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Aliases for EIF2B2 Gene

Aliases for EIF2B2 Gene

  • Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor 2B, Subunit 2 Beta, 39kDa 2 3
  • EIF-2B GDP-GTP Exchange Factor Subunit Beta 3 4
  • S20III15 3 4
  • S20I15 3 4
  • Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor 2B, Subunit 2 (Beta, 39kD) 2
  • Translation Initiation Factor EIF-2B Subunit Beta 3
  • EIF-2Bbeta 3
  • EIF2BB 4
  • EIF2B 3

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for EIF2B2 Gene

  • GC14P072996
  • GC14P069286
  • GC14P073459
  • GC14P074539
  • GC14P075469
  • GC14P055637

Summaries for EIF2B2 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for EIF2B2 Gene

  • This gene encodes the beta subunit of eukaryotic initiation factor-2B (EIF2B). EIF2B is involved in protein synthesis and exchanges GDP and GTP for its activation and deactivation. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2011]

GeneCards Summary for EIF2B2 Gene

EIF2B2 (Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor 2B, Subunit 2 Beta, 39kDa) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with EIF2B2 include eif2b2-related childhood ataxia with central nervous system hypomyelination/vanishing white matter and late infantile cach syndrome. Among its related pathways are Apoptotic Pathways in Synovial Fibroblasts and Nanog in Mammalian ESC Pluripotency. GO annotations related to this gene include GTP binding and translation initiation factor activity.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for EIF2B2 Gene

  • Catalyzes the exchange of eukaryotic initiation factor 2-bound GDP for GTP

Gene Wiki entry for EIF2B2 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for EIF2B2 Gene

Genomics for EIF2B2 Gene

Regulatory Elements for EIF2B2 Gene

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Genomic Location for EIF2B2 Gene

75,002,909 bp from pter
75,012,366 bp from pter
9,458 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for EIF2B2 Gene

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Genomic Location for EIF2B2 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for EIF2B2 Gene

Proteins for EIF2B2 Gene

  • Protein details for EIF2B2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Translation initiation factor eIF-2B subunit beta
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • O43201

    Protein attributes for EIF2B2 Gene

    351 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    38990 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Complex of five different subunits; alpha, beta, gamma, delta and epsilon
    • Sequence=AAC42002.1; Type=Frameshift; Positions=Several; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

neXtProt entry for EIF2B2 Gene

Proteomics data for EIF2B2 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for EIF2B2 Gene

  • Ubiquitination at Lys237
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for EIF2B2 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
Reactome Protein details:
REFSEQ proteins:

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No data available for DME Specific Peptides for EIF2B2 Gene

Domains for EIF2B2 Gene

Protein Domains for EIF2B2 Gene


Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the eIF-2B alpha/beta/delta subunits family.
  • Belongs to the eIF-2B alpha/beta/delta subunits family.
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Function for EIF2B2 Gene

Molecular function for EIF2B2 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Catalyzes the exchange of eukaryotic initiation factor 2-bound GDP for GTP

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for EIF2B2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003743 contributes_to translation initiation factor activity IDA 16289705
GO:0005085 contributes_to guanyl-nucleotide exchange factor activity IMP 15054402
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 15060152
GO:0005524 ATP binding IDA 11323413
GO:0005525 GTP binding IDA 11323413
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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for EIF2B2 Gene

Localization for EIF2B2 Gene

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for EIF2B2 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for EIF2B2 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytosol 4
nucleus 2
cytoskeleton 1
endoplasmic reticulum 1
plasma membrane 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for EIF2B2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IDA 11323413
GO:0005829 cytosol TAS --
GO:0005851 eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2B complex IDA 11323413
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No data available for Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for EIF2B2 Gene

Pathways for EIF2B2 Gene

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Pathways by source for EIF2B2 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for EIF2B2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001541 ovarian follicle development IMP 15507143
GO:0006412 translation TAS --
GO:0006413 translational initiation TAS --
GO:0006446 regulation of translational initiation TAS 15060152
GO:0007417 central nervous system development IMP 15776425
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(1) HMDB Compounds for EIF2B2 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
Guanosine triphosphate
  • 5'-GTP

(2) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for EIF2B2 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
gdp 43.3 1
gtp 41.7 2
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Transcripts for EIF2B2 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for EIF2B2 Gene

Unigene Clusters for EIF2B2 Gene

Eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2B, subunit 2 beta, 39kDa:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for EIF2B2 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4a · 4b ^ 5a · 5b · 5c ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9
SP1: - -
SP2: - -

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ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for EIF2B2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for EIF2B2 Gene

Protein differential expression in normal tissues for EIF2B2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Pancreas (15.7) and Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (6.5).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for EIF2B2 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for EIF2B2 Gene Hs.409137

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No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery , mRNA differential expression in normal tissues and mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for EIF2B2 Gene

