Biochemistry & Biophysics | Molecular Cell Biology | Nucleus & Chromosome Biology

Centriole Assembly and Function

Alexander Dammermann
Group Leader

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Centrioles are small cylindrical organelles whose distinguishing feature is an outer wall composed of a nine-fold symmetric array of stabilized microtubules. Centrioles perform two important functions in eukaryotic cells: 1) they recruit pericentriolar material to form centrosomes that organize the microtubule cytoskeleton and position the mitotic spindle, and 2) they template cilia, cellular projections that perform a variety of critical sensory and motile functions.




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