Nuclear transport: a guide to import receptors

Lili Yamasaki, Robert E. Lanford

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After synthesis in the cytoplasm, nuclear proteins traverse the nuclear envelope as a result of the specific recognition of nuclear localization signals by import. Various approaches have now uncovered a range of proteins with at least some of the characteristics expected of import receptors. This article focuses on early steps in the nuclear import of proteins and surveys the recently identified candidate import receptors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-127
Number of pages5
JournalTrends in Cell Biology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1992
Externally publishedYes

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  • Cell Biology


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