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Journal Club – May 2020

Spiraling Kinesins, Small Molecule Degraders, and Foldable Actin Networks Featured Kinesin-14 Motors Drive a Right-Handed Helical Motion of Antiparallel Microtubules Around Each Other Mitra et al.  |  Diez Lab  |  Nature Communications Kinesin motor proteins that simultaneously bind two microtubules aid in remodeling cytoskeletal networks by sliding microtubules along one another. Microtubules can slide together …

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Journal Club – May 2019

Spindle Heterogeneity, Microtubule Search and Capture, and Bulk Actin Waves Must Read Mechanically Distinct Microtubule Arrays Determine the Length and Force Response of the Meiotic Spindle Takagi et al. | Developmental Cell The spindle is a remarkable macromolecular machine comprised of dynamic microtubules and associated factors. Given its critical job in driving chromosome segregation, the …

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