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FEBS Lett. 2008 Jun 18;582(14):2023-32. doi: 10.1016/j.febslet.2008.05.001. Epub 2008 May 12.

The nuclear envelope as an integrator of nuclear and cytoplasmic architecture.

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Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, United States.

Abstract

Initially perceived as little more than a container for the genome, our view of the nuclear envelope (NE) and its role in defining global nuclear architecture has evolved significantly in recent years. The recognition that certain human diseases arise from defects in NE components has provided new insight into its structural and regulatory functions. In particular, NE defects associated with striated muscle disease have been shown to cause structural perturbations not just of the nucleus itself but also of the cytoplasm. It is now becoming increasingly apparent that these two compartments display co-dependent mechanical properties. The identification of cytoskeletal binding complexes that localize to the NE now reveals a molecular framework that can seamlessly integrate nuclear and cytoplasmic architecture.

PMID:
18474238
DOI:
10.1016/j.febslet.2008.05.001
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