Aliases for KIN Gene
External Ids for KIN Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KIN Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a nuclear protein that forms intranuclear foci during proliferation and is redistributed in the nucleoplasm during the cell cycle. Short-wave ultraviolet light provokes the relocalization of the protein, suggesting its participation in the cellular response to DNA damage. Originally selected based on protein-binding with RecA antibodies, the mouse protein presents a limited similarity with a functional domain of the bacterial RecA protein, a characteristic shared by this human ortholog. Alternative splicing of this gene results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2012]
GeneCards Summary for KIN Gene
KIN (Kin17 DNA And RNA Binding Protein) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Metabolism of proteins and Protein methylation. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include RNA binding and double-stranded DNA binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KIN Gene
Involved in DNA replication and the cellular response to DNA damage. May participate in DNA replication factories and create a bridge between DNA replication and repair mediated by high molecular weight complexes. May play a role in illegitimate recombination and regulation of gene expression. May participate in mRNA processing. Binds, in vitro, to double-stranded DNA. Also shown to bind preferentially to curved DNA in vitro and in vivo (By similarity). Binds via its C-terminal domain to RNA in vitro.