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Aliases for BRD2 Gene

Aliases for BRD2 Gene

  • Bromodomain Containing 2 2 3
  • RING3 3 4 6
  • Really Interesting New Gene 3 Protein 3 4
  • Bromodomain-Containing 2 2 3
  • O27.1.1 3 4
  • FSRG1 3 6
  • Female Sterile Homeotic-Related Gene 1 3
  • Bromodomain-Containing Protein 2 3
  • KIAA9001 4
  • D6S113E 3
  • RNF3 3
  • FSH 3
  • NAT 3

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Summaries for BRD2 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for BRD2 Gene

  • This gene encodes a transcriptional regulator that belongs to the BET (bromodomains and extra terminal domain) family of proteins. This protein associates with transcription complexes and with acetylated chromatin during mitosis, and it selectively binds to the acetylated lysine-12 residue of histone H4 via its two bromodomains. The gene maps to the major histocompatability complex (MHC) class II region on chromosome 6p21.3, but sequence comparison suggests that the protein is not involved in the immune response. This gene has been implicated in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, a common form of epilepsy that becomes apparent in adolescence. Multiple alternatively spliced variants have been described for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2010]

GeneCards Summary for BRD2 Gene

BRD2 (Bromodomain Containing 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with BRD2 include photosensitive epilepsy. Among its related pathways are Cell Cycle / Checkpoint Control and Wnt / Hedgehog / Notch. GO annotations related to this gene include chromatin binding and lysine-acetylated histone binding. An important paralog of this gene is BRD4.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BRD2 Gene

  • May play a role in spermatogenesis or folliculogenesis (By similarity). Binds hyperacetylated chromatin and plays a role in the regulation of transcription, probably by chromatin remodeling. Regulates transcription of the CCND1 gene. Plays a role in nucleosome assembly.

Tocris Summary for BRD2 Gene

  • Bromodomains (BRDs) are epigenetic readers that selectively recognize acetylated lysine (Kac) residues on histone protein tails, and are the only known protein modules that target Kac residues. There are approximately 62 unique human bromodomains, most of which can be classified according to sequence identity into nine groups.

Gene Wiki entry for BRD2 Gene

No data available for PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for BRD2 Gene

Genomics for BRD2 Gene

Genomic Location for BRD2 Gene

32,968,660 bp from pter
32,981,505 bp from pter
12,846 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for BRD2 Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for BRD2 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

Regulatory Elements for BRD2 Gene

Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the BRD2 gene promoter:

Proteins for BRD2 Gene

  • Protein details for BRD2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Bromodomain-containing protein 2
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A2AAU0
    • B0S7P0
    • B1AZT1
    • O00699
    • O00700
    • Q15310
    • Q5STC9
    • Q63HQ9
    • Q658Y7
    • Q6P3U2
    • Q969U4

    Protein attributes for BRD2 Gene

    801 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    88061 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Homodimer. Interacts with E2F1 and with histone H4 acetylated at Lys-13.
    • Sequence=AAA68890.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally extended.; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for BRD2 Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for BRD2 Gene


neXtProt entry for BRD2 Gene

Proteomics data for BRD2 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for BRD2 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for BRD2 Gene

Domains for BRD2 Gene

Gene Families for BRD2 Gene

Protein Domains for BRD2 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • One bromodomain is sufficient for a partial interaction with histone H4 acetylated at Lys-13:
    • P25440
  • Contains 2 bromo domains.:
    • P25440
  • Contains 1 NET domain.:
    • P25440
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Function for BRD2 Gene

Molecular function for BRD2 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: May play a role in spermatogenesis or folliculogenesis (By similarity). Binds hyperacetylated chromatin and plays a role in the regulation of transcription, probably by chromatin remodeling. Regulates transcription of the CCND1 gene. Plays a role in nucleosome assembly.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for BRD2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003682 chromatin binding IDA 18406326
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 20709061
GO:0070577 lysine-acetylated histone binding IDA 18406326
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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for BRD2 Gene

Localization for BRD2 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BRD2 Gene

Nucleus. Note=Detected on chromatin and nucleosomes.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for BRD2 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for BRD2 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 4

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for BRD2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus IEA --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IEA --
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Pathways for BRD2 Gene

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Pathways by source for BRD2 Gene

1 BioSystems pathway for BRD2 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for BRD2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006334 nucleosome assembly IMP 18406326
GO:0006351 transcription, DNA-templated IEA --
GO:0006357 regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter IDA 18406326
GO:0007283 spermatogenesis TAS 9693039
GO:0016568 chromatin modification IEA --
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Compounds for BRD2 Gene

