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condensin

(kŏn-dĕn′sĭn) [L. con, with, + densare, to make thick, + in, into]
A protein complex that compacts and organizes dividing chromosomes during mitosis.
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We show that it can self-assemble to form dimers, trimers, and higher order structures and can interact with condensin proteins SMC2 and SMC4.
Panning, "Condensin complexes regulate mitotic progression and interphase chromatin structure in embryonic stem cells," The Journal of Cell Biology, vol.
Ellenberg, "Condensin I stabilizes chromosomes mechanically through a dynamic interaction in live cells," Current Biology, vol.
Bosco, "Condensin II promotes the formation of chromosome territories by inducing axial compaction of polyploid interphase chromosomes," PLoS Genetics, vol.
Chang et al., "Contrasting roles of condensin I and condensin II in mitotic chromosome formation," Journal of Cell Science, vol.
Meyer, "Condensin and cohesin complexity: the expanding repertoire of functions," Nature Reviews Genetics, vol.
Oh et al., "Condensin I and II complexes license full estrogen receptor a-dependent enhancer activation," Molecular Cell, vol.
Rutkowska, "Condensin: crafting the chromosome landscape," Chromosoma, vol.
Peters, "Distinct functions of condensin I and II in mitotic chromosome assembly," Journal of Cell Science, vol.
In our analysis, we observed that the condensin Nesprin2 interaction occurred throughout the cell cycle.
SMC1/3 form the core of the cohesin complex which mediates sister chromatid cohesion; SMC2/4 are present in the condensin complex that acts in chromosome assembly and segregation.
Hirano, "Differential contributions of condensin I and condensin II to mitotic chromosome architecture in vertebrate cells," Cell, vol.