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Aliases for FSCN2 Gene

Aliases for FSCN2 Gene

  • Fascin Actin-Bundling Protein 2, Retinal 2 3 5
  • Fascin (Strongylocentrotus Purpuratus) Homolog 2 (Actin-Bundling Protein, Retinal) 2
  • Fascin Homolog 2, Actin-Bundling Protein, Retinal (Strongylocentrotus Purpuratus) 2
  • Fascin Homolog 2, Actin-Bundling Protein, Retinal 3
  • Retinal Fascin 4
  • RFSN 3
  • RP30 3

External Ids for FSCN2 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for FSCN2 Gene

  • GC17U990164
  • GC17M080035
  • GC17P080195
  • GC17P077110
  • GC17P079495
  • GC17P074944
  • GC17P081515
  • GC17P081516

Summaries for FSCN2 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for FSCN2 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the fascin protein family. Fascins crosslink actin into filamentous bundles within dynamic cell extensions. This family member is proposed to play a role in photoreceptor disk morphogenesis. A mutation in this gene results in one form of autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for FSCN2 Gene

FSCN2 (Fascin Actin-Bundling Protein 2, Retinal) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FSCN2 include Retinitis Pigmentosa 30 and Fscn2-Related Retinitis Pigmentosa. GO annotations related to this gene include actin binding and protein binding, bridging. An important paralog of this gene is FSCN1.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FSCN2 Gene

  • Acts as an actin bundling protein. May play a pivotal role in photoreceptor cell-specific events, such as disk morphogenesis.

Gene Wiki entry for FSCN2 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for FSCN2 Gene

Genomics for FSCN2 Gene

Regulatory Elements for FSCN2 Gene

Enhancers for FSCN2 Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Score Enhancer Sources TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Other Gene Targets for Enhancer

Enhancers around FSCN2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for FSCN2 Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters

ENSRs around FSCN2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for FSCN2 Gene

81,513,051 bp from pter
81,539,790 bp from pter
26,740 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for FSCN2 Gene

Genes around FSCN2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
FSCN2 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for FSCN2 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for FSCN2 Gene

Proteins for FSCN2 Gene

  • Protein details for FSCN2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A0AVC4
    • A8MRA6

    Protein attributes for FSCN2 Gene

    492 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    55057 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Alternative splice isoforms for FSCN2 Gene


neXtProt entry for FSCN2 Gene

Proteomics data for FSCN2 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for FSCN2 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for FSCN2 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for FSCN2 Gene

Domains & Families for FSCN2 Gene

Gene Families for FSCN2 Gene


Protein Domains for FSCN2 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for FSCN2 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the fascin family.
  • Belongs to the fascin family.
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Function for FSCN2 Gene

Molecular function for FSCN2 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Acts as an actin bundling protein. May play a pivotal role in photoreceptor cell-specific events, such as disk morphogenesis.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for FSCN2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0051015 actin filament binding IEA,ISS --
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Human Phenotype Ontology for FSCN2 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for FSCN2 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for FSCN2:

Animal Model Products

miRNA for FSCN2 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target FSCN2

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for FSCN2 Gene

Localization for FSCN2 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FSCN2 Gene

Cytoplasm, cytoskeleton. Cell projection, stereocilium.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for FSCN2 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for FSCN2 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytosol 3
nucleus 2
extracellular 1
peroxisome 1

No data available for Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for FSCN2 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for FSCN2 Gene

SuperPathways for FSCN2 Gene

No Data Available

Interacting Proteins for FSCN2 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for FSCN2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0030036 actin cytoskeleton organization ISS --
GO:0042462 eye photoreceptor cell development IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with FSCN2: view

No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for FSCN2 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for FSCN2 Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for FSCN2 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for FSCN2 Gene

Unigene Clusters for FSCN2 Gene

Fascin homolog 2, actin-bundling protein, retinal (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus):
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for FSCN2 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b ^ 2 ^ 3a · 3b

Relevant External Links for FSCN2 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for FSCN2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for FSCN2 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for FSCN2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Pancreas (x8.0) and Thyroid (x5.1).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for FSCN2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Retina (54.0) and Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (15.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for FSCN2 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for FSCN2 Gene Hs.118555

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for FSCN2 Gene

Tissue specificity: Localized specifically in the outer and inner segments of the photoreceptor cells in the retina.
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Protein tissue co-expression partners for FSCN2 Gene

