This gene encodes a member of the Aurora subfamily of serine/threonine protein kinases. The encoded protein is a chromosomal passenger protein that forms complexes with Aurora-B and inner centromere proteins and may play a role in organizing microtubules in relation to centrosome/spindle function during mitosis. This gene is overexpressed in several cancer cell lines, suggesting an involvement in oncogenic signal transduction. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants.
AURKC; aurora kinase C; serine/threonine kinase 13 (aurora/IPL1 like) , STK13; ARK3; AurC; AIK3; STK13; AIE 2; AIE2; AIK 3; ARK 3; ARK-3; Aur C; AURKC_HUMAN; aurora 3; Aurora C; aurora related kinase 3; Aurora-related kinase 3; Aurora/Ipl1 related kinase 3; Aurora/Ipl1-related kinase 3; Aurora/Ipl1/Eg2 protein 2; EC 126.96.36.199; Serine threonine protein kinase 13; serine/threonine kinase 13 (aurora/IPL1 like); serine/threonine protein kinase aurora C; Serine/threonine-protein kinase 13; Serine/threonine-protein kinase aurora-C; serine/threonine kinase 13 (aurora/IPL1-like); SPGF5; aurora-C