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Dev Cell. 2009 Jul;17(1):3-4. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2009.07.006.

Cell size control: governed by a spatial gradient.

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  • 1Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. r.almeida@ed.ac.uk

Abstract

The phenomenon of cell size homeostasis, whereby cells coordinate growth and division to maintain a uniform cell size, has been an outstanding issue in cell biology for many decades. Two recent studies in Nature in fission yeast demonstrate that a gradient of the polarity factor Pom1 is a sensor of cell length that determines the onset of Cdc2 activation and mitosis.

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19619485
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