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Cell division

A sticky problem for chromosomes

Nature volume 535, pages 234235 (14 July 2016) | Download Citation

The role of Ki-67 in mitotic cell division has been a mystery. Extensive imaging reveals that this highly positively charged protein coats chromosomes to prevent them from coalescing. See Letter p.308

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  1. Clifford P. Brangwynne is in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA.

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  2. John F. Marko is in the Departments of Molecular Biosciences and of Physics & Astronomy, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA.

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