Centromere protein Cenp-K (IPR020993)

Short name: Centromere_CenpK

Family relationships



Cenp-K is one of seven new Cenp-A-nucleosome distal (CAD) centromere components (the others being Cenp-L, Cenp-O, Cenp-P, Cenp-Q, Cenp-R and Cenp-S) that are identified as assembling on the Cenp-A nucleosome associated complex, NAC [PMID: 16622419]. The Cenp-A NAC is essential, as disruption of the complex causes errors of chromosome alignment and segregation that preclude cell survival despite continued centromere-derived mitotic checkpoint signalling. Cenp-K is centromere-associated through its interaction with one or more components of the Cenp-A NAC.

GO terms

Biological Process

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Molecular Function

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Cellular Component

GO:0005634 nucleus

Contributing signatures

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