The Mechanism and Control of Cytokinesis

Curr Opin Cell Biol. 1997 Dec;9(6):815-23. doi: 10.1016/s0955-0674(97)80082-8.

Abstract

Cytokinesis is under active investigation in each of the dominant experimental model systems. During 1996 and 1997, several developments necessitated the reassessment of the prevailing model for cytokinesis. In addition, the inventory of proteins required for cytokinesis has grown considerably. However, a molecular understanding of cytokinesis still remains elusive.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Division / physiology*
  • Cell Membrane / physiology
  • Dictyostelium / cytology
  • Dictyostelium / metabolism
  • GTP Phosphohydrolases / metabolism
  • Myosins / metabolism
  • Schizosaccharomyces / cytology
  • Schizosaccharomyces / metabolism
  • Spindle Apparatus / physiology
  • Xenopus

Substances

  • GTP Phosphohydrolases
  • Myosins