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Symbol CENPF contributors: mct - updated : 04-01-2016
HGNC name centromere protein F, 350/400ka (mitosin)
HGNC id 1857
Corresponding disease
ICS32 immotile cilia syndrome 32
Location 1q32.3      Physical location : 214.776.531 - 214.837.912
Synonym name
  • mitosin
  • CENP-F kinetochore protein
  • cell-cycle-dependent 350K nuclear protein
  • Synonym symbol(s) CENF, PRO1779, hcp-1, LEK1
    TYPE functioning gene
    STRUCTURE 61.38 kb     20 Exon(s)
    Genomic sequence alignment details
    10 Kb 5' upstream gene genomic sequence study
    MAPPING cloned Y linked   status provisional
    Physical map
    PPP2R5A 1q41 protein phosphatase 2, regulatory subunit B (B56), alpha isoform FLJ10874 1q32.3 hypothetical protein FLJ10874 SPUF 1q32.3 secreted protein of unknown function ATF3 1q32.3 activating transcription factor 3 FLJ32796 1q32.3 hypothetical protein FLJ32796 LOC388735 1 LOC388735 SNFT 1q32.3 Jun dimerization protein p21SNFT DC8 1q41 DKFZP566O1646 protein LOC388736 1 similar to ribosomal protein S5; 40S ribosomal protein S5 LOC149643 1q32.3 hypothetical LOC149643 FLVCR 1q32.1-q32.2 hypothetical LOC149643 FLJ12505 1q32.3 hypothetical protein FLJ12505 LOC90806 1q32.3 similar to RIKEN cDNA 2610307I21 RPS6KC1 1q41 ribosomal protein S6 kinase, 52kDa, polypeptide 1 LOC391161 1 similar to ribosomal protein L31 PROX1 1q32.2-q32.3 prospero-related homeobox 1 SMYD2 1q32.3 SET and MYND domain containing 2 PTPN14 1q32.2 protein tyrosine phosphatase, non-receptor type 14 CENPF 1q32-q41 centromere protein F, 350/400ka (mitosin) LOC391162 1 similar to Glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase, liver (GAPDH) KCNK2 1q41 potassium channel, subfamily K, member 2 LOC391163 1 similar to Voltage-dependent anion-selective channel protein 1 (VDAC-1) (mVDAC1) (mVDAC5) (Outer mitochondrial membrane protein porin 1) (Plasmalemmal porin) KCTD3 1q41 potassium channel tetramerisation domain containing 3 LOC388737 1 similar to bA275K8.2 (novel protein with weak homology to human Usher syndrome type 2A and NGCAM-related cell adhesion molecule proteins and rat glomerular mesangial cell receptor protein-tyrosine phosphatase) LOC391164 1 similar to protein tyrosine phosphatase, receptor type, Q isoform 1 precursor; glomerular mesangial cell receptor protein-tyrosine phosphatase LOC200125 1q41 similar to laminin A-chain USH2A 1q41 Usher syndrome 2A (autosomal recessive, mild) MRPS18BP1 6q22.33 mitochondrial ribosomal protein S17 pseudogene 5 ESRRG 1q32 estrogen-related receptor gamma
    TRANSCRIPTS type messenger
    identificationnb exonstypebpproduct
    ProteinkDaAAspecific expressionYearPubmed
    20 - 10316 350 3114 - 2007 17600710
    Type widely
       expressed in (based on citations)
    SystemOrgan level 1Organ level 2Organ level 3Organ level 4LevelPubmedSpeciesStageRna symbol
    Cardiovascularheart   highly
    Digestiveintestinesmall intestine  highly
    Lymphoid/Immunelymph node   highly
     thymus   highly
    SystemTissueTissue level 1Tissue level 2LevelPubmedSpeciesStageRna symbol
    cell lineage
    cell lines
    at STAGE
    cell cycle     cell cycle, interphase, G2
  • two long coil domains that flank a central flexible core
  • multiple leucine zipper motifs potentially for protein interactions
  • a putative P-loop nucleotide binding site within the globular C terminus
  • C-terminal portion between residues 2488 and 3113 bound to ATF4 through two distinct domains, one of which was a leucine zipper motif
  • mono polymer homomer , heteromer , dimer
    interspecies homolog to murine Cenpf
    CATEGORY structural protein
    SUBCELLULAR LOCALIZATION     intracellular
    intracellular,cytoplasm,cytoskeleton,microtubule,mitotic spindle
  • localization of CENPF at the centrosome
  • in M phase it localizes to the kinetochore, the major microtubule-binding structure on chromosomes essential for chromosome segregation
  • nuclear matrix protein in interphase cells
  • basic FUNCTION
  • may be playing a role in chromosome segregation during mitotis
  • multifunctional protein involved in mitotic control, microtubule dynamics, transcriptional regulation, and muscle cell differentiation
  • farnesylation plays a global role in CENPF function
  • role of CENP-F in regulation of epigenetic modification on histone H3
  • role in organization of interphase chromatin through association and possibly regulation of PRKDC
  • epistatic roles for CENPF and RAB5A in the pathway that orchestrates chromosome congression
  • RHOT1 and CENPF promote anterograde mitochondrial movement and proper mitochondrial distribution in daughter cells
    a component
  • constituent of the outer kinetochore plate
  • component of the nuclear matrix during the G2 phase of interphase, in late G2 associates with the kinetochore and maintains this association through early anaphase
  • NUP107-160 complex interacts with CENPF, but CENPF only moderately contributes to its targeting to kinetochores
  • component of the nuclear matrix required for chromosome congression that, at mitotic entry, localizes to the nuclear envelope and assembles on kinetochores, contributing to the establishment of kinetochore microtubule interactions
    small molecule
  • may be a negative regulator of ATF4 in interphase through direct interaction
  • PARP1 interaction with CENPB, CENPE, and CENPF during mitosis and apoptosis
  • interacting with E2F5 (CENPF translocation to the nucleus is an important first step during entry into quiescence)
  • HOOK2 is a binding partner of CENPF
  • major function of CENPF, is to link the NDEL1/NDE1/PAFAH1B1/Dynein pathway to kinetochores (NDEL1 and NDE1 play distinct roles to ensure chromosome alignment and segregation)
  • critical for myocyte differentiation through the interaction with RB, and binds to ATF4 and negatively regulates the transcriptional activity of ATF4
  • associated with the DNA-dependent protein kinase (PRKDC), a trimeric protein complex critical for genome homeostasis
  • CENPF is recruited to mitochondria by RHOT1 at the time of cytokinesis and associates with microtubule growing tips
  • CHAMP1 regulates localization of CENPE and CENPF to kinetochores
  • SYCP2 N-reminal region interacts with the centromere during meiosis I, with CENPJ and CENPF
  • NUP133 interacts with CENPF both at nuclear pores in prophase and at kinetochores in mitosis
  • cell & other
    Other post-anaphase, KEN-box-dependent degradation of CENPF requires it to be farnesylated, a post-translational modification usually linked to membrane association
    corresponding disease(s) ICS32
    Other morbid association(s)
    TypeGene ModificationChromosome rearrangementProtein expressionProtein Function
    tumoral   amplification    
    and overexpressed in esophageal squamous cell carcinomas
    Variant & Polymorphism
    Candidate gene
    Therapy target