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Aliases for AMZ2 Gene

Aliases for AMZ2 Gene

  • Archaelysin Family Metallopeptidase 2 2 3
  • Archeobacterial Metalloproteinase-Like Protein 2 3 4
  • Archaemetzincin-2 2 3
  • Archaemetzincins-2 3
  • EC 3.4.-.- 4

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for AMZ2 Gene

  • GC17P063756
  • GC17P066244
  • GC17P061630

Summaries for AMZ2 Gene

GeneCards Summary for AMZ2 Gene

AMZ2 (Archaelysin Family Metallopeptidase 2) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include metallopeptidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is AMZ1.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for AMZ2 Gene

  • Zinc metalloprotease. Exhibits activity against angiotensin-3 in vitro. Does not hydrolyze either neurogranin or angiotensin-2.

No data available for Entrez Gene Summary , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for AMZ2 Gene

Genomics for AMZ2 Gene

Regulatory Elements for AMZ2 Gene

Epigenetics Products

  • DNA Methylation CpG Assay Predesigned for Pyrosequencing in human,mouse,rat

Genomic Location for AMZ2 Gene

68,205,988 bp from pter
68,257,164 bp from pter
51,177 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for AMZ2 Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for AMZ2 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for AMZ2 Gene

Proteins for AMZ2 Gene

  • Protein details for AMZ2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A6NLD9
    • B3KR44
    • Q5XKF1
    • Q9NZE2

    Protein attributes for AMZ2 Gene

    360 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    41263 Da
    Name=Zn(2+); Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:29105; Note=Binds 2 Zn(2+) ions per subunit. One is catalytic, whereas the other seems to have a structural role.;
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available
    • Sequence=AAF64270.1; Type=Erroneous termination; Positions=98; Note=Translated as Gly.; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=AAF64270.1; Type=Frameshift; Positions=55; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for AMZ2 Gene


neXtProt entry for AMZ2 Gene

Proteomics data for AMZ2 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for AMZ2 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Antibody Products

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for AMZ2 Gene

Domains for AMZ2 Gene

Protein Domains for AMZ2 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for AMZ2 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the peptidase M54 family.
  • Belongs to the peptidase M54 family.
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No data available for Gene Families for AMZ2 Gene

Function for AMZ2 Gene

Molecular function for AMZ2 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot BiophysicochemicalProperties:
pH dependence: Optimum pH is 7.0. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:15972818};
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot EnzymeRegulation:
Inhibited by the general metalloprotease inhibitors o-phenanthroline and batimastat. Also significantly inhibited by amastatin, which is an inhibitor of aminopeptidases. Not inhibited by 4-(2-aminoethyl)-benzenesulfonyl fluoride, E-64, and TIMPS (tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases), which are inhibitors of serine, cysteine, and matrix metalloproteases, respectively.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Zinc metalloprotease. Exhibits activity against angiotensin-3 in vitro. Does not hydrolyze either neurogranin or angiotensin-2.

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for AMZ2 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for AMZ2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0008237 metallopeptidase activity IEA --
GO:0008270 zinc ion binding IEA --
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Phenotypes for AMZ2 Gene

GenomeRNAi human phenotypes for AMZ2:
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miRNA for AMZ2 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target AMZ2

No data available for Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for AMZ2 Gene

Localization for AMZ2 Gene

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for AMZ2 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for AMZ2 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytosol 3
nucleus 2
peroxisome 1

No data available for Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for AMZ2 Gene

Pathways for AMZ2 Gene

SuperPathways for AMZ2 Gene

No Data Available

Interacting Proteins for AMZ2 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for AMZ2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006508 proteolysis IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with AMZ2: view

No data available for Pathways by source for AMZ2 Gene

Transcripts for AMZ2 Gene

Unigene Clusters for AMZ2 Gene

Archaelysin family metallopeptidase 2:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for AMZ2 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c ^ 2a · 2b · 2c ^ 3a · 3b · 3c ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b · 5c · 5d · 5e ^ 6a · 6b · 6c · 6d · 6e ^ 7 ^ 8a · 8b ^ 9 ^ 10
SP1: - - - -
SP3: - - - - - - -
SP4: - - - - - - -
SP5: - - - - -
SP6: - - -
SP7: - -
SP9: -
SP10: - - - - - -

