Aliases for KIF6 Gene
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Previous HGNC Symbols for KIF6 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KIF6 Gene
This gene encodes a member of a family of molecular motors which are involved in intracellular transport of protein complexes, membrane organelles, and messenger ribonucleic acid along microtubules. Kinesins function as homodimeric molecules with two N-terminal head domains that move along microtubules and two C-terminal tail domains that interact with the transported cargo, either directly or indirectly, through adapter molecules. This gene is ubiquitously expressed in coronary arteries and other vascular tissue. A naturally occurring mutation in this gene is associated with coronary heart disease. [provided by RefSeq, May 2017]
GeneCards Summary for KIF6 Gene
KIF6 (Kinesin Family Member 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with KIF6 include Smallpox. Among its related pathways are Golgi-to-ER retrograde transport and Factors involved in megakaryocyte development and platelet production. GO annotations related to this gene include ATPase activity and microtubule motor activity. An important paralog of this gene is KIF9.