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Aliases for KIZ Gene

Aliases for KIZ Gene

  • Kizuna Centrosomal Protein 2 3 5
  • Polo-Like Kinase 1 Substrate 1 2 3 4
  • NCRNA00153 3 4
  • C20orf19 3 4
  • PLK1S1 3 4
  • Chromosome 20 Open Reading Frame 19 2
  • Non-Protein Coding RNA 153 2
  • Centrosomal Protein Kizuna 3
  • Kizuna 3
  • HT013 3
  • RP69 3

External Ids for KIZ Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for KIZ Gene

  • NCRNA00153
  • C20orf19
  • PLK1S1

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KIZ Gene

  • GC20P021107

Summaries for KIZ Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for KIZ Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene localizes to centrosomes, strengthening and stabilizing the pericentriolar region prior to spindle formation. The encoded protein usually remains with the mother centrosome after centrosomal duplication. Sevral transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2013]

GeneCards Summary for KIZ Gene

KIZ (Kizuna Centrosomal Protein) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with KIZ include Retinitis Pigmentosa 69 and Retinitis Pigmentosa. Among its related pathways are PLK1 signaling events. GO annotations related to this gene include protein kinase binding.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KIZ Gene

  • Centrosomal protein required for establishing a robust mitotic centrosome architecture that can endure the forces that converge on the centrosomes during spindle formation. Required for stabilizing the expanded pericentriolar material around the centriole.

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

Genomics for KIZ Gene

Regulatory Elements for KIZ Gene

Enhancers for KIZ Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Enhancer Score Enhancer Sources Gene-Enhancer Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Gene Targets for Enhancer
GH20F021234 2.6 VISTA Ensembl ENCODE 13.7 +109.4 109391 2.4 ZNF48 RAD21 ZNF143 MIXL1 ZNF362 ZNF654 CEBPB REST MTA1 KLF16 KIZ GC20P021240 KIZ-AS1
GH20F021124 1.1 ENCODE 21.6 +0.3 262 2.5 PKNOX1 ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 ZNF2 SLC30A9 ZNF143 FOS SP3 SP5 KIZ RNA5SP477
GH20F021189 1.3 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 14.2 +65.1 65074 4.1 PKNOX1 TEAD4 FEZF1 ZIC2 ZNF316 GLIS2 POLR2A PRDM10 ZNF600 NFE2 KIZ NKX2-2 RPS15AP1 KIZ-AS1
GH20F021182 1 Ensembl ENCODE 14.3 +57.3 57305 1.9 JUN INSM2 KLF17 BRCA1 HIC1 ZNF664 ZNF366 SCRT2 RCOR1 FOS KIZ RPS15AP1 KIZ-AS1
GH20F021166 0.5 FANTOM5 14.3 +40.8 40829 0.4 MAX EBF1 KIZ RPS15AP1 KIZ-AS1
- Elite enhancer and/or Elite enhancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

Enhancers around KIZ on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for KIZ Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters
ENSR00001447937 218 2399 PKNOX1 ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 ZNF2 SLC30A9 ZNF143 FOS SP3 SP5

Genomic Location for KIZ Gene

21,125,983 bp from pter
21,246,622 bp from pter
120,640 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for KIZ Gene

Genes around KIZ on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
KIZ Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for KIZ Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for KIZ Gene

Proteins for KIZ Gene

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

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Centrosomal protein kizuna
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B4DDE9
    • B4DK54
    • Q4G0M8
    • Q4G0S5
    • Q5BKY3
    • Q6P0M6
    • Q71ME0
    • Q9NZ35

    Protein attributes for KIZ Gene

    673 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    75111 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with AKAP9, CEP72, ODF2, PCNT and TUBGCP2.
    • Kizuna means bonds in Japanese.
    • Sequence=AAF67652.1; Type=Frameshift; Positions=283; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=AAH39296.1; Type=Frameshift; Positions=279; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=AAP97689.1; Type=Frameshift; Positions=198; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=BAG59066.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for KIZ Gene


neXtProt entry for KIZ Gene

Post-translational modifications for KIZ Gene

  • Phosphorylation at Thr-379 by PLK1 is not needed for centrosomal localization or pericentriolar material expansion but is indispensable for spindle-pole stabilization.
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for KIZ Gene

Domains & Families for KIZ Gene

Protein Domains for KIZ Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for KIZ Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the kizuna family.
  • Belongs to the kizuna family.
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No data available for Gene Families for KIZ Gene

Function for KIZ Gene

Molecular function for KIZ Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Centrosomal protein required for establishing a robust mitotic centrosome architecture that can endure the forces that converge on the centrosomes during spindle formation. Required for stabilizing the expanded pericentriolar material around the centriole.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for KIZ Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 16980960
GO:0019901 protein kinase binding IPI 16980960
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Human Phenotype Ontology for KIZ Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for KIZ Gene

MGI Knock Outs for KIZ:

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for KIZ Gene

Localization for KIZ Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KIZ Gene

