NEK9 gene

NIMA related kinase 9

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From NCBI Gene:

This gene encodes a member of the NimA (never in mitosis A) family of serine/threonine protein kinases. The encoded protein is activated in mitosis and, in turn, activates other family members during mitosis. This protein also mediates cellular processes that are essential for interphase progression. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2016]

From UniProt:

Pleiotropic regulator of mitotic progression, participating in the control of spindle dynamics and chromosome separation. Phosphorylates different histones, myelin basic protein, beta-casein, and BICD2. Phosphorylates histone H3 on serine and threonine residues and beta-casein on serine residues. Important for G1/S transition and S phase progression. Phosphorylates NEK6 and NEK7 and stimulates their activity by releasing the autoinhibitory functions of Tyr-108 and Tyr-97 respectively.

From NCBI Gene:

  • Nevus comedonicus
  • Arthrogryposis, perthes disease, and upward gaze palsy
  • Lethal congenital contracture syndrome 10

From UniProt:

Lethal congenital contracture syndrome 10 (LCCS10): A form of lethal congenital contracture syndrome, an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by degeneration of anterior horn neurons, extreme skeletal muscle atrophy and congenital non-progressive joint contractures. The contractures can involve the upper or lower limbs and/or the vertebral column, leading to various degrees of flexion or extension limitations evident at birth. [MIM:617022]

Nevus comedonicus (NC): A rare type of epidermal nevus characterized by closely arranged, dilated, plugged follicular ostia in a honeycomb pattern. The plugged ostia contain lamellated keratinaceous material, and their appearance resembles black dots. NC may be non-pyogenic with an acne-like appearance or associated with the formation of cysts, papules, pustules, and abscesses. Most commonly it affects the face and neck area and, by exception, other anatomical regions, including genital area, palms, and soles. NC lesions might present with various patterns of distribution: unilateral, bilateral, linear, interrupted, segmental, or blaschkoid. [MIM:617025]

Arthrogryposis, Perthes disease, and upward gaze palsy (APUG): An autosomal recessive, syndromic form of arthrogryposis, a disease characterized by persistent joints flexure or contracture. APUG patients manifest an unusual combination of arthrogryposis, upward gaze palsy, and avascular necrosis of the hip (Perthes disease). [MIM:614262]

Cytogenetic Location: 14q24.3, which is the long (q) arm of chromosome 14 at position 24.3

Molecular Location: base pairs 75,079,353 to 75,127,637 on chromosome 14 (Homo sapiens Updated Annotation Release 109.20200522, GRCh38.p13) (NCBI)

Cytogenetic Location: 14q24.3, which is the long (q) arm of chromosome 14 at position 24.3
  • APUG
  • LCCS10
  • NC
  • NERCC1