The liquid drop nature of nucleoli

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Abstract

Nucleoli are prominent subnuclear organelles, and are known to be hubs of ribosome synthesis. A recent study of Brangwynne et al. reports that the nucleoli of Xenopus oocytes display "liquid drop" behavior, suggesting that nucleolar structure may be driven by rather simple physical principles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNucleus
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

Keywords

  • Nuclear organelles
  • Nuclear structure
  • Nucleoli
  • Physical biology
  • Ribosome synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology

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