This gene encodes an integral membrane protein that is a member of the kinectin protein family. The encoded protein is primarily localized to the endoplasmic reticulum membrane. This protein binds kinesin and may be involved in intracellular organelle motility. This protein also binds translation elongation factor-delta and may be involved in may be involved in the assembly of the elongation factor-1 complex. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants of this gene.