Fission yeast Lem2 and Man1 perform fundamental functions of the animal cell nuclear lamina

@inproceedings{Gonzalez2012FissionYL,
  title={Fission yeast Lem2 and Man1 perform fundamental functions of the animal cell nuclear lamina},
  author={Yanira Gonzalez and Akira Saito and Shelley Sazer},
  booktitle={Nucleus},
  year={2012}
}
In animal cells the nuclear lamina, which consists of lamins and lamin-associated proteins, serves several functions: it provides a structural scaffold for the nuclear envelope and tethers proteins and heterochromatin to the nuclear periphery. In yeast, proteins and large heterochromatic domains including telomeres are also peripherally localized, but there is no evidence that yeast have lamins or a fibrous nuclear envelope scaffold. Nonetheless, we found that the Lem2 and Man1 proteins of the… CONTINUE READING