SYNE2 gene

spectrin repeat containing nuclear envelope protein 2

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From NCBI Gene:

The protein encoded by this gene is a nuclear outer membrane protein that binds cytoplasmic F-actin. This binding tethers the nucleus to the cytoskeleton and aids in the maintenance of the structural integrity of the nucleus. Several transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2009]

From UniProt:

Multi-isomeric modular protein which forms a linking network between organelles and the actin cytoskeleton to maintain the subcellular spatial organization. Component of SUN-protein-containing multivariate complexes also called LINC complexes which link the nucleoskeleton and cytoskeleton by providing versatile outer nuclear membrane attachment sites for cytoskeletal filaments. Involved in the maintenance of nuclear organization and structural integrity. Connects nuclei to the cytoskeleton by interacting with the nuclear envelope and with F-actin in the cytoplasm. Specifically, SYNE2 and SUN2 assemble in arrays of transmembrane actin-associated nuclear (TAN) lines which are bound to F-actin cables and couple the nucleus to retrograde actin flow during actin-dependent nuclear movement. Required for centrosome migration to the apical cell surface during early ciliogenesis.

From NCBI Gene:

  • Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy 5, autosomal dominant

From UniProt:

Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy 5, autosomal dominant (EDMD5): A form of Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy, a degenerative myopathy characterized by weakness and atrophy of muscle without involvement of the nervous system, early contractures of the elbows, Achilles tendons and spine, and cardiomyopathy associated with cardiac conduction defects. [MIM:612999]

Cytogenetic Location: 14q23.2, which is the long (q) arm of chromosome 14 at position 23.2

Molecular Location: base pairs 63,761,904 to 64,226,449 on chromosome 14 (Homo sapiens Annotation Release 108, GRCh38.p7) (NCBI)

Cytogenetic Location: 14q23.2, which is the long (q) arm of chromosome 14 at position 23.2
  • EDMD5
  • Nesp2
  • Nesprin-2
  • NUA
  • SYNE-2