(11) ApexBio Compounds for BRD2 Gene

Compound Action Cas Number
(-)-JQ1 Inactive stereoisomer of bromodomain inhibitor (+)-JQ1 [1268524-71-5]
(+)-JQ1 BET bromodomain inhibitor [1268524-70-4]
Bromosporine broad spectrum inhibitor for bromodomains
I-BET151 (GSK1210151A) BET bromodomain inhibitor(pIC50=6.1,BRD4) [1300031-49-5]
I-BET-762 inhibitor for BET proteins [1260907-17-2]
OTX-015 new potent BRD-inhibitor [202590-98-5]
PFI-1 (PF-6405761) selective BET inhibitor for BRD4 [1403764-72-6]
RVX-208 potent BET bromodomain inhibitor for BD2 [1044870-39-4]
SGC-CBP30 Potent CREBBP/EP300 bromodomain inhibitor
UNC1215 elective MBT antagonist [1415800-43-9]
UNC669 potent and selective MBT inhibitor [1314241-44-5]

(4) Tocris Compounds for BRD2 Gene

Compound Action Cas Number
(+)-JQ1 Potent, selective BET bromodomain inhibitor; cell permeable [1268524-70-4]
I-BET 151 hydrochloride BET bromodomain inhibitor [1300031-49-5]
I-CBP 112 Selective CREBBP/EP300 bromodomain inhibitor
PFI 1 BET bromodomain inhibitor [1403764-72-6]

(2) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for BRD2 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
sulfadiazine 58 1
dihydrofolate 44.9 1
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Transcripts for BRD2 Gene

Unigene Clusters for BRD2 Gene

Bromodomain containing 2:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for BRD2 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for BRD2 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for BRD2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for BRD2 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for BRD2 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for BRD2 Gene Hs.75243

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No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues and mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for BRD2 Gene

Orthologs for BRD2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for BRD2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia BRD2 35
  • 98.02 (n)
  • 98.58 (a)
BRD2 36
  • 100 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia BRD2 35
  • 89.32 (n)
  • 95.74 (a)
BRD2 36
  • 97 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia BRD2 35
  • 89.66 (n)
  • 95.74 (a)
BRD2 36
  • 98 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Brd2 35
  • 87.72 (n)
  • 95.59 (a)
Brd2 16
Brd2 36
  • 96 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia BRD2 36
  • 93 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 35 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Brd2 35
  • 87.51 (n)
  • 95.33 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves BRD2 35
  • 71.54 (n)
  • 80.92 (a)
BRD2 36
  • 83 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia BRD2 36
  • 76 (a)
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia brd2-A-prov 35
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia brd2 35
  • 67.65 (n)
  • 74.41 (a)
Str.10243 35
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.506 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii brd2a 35
  • 61.53 (n)
  • 64.59 (a)
brd2a 36
  • 59 (a)
brd2b 36
  • 54 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta fs(1)h 36
  • 18 (a)
fs(1)h 37
  • 56 (a)
(Oryza sativa)
Liliopsida Os.37125 35
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 47 (a)
Species with no ortholog for BRD2:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • 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 BRD2 Gene

Gene Tree for BRD2 (if available)
Gene Tree for BRD2 (if available)

Paralogs for BRD2 Gene

Paralogs for BRD2 Gene

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Variants for BRD2 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for BRD2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 06 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs10829 -- 32,980,959(+) GAGCC(A/C)CCATT utr-variant-3-prime, nc-transcript-variant
rs11037 -- 32,978,179(+) TCCAA(A/G)CCCAA synonymous-codon, reference, nc-transcript-variant
rs11908 -- 32,976,969(-) ACTGC(C/T)TGAGC intron-variant
rs15912 -- 32,976,317(+) GCCCT(C/G)TATAC synonymous-codon, reference, nc-transcript-variant
rs176250 - 32,976,351(-) GTTGA(A/G)GACAG reference, missense, nc-transcript-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for BRD2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv830633 CNV Loss 17160897
nsv483081 CNV Loss 15286789
dgv1937e1 CNV Complex 17122850
nsv527280 CNV Loss 19592680
nsv819221 CNV Gain 19587683

Relevant External Links for BRD2 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BRD2 Gene

Disorders for BRD2 Gene

(1) MalaCards Diseases for BRD2 Gene

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(1) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for BRD2 Gene

(3) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for BRD2 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
myoclonic epilepsy juvenile 78.2 2
leukemia 24.9 3
cancer 0 1

Relevant External Links for BRD2

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BRD2 Gene

Publications for BRD2 Gene

  1. A homologue of the Drosophila female sterile homeotic (fsh) gene in the class II region of the human MHC. (PMID: 1352711) Beck S. … Trowsdale J. (DNA Seq. 1992) 2 3 4 23
  2. Phylogeny and structure of the RING3 gene. (PMID: 8781126) Thorpe K.L. … Beck S. (Immunogenetics 1996) 2 3 4 23
  3. Susceptibility locus for non-obstructive azoospermia is localized within the HLA-DR/DQ subregion: primary role of DQB1*0604. (PMID: 12366783) Matsuzaka Y. … Inoko H. (Tissue Antigens 2002) 3 23 48
  4. BRD2 (RING3) is a probable major susceptibility gene for common juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. (PMID: 12830434) Pal D.K. … Greenberg D.A. (Am. J. Hum. Genet. 2003) 3 23 48
  5. BRD2 and TAP-1 genes and juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. (PMID: 19953286) Layouni S. … Dogui M. (Neurol. Sci. 2010) 3 23 48

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