Haploid germ cell-specific nuclear protein kinase (Haspin), an atypical eukaryotic protein kinase that lacks sequence similarity with other eukaryotic protein kinases. Haspin is a serine/threonine kinase that associates with chromosome and phosphorylates threonine 3 of histone 3 during mitosis. Haspin overexpression or deletion results in defective mitosis. It has been shown that Haspin inhibitors have potent anti-tumoral effects. Given that the only Haspin substrate is threonine 3 of histone 3, inhibition of Haspin might have fewer adverse effects compared with other anticancer agents.