The mitotic spindle bears the load of chromosomes during mitosis, but how this load is distributed across the spindle is unclear. A new study shows that load distribution in the spindle is confined and requires the microtubule cross-linking protein NuMA.
Maiato, H., & Pereira, A. J. (2017, August 7). Cell Division: NuMA Bears the Load in the Spindle. Current Biology. Cell Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2017.06.060