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Aliases for KIF2B Gene

Aliases for KIF2B Gene

  • Kinesin Family Member 2B 2 3

External Ids for KIF2B Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KIF2B Gene

  • GC17P049256
  • GC17P051900
  • GC17P047268

Summaries for KIF2B Gene

GeneCards Summary for KIF2B Gene

KIF2B (Kinesin Family Member 2B) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Class I MHC mediated antigen processing and presentation and Cell Cycle, Mitotic. GO annotations related to this gene include microtubule binding and microtubule motor activity. An important paralog of this gene is KIF2A.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KIF2B Gene

  • Plus end-directed microtubule-dependent motor required for spindle assembly and chromosome movement. Has microtubule depolymerization activity.

No data available for Entrez Gene Summary , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for KIF2B Gene

Genomics for KIF2B Gene

Regulatory Elements for KIF2B Gene

Genomic Location for KIF2B Gene

53,822,878 bp from pter
53,825,213 bp from pter
2,336 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for KIF2B Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for KIF2B Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for KIF2B Gene

Proteins for KIF2B Gene

  • Protein details for KIF2B Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Kinesin-like protein KIF2B
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q96MA2
    • Q9BXG6

    Protein attributes for KIF2B Gene

    673 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    76254 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available
    • Osteosarcoma cells (U2OS) lacking KIF2B show disorganised often monopolar mitotic spindles, severely reduced velocity of chromosome movement and blocked cytokinesis. Bipolar mitotic spindles can be restored by simultaneous depletion of KIF2B, KIFC1 and NUMA1

neXtProt entry for KIF2B Gene

Proteomics data for KIF2B Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for KIF2B Gene

  • Phosphorylation at Thr-125 by PLK1 is required for activity in the correction of kinetochore-microtubules attachment errors, while phosphorylation at Ser-204 also by PLK1 is required for the kinetochore localization and activity in prometaphase.
  • Ubiquitination at Lys442
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for KIF2B Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
Reactome Protein details:
REFSEQ proteins:

Antibody Products

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for KIF2B Gene

Domains for KIF2B Gene

Gene Families for KIF2B Gene

  • KIF :Kinesins

Protein Domains for KIF2B Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for KIF2B Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Q8N4N8
  • Contains 1 kinesin motor domain.
  • Belongs to the TRAFAC class myosin-kinesin ATPase superfamily. Kinesin family. MCAK/KIF2 subfamily.
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Function for KIF2B Gene

Molecular function for KIF2B Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Plus end-directed microtubule-dependent motor required for spindle assembly and chromosome movement. Has microtubule depolymerization activity.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for KIF2B Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003777 microtubule motor activity IBA --
GO:0005524 ATP binding IEA --
GO:0008017 microtubule binding IEA --
GO:0016887 ATPase activity IBA --
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  • Predesigned siRNA for gene silencing in human,mouse,rat for KIF2B

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Phenotypes , Animal Models , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for KIF2B Gene

Localization for KIF2B Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KIF2B Gene

Cytoplasm, cytoskeleton, microtubule organizing center, centrosome. Cytoplasm, cytoskeleton, spindle. Chromosome, centromere, kinetochore. Note=Association with kinetochore is transient.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for KIF2B Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for KIF2B gene
Compartment Confidence
cytoskeleton 5
cytosol 4
nucleus 4
extracellular 1
peroxisome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for KIF2B Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000776 kinetochore --
GO:0000777 condensed chromosome kinetochore IEA --
GO:0005634 nucleus IDA --
GO:0005730 nucleolus IDA --
GO:0005815 microtubule organizing center IEA --
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Pathways for KIF2B Gene

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Pathways by source for KIF2B Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for KIF2B Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000278 mitotic cell cycle TAS --
GO:0006200 obsolete ATP catabolic process --
GO:0007018 microtubule-based movement TAS --
GO:0007019 microtubule depolymerization IMP 19060894
GO:0007067 mitotic nuclear division IEA --
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Compounds for KIF2B Gene

