Receptor for kinesin thus involved in kinesin-driven vesicle motility. Accumulates in integrin-based adhesion complexes (IAC) upon integrin aggregation by fibronectin. Parallel homodimers formed between the membrane-bound and the cytosolic form, and also between 2 cytosolic forms. High levels in peripheral blood lymphocytes, testis and ovary, lower levels in spleen, thymus, prostate, small intestine and colon. Belongs to the kinectin family. 3 isoforms of the human protein are produced by alternative splicing. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Membrane protein, integral; Motility/polarity/chemotaxis