Cytoplasm, cytoskeleton, microtubule organizing center, centrosome. Cytoplasm, cytoskeleton, cilium basal body. Note=Localizes to centrosomes throughout the cell cycle. After centrosome duplication, it usually remains associated only with the mother centrosome, containing the older mature centriole and particles surrounding it. During prophase, additional particles accumulate around both separating centrosomes. Does not accumulate at the microtubule minus ends, but instead localizes to the centrosomes and centrosome-surrounding area in a microtubule-independent and dependent manner, respectively. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:24680887}.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for KIZ Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IEA --
GO:0005813 centrosome IEA,IDA 16980960
GO:0005815 microtubule organizing center IEA --
GO:0005856 cytoskeleton IEA --
GO:0016020 membrane IEA --
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No data available for Subcellular locations from COMPARTMENTS for KIZ Gene

Pathways & Interactions for KIZ Gene

SuperPathway Contained pathways
1 PLK1 signaling events
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Pathways by source for KIZ Gene

1 BioSystems pathway for KIZ Gene

SIGNOR curated interactions for KIZ Gene

Is activated by:

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for KIZ Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007051 spindle organization IEA,IMP 16980960
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Transcripts for KIZ Gene

Inhibitory RNA Products

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

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c · 1d ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6a · 6b ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9 ^ 10 ^ 11a · 11b ^ 12 ^ 13
SP1: -
SP2: - -
SP4: - -

Relevant External Links for KIZ Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for KIZ Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and SAGE for KIZ Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for KIZ Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Plasma (69.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB and MOPED for KIZ Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for KIZ Gene

- Elite partner

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of KIZ Gene:

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No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues and mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for KIZ Gene

Orthologs for KIZ Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for KIZ Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia PLK1S1 34
  • 99.16 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia PLK1S1 34
  • 84.77 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Plk1s1 34
  • 81.72 (n)
Kiz 16
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia PLK1S1 34
  • 81.46 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Plk1s1 34
  • 81.09 (n)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves PLK1S1 34
  • 53.41 (n)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia Str.17566 34
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia Xl.10588 34
Species where no ortholog for KIZ was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • 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)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • oppossum (Monodelphis domestica)
  • 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 squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • 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)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for KIZ Gene

Gene Tree for KIZ (if available)
Gene Tree for KIZ (if available)

Paralogs for KIZ Gene

No data available for Paralogs for KIZ Gene

Variants for KIZ Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for KIZ Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 20 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs202210819 Pathogenic 21,136,463(+) ATACT(C/T)GAAAC intron-variant, nc-transcript-variant, reference, stop-gained, utr-variant-5-prime
rs587777376 Pathogenic 21,126,167(+) ACTAC(G/T)AGAGG nc-transcript-variant, reference, missense, stop-gained, utr-variant-5-prime
rs587777377 Pathogenic 21,132,126(+) AAAGA(-/AACT)TTATG intron-variant, nc-transcript-variant, reference, frameshift-variant, utr-variant-5-prime
rs10485626 -- 21,214,100(+) TTTCT(C/T)AGTTG intron-variant
rs10568380 -- 21,204,654(+) CTGGT(-/ACA)ACAAG intron-variant

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

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv979416 CNV duplication 23825009
nsv833940 CNV gain 17160897
nsv828701 CNV gain 20364138
nsv3326 CNV insertion 18451855
nsv1125719 CNV tandem duplication 24896259
esv3645488 CNV loss 21293372
esv3645487 CNV loss 21293372
esv3645479 CNV gain 21293372
esv3451853 CNV duplication 20981092
esv3399109 CNV duplication 20981092
esv29181 CNV loss 19812545
esv2670444 CNV deletion 23128226
esv2662028 CNV deletion 23128226
dgv2411e59 CNV tandem duplication 20981092

Relevant External Links for KIZ Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Variation tolerance for KIZ Gene

Disorders for KIZ Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(2) MalaCards diseases for KIZ Gene - From: OMIM, ClinVar, Orphanet, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
retinitis pigmentosa 69
  • rp69
retinitis pigmentosa
  • retinitis pigmentosa 1
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  • Retinitis pigmentosa 69 (RP69) [MIM:615780]: A retinal dystrophy belonging to the group of pigmentary retinopathies. Retinitis pigmentosa is characterized by retinal pigment deposits visible on fundus examination and primary loss of rod photoreceptor cells followed by secondary loss of cone photoreceptors. Patients typically have night vision blindness and loss of midperipheral visual field. As their condition progresses, they lose their far peripheral visual field and eventually central vision as well. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:24680887}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Relevant External Links for KIZ

Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
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No data available for Genatlas for KIZ Gene

Publications for KIZ Gene

  1. The Plk1 target Kizuna stabilizes mitotic centrosomes to ensure spindle bipolarity. (PMID: 16980960) Oshimori N. … Yamamoto T. (Nat. Cell Biol. 2006) 2 3 4 64
  2. Whole-exome sequencing identifies KIZ as a ciliary gene associated with autosomal-recessive rod-cone dystrophy. (PMID: 24680887) El Shamieh S. … Audo I. (Am. J. Hum. Genet. 2014) 3 4 64
  3. Cep72 regulates the localization of key centrosomal proteins and proper bipolar spindle formation. (PMID: 19536135) Oshimori N. … Yamamoto T. (EMBO J. 2009) 3 4 64
  4. Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs. (PMID: 14702039) Ota T. … Sugano S. (Nat. Genet. 2004) 3 4 64
  5. A Dynamic Protein Interaction Landscape of the Human Centrosome-Cilium Interface. (PMID: 26638075) Gupta G.D. … Pelletier L. (Cell 2015) 3 64

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