Motors and MAPs collaborate to size up microtubules

Dev Cell. 2013 Jul 29;26(2):118-20. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2013.07.010.


Midzone microtubules keep chromosomes apart after segregation and provide a platform for cytokinesis factors. Reporting recently in Cell, Subramanian et al. (2013) describe how the motor protein kinesin-4 and the microtubule-associated protein PRC1 work together to mark microtubule ends for incorporation into the midzone in a length-dependent manner.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Cell Cycle Proteins / metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Microtubules / metabolism*


  • Cell Cycle Proteins