Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol.473, No.4, 886-893, 2016
CKAP2 is necessary to ensure the faithful spindle bipolarity in a dividing diploid hepatocyte
Spindle bipolarity is crucial for segregating chromosome during somatic cell division. Previous studies have suggested that cytoskeleton associated protein 2 (CKAP2) is involved in spindle assembly and chromosome segregation. In this study, we show that CICAP2-depleted primary hepatocytes exhibit over duplicated centrosomes with disjoined chromosomes from metaphase plate. These cells proceed to apoptosis or multipolar cell division and subsequent apoptotic cell death. In addition, a mouse liver regeneration experiment showed a marked decrease in efficiency of hepatic regeneration in CKAP2-depleted liver. These data suggest a physiological role of CKAP2 in the formation of spindle bipolarity, which is necessary for maintaining chromosomal stability. (C) 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.