Coiled bodies

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Coiled bodies (Aliases: "Cajal bodies") are structures found in the nucleus of certain cells.[1] They are often seen attached to the Nucleolus.[2]

P80-coilin is a specific marker for coiled bodies,[3] and demonstrates these bodies tend to be associated with the nucleolus when cells are not dividing.


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  2. Kinderman NB, LaVelle A (1976). "A nucleolus-associated coiled body". J. Neurocytol. 5 (8): 545–50. PMID 978230.
  3. Raska I, Ochs RL, Andrade LE; et al. (1990). "Association between the nucleolus and the coiled body". J. Struct. Biol. 104 (1–3): 120–7. PMID 2088441.