KIF1A

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Kinesin-like protein KIF1A, also known as axonal transporter of synaptic vesicles or microtubule-based motor KIF1A, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the KIF1A gene.[1][2][3]

Function

KIF1A is a member of the kinesin family. This protein is highly similar to mouse heavy-chain kinesin member 1A protein, which is an anterograde motor protein that transports membranous organelles along axonal microtubules. It is thought that this protein may play a critical role in the development of axonal neuropathies resulting from impaired axonal transport. There are multiple polyadenylation sites found in this gene.[1] Sexual orientation has been linked to the regulatory domain of the gene.[4]

Clinical significance

KIF1A is associated with hereditary spastic paraparesis.[5]

The website KIF1A.org serves as a resource for patients and care-givers, and provides links to research efforts.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Entrez Gene: kinesin family member 1A".
  2. Okada Y, Yamazaki H, Sekine-Aizawa Y, Hirokawa N (June 1995). "The neuron-specific kinesin superfamily protein KIF1A is a unique monomeric motor for anterograde axonal transport of synaptic vesicle precursors". Cell. 81 (5): 769–80. doi:10.1016/0092-8674(95)90538-3. PMID 7539720.
  3. Keller MP, Seifried BA, Rabin BA, Chance PF (March 1999). "Mapping of the kinesin-related gene ATSV to chromosome 2q37". Hum. Genet. 104 (3): 254–6. doi:10.1007/s004390050944. PMID 10323250.
  4. Ngun, Tuck (October 8, 2015). "PgmNr 95: A novel predictive model of sexual orientation using epigenetic markers". American Society of Human Genetics.
  5. Erlich Y, Edvardson S, Hodges E, Zenvirt S, Thekkat P, Shaag A, Dor T, Hannon GJ, Elpeleg O (April 2011). "Exome sequencing and disease-network analysis of a single family implicate a mutation in KIF1A in hereditary spastic paraparesis". Genome Res. 21 (5): 658–64. doi:10.1101/gr.117143.110. PMC 3083082. PMID 21487076.

Further reading

This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.



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