Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Cell Cycle. 2011 Feb 15;10(4):648-54. Epub 2011 Feb 15.

Cell migration regulates the kinetics of cytokinesis.

Author information

  • 1Department of Immunology, Rush University Medical Center; Chicago, IL USA.


Cytokinesis is the final stage of cell division in which the daughter cells separate. Although a growing body of evidence suggests that cell migration-induced traction forces may be required to provide physical assistance for daughter cells to dissociate during abscission, the role of cell migration in cytokinesis has not been directly elucidated. Recently, we have demonstrated that Crk and paxillin, which are pivotal components of the cell migration machinery, localize to the midbody and are essential for the abscission. These findings provided an important link between the cell migration and cytokinesis machineries and prompted us to dissect the role of cell migration in cytokinesis. We show that cell migration controls the kinetics of cleavage furrowing, midbody extension and abscission and coordinates proper subcellular redistribution of Crk and syntaxin-2 to the midbody after ingression.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Taylor & Francis Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Support Center