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The septins

Makoto Kinoshita

Author Affiliations

Biochemistry and Cell Biology Unit, HMRO, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine and PRESTO, Japan Science & Technology Agency, Yoshida Konoe, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan

Genome Biology 2003, 4:236  doi:10.1186/gb-2003-4-11-236

Published: 27 October 2003

The septins are guanine-nucleotide binding proteins that mostly form filaments. They are important in cytokinesis and also have roles in sporulation in yeasts and embryonic development and in the nervous system in animals.