SNP rs8702, located in the KLC1 gene, has been reported to have a protective effect against the occurrence of multiple sclerosis. Specifically, the odds of a rs8702(G;G) individual - as oriented to the dbSNP entry, not as published - are reported to be 0.21 (CI: 0.018 - 0.88). [PMID 17999208]
[PMID 19911314] Kinesin Light Chain 1 Gene Haplotypes in Three Conformational Diseases
[PMID 17653041] Variability in the kinesin light chain 1 gene may influence risk of age-related cataract.
[PMID 19046961] Gene-environmental effects behind leukoaraiosis: a silent genetic variant of the kinesin protein can be activated in a subject with poorly controlled long-lasting hypertension.