A tense time for the nuclear envelope

TitleA tense time for the nuclear envelope
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsAitchison JD, Rout MP
JournalCell
Volume108
Pagination301-4
Date PublishedFeb 8
PMID11853664
Keywords*Mitosis, Animals, Humans, Microtubules/*physiology, Nuclear Envelope/*physiology, Nuclear Proteins/physiology, Phosphorylation, Protein Folding
AbstractWhen many cells divide, the nuclear envelope poses a problem: the spindle microtubules can't access the chromosomes. Two recent papers in Cell describe how the spindle solves this problem by literally pulling open the nucleus at the beginning of mitosis.
Alternate JournalCell

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