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Gatekeepers of the nucleus

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The ambiguous barrier mechanism of nuclear pore complexes has now been resolved through structural analysis with high-speed atomic force microscopy.

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Figure 1: Different models for the configuration of the FG Nups barrier at the nuclear pore.

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  • 11 May 2016

    After publication of this News & Views, in Fig. 1, the middle and right-hand illustrations of the nuclear pores were mistakenly swapped. This piece has now been corrected in all versions.


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Shahin, V. Gatekeepers of the nucleus. Nature Nanotech 11, 658–659 (2016).

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