Perinuclear space

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The perinuclear space referes to the empty space between the inner and outer nuclear membrane. As the nucelar membrane itself surrounds the nucleu, the perinuclear space also surrounds the nucleus. The endoplasmic reticulum if found to be attatched to the nuclear membrane, and it is therefore consistent to state that the lumen of the endoplasmic reticulum is continuous with the perinuclear space of the nuclear membrane.This space is usually 20-40nm wide in size[1]. The space is used as a separation of the nucleaus from the surrounding cytoplasm[2]   

References

  1. http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Perinuclear_space
  2. http://www.plant-biology.com/Perinuclear-space.php

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