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Mechanisms and Consequences of Centrosome Clustering in Cancer Cells

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Ever since initially proposed by Theodor Boveri in 1914, centrosome abnormalities have been accused to be involved in the induction of chromosomal instability and tumorigenesis. New evidence especially on a mechanism termed centrosomal clustering now again supports Boveri's idea and adds fuel to the old debate on a mechanistic link between supernumerary centrosomes and malignant transformation. On top, inhibiting centrosome clustering might well turn out to be one of the long sought after possibilities to specifically interfere with tumor cells while leaving healthy tissues untouched.

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We apologize to those authors whose work is not cited because of space limitations. This work was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the Deutsche Krebshilfe, the Deutsche José Carreras Leukämie-Stiftung and the Interdisciplinary Research Program of the National Center for Tumor Diseases Heidelberg.

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Krämer, A., Anderhub, S., Maier, B. (2012). Mechanisms and Consequences of Centrosome Clustering in Cancer Cells. In: Schatten, H. (eds) The Centrosome. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-62703-035-9_17

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