alexa The Ras pathway and spindle assembly collide?
Genetics & Molecular Biology

Genetics & Molecular Biology

Fungal Genomics & Biology

Author(s): Segal M, Clarke DJ

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Although alterations in Ras signalling are found in about 30\% of human cancers, the transforming activity of oncogenic Ras is not fully understood. In a recent paper, a putative Ras1 effector in S. pombe, named Scd1, was reported to localize to mitotic spindles. Scd1 physically associates with Moe1, a factor that may contribute to the inherent instability of microtubules (MTs) and appears to be needed for proper spindle function. Altered MT dynamics within the spindle are likely to affect spindle assembly and chromosome capture, processes that need to be delicately controlled if cells are to guard against genome instability and transformation. BioEssays 23:307-310, 2001. Copyright 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. This article was published in Bioessays and referenced in Fungal Genomics & Biology

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version