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Cell biology

Taking a turn into the nucleus

How soluble proteins get into the cell nucleus is known in great detail, but how membrane proteins make it into the inner nuclear membrane has long been an enigma. The two processes in fact turn out to be related.

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Figure 1: Receptor-mediated transport of proteins to the inner nuclear membrane (INM).


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Kutay, U., Mühlhäusser, P. Taking a turn into the nucleus. Nature 442, 991–992 (2006).

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