Centrosomal protein of 72 kDa (CEP72)

Involved in the recruitment of key centrosomal proteins to the centrosome. Provides centrosomal microtubule-nucleation activity on the gamma-tubulin ring complexes (gamma-TuRCs) and has critical roles in forming a focused bipolar spindle, which is necessary for proper tension generation between sister chromatids.

Required for localization of KIZ, AKAP9 and gamma-tubulin ring complexes (gamma-TuRCs) (PubMed:19536135). Involved in centriole duplication.