, Volume 116, Issue 1, pp 15–20

The role of SUMO in chromosome segregation


DOI: 10.1007/s00412-006-0079-z

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Watts, F.Z. Chromosoma (2007) 116: 15. doi:10.1007/s00412-006-0079-z


Chromosome segregation is an essential feature of the eukaryotic cell cycle. Efficient chromosome segregation requires the co-ordination of several cellular processes; some of which involve gross rearrangements of the overall structure of the genetic material. Recent advances in the analysis of the role of SUMO (small ubiquitin-like modifier) and in the identification of SUMO-modified targets indicate that sumoylation is likely to have several key roles in regulating chromosome segregation This mini-review summarises the recently published data concerning the role of SUMO in the processes required for efficient chromosome segregation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Genome Damage and Stability Centre, School of Life SciencesUniversity of SussexBrightonUK

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