Due to inclement weather, Bethyl will be closed Tuesday, January 16 and re-open Wednesday, January 17th at noon. Orders will not be processed until Bethyl re-opens. This is a developing weather situation and may continue to change. Thank you!
Kinesin activity has been linked to various cellular functions such as vesicle transport, mitotic spindle formation, chromosome segregation, chromosome congression, and cytokinesis. Structurally, all kinesins contain a motor domain with microtubule and nucleotide binding sites that utilize ATP to target cargo along microtubule filaments. MCAK (Mitotic Centromere-Associated Kinesin) is the founding member of kinesin-13 proteins. There are 3 independent genes coding for kinesin-13 proteins kif2a, kif2b, and kif2c (MCAK). Instead of functioning as a translocator of microtubules MCAK is a depolymerizer that is primarily responsible for releasing improper microtubule-kinetochore attachments during cell division.