The protein encoded by this gene forms part of the nucleosome-associated complex and is important for kinetochore;assembly. It is bound to kinetochores during S phase and G2 and recruits other proteins to the centromere. Pseudogenes;of this gene are located on chromosome 2. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants that encode;different protein isoforms.
CENPN; centromere protein N; C16orf60, chromosome 16 open reading frame 60; BM039; FLJ13607; FLJ22660; BM 039; BM 309; BM-309; C16orf60; CENP N; CENP-N; CENPN_HUMAN; ICEN 32; ICEN32; Interphase centromere complex protein 32; OTTHUMP00000174973; OTTHUMP00000174974; OTTHUMP00000174975; unm; hi3634; un-named; zgc:92188; id:ibd2033; si:dz241h12.3; si:busm1-241h12.3; unm hi3634; un-named hi3634