The nuclear membrane is the membrane inside a cell that has the nucleus and nucleolus inside. It forms a double layer, which is called the nuclear envelope. It is connected to another group of membranes in the cell, the endoplasmic reticulum.
The nuclear membrane has thousands of nuclear pores – large hollow proteins about 100 nm across, with an inner channel about 40 nm wide. They link the inner and outer nuclear membranes.
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