karyopherin

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karyopherin

(kar-ē-of'ĕr-in),
A type of soluble protein active in the complexes of nuclear pores.
[karyo- + G. pherō, to carry, + -in]
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2004) have found that 5-HT stimulation that produces LTF triggers the nuclear translocation of importins, proteins involved in carrying cargos through nuclear pore complexes, in Aplysia sensory-motor neuron co-cultures.
Importins fulfils a dual function as nuclear import receptors and cytoplasmic chaperones for exposed basic domains.