The inhibition of Aurora A abrogates the mitotic delay induced by microtubule perturbing agents.


The spindle assembly checkpoint functions during mitosis to ensure that chromosomes are properly aligned in mitotic cells prior to the onset of anaphase, thereby ensuring an equal segregation of genetic material to each daughter cell. Defects in the function of this checkpoint lead to aneuploidy, and eventually to cell death or senescence. The Aurora… (More)