Aliases for IK Gene
External Ids for IK Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for IK Gene
The protein encoded by this gene was identified by its RED repeat, a stretch of repeated arginine, glutamic acid and aspartic acid residues. The protein localizes to discrete dots within the nucleus, excluding the nucleolus. Its function is unknown. This gene maps to chromosome 5; however, a pseudogene may exist on chromosome 2. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for IK Gene
IK (IK Cytokine) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with IK include Radial Neuropathy and Influenza. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include identical protein binding. An important paralog of this gene is WDR55.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for IK Gene
Involved in pre-mRNA splicing as a component of the spliceosome (PubMed:28781166). Auxiliary spliceosomal protein that regulates selection of alternative splice sites in a small set of target pre-mRNA species (Probable). Required for normal mitotic cell cycle progression (PubMed:22351768, PubMed:24252166). Recruits MAD1L1 and MAD2L1 to kinetochores, and is required to trigger the spindle assembly checkpoint (PubMed:22351768). Required for normal accumulation of SMU1 (PubMed:24945353).
(Microbial infection) Required, together with SMU1, for normal splicing of influenza A virus NS1 pre-mRNA, which is required for the production of the exportin NS2 and for the production of influenza A virus particles. Not required for the production of VSV virus particles.