Dalmatian: Spotting the difference in cohesin protectors

Adele L. Marston*

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The cohesin complex prevents separation of chromosomes following their duplication until the appropriate time during cell division. In vertebrates, establishment and maintenance of cohesin-dependent linkages depend on two distinct proteins, sororin and shugoshin. New findings published in The EMBO Journal show that in Drosophila, the function of both of these cohesin regulators is carried out by a single hybrid protein, Dalmatian.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1468-1470
JournalEMBO Journal
Issue number11
Early online date8 May 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017


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