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Curr Biol. 2011 Aug 9;21(15):R594-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2011.06.036.

Centrosome size: scaling without measuring.

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  • 1Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA.


Centrosome size is controlled by a limiting component mechanism in which a fixed quantity of precursor protein is divided up among however many centrosomes are present. This simple scheme explains size control and scaling of centrosomes relative to cell volume.

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