HERC2 gene

HECT and RLD domain containing E3 ubiquitin protein ligase 2

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From NCBI Gene:

This gene belongs to the HERC gene family that encodes a group of unusually large proteins, which contain multiple structural domains. All members have at least 1 copy of an N-terminal region showing homology to the cell cycle regulator RCC1 and a C-terminal HECT (homologous to E6-AP C terminus) domain found in a number of E3 ubiquitin protein ligases. Genetic variations in this gene are associated with skin/hair/eye pigmentation variability. Multiple pseudogenes of this gene are located on chromosomes 15 and 16. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2012]

From UniProt:

E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase that regulates ubiquitin-dependent retention of repair proteins on damaged chromosomes. Recruited to sites of DNA damage in response to ionizing radiation (IR) and facilitates the assembly of UBE2N and RNF8 promoting DNA damage-induced formation of 'Lys-63'-linked ubiquitin chains. Acts as a mediator of binding specificity between UBE2N and RNF8. Involved in the maintenance of RNF168 levels. E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase that promotes the ubiquitination and proteasomal degradation of XPA which influences the circadian oscillation of DNA excision repair activity. By controlling the steady-state expression of the IGF1R receptor, indirectly regulates the insulin-like growth factor receptor signaling pathway (PubMed:26692333).

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From NCBI Gene:

  • Skin/hair/eye pigmentation, variation in, 1
  • Prader-Willi syndrome
  • Mental retardation, autosomal recessive 38

From UniProt:

Mental retardation, autosomal recessive 38 (MRT38): A disorder characterized by significantly below average general intellectual functioning associated with impairments in adaptive behavior and manifested during the developmental period. MRT38 is characterized by global developmental delay affecting motor, speech, adaptive, and social development. Patients manifest autistic features, aggression, self-injury, impulsivity, and distractibility. [MIM:615516]

Cytogenetic Location: 15q13.1, which is the long (q) arm of chromosome 15 at position 13.1

Molecular Location: base pairs 28,111,040 to 28,322,179 on chromosome 15 (Homo sapiens Updated Annotation Release 109.20200522, GRCh38.p13) (NCBI)

Cytogenetic Location: 15q13.1, which is the long (q) arm of chromosome 15 at position 13.1
  • D15F37S1
  • jdf2
  • MRT38
  • p528
  • SHEP1