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Centrin, EF-hand protein, 1
Centrin, caltractin, centrin-2
The protein encoded by this gene plays important roles in the determination of centrosome position and segregation, and in the process of microtubule severing. This encoded protein is localized to the centrosome of interphase cells, and redistributes to the region of the spindle poles during mitosis, reflecting the dynamic behavior of the centrosome during the cell cycle. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008] (from
Nakhasi et al., Belo Horizonte, Brazil. In Plos Negl Trop Dis, Jan 2016
We have previously reported a protective response in mice, hamsters and dogs with Leishmania donovani centrin gene knock-out parasites (LdCen-/-), a live attenuated parasite with a cell division specific centrin1 gene deletion.