General Intro: The Nuclear double membrane contains many
pores used for transport. Each pre is filled by a complex structure
called a "nuclear pore complex" (or NPC) which regulates transport.
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Nuclear Protein Database - The NPD page on the nuclear pore
Expression: Nuclear Pores - An illustrated NPD article from
the FSA Molecular Expression website.
NPC - A site with computer generated animations of the NPC (illustrations
from the same site can be found here).
Pore Complexes - A nicely illustrated article on the NPC created
by the Dunn Group at the University of Kansas.
Images - Several EM images labelled to show individual structures.
(this site requires Java, as well as sound since the labels are audio
rather than text)
Pore Entry - A good overview of information on nuclear pores,
complete with academic sitations and some very nice diagrams. Still,
bear in mind that this is a Wikipedia article, and ultimately isn't
concidered an academically reliable source.
Pore Complex: Structure - Part of an article on the nuclear
envelope with a nice section on the pore complex, pictures, and details
on techniques for imaging the NPC.
on the NPC - A brief 2001 review article giving the salient
facts on the NPC and a complete bibliography.
Article on the NPC - A much longer and more thorough review
article on the NPC from 1995.