nuclear pore

nuclear pore
Openings in the nuclear envelope, diameter about 10nm, through which molecules such as nuclear proteins (synthesized in the cytoplasm) and mRNA must pass. Pores are generated by a large protein assembly.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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