In this chapter we describe the status of the research concerning the nucleolus, the major nuclear body. The nucleolus has been recognized as a dynamic organelle with many more functions than one could imagine. In fact, in addition to its fundamental role in the biogenesis of preribosomes, the nucleolus takes part in many other cellular processes and functions, such as the cell-cycle control and the p53 pathway: the direct or indirect involvement of the nucleolus in these various processes makes it sensitive to their alteration. Moreover, it is worth noting that the different nucleolar factors participating to independent mechanisms show different dynamics of association/disassociation with the nucleolar body.
|Titolo:||Ribosome biogenesis: from structure to dynamics.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.02 Recensione in Rivista|