Extra centrosomes and/or chromosomes prolong mitosis in human cells
Rieder, Conly L.
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Using laser microsurgery and cell fusion we have explored how additional centrosomes and/or chromosomes influence the duration of mitosis in human cells. We find that doubling the chromosome number adds ~10 minutes to a 20 minute division while doubling the number of centrosomes adds ~30 minutes more, and extra centrosomes and/or chromosomes prolong mitosis by delaying satisfaction of the spindle assembly checkpoint. Thus mitosis can be prolonged by non genetic means and extra chromosomes and centrosomes likely contribute to the elevated mitotic index seen in many tumors.
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