Gene Symbol: klc-2
Description: Kinesin light chain
Alias: Kinesin light chain
Species: Caenorhabditis elegans

Top Publications

  1. Sakamoto R, Byrd D, Brown H, Hisamoto N, Matsumoto K, Jin Y. The Caenorhabditis elegans UNC-14 RUN domain protein binds to the kinesin-1 and UNC-16 complex and regulates synaptic vesicle localization. Mol Biol Cell. 2005;16:483-96 pubmed
    Kinesin-1 is a heterotetramer composed of kinesin heavy chain (KHC) and kinesin light chain (KLC). The Caenorhabditis elegans genome has a single KHC, encoded by the unc-116 gene, and two KLCs, encoded by the klc-1 and klc-2 genes...
  2. Yang H, Mains P, McNally F. Kinesin-1 mediates translocation of the meiotic spindle to the oocyte cortex through KCA-1, a novel cargo adapter. J Cell Biol. 2005;169:447-57 pubmed
    ..This complex is composed of the kinesin-1 heavy chain orthologue, UNC-116, the kinesin light chain orthologues, KLC-1 and -2, and a novel cargo adaptor, KCA-1...
  3. Ellefson M, McNally F. Kinesin-1 and cytoplasmic dynein act sequentially to move the meiotic spindle to the oocyte cortex in Caenorhabditis elegans. Mol Biol Cell. 2009;20:2722-30 pubmed publisher
    ..This represents a case of kinesin-1/dynein coordination in which these two motors of opposite polarity act sequentially and independently on a cargo to move it in the same direction. ..
  4. Arimoto M, Koushika S, Choudhary B, Li C, Matsumoto K, Hisamoto N. The Caenorhabditis elegans JIP3 protein UNC-16 functions as an adaptor to link kinesin-1 with cytoplasmic dynein. J Neurosci. 2011;31:2216-24 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, UNC-16 functions as an adaptor for kinesin-1-mediated transport of dynein. ..
  5. Meyerzon M, Fridolfsson H, Ly N, McNally F, Starr D. UNC-83 is a nuclear-specific cargo adaptor for kinesin-1-mediated nuclear migration. Development. 2009;136:2725-33 pubmed publisher
  6. Ohno H, Kato S, Naito Y, Kunitomo H, Tomioka M, Iino Y. Role of synaptic phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase in a behavioral learning response in C. elegans. Science. 2014;345:313-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, synaptic PI3K is crucial for the behavioral switch caused by learning. ..