The Secret of Centriole Length: Keep a LID on It

Dev Cell. 2016 May 23;37(4):293-295. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2016.05.008.


An outstanding challenge in biology is to elucidate the mechanisms that establish and limit organelle structure and size. In this issue of Developmental Cell, Sharma et al. (2016) report how a conserved centriole protein dynamically caps centriole microtubule plus ends to limit the organelle's length.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Cycle Proteins / chemistry
  • Cell Cycle Proteins / metabolism*
  • Centrioles / metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Microtubules / metabolism
  • Models, Biological
  • Protein Domains


  • Cell Cycle Proteins