[The centrosome--a riddle of the "cell processor"]

Tsitologiia. 2008;50(2):91-112.
[Article in Russian]


In the present review the description of history of the centrosome investigation is given and the current state of knowledge of this cellular structure in morphological, biochemical, and functional aspects is presented. Besides of the classical functions of the centrosome as a MT nucleating, MT ancoriging, and MT organizing center, the idea about the centrosome as a cellular regulating center and as a structural part of the mechanism operating dynamic morphology of a cell is discussed.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Cycle
  • Cell Division
  • Cell Nucleus / metabolism
  • Cell Physiological Phenomena
  • Cells / ultrastructure
  • Cellular Structures
  • Centrioles / physiology
  • Centrosome / physiology*
  • Centrosome / ultrastructure
  • Microtubule-Organizing Center
  • Microtubules / physiology