News tagged with chromosome segregation

New insight into cancer defense mechanism

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have identified a new mechanism which gives a better understanding of cancer development. The results have just been published in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

Dec 10, 2014
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Study unmasks regulator of healthy life span

A new series of studies in mouse models by Mayo Clinic researchers uncovered that the aging process is characterized by high rates of whole-chromosome losses and gains in various organs, including heart, muscle, kidney and ...

Dec 17, 2012
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Segregating out UbcH10's role in tumor formation

A ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme that regulates the cell cycle promotes chromosome missegregation and tumor formation, according to van Ree et al. in the January 11 issue of the Journal of Cell Biology.

Jan 11, 2010
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Researchers identify potential cancer target

( -- Dartmouth Medical School researchers have found two proteins that work in concert to ensure proper chromosome segregation during cell division. Their study is in the January 2009 issue of the journal Nature ...

Jan 16, 2009
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Chromosome segregation

Chromosome segregation is a step in cell reproduction or division, where chromosomes pair off with their similar homologous chromosome. In mitosis, a complete copy of each one is made. In meiosis, one chromosome from each pair migrates to opposite ends of the cell and the genes are split to make a gamete.

For more information see the Cell Cycle.

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