecular basis for their common functions. The role of centrins is just beginning to be investigated. These filament-associated proteins bind Ca2+. The filaments contract at least in certain… CONTINUE READING


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