Orthologs for EIF2B2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for EIF2B2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia EIF2B2 35
  • 90.5 (n)
  • 96.58 (a)
EIF2B2 36
  • 97 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia EIF2B2 35
  • 92.69 (n)
  • 94.87 (a)
EIF2B2 36
  • 95 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Eif2b2 35
  • 89.08 (n)
  • 94.02 (a)
Eif2b2 16
Eif2b2 36
  • 94 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia EIF2B2 35
  • 99.53 (n)
  • 99.43 (a)
EIF2B2 36
  • 99 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Eif2b2 35
  • 90.22 (n)
  • 93.73 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 91 (a)
-- 36
  • 85 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia EIF2B2 36
  • 82 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves EIF2B2 35
  • 79.01 (n)
  • 83.76 (a)
EIF2B2 36
  • 84 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia EIF2B2 36
  • 82 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia eif2b2 35
  • 71.79 (n)
  • 79.77 (a)
Str.5710 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii Dr.4626 35
eif2b2 35
  • 72.67 (n)
  • 80.86 (a)
eif2b2 36
  • 80 (a)
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.3346 35
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta eIF2B-bgr 37
  • 48 (a)
eIF2B-beta 35
  • 56.07 (n)
  • 50 (a)
eIF2B-beta 36
  • 47 (a)
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP007097 35
  • 55.56 (n)
  • 51.57 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea Y47H9C.7 36
  • 25 (a)
A. gosspyii yeast
(Ashbya gossypii)
Saccharomycetes AGOS_AGR292C 35
  • 48.33 (n)
  • 35.88 (a)
K. lactis yeast
(Kluyveromyces lactis)
Saccharomycetes KLLA0A04433g 35
  • 45.96 (n)
  • 36.69 (a)
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes GCD7 35
  • 44.71 (n)
  • 35.91 (a)
GCD7 36
  • 31 (a)
GCD7 38
thale cress
(Arabidopsis thaliana)
eudicotyledons AT3G07300 35
  • 52.02 (n)
  • 46.73 (a)
(Oryza sativa)
Liliopsida Os10g0392700 35
  • 51.44 (n)
  • 44.88 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona intestinalis)
Ascidiacea Cin.5793 35
fission yeast
(Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
Schizosaccharomycetes SPAC343.14c 35
  • 49.5 (n)
  • 43.41 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 51 (a)
Species with no ortholog for EIF2B2:
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • 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)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • 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)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for EIF2B2 Gene

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Paralogs for EIF2B2 Gene

No data available for Paralogs for EIF2B2 Gene

Variants for EIF2B2 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for EIF2B2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 14 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs546027923 -- 75,003,207(+) GATCC(C/G)AGGGC intron-variant
rs545748147 -- 75,006,799(+) CACCT(C/T)ACTCC intron-variant
rs545627876 -- 75,007,012(+) AATGC(C/T)AAGCA intron-variant
rs545617664 -- 75,006,010(+) TCTAA(A/C)ATATT intron-variant
rs544475887 -- 75,008,083(+) AGATA(C/T)AGACA intron-variant

Relevant External Links for EIF2B2 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for EIF2B2 Gene

Disorders for EIF2B2 Gene

(1) OMIM Diseases for EIF2B2 Gene (606454)


  • Leukodystrophy with vanishing white matter (VWM) [MIM:603896]: A leukodystrophy that occurs mainly in children. Neurological signs include progressive cerebellar ataxia, spasticity, inconstant optic atrophy and relatively preserved mental abilities. The disease is chronic-progressive with, in most individuals, additional episodes of rapid deterioration following febrile infections or minor head trauma. While childhood onset is the most common form of the disorder, some severe forms are apparent at birth. A severe, early-onset form seen among the Cree and Chippewayan populations of Quebec and Manitoba is called Cree leukoencephalopathy. Milder forms may not become evident until adolescence or adulthood. Some females with milder forms of the disease who survive to adolescence exhibit ovarian dysfunction. This variant of the disorder is called ovarioleukodystrophy. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:11704758, ECO:0000269 PubMed:12707859, ECO:0000269 PubMed:15776425, ECO:0000269 PubMed:21484434, ECO:0000269 PubMed:22285377, ECO:0000269 PubMed:22729508}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

(2) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for EIF2B2 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
leukodystrophy 69.6 1
shock 5.77 1

Relevant External Links for EIF2B2

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
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Publications for EIF2B2 Gene

  1. Subunits of the translation initiation factor eIF2B are mutant in leukoencephalopathy with vanishing white matter. (PMID: 11704758) Leegwater P.A.J. … van der Knaap M.S. (Nat. Genet. 2001) 3 4 23
  2. Ovarian failure related to eukaryotic initiation factor 2B mutations. (PMID: 12707859) Fogli A. … Boespflug-Tanguy O. (Am. J. Hum. Genet. 2003) 3 4 23
  3. Identification of ten novel mutations in patients with eIF2B-related disorders. (PMID: 15776425) Ohlenbusch A. … Gartner J. (Hum. Mutat. 2005) 3 4 23
  4. Identification of a regulatory subcomplex in the guanine nucleotide exchange factor eIF2B that mediates inhibition by phosphorylated eIF2. (PMID: 8887689) Yang W. … Hinnebusch A.G. (Mol. Cell. Biol. 1996) 2 3
  5. Cloning of a gene bearing missense mutations in early-onset familial Alzheimer's disease. (PMID: 7596406) Sherrington R. … St George-Hyslop P.H. (Nature 1995) 3 4

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