The protein encoded by this gene is a member of kinesin-like protein family. This family includes microtubule-dependent molecular motors that transport organelles within cells and move chromosomes during cell division. This protein has been shown to cross-bridge antiparallel microtubules and drive microtubule movement in vitro. Alternate splicing of this gene results in two transcript variants encoding two different isoforms.
KIF23; kinesin family member 23; kinesin like 5 (mitotic kinesin like protein 1) , KNSL5; kinesin-like protein KIF23; MKLP 1; MKLP1; CHO 1; CHO1; KIF 23; Kinesin Like 5; Kinesin like protein 5; Kinesin like protein KIF 23; Kinesin like protein KIF23; KNS L5; KNSL 5; KNSL5; Mitotic kinesin like 1; Mitotic kinesinlike protein 1; kinesin-like protein 5; mitotic kinesin-like 1; mitotic kinesin-like protein 1; kinesin-like 5 (mitotic kinesin-like protein 1); MKLP-1; cb738; zMKLP1; wu:fi30e02; wu:fi39f08; kinesin-like 5