Precise tuning of cortical contractility regulates cell shape during cytokinesis

@article{Taneja2019PreciseTO,
  title={Precise tuning of cortical contractility regulates cell shape during cytokinesis},
  author={Nilay Taneja and Matthew R. Bersi and Sophie M Baillargeon and Aidan M. Fenix and James A. Cooper and Ryoma Ohi and Vivian Gama and W. David Merryman and Dylan T Burnette},
  journal={bioRxiv},
  year={2019}
}
The mechanical properties of the cellular cortex regulate shape changes during cell division, cell migration and tissue morphogenesis. During cell division, contractile force generated by the molecular motor myosin II (MII) at the equatorial cortex drives cleavage furrow ingression. Cleavage furrow ingression in turn increases stresses at the polar cortex, where contractility must be regulated to maintain cell shape during cytokinesis. How polar cortex contractility controls cell shape is… 
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