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From NCBI Gene:
This gene encodes a protein component of the Nup107-160 subunit of the nuclear pore complex. Nuclear pore complexes are embedded in the nuclear envelope and promote bidirectional transport of macromolecules between the cytoplasm and nucleus. The encoded protein can also bind to the C-terminus of chemokine (C-C motif) receptor 2 (CCR2) and promote chemotaxis of monocytes, thereby participating in the inflammatory response. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2014]
Essential component of the nuclear pore complex (NPC) that seems to be required for NPC assembly and maintenance (PubMed:12718872). As part of the NPC Nup107-160 subcomplex plays a role in RNA export and in tethering NUP96/Nup98 and NUP153 to the nucleus (PubMed:12718872). The Nup107-160 complex seems to be required for spindle assembly during mitosis (PubMed:16807356). NUP85 is required for membrane clustering of CCL2-activated CCR2 (PubMed:15995708). Seems to be involved in CCR2-mediated chemotaxis of monocytes and may link activated CCR2 to the phosphatidyl-inositol 3-kinase-Rac-lammellipodium protrusion cascade (PubMed:15995708).