• mechanism
  • The mechanism by which specific regions of the chromosome are organized and segregated prior to division remains a mystery. (wiley.com)
  • We recently provided evidence from immunofluorescence and electron microscopy studies that merotelic kinetochore orientation is a major mechanism for lagging chromosomes during mitosis in PtK1 cells. (biologists.org)
  • The selected Xi becomes the target of a chromosome‐wide mechanism of transcriptional silencing, which constitutes an exciting paradigm for epigenetic regulations and confirms interest in the molecular dissection of the X‐inactivation centre ( Xic ), a locus on the X chromosome that contains the Xist gene and the elements involved in counting, choice and silencing. (embopress.org)
  • mitotic
  • By using in situ hybridization with alphoid probes to chromosome 7 and 11 we showed that loss of a single sister is much more frequent than loss of both sisters from the same chromosome in anatelophases from human primary fibroblasts released from a nocodazole-induced mitotic arrest, as predicted from merotelic orientation of single kinetochores. (biologists.org)
  • Kinetochores of lagging chromosomes in anaphase human cells were found to be devoid of the mitotic checkpoint phosphoepitopes recognized by the 3F3/2 antibody, suggesting that they attached kinetochore microtubules prior to anaphase onset. (biologists.org)
  • Mitotic chromosome malsegregation produces aneuploidy and genome instability. (biologists.org)
  • Hence, the activation of the mitotic checkpoint prevents the unbalanced distribution of chromosomes during mitosis and the production of aneuploid cells. (biologists.org)