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EMBO J. 2000 Nov 1;19(21):5711-9.

The Rab6-binding kinesin, Rab6-KIFL, is required for cytokinesis.

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  • 1Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, and University of Glasgow Institute of Biological and Life Sciences, CRC-Beatson Laboratories, Garscube Estate, Switchback Road, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 1BD, UK.

Abstract

The Rab6-binding kinesin, Rab6-KIFL, was identified in a two-hybrid screen for proteins that interact with Rab6, a small GTPase involved in membrane traffic through the Golgi apparatus. We find that Rab6-KIFL accumulates in mitotic cells where it localizes to the midzone of the spindle during anaphase, and to the cleavage furrow and midbody during telophase. Overexpression of Rab6-KIFL causes a cell division defect resulting in cell death. Microinjection of antibodies to Rab6-KIFL results in the cells becoming binucleate after one cell cycle, and time-lapse microscopy reveals that this is due to a defect in cleavage furrow formation and thus cytokinesis. These data show that endogenous Rab6-KIFL functions in cell division during cleavage furrow formation and cytokinesis, in addition to its previously described role in membrane traffic.

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11060022
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PMC305783
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