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Aliases for NEK1 Gene

Aliases for NEK1 Gene

  • NIMA-Related Kinase 1 2 3
  • NIMA (Never In Mitosis Gene A)-Related Kinase 1 2 3
  • Never In Mitosis A-Related Kinase 1 3 4
  • Renal Carcinoma Antigen NY-REN-55 3 4
  • NimA-Related Protein Kinase 1 3 4
  • EC 4 63
  • SRPS2A 3 6
  • SRTD6 3 6
  • Serine/Threonine-Protein Kinase Nek1 3
  • Protein-Serine/Threonine Kinase 3
  • NY-REN-55 3
  • EC 2.7.11 63
  • KIAA1901 4
  • SRPS2 3

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NEK1 Gene

  • GC04M171085
  • GC04M170736
  • GC04M170898
  • GC04M171010
  • GC04M170689
  • GC04M170551
  • GC04M170314
  • GC04M166069

Summaries for NEK1 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for NEK1 Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene is a serine/threonine kinase involved in cell cycle regulation. The encoded protein is found in a centrosomal complex with FEZ1, a neuronal protein that plays a role in axonal development. Defects in this gene are a cause of polycystic kidney disease (PKD). Several transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2010]

GeneCards Summary for NEK1 Gene

NEK1 (NIMA-Related Kinase 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NEK1 include short-rib thoracic dysplasia 6 with or without polydactyly and short-rib thoracic dysplasia 3 with or without polydactyly. GO annotations related to this gene include protein serine/threonine kinase activity and protein tyrosine kinase activity. An important paralog of this gene is NEK2.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NEK1 Gene

  • Phosphorylates serines and threonines, but also appears to possess tyrosine kinase activity. Implicated in the control of meiosis (By similarity). Involved in cilium assembly. In response to injury that includes DNA damage, NEK1 phosphorylates VDAC1 to limit mitochondrial cell death.

Gene Wiki entry for NEK1 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for NEK1 Gene

Genomics for NEK1 Gene

Regulatory Elements for NEK1 Gene

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Genomic Location for NEK1 Gene

169,393,270 bp from pter
169,612,629 bp from pter
219,360 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for NEK1 Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for NEK1 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for NEK1 Gene

Proteins for NEK1 Gene

  • Protein details for NEK1 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Serine/threonine-protein kinase Nek1
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • G5E9Z3
    • Q05DG5
    • Q14CB7
    • Q5H9T1
    • Q6PIB8
    • Q96SS2
    • Q9H6P7
    • Q9Y594

    Protein attributes for NEK1 Gene

    1258 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    142828 Da
    Name=Mg(2+); Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:18420;
    Quaternary structure:
    • Binds to SPERT.
    • Sequence=AAH15147.1; Type=Miscellaneous discrepancy; Note=Contaminating sequence. Potential poly-A sequence.; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=BAB15207.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally extended.; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=BAB55209.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally extended.; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=BAB67794.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally shortened.; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for NEK1 Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for NEK1 Gene

neXtProt entry for NEK1 Gene

Proteomics data for NEK1 Gene at MOPED

Selected DME Specific Peptides for NEK1 Gene

Post-translational modifications for NEK1 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Domains for NEK1 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for NEK1 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Q96PY6
  • Contains 1 protein kinase domain.
  • Belongs to the protein kinase superfamily. NEK Ser/Thr protein kinase family. NIMA subfamily.
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Function for NEK1 Gene

Molecular function for NEK1 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity: ATP + a protein = ADP + a phosphoprotein
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Phosphorylates serines and threonines, but also appears to possess tyrosine kinase activity. Implicated in the control of meiosis (By similarity). Involved in cilium assembly. In response to injury that includes DNA damage, NEK1 phosphorylates VDAC1 to limit mitochondrial cell death.

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for NEK1 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for NEK1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004672 protein kinase activity IDA 15604234
GO:0004674 protein serine/threonine kinase activity IEA --
GO:0004708 MAP kinase kinase activity IBA --
GO:0004713 protein tyrosine kinase activity IEA --
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 14690447
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with NEK1: view
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miRNA for NEK1 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target NEK1

No data available for Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for NEK1 Gene

Localization for NEK1 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NEK1 Gene

Nucleus. Cytoplasm, cytoskeleton, microtubule organizing center, centrosome. Note=Associated with the pericentriolar material. Localizes to centrosome during interphase and mitosis (By similarity). {ECO:0000250}.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for NEK1 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for NEK1 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytoskeleton 5
nucleus 4
cytosol 2

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for NEK1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000242 pericentriolar material IDA 21211617
GO:0005634 nucleus IDA 15604234
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IDA 15604234
GO:0005813 centrosome IDA 21399614
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Pathways for NEK1 Gene

SuperPathways for NEK1 Gene

No Data Available

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for NEK1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000165 MAPK cascade IBA --
GO:0000187 activation of MAPK activity IBA --
GO:0006468 protein phosphorylation IDA 19158487
GO:0006974 cellular response to DNA damage stimulus IEA --
GO:0007067 mitotic nuclear division IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with NEK1: view

No data available for Pathways by source for NEK1 Gene

Compounds for NEK1 Gene

(3) HMDB Compounds for NEK1 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
Adenosine triphosphate
  • 5'-(tetrahydrogen triphosphate) Adenosine
  • adenosindiphosphorsaeure
  • Magnesium

(2) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for NEK1 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
threonine 66.3 9
serine 51.6 7
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Transcripts for NEK1 Gene

