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Mitosis : Methods and Protocols, Hardback Book

Mitosis : Methods and Protocols Hardback

Edited by Andrew D. McAinsh

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology series

Description

Mitosis is a dynamic and stochastic process that has evolved to accurately segregate the geneticmaterialintotwodaughtercells,therebypreventinggenomicinstabilityandthe developmentofdisease.

Mitosisisaphenomenallycomplicatedprocessthatinvolvesh- dreds,ifnotthousands,ofproteincomponentsandregulatorystepsthatoperateinboth spaceandtimetodrivecelldivision.

Modernmethodsmakeitpossibletoaskformechan- ticprinciplesunderlyingthisbewilderingcomplexity.

Themainpurposeofthisvolumeis toprovideanup-to-datecollectionofmethodsandapproachesthatareusedtoinvestigate themechanismofmitosisatthemolecularlevel.

Whilemanyofthesemethodsarefocused onmammaliancells,wehave,whereappropriate,includedchaptersusingmodelorg- isms.

We hope to capture both current approaches and the future direction of method development,withcontributionsfrombothestablishedresearchersandemergingyoung scientists.

Thisbookisdesignedwithtwogeneralgroupsofreadersinmind:First,graduates- dentsandpostdoctoralresearcherswhoarebeginningworkforthe?rsttimeinamitosis laboratory.

Second,researcherswhoarealreadyworkinginthemitosis?eldwhorequire a resource for both established and newly developed methodologies. To achieve this, the organization of this book developed into three general areas: First, we cover me- ods that can be used to inactivate your gene of interest, or deplete proteins of interest (chapters1-3).

Second,welearnaboutspeci?cbiochemicalandmicroscope-basedme- ods (chapters 4-9).

Third, we discover approaches to monitor and measure key mitotic processes(chapters9-20).

Giventhecomplexitiesofmitosis,itseemshighlyprobablethat suchacombinationofimaging,biochemicalandgeneticmethodologieswillbecrucialto ourfutureunderstandingofmitoticregulation.

I would like to thank all of the authors for their enthusiasm and effort in putting togetherthissetofmethods,aswellasallthemembersofmylaboratoryforproofreading and correcting the chapters and especially Sarah McClelland who read all the chapters atleasttwiceatvariousstages.

Finally,IwishtothankLyndyRasmusenforherhelpin administeringtheprojectandkeepingmeorganized. Andrew D. McAinsh v Contents Preface...v Contributors...ix 1 Knock-inandKnock-out:TheUseofReverseGeneticsinSomatic CellstoDissectMitoticPathways ...1 AlexisR.

Barr, DeborahZyssandFanniGergely 2 FunctionalDissectionofMitoticRegulatorsThroughGene TargetinginHumanSomaticCells...21 EliBerdougo, Marie-EmilieTerretandPrasadV.

Jallepalli 3 RNAiinDrosophilaS2CellsasaToolforStudyingCell CycleProgression...39 Monica ' Bettencourt-DiasandGohtaGoshima 4 ProductionofMitoticRegulatorsUsinganAutoselectionSystem forProteinExpressioninBuddingYeast...63 MarcoGeymonat, AdonisSpanosandStevenSedgwick 5 HydrodynamicAnalysisofHumanKinetochoreComplexes DuringMitosis...81 SarahE.

McClellandandAndrewD. McAinsh 6 IsolationofProteinComplexesInvolvedinMitosisandCytokinesis fromDrosophilaCulturedCells...99 PierPaoloD'Avino,VincentArchambault,MarcinR.

Przewloka, WeiZhang,ErnestD. LaueandDavidM. Glover 7 AutomatedLiveMicroscopytoStudyMitoticGeneFunctionin FluorescentReporterCellLines ...113 MichaelH.

A. SchmitzandDanielW. Gerlich 8 ElectronTomographyofMicrotubuleEnd-Morphologies inC. elegansEmbryos...135 EileenO'TooleandThomasMuller-Reicher .. t 9 DissectingMitosiswithLaserMicrosurgeryandRNAi inDrosophilaCells...145 AntonioJ.

Pereira,IrinaMatos,MarianaLince-Faria ' andHelderMaiato 10 FluorescenceImagingoftheCentrosomeCycleinMammalianCells ...165 SuzannaL.

ProsserandAndrewM. Fry vii viii Contents 11 VisualizationofFluorescence-TaggedProteinsinFissionYeast:The AnalysisofMitoticSpindleDynamicsUsingGFP-Tubulin UndertheNativePromoter...185 MasamitsuSato, MikaToyaandTakashiToda 12 AnalysingKinetochoreFunctioninHumanCells:Spindle CheckpointandChromosomeCongression...205 ChristianeKlebig,AlbertoToso,SatyarebalaBorusu andPatrickMeraldi 13 ProbingKinetochoreStructureandFunctionUsingXenopuslaevis FrogEggExtracts...221 MichaelJ.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 345 pages, 10 Tables, black and white; XI, 345 p.
  • Publisher: Humana Press Inc.
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Developmental biology
  • ISBN: 9781603279925

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