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Cell division

A sticky problem for chromosomes

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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Figure 1: Ki-67 divides the crowd.

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Brangwynne, C., Marko, J. A sticky problem for chromosomes. Nature 535, 234–235 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature18904

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