Nucleoporin 153

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Aliases NUP153, HN153, nucleoporin 153kDa, nucleoporin 153
External IDs MGI: 2385621 HomoloGene: 68442 GeneCards: NUP153
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Species Human Mouse
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Location (UCSC) Chr 6: 17.62 – 17.71 Mb Chr 13: 46.68 – 46.73 Mb
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Nucleoporin 153 (Nup153) is a protein which in humans is encoded by the NUP153 gene. It is an essential component of the basket of nuclear pore complexes (NPCs) in vertebrates, and required for the achoring of NPCs. It also acts as the docking site of an importing karyopherin.[4] On the cytoplasmic side of the NPC, Nup358 fulfills an analogous role.


Main article: Nuclear pore

Nuclear pore complexes are extremely elaborate structures that mediate the regulated movement of macromolecules between the nucleus and cytoplasm. These complexes are composed of at least 100 different polypeptide subunits, many of which belong to the nucleoporin family. Nucleoporins are pore complex-specific glycoproteins characterized by cytoplasmically oriented O-linked N-acetylglucosamine residues and numerous repeats of the pentapeptide sequence XFXFG.


Nucleoporin 153 has a mass of 153 kDA (hence its name). It is filamentous and it contains three distinct domains: a N-terminal region within which a pore targeting domain has been identified, a central region containing multiple zinc finger motifs, and a C-terminal region containing multiple XFXFG repeats.[5]


NUP153 has been shown to interact with SENP2[6][7] and KPNB1.[8][9][10]


  1. ^ "Diseases that are genetically associated with NUP153 view/edit references on wikidata". 
  2. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". 
  3. ^ "Mouse PubMed Reference:". 
  4. ^ Moroianu J, Blobel G, Radu A (1997). "RanGTP-mediated nuclear export of karyopherin alpha involves its interaction with the nucleoporin Nup153.". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 94 (18): 9699–704. doi:10.1073/pnas.94.18.9699. PMC 23253Freely accessible. PMID 9275187. 
  5. ^ "Entrez Gene: NUP153 nucleoporin 153kDa". 
  6. ^ Hang, Jun; Dasso Mary (May 2002). "Association of the human SUMO-1 protease SENP2 with the nuclear pore". J. Biol. Chem. United States. 277 (22): 19961–6. doi:10.1074/jbc.M201799200. ISSN 0021-9258. PMID 11896061. 
  7. ^ Zhang, Hong; Saitoh Hisato; Matunis Michael J (September 2002). "Enzymes of the SUMO modification pathway localize to filaments of the nuclear pore complex". Mol. Cell. Biol. United States. 22 (18): 6498–508. doi:10.1128/MCB.22.18.6498-6508.2002. ISSN 0270-7306. PMC 135644Freely accessible. PMID 12192048. 
  8. ^ Nakielny, S; Shaikh S; Burke B; Dreyfuss G (April 1999). "Nup153 is an M9-containing mobile nucleoporin with a novel Ran-binding domain". EMBO J. ENGLAND. 18 (7): 1982–95. doi:10.1093/emboj/18.7.1982. ISSN 0261-4189. PMC 1171283Freely accessible. PMID 10202161. 
  9. ^ Kehlenbach, R H; Gerace L (June 2000). "Phosphorylation of the nuclear transport machinery down-regulates nuclear protein import in vitro". J. Biol. Chem. UNITED STATES. 275 (23): 17848–56. doi:10.1074/jbc.M001455200. ISSN 0021-9258. PMID 10749866. 
  10. ^ Ben-Efraim, I; Gerace L (January 2001). "Gradient of increasing affinity of importin beta for nucleoporins along the pathway of nuclear import". J. Cell Biol. United States. 152 (2): 411–7. doi:10.1083/jcb.152.2.411. ISSN 0021-9525. PMC 2199621Freely accessible. PMID 11266456. 

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