Definitions for ranræn

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  1. Ran

    imp. of Run

  2. Ran(noun)

    open robbery

  3. Ran(noun)

    yarns coiled on a spun-yarn winch

  4. Ran

    of Run

  5. Origin: [AS. rn.]

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  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 Written Corpus Frequency: #1647

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