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Curr Biol. 1997 Sep 1;7(9):R548-51.

Oocyte differentiation: a motor makes a difference.

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Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, State University of New York at Stony Brook Stony Brook, New York 11764-5215, USA. theurk@mcbsgi.bio.sunysb.edu

Abstract

In a variety of developmental systems, asymmetric mitoses precede, and are essential for, cellular differentiation. Recent studies demonstrate a role for the motor protein cytoplasmic dynein in generating the mitotic asymmetries that lead to Drosophila oocyte differentiation.

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