The transport of molecules between the nucleus and the cytoplasm in eukaryotic cells is mediated by the nuclear pore complex (NPC), which consists of 60-100 proteins. Small molecules (up to 70 kD) can pass through the nuclear pore by nonselective diffusion while larger molecules are transported by an active process. The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the importin alpha family, and is involved in nuclear protein import.
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Protein Aliases: kinesin-like 6; Kinesin-like protein 6; Kinesin-like protein KIF2C; kinesin-related protein 2; MCAK; Mitotic centromere-associated kinesin; RP11-269F19.1; testis tissue sperm-binding protein Li 68n
Gene Aliases: 4930402F02Rik; CT139; ESTM5; KIF2C; KNSL6; KRP2; MCAK; X83316
Molecular Function: microtubule binding motor protein