(2) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for KIF2B Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
adp 9.42 1
nmda 0.193 1
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Transcripts for KIF2B Gene

mRNA/cDNA for KIF2B Gene

(31) Selected AceView cDNA sequences:
(5) Additional mRNA sequences :
(1) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(1) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

Unigene Clusters for KIF2B Gene

Kinesin family member 2B:
Representative Sequences:

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  • Predesigned siRNA for gene silencing in human,mouse,rat for KIF2B

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for KIF2B Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for KIF2B Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for KIF2B Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for KIF2B Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for KIF2B Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Testis (52.6).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues for KIF2B Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Heart (57.9).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for KIF2B Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for KIF2B Gene Hs.226805

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for KIF2B Gene

Tissue specificity: Highest level in lung. High level in ovary, moderate levels in heart, kidney, placenta, skeletal muscle and spleen (at protein level). Pancreas and spleen express a shorter isoform (at protein level).
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Expression partners for KIF2B Gene

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No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery for KIF2B Gene

Orthologs for KIF2B Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for KIF2B Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia KIF2B 35
  • 80.7 (n)
  • 73.43 (a)
KIF2B 36
  • 72 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia KIF2B 35
  • 85.53 (n)
  • 79.79 (a)
KIF2B 36
  • 80 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Kif2b 35
  • 79.59 (n)
  • 78.59 (a)
Kif2b 16
Kif2b 36
  • 79 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia KIF2B 35
  • 99.11 (n)
  • 98.66 (a)
KIF2B 36
  • 98 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Kif2b 35
  • 79.97 (n)
  • 78.92 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia KIF2B 36
  • 61 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia KIF2B 36
  • 63 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves KIF2B 36
  • 47 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia KIF2B 36
  • 50 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii CABZ01117349.1 36
  • 41 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta Klp10A 36
  • 36 (a)
Klp59C 36
  • 41 (a)
Klp59D 36
  • 36 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea klp-7 36
  • 35 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 43 (a)
Species with no ortholog for KIF2B:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for KIF2B Gene

Gene Tree for KIF2B (if available)
Gene Tree for KIF2B (if available)

Paralogs for KIF2B Gene

Paralogs for KIF2B Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for KIF2B Gene using alignment to 1 proteins:

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Variants for KIF2B Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for KIF2B Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 17 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs768243 -- 53,820,931(+) AAAAA(A/T)GTCCT upstream-variant-2KB
rs2331877 -- 53,821,077(+) AAAAC(A/C)CTATG upstream-variant-2KB
rs3803824 - 53,823,368(+) TACCG(C/T)CACGA reference, missense
rs3803825 -- 53,823,723(+) ACCTT(A/G)AAGGA reference, synonymous-codon
rs3803826 -- 53,824,024(+) ATGCT(C/T)TGGTG reference, synonymous-codon

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for KIF2B Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv908620 CNV Loss 21882294

Relevant External Links for KIF2B Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KIF2B Gene

Disorders for KIF2B Gene

Relevant External Links for KIF2B

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator

No disorders were found for KIF2B Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , OMIM , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , University of Copenhagen DISEASES , Novoseek inferred disease relationships and Genatlas for KIF2B Gene

Publications for KIF2B Gene

  1. All kinesin superfamily protein, KIF, genes in mouse and human. (PMID: 11416179) Miki H. … Hirokawa N. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2001) 2 3 23
  2. The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC). (PMID: 15489334) Gerhard D.S. … Malek J. (Genome Res. 2004) 3 4
  3. The kinesin-13 proteins Kif2a, Kif2b, and Kif2c/MCAK have distinct roles during mitosis in human cells. (PMID: 17538014) Manning A.L. … Compton D.A. (Mol. Biol. Cell 2007) 3 4
  4. A genome-wide study reveals copy number variants exclusive to childhood obesity cases. (PMID: 20950786) Glessner J.T. … Grant S.F. (Am. J. Hum. Genet. 2010) 3 48
  5. Plk1 regulates the kinesin-13 protein Kif2b to promote faithful chromosome segregation. (PMID: 22535524) Hood E.A. … Compton D.A. (Mol. Biol. Cell 2012) 3 4

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