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Aliases for KIF4A Gene

Aliases for KIF4A Gene

  • Kinesin Family Member 4A 2 3 5
  • Chromokinesin-A 3 4
  • KIF4 3 4
  • Chromosome-Associated Kinesin KIF4A 3
  • Chromokinesin 2
  • KIF4G1 3
  • MRX100 3

External Ids for KIF4A Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KIF4A Gene

  • GC0XP065687
  • GC0XP066987
  • GC0XP067743
  • GC0XP068376
  • GC0XP069292
  • GC0XP069427
  • GC0XP069428
  • GC0XP069509
  • GC0XP063330

Summaries for KIF4A Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for KIF4A Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the kinesin 4 subfamily of kinesin related proteins. The encoded protein is an ATP dependent microtubule-based motor protein that is involved in the intracellular transport of membranous organelles. This protein also associates with condensed chromosome arms and may be involved in maintaining chromosome integrity during mitosis. This protein may also be involved in the organization of the central spindle prior to cytokinesis. A pseudogene of this gene is found on chromosome X.[provided by RefSeq, Mar 2010]

GeneCards Summary for KIF4A Gene

KIF4A (Kinesin Family Member 4A) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with KIF4A include Mental Retardation, X-Linked 100. Among its related pathways are L1CAM interactions and Response to elevated platelet cytosolic Ca2+. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include ATPase activity and microtubule motor activity. An important paralog of this gene is KIF4B.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KIF4A Gene

  • Motor protein that translocates PRC1 to the plus ends of interdigitating spindle microtubules during the metaphase to anaphase transition, an essential step for the formation of an organized central spindle midzone and midbody and for successful cytokinesis. May play a role in mitotic chromosomal positioning and bipolar spindle stabilization.

Gene Wiki entry for KIF4A Gene

Additional gene information for KIF4A Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for KIF4A Gene

Genomics for KIF4A Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for KIF4A Gene

Promoters and enhancers for KIF4A Gene
GeneHancer (GH) Identifier GH Type GH
GH Sources Gene Association Score Total Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor
Binding Sites
Gene Targets
GH0XI070288 Promoter/Enhancer 1.9 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE 550.8 +0.3 258 2.6 ATF1 ARID4B SIN3A ETS1 POLR2B GLIS2 ELK1 KLF7 RUNX3 SP3 KIF4A PDZD11 MED12 NONO IGBP1 P2RY4 ARR3
GH0XI070433 Enhancer 1.5 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 4.1 +144.6 144597 2.9 ATF1 ARID4B SIN3A ZNF2 BRCA1 ETS1 GLIS2 ARID2 ZNF143 KLF7 LOC105373244 TAF1 LOC100420758 NONO ENSG00000229601 ARR3 DLG3 KIF4A GDPD2
GH0XI070219 Enhancer 0.9 ENCODE 4.7 -69.8 -69795 1 PKNOX1 CLOCK FOXA2 NEUROD1 SIN3A TCF12 GATA2 FOS ATF7 SP3 KIF4A RN7SL581P DGAT2L6
GH0XI070234 Promoter 0.5 EPDnew 4.9 -55.4 -55421 0.1 AWAT1 KIF4A RN7SL581P
GH0XI070282 Promoter 0.5 EPDnew 0.4 -7.9 -7875 0.1 RAB41 KIF4A
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

GeneHancers around KIF4A on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the KIF4A gene promoter:

Genomic Locations for KIF4A Gene

Genomic Locations for KIF4A Gene
130,896 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for KIF4A Gene

Genes around KIF4A on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
KIF4A Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for KIF4A Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for KIF4A Gene

Proteins for KIF4A Gene

  • Protein details for KIF4A Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Chromosome-associated kinesin KIF4A
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B2R7V5
    • D3DVU4
    • Q86TN3
    • Q86XX7
    • Q9NNY6
    • Q9NY24
    • Q9UMW3

