2016 年 56 巻 5 号 p. 271-274
The various molecules and organelles in a eukaryotic cell are suitably positioned within the cell to carry out their functions at the appropriate time. This intracellular positioning is accomplished through interplay among the active transport mechanisms, intracellular fluctuations, and physical properties of the components inside the cell. Here, we review the recent advances in research on how the nucleus moves toward, and maintains its position at, the geometrical center of the cell. This question has attracted researchers from various fields, and is a good subject for interdisciplinary collaboration.