Nuclear diameter

Value 2 µm
Organism Budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Reference Oeffinger M, Zenklusen D. To the pore and through the pore: a story of mRNA export kinetics. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2012 Jun1819(6):494-506. doi: 10.1016/j.bbagrm.2012.02.011. p.498 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID22387213
Comments "The large size of nuclei in higher eukaryotes might therefore further decrease the rate of mRNA export compared to cells with smaller nuclei. The probability of an mRNP to find its way back to the periphery after bounding off the nuclear envelope will be significantly lower in cells with a large nucleus as compared to a yeast cell, where nuclei are small (2 µm in diameter) and an mRNA can move across it in a few seconds. However, mRNA diffusion behavior in yeast has not yet been measured."
Entered by Uri M
ID 110673