centrosome cycle

centrosome cycle

[′sen·trə‚sōm ‚sī·kəl]
(cell and molecular biology)
Duplication of the centrosome during interphase (S phase) of the animal cell cycle followed by separation of the resulting centrioles and associated microtubles at the beginning of mitosis to form the poles of the mitotic spindle. Following mitosis, each daughter cell has a new centrosome in association with its chromosomes.
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Normal cell division proceeds through the linkage of the cell cycle, the nuclear cycle, and the centrosome cycle in animal cells (Doxsey et al.
This loss of [gamma]-tubulin signal is probably associated with dissassembly of microtubules at late anaphase and seemed to be related to the centrosome cycle, [gamma]-tubulins are essential for nucleation of microtubules (Palazzo et al.
Lingle, "Aurora A, centrosome structure, and the centrosome cycle," Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis, vol.
The centrosome cycle in Pt[K.sub.3] cells: Asymmetric distribution and structural changes in the pericentriolar material.