Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits kinesin binding activity and microtubule binding activity. Involved in anterograde dendritic transport of neurotransmitter receptor complex and vesicle-mediated transport. Localizes to several cellular components, including the ciliary rootlet; neuron projection; and neuronal cell body. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; hereditary spastic paraplegia 10; multiple sclerosis; prostate cancer; and rheumatoid arthritis. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; genitourinary system; nervous system; sensory organ; and skeleton. Orthologous to human KIF5A (kinesin family member 5A).