This gene is one of two human homologs of Drosophila bicaudal-D and a member of the Bicoid family. It has been implicated in dynein-mediated, minus end-directed motility along microtubules. It has also been reported to be a phosphorylation target of NIMA related kinase 8. Two alternative splice variants have been described.
BICD2; bicaudal D homolog 2 (Drosophila); protein bicaudal D homolog 2; KIAA0699; bic-D 2; coiled-coil protein BICD2; homolog of Drosophila bicaudal D; cytoskeleton-like bicaudal D protein homolog 2; bA526D8.1