Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Exhibits ATPase activity and microtubule motor activity. Involved in chemical synaptic transmission and transport along microtubule. Localizes to cytoplasmic vesicle membrane; microtubule associated complex; and mitochondrion. Used to study Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2A1. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2A1; endocrine gland cancer (multiple); multiple sclerosis; neuroblastoma; and pheochromocytoma. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; genitourinary system; limb segment; and skeletal musculature. Orthologous to human KIF1B (kinesin family member 1B).