Nuclear envelope breakdown: actin' quick to tear down the wall

Binyam Mogessie, Melina Schuh

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4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Nuclear envelope breakdown in metazoan cells is thought to be facilitated by microtubules, which pull on the nuclear membranes. Unexpectedly, an F-actin meshwork helps to tear down the large nucleus of starfish oocytes and to prevent chromosome loss in meiosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R605-7
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume24
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2014

Keywords

  • Actins
  • Animals
  • Meiosis
  • Models, Biological
  • Nuclear Envelope
  • Oocytes
  • Starfish
  • Journal Article

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