Relevant External Links for AMZ2 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for AMZ2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for AMZ2 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Protein differential expression in normal tissues for AMZ2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Testis (31.1), Ovary (14.6), and Fetal Brain (10.8).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, MOPED, and MaxQB for AMZ2 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for AMZ2 Gene Hs.293560

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for AMZ2 Gene

Tissue specificity: Predominantly expressed in heart and testis. Also expressed at lower levels in kidney, liver, pancreas, lung, brain and placenta. Expressed in fetal tissues such as kidney, liver, lung and brain. Down-regulated in testis from patients with maturation arrest (MA) or Sertoli cell-only syndrome (SCOS).
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No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues and Expression partners for AMZ2 Gene

Orthologs for AMZ2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for AMZ2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia AMZ2 35
  • 80.51 (n)
  • 80.61 (a)
AMZ2 36
  • 81 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia AMZ2 35
  • 88.89 (n)
  • 86.11 (a)
AMZ2 36
  • 86 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Amz2 35
  • 81.62 (n)
  • 79.39 (a)
Amz2 16
Amz2 36
  • 79 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Amz2 35
  • 79.67 (n)
  • 79.67 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia AMZ2 36
  • 58 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia AMZ2 36
  • 98 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia AMZ2 36
  • 67 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia LOC100494774 35
  • 62.86 (n)
  • 59.78 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii AMZ2 (1 of 2) 36
  • 41 (a)
AMZ2 (2 of 2) 36
  • 51 (a)
Species with no ortholog for AMZ2:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • oppossum (Monodelphis domestica)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for AMZ2 Gene

Gene Tree for AMZ2 (if available)
Gene Tree for AMZ2 (if available)

Paralogs for AMZ2 Gene

Paralogs for AMZ2 Gene

(2) SIMAP similar genes for AMZ2 Gene using alignment to 9 proteins: Pseudogenes for AMZ2 Gene

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Variants for AMZ2 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for AMZ2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 17 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs7105 -- 68,256,954(+) CTGGC(A/T)GTTCT synonymous-codon, reference, utr-variant-3-prime
rs704474 -- 68,257,056(+) AACTA(C/T)TGATC utr-variant-3-prime
rs704475 -- 68,256,968(+) AAAAT(A/G)AGGAC synonymous-codon, reference, utr-variant-3-prime
rs712201 -- 68,257,045(+) TCATT(A/G)GAATA utr-variant-3-prime
rs712202 -- 68,257,044(+) TTCAT(C/T)GGAAT utr-variant-3-prime

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for AMZ2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv2716143 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2716144 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2716145 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2716146 CNV Deletion 23290073

Relevant External Links for AMZ2 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for AMZ2 Gene

Disorders for AMZ2 Gene

Relevant External Links for AMZ2

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator

No disorders were found for AMZ2 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , OMIM , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , University of Copenhagen DISEASES , Novoseek inferred disease relationships and Genatlas for AMZ2 Gene

Publications for AMZ2 Gene

  1. Identification and characterization of human archaemetzincin-1 and - 2, two novel members of a family of metalloproteases widely distributed in Archaea. (PMID: 15972818) Diaz-Perales A. … Lopez-Otin C. (J. Biol. Chem. 2005) 2 3 4 23
  2. Cloning and functional analysis of cDNAs with open reading frames for 300 previously undefined genes expressed in CD34+ hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells. (PMID: 11042152) Zhang Q.-H. … Chen Z. (Genome Res. 2000) 3 4
  3. Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs. (PMID: 14702039) Ota T. … Sugano S. (Nat. Genet. 2004) 3 4
  4. The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC). (PMID: 15489334) Gerhard D.S. … Malek J. (Genome Res. 2004) 3 4
  5. Personalized smoking cessation: interactions between nicotine dose, dependence and quit-success genotype score. (PMID: 20379614) Rose J.E. … Uhl G.R. (Mol. Med. 2010) 3 48

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