PLOD2 gene

procollagen-lysine,2-oxoglutarate 5-dioxygenase 2

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From NCBI Gene:

The protein encoded by this gene is a membrane-bound homodimeric enzyme that is localized to the cisternae of the rough endoplasmic reticulum. The enzyme (cofactors iron and ascorbate) catalyzes the hydroxylation of lysyl residues in collagen-like peptides. The resultant hydroxylysyl groups are attachment sites for carbohydrates in collagen and thus are critical for the stability of intermolecular crosslinks. Some patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type VIB have deficiencies in lysyl hydroxylase activity. Mutations in the coding region of this gene are associated with Bruck syndrome. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

From UniProt:

Forms hydroxylysine residues in -Xaa-Lys-Gly- sequences in collagens. These hydroxylysines serve as sites of attachment for carbohydrate units and are essential for the stability of the intermolecular collagen cross-links.

From NCBI Gene:

  • Bruck syndrome 2

From UniProt:

Bruck syndrome 2 (BRKS2): An autosomal recessive disease characterized by generalized osteopenia, congenital joint contractures, fragile bones with onset of fractures in infancy or early childhood, short stature, severe limb deformity, progressive scoliosis, and pterygia. It is distinguished from osteogenesis imperfecta by the absence of hearing loss and dentinogenesis imperfecta, and by the presence of clubfoot and congenital joint limitations. [MIM:609220]

PLOD2 mutations give rise to a broad variety of phenotypes with variable degrees of severity of bone fragility and joint contractures. Disease-associated mutations have been found in patients with autosomal recessive osteogenesis imperfecta (AR-OI) (PubMed:22689593).

Cytogenetic Location: 3q24, which is the long (q) arm of chromosome 3 at position 24

Molecular Location: base pairs 146,069,436 to 146,161,495 on chromosome 3 (Homo sapiens Annotation Release 108, GRCh38.p7) (NCBI)

Cytogenetic Location: 3q24, which is the long (q) arm of chromosome 3 at position 24
  • BRKS2
  • LH2
  • TLH