Length control of the metaphase spindle
Scholey, Jonathan M.
Vale, Ronald D.
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The pole-to-pole distance of the metaphase spindle is reasonably constant in a given cell type; in the case of vertebrate female oocytes, this steady state length can be maintained for substantial lengths of time, during which time microtubules remain highly dynamic. While a number of molecular perturbations have been shown to influence spindle length, a global understanding of the factors that determine metaphase spindle length has not been achieved.
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