Nuclear envelope: membrane bending for pore formation?

Curr Biol. 2009 May 26;19(10):R410-2. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2009.03.053.


Membrane-shaping proteins known as reticulons help to sculpt the endoplasmic reticulum; recent findings indicate that they also play a role in the formation of nuclear-pore-complex-associated pores in the nuclear envelope.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Endoplasmic Reticulum / metabolism
  • Membrane Proteins / metabolism*
  • Nuclear Envelope / metabolism*
  • Nuclear Pore / metabolism*
  • Protein Isoforms / metabolism


  • Membrane Proteins
  • Protein Isoforms