kinesin family member 5A
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From NCBI Gene:
This gene encodes a member of the kinesin family of proteins. Members of this family are part of a multisubunit complex that functions as a microtubule motor in intracellular organelle transport. Mutations in this gene cause autosomal dominant spastic paraplegia 10. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
Microtubule-dependent motor required for slow axonal transport of neurofilament proteins (NFH, NFM and NFL). Can induce formation of neurite-like membrane protrusions in non-neuronal cells in a ZFYVE27-dependent manner. The ZFYVE27-KIF5A complex contributes to the vesicular transport of VAPA, VAPB, SURF4, RAB11A, RAB11B and RTN3 proteins in neurons.
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From NCBI Gene:
- Myoclonus, intractable, neonatal
- Spastic paraplegia 10
Spastic paraplegia 10, autosomal dominant (SPG10): A form of spastic paraplegia, a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by a slow, gradual, progressive weakness and spasticity of the lower limbs. Rate of progression and the severity of symptoms are quite variable. Initial symptoms may include difficulty with balance, weakness and stiffness in the legs, muscle spasms, and dragging the toes when walking. In some forms of the disorder, bladder symptoms (such as incontinence) may appear, or the weakness and stiffness may spread to other parts of the body. [MIM:604187]
Myoclonus, intractable, neonatal (NEIMY): An autosomal dominant neurologic disorder characterized by severe, infantile-onset myoclonic seizures, hypotonia, optic nerve abnormalities, dysphagia, apnea, and early developmental arrest. Brain imaging shows a progressive leukoencephalopathy. Some patients may die in infancy. [MIM:617235]