Nuclear pore complexes (NPCs) and kinetochores perform distinct tasks, yet their shared ability to bind several proteins suggests their functions are intertwined. Among these shared proteins is Mad1p, a component of the yeast spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC). Here we describe a role for Mad1p in regulating nuclear import that employs its ability to sense a disruption of kinetochore-microtubule interactions during mitosis. We show that kinetochore-microtubule detachment arrests nuclear import mediated by the transport factor Kap121p through a mechanism that requires Mad1p cycling between unattached, metaphase kinetochores and binding sites at the NPC. This signaling pathway requires the Aurora B-like kinase Ipl1p, and the resulting transport changes inhibit the nuclear import of Glc7p, a phosphatase that acts as an Ipl1p antagonist. We propose that a distinct branch of the SAC exists in which Mad1p senses unattached kinetochores and, by altering NPC transport activity, regulates the nuclear environment of the spindle.
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