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The multiple talents of kinesin-8

Nature Cell Biology volume 15, pages 889891 (2013) | Download Citation

Multiple activities cooperate to determine the architecture of the mitotic spindle. Kip3 is a kinesin-8 motor protein in budding yeast that acts as a microtubule depolymerase. Now Kip3 is shown to also crosslink and slide antiparallel microtubules, providing additional insights into how kinesin-8 motors control spindle integrity.

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  1. Johanna Roostalu and Thomas Surrey are at the London Research Institute, Cancer Research UK, 44 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3LY, UK

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