Definitions for ranræn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. Ref: pt. of run .

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. ranæn

    the past tense of "run"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ran

    imp. of Run

  2. Ran(noun)

    open robbery

  3. Ran(noun)

    yarns coiled on a spun-yarn winch

  4. Ran

    of Run


  1. Ran

    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.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'ran' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1156

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ran' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1647

Anagrams of ran

  1. RNA

  2. NRA

Translations for ran

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


belonging to, or happening, near the beginning of a period of time etc

early morning; in the early part of the century.

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