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Aliases for KIF5A Gene

Aliases for KIF5A Gene

  • Kinesin Family Member 5A 2 3
  • NKHC 3 4 6
  • Kinesin Heavy Chain Neuron-Specific 1 3 4
  • Neuronal Kinesin Heavy Chain 3 4
  • SPG10 3 6
  • Spastic Paraplegia 10 (Autosomal Dominant) 2
  • Kinesin, Heavy Chain, Neuron-Specific 3
  • Kinesin Heavy Chain Isoform 5A 3
  • KIF5A Variant Protein 3
  • D12S1889 3
  • MY050 3
  • NKHC1 4

External Ids for KIF5A Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for KIF5A Gene

  • SPG10

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KIF5A Gene

  • GC12M059133
  • GC12P058087
  • GC12P057660
  • GC12P056230
  • GC12P057943
  • GC12P054981

Summaries for KIF5A Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for KIF5A Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the kinesin family of proteins. Members of this family are part of a multisubunit complex that functions as a microtubule motor in intracellular organelle transport. Mutations in this gene cause autosomal dominant spastic paraplegia 10. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for KIF5A Gene

KIF5A (Kinesin Family Member 5A) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with KIF5A include spastic paraplegia 10, autosomal dominant and spastic paraplegia 10. Among its related pathways are Class I MHC mediated antigen processing and presentation and Hemostasis. GO annotations related to this gene include microtubule binding and motor activity. An important paralog of this gene is KIF5C.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KIF5A Gene

  • Microtubule-dependent motor required for slow axonal transport of neurofilament proteins (NFH, NFM and NFL).

Gene Wiki entry for KIF5A Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for KIF5A Gene

Genomics for KIF5A Gene

Regulatory Elements for KIF5A Gene

Genomic Location for KIF5A Gene

57,549,998 bp from pter
57,586,632 bp from pter
36,635 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for KIF5A Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for KIF5A Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for KIF5A Gene

Proteins for KIF5A Gene

  • Protein details for KIF5A Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Kinesin heavy chain isoform 5A
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A6H8M5
    • Q4LE26

    Protein attributes for KIF5A Gene

    1032 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    117378 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Oligomer composed of two heavy chains and two light chains. Interacts with GRIP1 (By similarity).
    • Sequence=BAE06127.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for KIF5A Gene

neXtProt entry for KIF5A Gene

Proteomics data for KIF5A Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for KIF5A Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for KIF5A Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
Reactome Protein details:
REFSEQ proteins:

Antibody Products

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for KIF5A Gene

Domains for KIF5A Gene

Gene Families for KIF5A Gene

  • KIF :Kinesins

Protein Domains for KIF5A Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for KIF5A Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Q12840
  • Composed of three structural domains: a large globular N-terminal domain which is responsible for the motor activity of kinesin (it hydrolyzes ATP and binds microtubule), a central alpha-helical coiled coil domain that mediates the heavy chain dimerization; and a small globular C-terminal domain which interacts with other proteins (such as the kinesin light chains), vesicles and membranous organelles
  • Contains 1 kinesin motor domain.
  • Belongs to the TRAFAC class myosin-kinesin ATPase superfamily. Kinesin family. Kinesin subfamily.
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Function for KIF5A Gene

Molecular function for KIF5A Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
kinesin heavy chain member 3A,involved in neuronal cellular functioning,amplified in certain tumors,homolog to Drosophila costal 2, associating to cubitus interruptus (CI) in the hedgehog pathways
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Microtubule-dependent motor required for slow axonal transport of neurofilament proteins (NFH, NFM and NFL).

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for KIF5A Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003774 motor activity TAS 7514426
GO:0003777 microtubule motor activity --
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 22705394
GO:0005524 ATP binding IEA --
GO:0008017 microtubule binding IEA --
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Animal Models for KIF5A Gene

MGI Knock Outs for KIF5A:

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miRNA for KIF5A Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target KIF5A

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  • Predesigned siRNA for gene silencing in human,mouse,rat for KIF5A

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for KIF5A Gene

Localization for KIF5A Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KIF5A Gene

Cytoplasm, perinuclear region. Cytoplasm, cytoskeleton. Note=Concentrated in the cell body of the neurons, particularly in the perinuclear region. {ECO:0000250}.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for KIF5A Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for KIF5A gene
Compartment Confidence
cytoskeleton 4
cytosol 4
nucleus 2

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for KIF5A Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005829 cytosol TAS --
GO:0005871 kinesin complex IBA --
GO:0005874 microtubule IEA --
GO:0016020 membrane IDA 19946888
GO:0048471 perinuclear region of cytoplasm IEA --
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Pathways for KIF5A Gene

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Pathways by source for KIF5A Gene

1 GeneGo (Thomson Reuters) pathway for KIF5A Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for KIF5A Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006200 obsolete ATP catabolic process --
GO:0007018 microtubule-based movement TAS --
GO:0007264 small GTPase mediated signal transduction TAS --
GO:0007268 synaptic transmission TAS 7514426
GO:0007411 axon guidance IBA --
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Compounds for KIF5A Gene

