HECW2 gene

HECT, C2 and WW domain containing E3 ubiquitin protein ligase 2

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From NCBI Gene:

This gene encodes a member of a family of E3 ubiquitin ligases which plays an important role in the proliferation, migration and differentiation of neural crest cells as a regulator of glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF)/Ret signaling. This gene also plays an important role in angiogenesis through stabilization of endothelial cell-to-cell junctions as a regulator of angiomotin-like 1 stability. The encoded protein contains an N-terminal calcium/lipid-binding (C2) domain involved in membrane targeting, two-four WW domains responsible for cellular localization and substrate recognition, and a C-terminal homologous with E6-associated protein C-terminus (HECT) catalytic domain. Naturally occurring mutations in this gene are associated with neurodevelopmental delay, hypotonia, and epilepsy. The decreased expression of this gene in the aganglionic colon is associated with Hirschsprung's disease. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2017]

From UniProt:

E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase that mediates ubiquitination of TP73. Acts to stabilize TP73 and enhance activation of transcription by TP73 (PubMed:12890487). Involved in the regulation of mitotic metaphase/anaphase transition (PubMed:24163370).

From NCBI Gene:

  • Neurodevelopmental disorder with hypotonia, seizures, and absent language

From UniProt:

Neurodevelopmental disorder with hypotonia, seizures, and absent language (NDHSAL): A neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by severely delayed psychomotor development, absent speech, epilepsy, encephalopathy, hypotonia, dystonia/dyskinesia, and macrocephaly. Brain imaging show cerebral atrophy, enlarged ventricles, and white matter abnormalities. [MIM:617268]

Cytogenetic Location: 2q32.3, which is the long (q) arm of chromosome 2 at position 32.3

Molecular Location: base pairs 196,194,382 to 196,593,692 on chromosome 2 (Homo sapiens Annotation Release 108, GRCh38.p7) (NCBI)

Cytogenetic Location: 2q32.3, which is the long (q) arm of chromosome 2 at position 32.3
  • NDHSAL
  • NEDL2