Chromosomal passenger proteins are members of a group of proteins that move from centromeres to the spindle midzone during mitosis. INCENP (Inner Centromere Protein) is a chromosomal passenger protein with an essential role in mitosis and meiosis. It is a complex highly basic multidomain protein that is dynamically translocated from metaphase chromosomes to the spindle midzone during or just prior to anaphase. Some INCENP transfers to the equatorial cortex before formation of the cleavage furrow. Ultimately, it is discarded in the midbody at the completion of cytokinesis.
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Protein Aliases: binds and activates aurora-B and -C in vivo and in vitro; chromosomal passenger protein; Inner centromere protein; inner centromere protein antigens 135/155kDa; inner centromere protein INCENP
Gene Aliases: 2700067E22Rik; AU019509; C130081E20; C77457; INCENP