Aliases for SKA3 Gene
External Ids for SKA3 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for SKA3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SKA3 Gene
This gene encodes a component of the spindle and kinetochore-associated protein complex that regulates microtubule attachment to the kinetochores during mitosis. The encoded protein localizes to the outer kinetechore and may be required for normal chromosome segregation and cell division. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2009]
GeneCards Summary for SKA3 Gene
SKA3 (Spindle And Kinetochore Associated Complex Subunit 3) is a Protein Coding gene.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SKA3 Gene
Component of the SKA1 complex, a microtubule-binding subcomplex of the outer kinetochore that is essential for proper chromosome segregation (PubMed:19289083, PubMed:19360002, PubMed:23085020). The SKA1 complex is a direct component of the kinetochore-microtubule interface and directly associates with microtubules as oligomeric assemblies (PubMed:19289083, PubMed:19360002). The complex facilitates the processive movement of microspheres along a microtubule in a depolymerization-coupled manner (PubMed:19289083). In the complex, it mediates the microtubule-stimulated oligomerization (PubMed:19289083). Affinity for microtubules is synergistically enhanced in the presence of the ndc-80 complex and may allow the ndc-80 complex to track depolymerizing microtubules (PubMed:23085020).