The protein encoded by this gene is a member of kinesin-like protein family. This family of proteins are microtubule-dependent molecular motors that transport organelles within cells and move chromosomes during cell division. The C-terminal half of this protein has been shown to bind DNA. Studies with the Xenopus homolog suggests its essential role in metaphase chromosome alignment and maintenance.
KIF22; kinesin family member 22; kinesin like 4 , KNSL4; kinesin-like protein KIF22; Kid; OBP 1; OBP 2; A 328A3.2; KIF 22; Kinesin like 4; Kinesin like DNA binding protein; Kinesin like DNA binding protein pseudogene; Kinesin like protein 4; Kinesin like protein KIF22; KNSL 4; KNSL4; OBP; OBP1; OBP2; Origin of plasmid DNA replication binding protein; OriP binding protein; OTTHUMP00000123406; kinesin-like 4; kinesin-like protein 4; kinesin-like DNA-binding protein pseudogene; origin of plasmid DNA replication-binding protein; OBP-1; OBP-2; A-328A3.2; zgc:171724; zKIF22