    Protein attributes for KIF4A Gene

    1232 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    139881 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with unphosphorylated PRC1 during late mitosis.
    • Sequence=AAH49218.1; Type=Miscellaneous discrepancy; Note=Contaminating sequence. Potential poly-A sequence.; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for KIF4A Gene


neXtProt entry for KIF4A Gene

Post-translational modifications for KIF4A Gene

Other Protein References for KIF4A Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for KIF4A Gene

Domains & Families for KIF4A Gene

Gene Families for KIF4A Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for KIF4A Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the TRAFAC class myosin-kinesin ATPase superfamily. Kinesin family. Chromokinesin subfamily.
  • Belongs to the TRAFAC class myosin-kinesin ATPase superfamily. Kinesin family. Chromokinesin subfamily.
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Function for KIF4A Gene

Molecular function for KIF4A Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Motor protein that translocates PRC1 to the plus ends of interdigitating spindle microtubules during the metaphase to anaphase transition, an essential step for the formation of an organized central spindle midzone and midbody and for successful cytokinesis. May play a role in mitotic chromosomal positioning and bipolar spindle stabilization.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for KIF4A Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003677 DNA binding IEA --
GO:0003777 microtubule motor activity TAS 7929562
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 16431929
GO:0005524 ATP binding IEA --
GO:0008017 microtubule binding IEA --
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Human Phenotype Ontology for KIF4A Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

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miRNA for KIF4A Gene

Inhibitory RNA Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for KIF4A Gene

Localization for KIF4A Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KIF4A Gene

Nucleus matrix. Cytoplasm, cytoskeleton, spindle. Midbody. Chromosome. Note=Not present in the nucleolus. In early mitosis, associated with the mitotic spindle, in anaphase, localized to the spindle midzone and, in telophase and cytokinesis, to the midbody. In late cytokinesis, found in the center of the midbody. Associated with chromosomes at all stages of mitosis.

Subcellular locations from

Extracellular space Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi Apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion 0 1 2 3 4 5 Confidence
COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for KIF4A gene
Compartment Confidence
cytoskeleton 5
nucleus 5
cytosol 5
extracellular 4
mitochondrion 1

Subcellular locations from the

Human Protein Atlas (HPA)
  • Cytokinetic bridge (4)
  • Nucleoplasm (4)
See all subcellular structures

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for KIF4A Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus IEA --
GO:0005654 nucleoplasm IDA --
GO:0005694 chromosome IEA --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm TAS 7929562
GO:0005819 spindle IEA --
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Pathways & Interactions for KIF4A Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for KIF4A Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000281 mitotic cytokinesis IMP 15843429
GO:0006890 retrograde vesicle-mediated transport, Golgi to ER TAS --
GO:0006996 organelle organization TAS 7929562
GO:0007018 microtubule-based movement TAS --
GO:0008089 anterograde axonal transport TAS 7929562
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for KIF4A Gene

Drugs & Compounds for KIF4A Gene

(2) Drugs for KIF4A Gene - From: ApexBio

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Ispinesib (SB-715992) Pharma Kinesin spindle protein (KSP)inhibitor 0
SB743921 Pharma Potent KSP inhibitor 0

(2) ApexBio Compounds for KIF4A Gene

Compound Action Cas Number
Ispinesib (SB-715992) Kinesin spindle protein (KSP)inhibitor 336113-53-2
SB743921 Potent KSP inhibitor 940929-33-9
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Drug Products

Transcripts for KIF4A Gene

mRNA/cDNA for KIF4A Gene

Unigene Clusters for KIF4A Gene

Kinesin family member 4A:
Representative Sequences:

CRISPR Products

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for KIF4A Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for KIF4A Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for KIF4A Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for KIF4A Gene

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for KIF4A Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Breast (45.2) and Liver (8.2).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MaxQB, and MOPED for KIF4A Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of KIF4A Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for KIF4A Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for KIF4A Gene:

Tissue specificity: Highly expressed in hematopoietic tissues, fetal liver, spleen, thymus and adult thymus and bone marrow. Lower levels are found in heart, testis, kidney, colon and lung.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for KIF4A Gene

  • Liver(4.2)
  • Blood(4.1)

Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for KIF4A Gene

Germ Layers:
  • ectoderm
  • nervous
Head and neck:
  • brain
  • head
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Primer Products

