Chromosome structure. Coiling up chromosomes

Curr Biol. 1995 Apr 1;5(4):357-60. doi: 10.1016/s0960-9822(95)00071-6.


The mechanism by which eukaryotic chromosomes condense as cells enter mitosis has long been inaccessible to molecular biologists. An important clue has now been provided by a ubiquitous protein family, the SMCs.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Cell Cycle Proteins / chemistry
  • Cell Cycle Proteins / physiology*
  • Chromosomes / physiology*
  • Molecular Sequence Data


  • Cell Cycle Proteins