Disassembly of RanGTP-karyopherin beta complex, an intermediate in nuclear protein import.

We previously showed that RanGTP forms a 1:1 complex with karyopherin beta that renders RanGTP inaccessible to RanGAP (Floer, M., and Blobel, G. (1996) J. Biol. Chem. 271, 5313-5316) and karyopherin beta functionally inactive (Rexach, M., and Blobel, G. (1995) Cell 83, 683-692). Recycling of both factors for another round of function requires dissociation… (More)