Kinesin-13 is a dimer

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R-HSA-990489
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Reaction [transition]
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Homo sapiens
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Kinesin-13 proteins are homodimeric with the kinesin motor in the middle of the amino acid sequence. They induce microtubule depolymerization by disassembling tubulin subunits from the polymer end (Desai et al. 1999).

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
17538014 The kinesin-13 proteins Kif2a, Kif2b, and Kif2c/MCAK have distinct roles during mitosis in human cells

Manning, AL, Ganem, NJ, Bakhoum, SF, Wagenbach, M, Wordeman, L, Compton, DA

Mol Biol Cell 2007
7822426 Identification and partial characterization of mitotic centromere-associated kinesin, a kinesin-related protein that associates with centromeres during mitosis

Wordeman, L, Mitchison, TJ

J Cell Biol 1995
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