imp. of Run
yarns coiled on a spun-yarn winch
Origin: [AS. rn.]
Ran is a small 25 kDa protein that is involved in transport into and out of the cell nucleus during interphase and also involved in mitosis. It is a member of the Ras superfamily. Ran is a GTP binding protein that is essential for the translocation of RNA and proteins through the nuclear pore complex. The Ran protein is also involved in control of DNA synthesis and cell cycle progression. Nuclear localization of Ran requires the presence of regulator of chromosome condensation 1. Mutations in Ran disrupt DNA synthesis. Because of its many functions, it is likely that Ran interacts with several other proteins.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pa.t. of run.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'ran' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1156
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'ran' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1647
The numerical value of ran in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of ran in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Sped up my XT ran it on 220v Works greO
Crime wouldn't pay if the government ran it.
The longest mile I ever ran was the mile I ran with Cedar Fever!
The Green Bay Packers never lost a football game. They just ran out of time.
We ran over and ran around the rubble and couldn't hear anything, there was no chance that they survived.
Images & Illustrations of ran
Translations for ran
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for ran »
Find a translation for the ran definition in other languages:
Select another language: