kinesin family member 5C
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From NCBI Gene:
The protein encoded by this gene is a kinesin heavy chain subunit involved in the transport of cargo within the central nervous system. The encoded protein, which acts as a tetramer by associating with another heavy chain and two light chains, interacts with protein kinase CK2. Mutations in this gene have been associated with complex cortical dysplasia with other brain malformations-2. Two transcript variants, one protein-coding and the other non-protein coding, have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2015]
Involved in synaptic transmission (PubMed:24812067). Mediates dendritic trafficking of mRNAs (By similarity). Kinesin is a microtubule-associated force-producing protein that may play a role in organelle transport. Required for anterograde axonal transportation of MAPK8IP3/JIP3 which is essential for MAPK8IP3/JIP3 function in axon elongation.
From NCBI Gene:
- Cortical dysplasia, complex, with other brain malformations 2
Cortical dysplasia, complex, with other brain malformations 2 (CDCBM2): A disorder of aberrant neuronal migration and disturbed axonal guidance. Clinical features include intrauterine growth retardation, fetal akinesia, seizures, microcephaly, lack of psychomotor development, and arthrogryposis. Brain imaging shows malformations of cortical development, including polymicrogyria, gyral simplification, and thin corpus callosum. [MIM:615282]