Nuclear envelope and nuclear pore assembly: analysis of assembly intermediates by electron microscopy

Curr Opin Cell Biol. 1998 Jun;10(3):409-15. doi: 10.1016/s0955-0674(98)80018-5.


At mitosis, the nucleus of higher eukaryotic cells disassemblies into components which subsequently reform functional nuclear envelopes in the two daughter cells. The molecular mechanisms underlying this remarkable morphological reorganization are the focus of active investigation. Recent electron microscopy techniques have provided intriguing glimpses of intermediate structures in both nuclear envelope and nuclear pore complex reassembly.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Microscopy, Electron / methods
  • Nuclear Envelope / ultrastructure*