centralspindlin

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

central spindle +‎ -in. Coined by the Glotzer et al. research group at the University of Vienna no later than 2001.[1]

Noun[edit]

centralspindlin

  1. (cytology, biochemistry) A protein complex associated with RacGAP (Rac GTPase activating protein, which shuts down nearby Rac) and RhoGEF (which activates nearby Rho) and a kinesin, playing a key role in the formation of the central spindle in mitosis