Aliases for CENPE Gene
External Ids for CENPE Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CENPE Gene
Centrosome-associated protein E (CENPE) is a kinesin-like motor protein that accumulates in the G2 phase of the cell cycle. Unlike other centrosome-associated proteins, it is not present during interphase and first appears at the centromere region of chromosomes during prometaphase. This protein is required for stable spindle microtubule capture at kinetochores which is a necessary step in chromosome alignment during prometaphase. This protein also couples chromosome position to microtubule depolymerizing activity. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding distinct protein isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2014]
GeneCards Summary for CENPE Gene
CENPE (Centromere Protein E, 312kDa) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CENPE include microcephaly 13, primary, autosomal recessive and seckel syndrome. Among its related pathways are Immune System and Signaling by GPCR. GO annotations related to this gene include transcription factor activity, sequence-specific DNA binding and signal transducer activity. An important paralog of this gene is KIF5C.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CENPE Gene
Essential for the maintenance of chromosomal stability through efficient stabilization of microtubule capture at kinetochores. Plays a key role in the movement of chromosomes toward the metaphase plate during mitosis. Is a slow plus end-directed motor whose activity is essential for metaphase chromosome alignment. Couples chromosome position to microtubule depolymerizing activity. The highly processive microtubule-dependent motor activity of CENPE serves to power chromosome congression and provides a flexible, motile tether linking kinetochores to dynamic spindle microtubules. Necessary for the mitotic checkpoint signal at individual kinetochores to prevent aneuploidy due to single chromosome loss. Required for the efficient recruitment of BUBR1, MAD1 and MAD2 to attached and newly unattached kinetochores. Stimulates mammalian BUBR1 kinase activity. Accumulates just before mitosis at the G2 phase of the cell cycle.