Aliases for ASXL2 Gene
External Ids for ASXL2 Gene
ASXL2 is a human homolog of the Drosophila asx gene. Drosophila asx is an enhancer of trithorax (see MIM 159555) and polycomb (see MIM 610231) (ETP) gene that encodes a chromatin protein with dual functions in transcriptional activation and silencing (Katoh and Katoh, 2003 [PubMed 12888926]).[supplied by OMIM, Sep 2009]
GeneCards Summary for ASXL2 Gene
ASXL2 (Additional Sex Combs Like Transcriptional Regulator 2) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include peroxisome proliferator activated receptor binding. An important paralog of this gene is ASXL1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ASXL2 Gene
Putative Polycomb group (PcG) protein. PcG proteins act by forming multiprotein complexes, which are required to maintain the transcriptionally repressive state of homeotic genes throughout development. PcG proteins are not required to initiate repression, but to maintain it during later stages of development. They probably act via methylation of histones, rendering chromatin heritably changed in its expressibility (By similarity). Involved in transcriptional regulation mediated by ligand-bound nuclear hormone receptors, such as peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARG). Acts as coactivator for PPARG and enhances its adipocyte differentiation-inducing activity; the function seems to involve differential recruitment of acetylated and methylated histone H3.