2LIA 1066 LFR2O French-Russian Joint Cancer Research Laboratory, 94805 Villejuif, France
3Koltzov Institute of Developmental Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences, 119334 Moscow, Russia
4UMR8126, CNRS, Université Paris-Sud, Institut de Cancérologie Gustave Roussy, 94805 Villejuif, France
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Received November 15, 2017; Revision received December 27, 2017
Cell nucleus is characterized by strong compartmentalization of structural components in its three-dimensional space. Certain genomic functions are accompanied by changes in the localization of chromatin loci and nuclear bodies. Here we review recent data on the mobility of nuclear components and the role of this mobility in genome functioning.
KEY WORDS: nucleus, genome, chromatin, nuclear bodies, mobility