Unigene Clusters for NEK1 Gene

NIMA-related kinase 1:
Representative Sequences:

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  • OriGene qSTAR qPCR primer pairs in human,mouse,rat for NEK1

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for NEK1 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b ^ 2 ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9 ^ 10a · 10b ^ 11 ^ 12a · 12b ^ 13 ^ 14 ^ 15 ^ 16 ^ 17a · 17b ^ 18a · 18b ^ 19 ^
SP1: - -
SP2: - -
SP3: -

ExUns: 20 ^ 21 ^ 22 ^ 23 ^ 24 ^ 25 ^ 26 ^ 27 ^ 28 ^ 29 ^ 30 ^ 31 ^ 32 ^ 33 ^ 34 ^ 35

Relevant External Links for NEK1 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for NEK1 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for NEK1 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for NEK1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Nerve - Tibial (5.3).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for NEK1 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for NEK1 Gene Hs.481181

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for NEK1 Gene

Tissue specificity: High fetal expression in the brain and kidney.
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Orthologs for NEK1 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for NEK1 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia NEK1 35
  • 99.66 (n)
  • 99.69 (a)
NEK1 36
  • 100 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia NEK1 35
  • 85.55 (n)
  • 83.14 (a)
NEK1 36
  • 83 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia NEK1 35
  • 90.33 (n)
  • 87.17 (a)
NEK1 36
  • 85 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Nek1 35
  • 85.81 (n)
  • 82.88 (a)
Nek1 16
Nek1 36
  • 83 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia NEK1 36
  • 70 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia NEK1 36
  • 70 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Nek1 35
  • 85.08 (n)
  • 82.42 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves NEK1 35
  • 73.44 (n)
  • 69.78 (a)
NEK1 36
  • 68 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia NEK1 36
  • 65 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia nek1 35
  • 65.96 (n)
  • 62.11 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii nek1 35
  • 56.65 (n)
  • 50.24 (a)
nek1 36
  • 41 (a)
wufb55c03 35
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea Y39G10AR.4 37
  • 41 (a)
ZC581.1 37
  • 41 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 72 (a)
Species with no ortholog for NEK1:
  • 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)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • 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)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for NEK1 Gene

Gene Tree for NEK1 (if available)
Gene Tree for NEK1 (if available)

Paralogs for NEK1 Gene

Paralogs for NEK1 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for NEK1 Gene using alignment to 3 proteins:

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Variants for NEK1 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for NEK1 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 04 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs13212 -- 169,393,800(+) CGATA(C/T)AGTAT utr-variant-3-prime
rs1129694 -- 169,394,015(-) ATCTA(C/T)ACATT utr-variant-3-prime
rs3924132 -- 169,486,158(+) TTCAG(G/T)TTTAA intron-variant
rs4129652 -- 169,414,508(-) TGTCT(A/G)ATTTT intron-variant
rs4130123 -- 169,466,164(+) ATCCA(C/T)ACTGA intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for NEK1 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv2661231 CNV Deletion 23128226
dgv5824n71 CNV Loss 21882294
esv2448929 CNV Deletion 19546169
esv2674030 CNV Deletion 23128226

Relevant External Links for NEK1 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NEK1 Gene

Disorders for NEK1 Gene

(1) OMIM Diseases for NEK1 Gene (604588)


  • Short-rib thoracic dysplasia 6 with or without polydactyly (SRTD6) [MIM:263520]: A form of short-rib thoracic dysplasia, a group of autosomal recessive ciliopathies that are characterized by a constricted thoracic cage, short ribs, shortened tubular bones, and a trident appearance of the acetabular roof. Polydactyly is variably present. Non-skeletal involvement can include cleft lip/palate as well as anomalies of major organs such as the brain, eye, heart, kidneys, liver, pancreas, intestines, and genitalia. Some forms of the disease are lethal in the neonatal period due to respiratory insufficiency secondary to a severely restricted thoracic cage, whereas others are compatible with life. Disease spectrum encompasses Ellis-van Creveld syndrome, asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy (Jeune syndrome), Mainzer-Saldino syndrome, and short rib-polydactyly syndrome. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:22499340}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry. In some cases NEK1 mutations result in disease phenotype in the presence of mutations in DYNC2H1 indicating digenic inheritance (digenic short rib-polydactyly syndrome 3/6 with polydactyly) (PubMed:21211617). {ECO:0000269 PubMed:21211617}.

Relevant External Links for NEK1

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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Publications for NEK1 Gene

  1. Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs. (PMID: 14702039) Ota T. … Sugano S. (Nat. Genet. 2004) 3 4
  2. A mammalian dual specificity protein kinase, Nek1, is related to the NIMA cell cycle regulator and highly expressed in meiotic germ cells. (PMID: 1382974) Letwin K. … Pawson T. (EMBO J. 1992) 2 3
  3. Identification of 21 novel human protein kinases, including 3 members of a family related to the cell cycle regulator nimA of Aspergillus nidulans. (PMID: 8274451) Schultz S.J. … Nigg E.A. (Cell Growth Differ. 1993) 2 3
  4. Antigens recognized by autologous antibody in patients with renal- cell carcinoma. (PMID: 10508479) Scanlan M.J. … Old L.J. (Int. J. Cancer 1999) 3 4
  5. Prediction of the coding sequences of unidentified human genes. XXI. The complete sequences of 60 new cDNA clones from brain which code for large proteins. (PMID: 11572484) Nagase T. … Ohara O. (DNA Res. 2001) 3 4

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