The hustle inside the nucleus

The nucleus really is a jungle of busy, hustling biomolecules and here I represent a minuscule of what really goes on in there.

© Sunaina Rao

The nucleus is a place of great activity – DNA strands being wrapped and unwrapped around histone complexes, RNA polymerase and transcription factors dutifully transcribing genes to make mRNA, mRNA diligently being processed and transported outside the nucleus, while all along enzymes constantly patrol the processes. The nucleus really is a jungle of busy, hustling biomolecules and here I represent a minuscule of what really goes on in there. DNA strands in black, RNA strands in pink, Histone complex in black, RNA Polymerase II and mRNA processing proteins in blue, nuclear membrane in purple. 

This article was first published on 21 Nov, 2019 and last updated on 14 Jun, 2020.
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