Aliases for ALKBH2 Gene
External Ids for ALKBH2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ALKBH2 Gene
The Escherichia coli AlkB protein protects against the cytotoxicity of methylating agents by repair of the specific DNA lesions generated in single-stranded DNA. ALKBH2 and ALKBH3 (MIM 610603) are E. coli AlkB homologs that catalyze the removal of 1-methyladenine and 3-methylcytosine (Duncan et al., 2002 [PubMed 12486230]).[supplied by OMIM, Mar 2008]
GeneCards Summary for ALKBH2 Gene
ALKBH2 (AlkB Homolog 2, Alpha-Ketoglutarate Dependent Dioxygenase) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are DNA Damage Reversal and DNA Double-Strand Break Repair. GO annotations related to this gene include oxidoreductase activity and ferrous iron binding. An important paralog of this gene is ALKBH3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ALKBH2 Gene
Dioxygenase that repairs alkylated DNA and RNA containing 1-methyladenine and 3-methylcytosine by oxidative demethylation. Can also repair alkylated DNA containing 1-ethenoadenine (in vitro). Has strong preference for double-stranded DNA. Has low efficiency with single-stranded substrates. Requires molecular oxygen, alpha-ketoglutarate and iron.