Definitions for nuclear lamina
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word nuclear lamina
The nuclear lamina is a dense fibrillar network inside the nucleus of a eukaryotic cell. It is composed of intermediate filaments and membrane associated proteins. Besides providing mechanical support, the nuclear lamina regulates important cellular events such as DNA replication and cell division. Additionally, it participates in chromatin organization and it anchors the nuclear pore complexes embedded in the nuclear envelope. The nuclear lamina is associated with the inner face of the bilayer nuclear envelope whereas the outer face stays continuous with the endoplasmic reticulum.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A lattice of fibrils which covers the entire inner surface of the nuclear envelope and interlinks nuclear pores (NUCLEAR PORE).
Find a translation for the nuclear lamina definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these nuclear lamina definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"nuclear lamina." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 24 May 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/nuclear lamina>.