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Import and nuclear size

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The size of a cell's nucleus is usually proportional to the size of the cell itself. How are the two linked? The answer lies, at least in part, in the import of one or more cytoplasmic cargoes into the nucleus.

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Figure 1: The cytoplasm regulates nuclear size.

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Cohen-Fix, O. Import and nuclear size. Nature 468, 513–516 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/468513a

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