Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics
Center for Nephrology and Metabolic Disorders

Kinesin-like protein KIF6

The KIF6 gene encodes a motor Protein. Variations in that gene are associated with coronary artery disease and statin response.

Genetests:

Clinic Method Carrier testing
Turnaround 5 days
Specimen type genomic DNA
Research Method Genomic sequencing of the entire coding region
Turnaround 25 days
Specimen type genomic DNA
Clinic Method Massive parallel sequencing
Turnaround 25 days
Specimen type genomic DNA

Related Diseases:

Attenuated cholesterol lowering by statins
HMGCR
KIF6

References:

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Li Y et. al. (2010) KIF6 polymorphism as a predictor of risk of coronary events and of clinical event reduction by statin therapy.

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Update: Sept. 26, 2018