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n. (context protein English) Any of a class of fibrous proteins that provide structure, and regulate transcription in a cell nucleus


Nuclear lamins, also known as Class V intermediate filaments, are fibrous proteins providing structural function and transcriptional regulation in the cell nucleus. Nuclear lamins interact with membrane-associated proteins to form the nuclear lamina on the interior of the nuclear envelope. They are involved in the disassembling and reforming of the nuclear envelope during mitosis, as well as the positioning of nuclear pores.

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Revell, the bomb, built by two Libyan intelligence agents — Abdel Basset al-Megrahi and Lamin Khalifah Fhima — was placed inside a suitcase and smuggled into the airport at Malta, and tagged for its final destination to JFK airport in New York.