(2) ApexBio Compounds for KIF5A Gene

Compound Action Cas Number
GSK-923295 "CENP-E inhibitor,small-molecule" [1088965-37-0]
MPI-0479605 "Mps1 inhibitor,selective and ATP competitive" [1246529-32-7]
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Transcripts for KIF5A Gene

mRNA/cDNA for KIF5A Gene

Unigene Clusters for KIF5A Gene

Kinesin family member 5A:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for KIF5A Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for KIF5A Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for KIF5A Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for KIF5A Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for KIF5A Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Brain - Cortex (8.9), Brain - Frontal Cortex (BA9) (8.2), Brain - Anterior cingulate cortex (BA24) (7.6), Brain - Amygdala (7.0), and Brain - Hippocampus (5.0).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues for KIF5A Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Plasma (22.9) and Nasal epithelium (16.2).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for KIF5A Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for KIF5A Gene Hs.151219

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for KIF5A Gene

Tissue specificity: Distributed throughout the CNS but is highly enriched in subsets of neurons
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In Situ Assay Products

No data available for Expression partners for KIF5A Gene

Orthologs for KIF5A Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for KIF5A Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia KIF5A 35
  • 94.12 (n)
  • 98.93 (a)
KIF5A 36
  • 99 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia KIF5A 35
  • 94.38 (n)
  • 99.03 (a)
KIF5A 36
  • 99 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Kif5a 35
  • 90.88 (n)
  • 98.15 (a)
Kif5a 16
Kif5a 36
  • 98 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia KIF5A 35
  • 99.74 (n)
  • 99.9 (a)
KIF5A 36
  • 100 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Kif5a 35
  • 91.2 (n)
  • 97.27 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 75 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia KIF5A 36
  • 83 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia kif5a 35
  • 80.1 (n)
  • 88.88 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii kif5aa 35
  • 73.92 (n)
  • 74.51 (a)
kif5aa 36
  • 73 (a)
kif5ab 36
  • 69 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta Khc 37
  • 59 (a)
Kif19A 37
  • 29 (a)
nod 37
  • 35 (a)
Khc 36
  • 58 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea klp-10 37
  • 28 (a)
unc-116 37
  • 47 (a)
unc-116 36
  • 52 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 59 (a)
Species with no ortholog for KIF5A:
  • 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)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • 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)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • 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)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for KIF5A Gene

Gene Tree for KIF5A (if available)
Gene Tree for KIF5A (if available)

Paralogs for KIF5A Gene

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Variants for KIF5A Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for KIF5A Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 12 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs775243 -- 57,577,174(+) GGACA(C/T)CAGAA intron-variant
rs775244 -- 57,580,207(-) CACTA(C/T)AGGTT intron-variant
rs775245 -- 57,580,887(+) CCTAC(A/G)CTCCT intron-variant
rs775246 -- 57,581,372(+) AATGC(A/C)GGGTC intron-variant
rs775247 -- 57,581,787(-) CTCAG(C/T)GATAG intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for KIF5A Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv899118 CNV Gain 21882294
dgv513e1 CNV Complex 17122850
nsv428283 CNV Gain 18775914
nsv724 CNV Insertion 18451855
nsv8975 CNV Gain 18304495
esv2672290 CNV Deletion 23128226
esv2745931 CNV Deletion 23290073
nsv725 CNV Loss 18451855

Relevant External Links for KIF5A Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KIF5A Gene

Disorders for KIF5A Gene

(1) OMIM Diseases for KIF5A Gene (602821)


  • Spastic paraplegia 10, autosomal dominant (SPG10) [MIM:604187]: A form of spastic paraplegia, a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by a slow, gradual, progressive weakness and spasticity of the lower limbs. Rate of progression and the severity of symptoms are quite variable. Initial symptoms may include difficulty with balance, weakness and stiffness in the legs, muscle spasms, and dragging the toes when walking. In some forms of the disorder, bladder symptoms (such as incontinence) may appear, or the weakness and stiffness may spread to other parts of the body. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:12355402, ECO:0000269 PubMed:15452312, ECO:0000269 PubMed:16476820, ECO:0000269 PubMed:16489470, ECO:0000269 PubMed:18245137, ECO:0000269 PubMed:18853458, ECO:0000269 PubMed:21107874}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

(1) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for KIF5A Gene

(2) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for KIF5A Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
spg10 98.9 7
spastic paraplegia hereditary 92.5 3

Relevant External Links for KIF5A

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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No data available for Genatlas for KIF5A Gene

Publications for KIF5A Gene

  1. Mutation in KIF5A can also cause adult-onset hereditary spastic paraplegia. (PMID: 16489470) Blair M.A. … Hedera P. (Neurogenetics 2006) 2 3 4 23
  2. Assignment of GALGT encoding beta-1, 4N-acetylgalactosaminyl-transferase (GalNAc-T) and KIF5A encoding neuronal kinesin (D12S1889) to human chromosome band 12q13 by assignment to ICI YAC 26EG10 and in situ hybridization. (PMID: 9858832) Hamlin P.J. … Robinson P.A. (Cytogenet. Cell Genet. 1998) 2 3 23
  3. Evidence of kinesin heavy chain (KIF5A) involvement in pure hereditary spastic paraplegia. (PMID: 15452312) Fichera M. … Neri M. (Neurology 2004) 3 4 23
  4. Effect of spastic paraplegia mutations in KIF5A kinesin on transport activity. (PMID: 18203753) Ebbing B. … Woehlke G. (Hum. Mol. Genet. 2008) 3 4 23
  5. Complicated forms of autosomal dominant hereditary spastic paraplegia are frequent in SPG10. (PMID: 18853458) Goizet C. … Brice A. (Hum. Mutat. 2009) 3 4 23

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