Oklahoma City scientists' discovery gives more understanding to cell division
BY JACLYN COSGROVE NewsOK.com
Thursday, February 07, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY - If head coaches Bob Stoops and Mike Gundy left during halftime of Oklahoma's Bedlam football game, mass confusion would likely commence.
This scenario is comparable to an event that's talked about significantly less among Oklahoma residents: cell division.
Two researchers at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation have discovered that two genes, IPL1 or MPS1, serve as coaches during cell division, ensuring that a cell has the proper number of chromosomes before the cell divides to form more cells.
“It's a lot like a coach,” said scientist Dean Dawson, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation member.
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