Spindles get the ran around.

@article{Heald2000SpindlesGT,
  title={Spindles get the ran around.},
  author={Rebecca Heald and Karsten Weis},
  journal={Trends in cell biology},
  year={2000},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={1-4}
}
Despite its fundamental role in cell division, the mitotic spindle remains an enigmatic figure in cell biology. This is due to the complex dynamic behaviour of microtubules, which form the spindle fibres responsible for segregating chromosomes to opposite ends of the cell during mitosis. Recent reports indicate that the small GTPase Ran, which plays a key role in nuclear transport, also has a role in mitosis by regulating microtubule nucleation and/or growth. The race is now on to determine how… CONTINUE READING

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