Integral membrane protein (160 kD) of the endoplasmic reticulum and probably other membrane compartments; binds to kinesin and is the membrane anchor for kinesin-driven vesicle movement. Kinectin has extensive a -helical coiled-coil regions and, like the myosin tail with which it has sequence and structural similarities, may form a very long molecule, possibly 100 nm in length when fully extended.
<molecular biology> Integral membrane protein (160 kD) of the endoplasmic reticulum, binds to kinesin and is the membrane anchor for kinesin driven vesicle movement. Sci 267: 1834 ... (18 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
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