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Aliases for KLC3 Gene

Aliases for KLC3 Gene

  • Kinesin Light Chain 3 2 3
  • KLC2L 3 4 6
  • Kinesin Light Chain 2 3 4
  • KLC2 3 4
  • KLC2-Like 4
  • KNS2B 3
  • KLCt 3

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Summaries for KLC3 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for KLC3 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the kinesin light chain gene family. Kinesins are molecular motors involved in the transport of cargo along microtubules, and are composed of two kinesin heavy chain (KHC) and two kinesin light chain (KLC) molecules. KLCs are thought to typically be involved in binding cargo and regulating kinesin activity. In the rat, a protein similar to this gene product is expressed in post-meiotic spermatids, where it associates with structural components of sperm tails and mitochondria. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for KLC3 Gene

KLC3 (Kinesin Light Chain 3) is a Protein Coding gene. 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 kinesin binding. An important paralog of this gene is KLC4.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KLC3 Gene

  • Kinesin is a microtubule-associated force-producing protein that may play a role in organelle transport

Gene Wiki entry for KLC3 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for KLC3 Gene

Genomics for KLC3 Gene

Genomic Location for KLC3 Gene

45,333,434 bp from pter
45,351,552 bp from pter
18,119 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for KLC3 Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for KLC3 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for KLC3 Gene

Regulatory Elements for KLC3 Gene

Proteins for KLC3 Gene

  • Protein details for KLC3 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Kinesin light chain 3
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A0AVM3
    • A2RUT6
    • Q6GMU2
    • Q8NAL1
    • Q8WWJ9

    Protein attributes for KLC3 Gene

    504 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    55364 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Oligomer composed of two heavy chains and two light chains. Associates with microtubulin in an ATP-dependent manner. Interacts with KIF5C and ODF1 (By similarity).

    Alternative splice isoforms for KLC3 Gene


neXtProt entry for KLC3 Gene

Proteomics data for KLC3 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for KLC3 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for KLC3 Gene

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for KLC3 Gene

Domains for KLC3 Gene

Gene Families for KLC3 Gene

  • TTC :Tetratricopeptide (TTC) repeat domain containing


  • The heptad repeat (HR) motif is sufficient for interaction with kinesin heavy (KHL) chains and ODF1. The TPR region is involved in mitochondrial binding (By similarity).:
    • Q6P597
  • Belongs to the kinesin light chain family.:
    • Q6P597
  • Contains 5 TPR repeats.:
    • Q6P597
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Function for KLC3 Gene

Molecular function for KLC3 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Kinesin is a microtubule-associated force-producing protein that may play a role in organelle transport

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for KLC3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003777 microtubule motor activity IEA --
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 25416956
GO:0008017 microtubule binding IEA --
GO:0019894 kinesin binding IEA --
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Phenotypes for KLC3 Gene

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miRNA for KLC3 Gene

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for KLC3 Gene

Localization for KLC3 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KLC3 Gene

Cytoplasm, cytoskeleton. Note=Elongating spermatid tail midpiece, localized in outer dense fibers (ODFs) and associates with mitochondria. {ECO:0000250}.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for KLC3 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for KLC3 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytoskeleton 4
cytosol 3
nucleus 2

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for KLC3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IEA --
GO:0005871 kinesin complex IEA --
GO:0005874 microtubule IEA --
GO:0031514 motile cilium IEA --
GO:0035253 ciliary rootlet IEA --
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Pathways for KLC3 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for KLC3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0008088 axon cargo transport IEA --
GO:0008152 metabolic process IEA --
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Compounds for KLC3 Gene

(4) PharmGKB related drug/compound annotations for KLC3 Gene

Drug/compound Annotation
cisplatin CA
oxaliplatin CA
platinum CA
Platinum compounds CA
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Transcripts for KLC3 Gene

Unigene Clusters for KLC3 Gene

Kinesin light chain 3:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for KLC3 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c ^ 2a · 2b · 2c ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9 ^ 10 ^ 11 ^ 12 ^ 13
SP1: - -
SP2: - -
SP3: -
SP4: -
SP5: -

Relevant External Links for KLC3 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for KLC3 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for KLC3 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for KLC3 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Skin - Not Sun Exposed (Suprapubic) (16.7), Skin - Sun Exposed (Lower leg) (15.9), and Esophagus - Mucosa (4.8).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for KLC3 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for KLC3 Gene Hs.298079

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Orthologs for KLC3 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for KLC3 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia KLC3 36
  • 99.34 (n)
  • 99.6 (a)
KLC3 37
  • 97 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia KLC3 36
  • 89.07 (n)
  • 91.85 (a)
KLC3 37
  • 92 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia KLC3 36
  • 88.8 (n)
  • 91.85 (a)
KLC3 37
  • 92 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Klc3 36
  • 85.69 (n)
  • 91.05 (a)
Klc3 16
Klc3 37
  • 90 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 37
  • 3 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Klc3 36
  • 83.9 (n)
  • 88.07 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia KLC3 37
  • 65 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii klc3 37
  • 59 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta Klc 37
  • 50 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea klc-1 37
  • 34 (a)
klc-2 37
  • 43 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 37
  • 46 (a)
Species with no ortholog for KLC3:
  • 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)
  • oppossum (Monodelphis domestica)
  • 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 KLC3 Gene

Gene Tree for KLC3 (if available)
Gene Tree for KLC3 (if available)

Paralogs for KLC3 Gene

Paralogs for KLC3 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for KLC3 Gene using alignment to 4 proteins:

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Variants for KLC3 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for KLC3 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 19 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs72750 -- 45,347,108(-) GCCTC(A/G)GCCTC intron-variant
rs74915 -- 45,344,927(-) ATGGG(A/G)CCATG intron-variant, upstream-variant-2KB
rs238419 -- 45,350,155(-) CGTGA(A/G)CCACC intron-variant
rs238421 -- 45,344,397(-) tactg(A/G)aaaaa intron-variant, upstream-variant-2KB
rs366314 -- 45,343,584(+) cccac(C/G)tcggc intron-variant, upstream-variant-2KB

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for KLC3 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv833844 CNV Loss 17160897
nsv912146 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv833845 CNV Loss 17160897
nsv470146 CNV Loss 18288195
nsv458711 CNV Gain 19166990
dgv29n64 CNV Gain 17921354
nsv442466 CNV CNV 18776908

Relevant External Links for KLC3 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

Disorders for KLC3 Gene

Relevant External Links for KLC3

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KLC3 Gene

Publications for KLC3 Gene

  1. Sequence analysis of the ERCC2 gene regions in human, mouse, and hamster reveals three linked genes. (PMID: 8786141) Lamerdin J.E. … Carrano A.V. (Genomics 1996) 3 4
  2. Variation at the NFATC2 locus increases the risk of thiazolidinedione-induced edema in the Diabetes REduction Assessment with ramipril and rosiglitazone Medication (DREAM) study. (PMID: 20628086) Bailey S.D. … Anand S. (Diabetes Care 2010) 3 49
  3. 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
  4. Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs. (PMID: 14702039) Ota T. … Sugano S. (Nat. Genet. 2004) 3 4
  5. Proteomic, functional, and domain-based analysis of in vivo 14-3-3 binding proteins involved in cytoskeletal regulation and cellular organization. (PMID: 15324660) Jin J. … Pawson T. (Curr. Biol. 2004) 3

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