Chromosome biology: Wapl spreads its wings

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Chromosome segregation requires the removal of cohesion and catenation between sister chromosomes, two physical linkages established during DNA replication. Two new studies reveal that, among other functions, the wings apart-like protein (Wapl) coordinates cohesin removal with decatenation of sister chromosomes during mitosis in mammalian cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R923-R925
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number20
StatePublished - Oct 21 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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