- The Nuclear Transport Protein Importin-5: A Promising Target in Oncology and Virology
CHIMIA 2021, 75, 319-322
Cellular homeostasis importantly relies on the correct nucleoplasmic distribution of a large number of RNA molecules and proteins, which are shuttled by specialized transport receptors. The nuclear import receptor importin-5, also called IPO5, RanBP5 or karyopherin β3, mediates the translocation of proteins to the nucleus, and thus regulates critical signaling pathways and cellular functions. The normal function of IPO5 appears to be disrupted in cancer cells due to aberrant overexpression. IPO5 also demonstrated a pivotal role in viral replication. The constant increasing number of publications shows an interest within the scientific community as a therapeutic target due to its pivotal role in protein trafficking.
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