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Nucleus envelopeNucleus

Definition

The nuclear envelope is a membrane system which surrounds the nucleoplasm of eukaryotic cells. It is composed of the nuclear lamina, nuclear pore complexes and two nuclear membranes. The space between the two membranes is called the nuclear intermembrane space.

Synonyms

Karyotheca
Nuclear envelope
Nucleolemma
Perinuclear envelope

Category

› Cellular component

Gene Ontology

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GOi

nuclear envelope [ GO:0005635 ]
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