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Getting mRNA-Containing Ribonucleoprotein Granules Out of a Nuclear Back Door

Getting mRNA-Containing Ribonucleoprotein Granules Out of a Nuclear Back Door
Vivian Budnik, Anup Parchure, Mary Munson


A pivotal feature of long-lasting synaptic plasticity is the localization of RNAs and the protein synthesis machinery at synaptic sites. How and where ribonucleoprotein (RNP) transport granules that support this synthetic activity are formed is of fundamental importance. The prevailing model poses that the nuclear pore complex (NPC) is the sole gatekeeper for transit of cellular material in and out of the nucleus. However, insights from the nuclear assembly of large viral capsids highlight a back door route for nuclear escape, a process referred to nuclear envelope (NE) budding. Recent studies indicate that NE budding might be an endogenous cellular process for the nuclear export of very large RNPs and protein aggregates. In Drosophila, this mechanism is required for synaptic plasticity, but its role may extend beyond the nervous system, in tissues where local changes in translation are required. Here we discuss these recent findings and a potential relationship between NE budding and the NPC.

Publisher URL: http://www.cell.com/neuron/fulltext/S0896-6273(17)30988-1

DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2017.10.020

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