Aliases for CKAP5 Gene
External Ids for CKAP5 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CKAP5 Gene
This gene encodes a cytoskeleton-associated protein which belongs to the TOG/XMAP215 family. The N-terminal half of this protein contains a microtubule-binding domain and the C-terminal half contains a KXGS motif for binding tubulin dimers. This protein has two distinct roles in spindle formation; it protects kinetochore microtubules from depolymerization and plays an essential role in centrosomal microtubule assembly. This protein may be necessary for the proper interaction of microtubules with the cell cortex for directional cell movement. It also plays a role in translation of the myelin basic protein (MBP) mRNA by interacting with heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein (hnRNP) A2, which associates with MBP. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2011]
GeneCards Summary for CKAP5 Gene
CKAP5 (Cytoskeleton Associated Protein 5) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CKAP5 include Tylosis With Esophageal Cancer and Macular Degeneration, Age-Related, 6. Among its related pathways are Organelle biogenesis and maintenance and Regulation of PLK1 Activity at G2/M Transition. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include binding and endonuclease activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for CKAP5 Gene
Binds to the plus end of microtubules and regulates microtubule dynamics and microtubule organization. Acts as processive microtubule polymerase. Promotes cytoplasmic microtubule nucleation and elongation. Plays a major role in organizing spindle poles. In spindle formation protects kinetochore microtubules from depolymerization by KIF2C and has an essential role in centrosomal microtubule assembly independently of KIF2C activity. Contributes to centrosome integrity. Acts as component of the TACC3/ch-TOG/clathrin complex proposed to contribute to stabilization of kinetochore fibers of the mitotic spindle by acting as inter-microtubule bridge. The TACC3/ch-TOG/clathrin complex is required for the maintenance of kinetochore fiber tension (PubMed:23532825). Enhances the strength of NDC80 complex-mediated kinetochore-tip microtubule attachments (PubMed:27156448).