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noun, plural: nucleoporins

Any of the family of porins that make up the nuclear pore complex


The nucleoporins are the protein units of the nuclear pore complex. They form the nuclear pore where biomolecules may pass through it. Thus, nucleoporins facilitate the transport of biomolecules into and out of the nucleus.

Word origin: nucleo- (nucleus) + porin (pore)

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