What are nuclear pores?

Question and Answer on Nuclear Pores


What are nuclear pores?


Nuclear pores are complexes of proteins present in the nuclear envelope (library) of cells.

Function and main characteristics of nuclear pores:

- They are evenly spaced in the nuclear envelope.

- Its function is to control the transit (passage) of molecules.

- The amount of nuclear pores varies, as it depends on the type of cell and its functional stage.

- Nuclear pores are composed of a complex of protein monomers (molecules that have the ability to combine) to form eight associated units.



Elaine Barbosa de Souza
Undergraduate student in Biological Sciences at Methodist University of São Paulo.

- The question was submitted to the Toda Biologia website by: Lucas R. Amaro on 05/15/2019.