Essential component of the nuclear pore complex (NPC) that seems to be required for NPC assembly and maintenance. As part of the NPC Nup107-160 subcomplex plays a role in RNA export and in tethering NUP98/Nup98 and NUP153 to the nucleus. The Nup107-160 complex seems to be required for spindle assembly during mitosis. NUP85 is required for membrane clustering of CCL2-activated CCR2. 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.
Belongs to the nucleoporin Nup85 family.
Nucleus > nuclear pore complex. Chromosome > centromere > kinetochore. Cytoplasm > cytoskeleton > spindle. Cytoplasm. Nucleus membrane. During mitosis, localizes to the kinetochores and spindle poles. Upon CCl2 stimulation translocates from the cytoplasm to the membrane and colocalizes with CCR2 at the front of migrating cells.
Detection of Pericentrin 1 in Immunoprecipitates of 293T whole cell lysate (1 mg for IP, 20% of IP loaded) using ab168839 at 6 µg/mg lysate for IP and at 1 µg/ml for subsequent Western blot detection. Detection: Chemiluminescence with an exposure time of 10 seconds.