The Centrosome: Recent Advances on Structure and Functions

  • M. Bornens
  • E. Bailly
  • F. Gosti
  • G. Keryer
Part of the Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology book series (PMSB, volume 11)


The centrosome acts as the microtubule-organizing center in interphasic animal cells. It duplicates only once at each cell cycle and the two products function as mitotic poles during cell division. Recent advances in the isolation of centrosomes have opened the way to experimental studies on this minute and potentially important organelle. Here we will review the literature from only the last five years, including quite recent data, as previous reviews have covered earlier reports (Peterson and Berns 1980; Brown et al. 1982; Wheatley 1982; McIntosh 1983; Bornens and Karsenti 1984; Brinkley 1985; Vorobjev and Nadehzdina 1987).


Basal Body Spindle Pole Nuclear Periphery Centrosomal Protein Microtubule Nucleation 
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  • M. Bornens
  • E. Bailly
  • F. Gosti
  • G. Keryer
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  1. 1.Centre de Genetique Moleculaire du CNRSGIF sur yvetteFrance

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