No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery , mRNA differential expression in normal tissues and Protein tissue co-expression partners for KIF4A Gene

Orthologs for KIF4A Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for KIF4A Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia KIF4A 34
  • 97 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia -- 34
  • 95 (a)
KIF4A 33
  • 92.91 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia -- 34
  • 93 (a)
KIF4A 33
  • 91.83 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Kif4 33 16 34
  • 86.68 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Kif4a 33
  • 86.63 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia -- 34
  • 81 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves KIF4A 33 34
  • 72.82 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 34
  • 67 (a)
-- 34
  • 59 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia kif4a 33
  • 68.94 (n)
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia kif4a-A-prov 33
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii zgc:66125 33
  • 63.52 (n)
KIF4A 34
  • 62 (a)
zgc66125 33
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP012471 33
  • 50.39 (n)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta Klp3A 35 33 34
  • 47.8 (n)
Kif19A 35
  • 38 (a)
nod 35
  • 35 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea klp-19 35 33 34
  • 46.42 (n)
klp-10 35
  • 27 (a)
thale cress
(Arabidopsis thaliana)
eudicotyledons AT5G60930 33
  • 50.65 (n)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 34
  • 47 (a)
Species where no ortholog for KIF4A was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • 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)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for KIF4A Gene

Gene Tree for KIF4A (if available)
Gene Tree for KIF4A (if available)

Paralogs for KIF4A Gene

Paralogs for KIF4A Gene

(7) SIMAP similar genes for KIF4A Gene using alignment to 2 proteins:

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Variants for KIF4A Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for KIF4A Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 0X pos Variation AA Info Type
rs199529123 uncertain-significance, not provided 70,387,248(+) G/A coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant
rs776414350 uncertain-significance, not provided 70,396,003(+) T/C coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant
rs376405554 uncertain-significance, not specified 70,405,915(+) T/A intron_variant
rs772129850 uncertain-significance, not specified 70,297,148(+) A/G coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant
rs145983282 benign, not provided 70,343,712(+) G/T coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for KIF4A Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv953427 CNV deletion 24416366
nsv6950 CNV insertion 18451855
nsv425219 CNV deletion 16902084
nsv1150461 CNV duplication 26484159
nsv1148236 CNV insertion 26484159
nsv1140037 CNV duplication 24896259
nsv1077235 CNV deletion 25765185
esv3574036 CNV loss 25503493
esv3445940 CNV duplication 20981092
esv33082 CNV loss 17666407
esv2740208 CNV deletion 23290073
esv1584074 OTHER inversion 17803354
esv1361658 CNV insertion 17803354

Variation tolerance for KIF4A Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 63% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 6.40; 77.08% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for KIF4A Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KIF4A Gene

Disorders for KIF4A Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(1) MalaCards diseases for KIF4A Gene - From: OMIM and ClinVar

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
mental retardation, x-linked 100
  • mrx100
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
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Additional Disease Information for KIF4A

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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for KIF4A Gene

Publications for KIF4A Gene

  1. Cell cycle-dependent translocation of PRC1 on the spindle by Kif4 is essential for midzone formation and cytokinesis. (PMID: 15625105) Zhu C … Jiang W (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2005) 3 4 22 58
  2. Essential roles of KIF4 and its binding partner PRC1 in organized central spindle midzone formation. (PMID: 15297875) Kurasawa Y … Todokoro K (The EMBO journal 2004) 3 4 22 58
  3. Human kinesin superfamily member 4 is dominantly localized in the nuclear matrix and is associated with chromosomes during mitosis. (PMID: 11736643) Lee YM … Kim W (The Biochemical journal 2001) 3 4 22 58
  4. Increased chromokinesin immunoreactivity in retinoblastoma cells. (PMID: 9168136) Yan RT … Wang SZ (Gene 1997) 3 4 22 58
  5. Structural requirements of chromokinesin Kif4A for its proper function in mitosis. (PMID: 18502200) Wu G … Chen PL (Biochemical and biophysical research communications 2008) 3 22 58

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