The functional importance of mRNA localization to centrosomes is unclear. Ryder et al. (2020. J. Cell Biol. https://doi.org/10.1083/jcb.202004101) identify fragile-X mental retardation protein as a regulator of centrocortin (cen) mRNA dynamics in Drosophila. Mistargeting of cen impairs division and development, indicating that cen mRNA localization to centrosomes ensures mitotic ﬁdelity.
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