KIF1A is the motor for anterograde axonal transport of synaptic vesicle precursors.The protein encoded by this gene 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. Sequence Note: X90840.1 is a chimeric sequence. Only the ATSV region was propagated into this RefSeq record. [6/26/03, RefSeq staff]. Publication Note: This RefSeq record includes a subset of the publications that are available for this gene. Please see the Entrez Gene record to access additional publications.
ATSV; Axonal transporter of synaptic vesicles; C2orf20; DKFZp686I2094; FLJ30229; HSN2C; HUNC-104; Kinesin family member 1A; kinesin heavy chain member 1A; kinesin, heavy chain, member 1A, homolog of mouse; Kinesin-like protein KIF1A; MGC133285; MGC133286; Microtubule-based motor KIF1A; MRD9; N-3 kinesin; neuron-specific kinesin motor KIF1A; SPG30; tmp_locus_27; Unc-104- and KIF1A-related protein; UNC104