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Biomolecules 2019, 9(1), 28;

Aurora A Protein Kinase: To the Centrosome and Beyond

University of Rennes, CNRS UMR 6290, IGDR-Institute of Genetics and Development of Rennes, F-35000 Rennes, France
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Received: 7 December 2018 / Revised: 9 January 2019 / Accepted: 9 January 2019 / Published: 15 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cytoskeleton and Regulation of Mitosis)
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Accurate chromosome segregation requires the perfect spatiotemporal rearrangement of the cellular cytoskeleton. Isolated more than two decades ago from Drosophila, Aurora A is a widespread protein kinase that plays key roles during cell division. Numerous studies have described the localisation of Aurora A at centrosomes, the mitotic spindle, and, more recently, at mitotic centromeres. In this review, we will summarise the cytoskeletal rearrangements regulated by Aurora A during cell division. We will also discuss the recent discoveries showing that Aurora A also controls not only the dynamics of the cortical proteins but also regulates the centromeric proteins, revealing new roles for this kinase during cell division. View Full-Text
Keywords: Aurora A protein kinase; centrosome; mitotic spindle; polarity; centromere; kinetochore; cohesion; transcription Aurora A protein kinase; centrosome; mitotic spindle; polarity; centromere; kinetochore; cohesion; transcription

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Magnaghi-Jaulin, L.; Eot-Houllier, G.; Gallaud, E.; Giet, R. Aurora A Protein Kinase: To the Centrosome and Beyond. Biomolecules 2019, 9, 28.

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