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Centrosomes play an important role in Drosophila melanogaster stem cells, where the different size and activity of the two centrosomes help these cells divide asymmetrically. The molecular basis of the centrosome asymmetry has remained unclear, but new work highlights the centrosomal protein Centrobin as a key player in this process.

Original publication

DOI

10.1038/ncb2704

Type

Journal article

Journal

Nat Cell Biol

Publication Date

03/2013

Volume

15

Pages

235 - 237

Keywords

Animals, Centrioles, Drosophila Proteins, Drosophila melanogaster, Mitosis, Neurons, Protein-Serine-Threonine Kinases