Kinectin (IPR024854)

Short name: Kinectin

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Family relationships



Kinectin is a protein that binds kinesin and has a role in organelle motility [PMID: 10913441]. Different isoforms exist that may be involved in intracellular motility in different cellular processes. As an integral transmembrane protein on the endoplasmic reticulum it is involved in endoplasmic reticulum extension. A smaller isoform was found to be associated with mitochondria, and its interaction with kinesin shown to influence mitochondrial dynamics [PMID: 15316074].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0007018 microtubule-based movement

Molecular Function

GO:0019894 kinesin binding

Cellular Component

No terms assigned in this category.

Contributing signatures

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