Aliases for MKI67 Gene
External Ids for MKI67 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MKI67 Gene
This gene encodes a nuclear protein that is associated with and may be necessary for cellular proliferation. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been described. A related pseudogene exists on chromosome X. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2009]
GeneCards Summary for MKI67 Gene
MKI67 (Marker Of Proliferation Ki-67) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MKI67 include Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia and Bowen's Disease. Among its related pathways are DNA Damage and Neuroscience. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include protein C-terminus binding. An important paralog of this gene is CDCA2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for MKI67 Gene
Required to maintain individual mitotic chromosomes dispersed in the cytoplasm following nuclear envelope disassembly (PubMed:27362226). Associates with the surface of the mitotic chromosome, the perichromosomal layer, and covers a substantial fraction of the chromosome surface (PubMed:27362226). Prevents chromosomes from collapsing into a single chromatin mass by forming a steric and electrostatic charge barrier: the protein has a high net electrical charge and acts as a surfactant, dispersing chromosomes and enabling independent chromosome motility (PubMed:27362226). Binds DNA, with a preference for supercoiled DNA and AT-rich DNA (PubMed:10878551). Does not contribute to the internal structure of mitotic chromosomes (By similarity). May play a role in chromatin organization (PubMed:24867636). It is however unclear whether it plays a direct role in chromatin organization or whether it is an indirect consequence of its function in maintaining mitotic chromosomes dispersed (Probable).