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Cotteret S , Chernoff J
Pak GITs to Aurora-A
Developmental Cell. 2005 Nov;9(5) :573-574
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The protein kinase Aurora-A orchestrates key aspects of cell division, but its regulation has remained a major puzzle. That puzzle is now one step closer to being solved thanks to a recent paper by Zhao et al. appearing in the October 28(th) issue of Molecular Cell. In this work, the authors show that p21-activated kinases (Paks), previously best known for their role in cytoskeletal and transcriptional signaling pathways, also play an important role in centrosome dynamics via phosphorylation and activation of Aurora-A.
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