Aliases for KIF6 Gene
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Previous HGNC Symbols for KIF6 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KIF6 Gene
This gene encodes a member of a family of molecular motors which are involved in intracellular transport of protein complexes, membrane organelles, and messenger ribonucleic acid along microtubules. Kinesins function as homodimeric molecules with two N-terminal head domains that move along microtubules and two C-terminal tail domains that interact with the transported cargo, either directly or indirectly, through adapter molecules. This gene is ubiquitously expressed in coronary arteries and other vascular tissue. A naturally occurring mutation in this gene is associated with coronary heart disease. [provided by RefSeq, May 2017]
GeneCards Summary for KIF6 Gene
KIF6 (Kinesin Family Member 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with KIF6 include Smallpox. Among its related pathways are Response to elevated platelet cytosolic Ca2+ and Golgi-to-ER retrograde transport. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include ATPase activity and microtubule motor activity. An important paralog of this gene is KIF5A.