Nuclear envelope starts with a clean sheet

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At the start of mitosis, the nuclear envelope and nuclear pore complexes break down and disperse into the endoplasmic reticulum and cytoplasm. Lu et al. use rapid, 3D live cell imaging to reveal that, in contrast to previous models, the nuclear envelope reforms directly from ER cisternae after mitosis and that this happens before nuclear pore complexes start to reassemble. This biosights episode presents the paper by Lu et al. from the August 8, 2011, issue of The Journal of Cell Biology,...

How the ER shapes up and ships out

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The endoplasmic reticulum is a complex network of interconnected membrane tubules and cisternae. West et al. use electron tomography to reveal the full diversity of ER structures present in budding yeast and how these structures pass from the mother cell into the bud. This biosights episode presents the paper by West et al. from the April 18, 2011, issue of The Journal of Cell Biology, and includes an interview with senior author Gia Voeltz (University of Colorado, Boulder). Produced by...