Kinesin-like protein (IPR027640)

Short name: Kinesin-like_fam

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships


Kinesin [PMID: 8542443, PMID: 2142876, PMID: 14732151] is a microtubule-associated force-producing protein that play a role in organelle transport. The kinesin motor activity is directed toward the microtubule's plus end. Kinesin is an oligomeric complex composed of two heavy chains and two light chains. The maintenance of the quaternary structure does not require interchain disulphide bonds.

This entry includes kinesin heavy chain and kinesin-like proteins, which are members of the kinesin superfamily (also known as KIFs). KIFs constitute 15 kinesin families [PMID: 15479732]. They are important molecular motors that directionally transport various cargos, including membranous organelles, protein complexes and mRNAs [PMID: 19773780].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0007018 microtubule-based movement

Molecular Function

GO:0003777 microtubule motor activity

Cellular Component

No terms assigned in this category.

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.