Primer Products

Orthologs for FSCN2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for FSCN2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia FSCN2 35
  • 90.04 (n)
  • 93.9 (a)
FSCN2 36
  • 94 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia FSCN2 35
  • 87.79 (n)
  • 88.37 (a)
FSCN2 36
  • 91 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Fscn2 35
  • 85.84 (n)
  • 90.85 (a)
Fscn2 16
Fscn2 36
  • 91 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia FSCN2 35
  • 94.15 (n)
  • 93.42 (a)
FSCN2 36
  • 99 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Fscn2 35
  • 85.77 (n)
  • 91.87 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia FSCN2 36
  • 75 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves FSCN2 35
  • 76.51 (n)
  • 70.47 (a)
FSCN2 36
  • 70 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia FSCN2 36
  • 70 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia fscn2 35
  • 63.96 (n)
  • 65.45 (a)
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia Xl.26333 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii fscn2b 35
  • 64.76 (n)
  • 63.8 (a)
zgc73272 35
fscn2a 36
  • 62 (a)
fscn2b 36
  • 64 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta sn 37
  • 38 (a)
sn 35
  • 51.19 (n)
  • 39.08 (a)
sn 36
  • 35 (a)
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP012991 35
  • 53.74 (n)
  • 40.04 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 40 (a)
Species with no ortholog for FSCN2:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • 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)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • 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 FSCN2 Gene

Gene Tree for FSCN2 (if available)
Gene Tree for FSCN2 (if available)

Paralogs for FSCN2 Gene

Paralogs for FSCN2 Gene

(1) SIMAP similar genes for FSCN2 Gene using alignment to 1 proteins:

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Variants for FSCN2 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for FSCN2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 17 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs1106434 -- 81,537,807(-) AGTCC(C/T)GCCCC utr-variant-3-prime
rs1802103 -- 81,536,743(+) GTCTA(C/T)GACGT reference, synonymous-codon
rs2075720 -- 81,528,493(+) GAGGG(C/T)GCATC intron-variant, utr-variant-5-prime
rs2075721 -- 81,536,375(+) CCCAC(A/G)GAACG intron-variant
rs2075722 -- 81,536,446(+) TCTGA(A/G)TGTCC intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for FSCN2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv26223 CNV Gain+Loss 19812545
nsv828128 CNV Loss 20364138
nsv909000 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv909052 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv428351 CNV Gain 18775914
dgv3318n71 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv3320n71 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv3324n71 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv3329n71 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv3330n71 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv3331n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv909105 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv833567 CNV Loss 17160897
nsv833568 CNV Loss 17160897
dgv3332n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv909107 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv470620 CNV Loss 18288195
nsv2164 CNV Insertion 18451855
nsv475605 CNV Insertion 20440878
esv2716452 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2716453 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2673090 CNV Deletion 23128226

Variation tolerance for FSCN2 Gene

Gene Damage Index Score: 3.09; 50.87% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for FSCN2 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FSCN2 Gene

Disorders for FSCN2 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(5) MalaCards diseases for FSCN2 Gene - From: OMIM, GeneTests, Orphanet, DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
retinitis pigmentosa 30
  • rp 30
fscn2-related retinitis pigmentosa
  • retinitis pigmentosa 30
retinitis pigmentosa
  • retinitis pigmentosa 1
retinal degeneration
  • degeneration of retina
macular degeneration, age-related, 1
  • macular degeneration, age-related, 2
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search FSCN2 in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases


  • Retinitis pigmentosa 30 (RP30) [MIM:607921]: A retinal dystrophy belonging to the group of pigmentary retinopathies. Retinitis pigmentosa is characterized by retinal pigment deposits visible on fundus examination and primary loss of rod photoreceptor cells followed by secondary loss of cone photoreceptors. Patients typically have night vision blindness and loss of midperipheral visual field. As their condition progresses, they lose their far peripheral visual field and eventually central vision as well. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:11527955}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Relevant External Links for FSCN2

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
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No data available for Genatlas for FSCN2 Gene

Publications for FSCN2 Gene

  1. Refinement of the RP17 locus for autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa, construction of a YAC contig and investigation of the candidate gene retinal fascin. (PMID: 10234509) Bardien-Kruger S. … Ramesar R.S. (Eur. J. Hum. Genet. 1999) 2 3 4 67
  2. The 208delG mutation in FSCN2 does not associate with retinal degeneration in Chinese individuals. (PMID: 17251446) Zhang Q. … Guo X. (Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2007) 3 23
  3. Sequence variations in the retinal fascin FSCN2 gene in a Spanish population with autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa or macular degeneration. (PMID: 16280978) Gamundi M.J. … Carballo M. (Mol. Vis. 2005) 3 23
  4. Autosomal dominant macular degeneration associated with 208delG mutation in the FSCN2 gene. (PMID: 14609921) Wada Y. … Tamai M. (Arch. Ophthalmol. 2003) 3 23
  5. Mutation of human retinal fascin gene (FSCN2) causes autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa. (PMID: 11527955) Wada Y. … Tamai M. (Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2001) 3 23

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