nuclear localization signal

nuclear localization signal
In eukaryotes, peptide signal sequence that identifies a protein as being destined for the nucleus (see importins. Frequently the signal sequence is a collection of basic amino acids downstream of a helix-breaking proline; eg. SV40 T (Pro-Lys-Lys-Lys-Arg-Lys-Val).

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