Large cytoplasmic ribonucleoprotein particles that have an eight fold symmetry with a central pore and petal like structures giving the appearence of an octagonal dome. May be related to the central plug of the nuclear pore complex.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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