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Aliases for IGF2 Gene

Aliases for IGF2 Gene

  • Insulin Like Growth Factor 2 2 3 5
  • T3M-11-Derived Growth Factor 3 4
  • Preptin 2 3
  • IGF-II 3 4
  • Insulin-Like Growth Factor 2 (Somatomedin A) 3
  • Chromosome 11 Open Reading Frame 43 2
  • Insulin-Like Growth Factor Type 2 3
  • Insulin-Like Growth Factor II 3
  • Insulin-Like Growth Factor 2 2
  • Somatomedin A 2
  • Somatomedin-A 4
  • C11orf43 3
  • PP9974 3
  • GRDF 3

External Ids for IGF2 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for IGF2 Gene

  • C11orf43

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for IGF2 Gene

  • GC11P000574
  • GC11M002241
  • GC11M002112
  • GC11M002118
  • GC11M002110
  • GC11M002113
  • GC11M001942
  • GC11M002152

Summaries for IGF2 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for IGF2 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the insulin family of polypeptide growth factors, which are involved in development and growth. It is an imprinted gene, expressed only from the paternal allele, and epigenetic changes at this locus are associated with Wilms tumour, Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, rhabdomyosarcoma, and Silver-Russell syndrome. A read-through INS-IGF2 gene exists, whose 5' region overlaps the INS gene and the 3' region overlaps this gene. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2010]

CIViC summary for IGF2 Gene

GeneCards Summary for IGF2 Gene

IGF2 (Insulin Like Growth Factor 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with IGF2 include Growth Restriction, Severe, With Distinctive Facies and Hemihyperplasia, Isolated. Among its related pathways are GPCR Pathway and Phospholipase-C Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include growth factor activity and insulin receptor binding. An important paralog of this gene is IGF1.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IGF2 Gene

  • The insulin-like growth factors possess growth-promoting activity. In vitro, they are potent mitogens for cultured cells. IGF-II is influenced by placental lactogen and may play a role in fetal development.

  • Preptin undergoes glucose-mediated co-secretion with insulin, and acts as physiological amplifier of glucose-mediated insulin secretion. Exhibits osteogenic properties by increasing osteoblast mitogenic activity through phosphoactivation of MAPK1 and MAPK3.

Gene Wiki entry for IGF2 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for IGF2 Gene

Genomics for IGF2 Gene

Regulatory Elements for IGF2 Gene

Enhancers for IGF2 Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Enhancer Score Enhancer Sources Gene-Enhancer Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Gene Targets for Enhancer
GH11G002178 1.1 FANTOM5 ENCODE dbSUPER 16.8 -29.5 -29498 0.5 PKNOX1 ZSCAN4 FOS TCF7L2 IGF2 TH IGF2-AS MIR483 ENSG00000236710 ASCL2 SYT8 MIR4686 GC11M002206
GH11G001962 2.3 VISTA FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 7.7 +182.0 182013 10.2 HDGF PKNOX1 AGO1 ZFP64 ARID4B DMAP1 ZNF48 ZNF121 GLIS2 SP5 MRPL23-AS1 IGF2 TH TNNI2 TNNT3 TSSC4 SYT8 GC11P001973 GC11P001949
GH11G002186 1.3 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 11.5 -37.2 -37222 0.8 CTCF ZNF473 ZSCAN4 MAX GLI4 CDC5L THRB ZIC2 RAD21 ZNF776 INS INS-IGF2 IGF2 CD81 ENSG00000199550 TH MIR4686 GC11M002206
GH11G002175 1.3 FANTOM5 ENCODE dbSUPER 11.3 -26.2 -26219 0.3 BCOR CTCF HDGF ARNT TSC22D4 ZNF48 RAD21 POLR2A SMC3 PCBP1 TH IGF2 IGF2-AS MIR483 ASCL2 KRTAP5-6 MIR4686 GC11M002206
GH11G002095 1.2 Ensembl ENCODE 11.5 +52.8 52785 3.6 MLX ARID4B DMAP1 ZNF48 SLC30A9 CBX5 SP5 MIER2 PPARG KAT8 MIR483 IGF2-AS IGF2 GC11P002077 ENSG00000240801
- Elite enhancer and/or Elite enhancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

Enhancers around IGF2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the IGF2 gene promoter:

Genomic Location for IGF2 Gene

2,129,112 bp from pter
2,149,603 bp from pter
20,492 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for IGF2 Gene

Genes around IGF2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
IGF2 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for IGF2 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for IGF2 Gene

Proteins for IGF2 Gene

  • Protein details for IGF2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Insulin-like growth factor II
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B3KX48
    • B7WP08
    • C9JAF2
    • E3UN45
    • P78449
    • Q14299
    • Q1WM26
    • Q9UC68
    • Q9UC69

    Protein attributes for IGF2 Gene

    180 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    20140 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for IGF2 Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for IGF2 Gene


neXtProt entry for IGF2 Gene

Post-translational modifications for IGF2 Gene

  • O-glycosylated with core 1 or possibly core 8 glycans. Thr-96 is a minor glycosylation site compared to Thr-99.
  • Proteolytically processed by PCSK4, proIGF2 is cleaved at Arg-128 and Arg-92 to generate big-IGF2 and mature IGF2.
  • Glycosylation at posLast=9696, isoforms=2, 399, and posLast=163163
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Antibody Products

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for IGF2 Gene

Domains & Families for IGF2 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the insulin family.
  • Belongs to the insulin family.
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No data available for Gene Families for IGF2 Gene

Function for IGF2 Gene

Molecular function for IGF2 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
insulin-like growth factor 220kDa,regulator of somatic growth and cellular proliferation,maternally imprinted (telomeric imprinting domain at 11p15,containing ASCL2,H19 and IGF2,silenced and hypermethylated in most Wilms tumor),since the preimplantation 8-cells stage embryos,onwards;biallelic expression and loss of imprinting in fetal brain,in Wilms tumor,Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome,other tumors and acute myeloid leukemia
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
The insulin-like growth factors possess growth-promoting activity. In vitro, they are potent mitogens for cultured cells. IGF-II is influenced by placental lactogen and may play a role in fetal development.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Preptin undergoes glucose-mediated co-secretion with insulin, and acts as physiological amplifier of glucose-mediated insulin secretion. Exhibits osteogenic properties by increasing osteoblast mitogenic activity through phosphoactivation of MAPK1 and MAPK3.

LifeMap Function Summary for IGF2 Gene

IGF2 as growth factor is involved in stem cell differentiation protocols towards the derivation of the following cells:

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for IGF2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005158 insulin receptor binding IPI 12138094
GO:0005159 insulin-like growth factor receptor binding IMP 2967174
GO:0005179 hormone activity IEA --
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 10611375
GO:0008083 growth factor activity IDA 11500939
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genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with IGF2: view

Human Phenotype Ontology for IGF2 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for IGF2 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for IGF2:

Animal Model Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for IGF2 Gene

Localization for IGF2 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IGF2 Gene


Subcellular locations from

Extracellular space Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi Apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion 0 1 2 3 4 5 Confidence
COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for IGF2 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
extracellular 5
cytoskeleton 3
nucleus 3
mitochondrion 2
peroxisome 2
endoplasmic reticulum 2
cytosol 2
lysosome 2
golgi apparatus 2
endosome 2

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for IGF2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region TAS --
GO:0005615 extracellular space IEA --
GO:0005886 plasma membrane TAS --
GO:0031093 platelet alpha granule lumen TAS --
GO:0070062 extracellular exosome IDA 23376485
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with IGF2: view

Pathways & Interactions for IGF2 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with IGF2: view

SIGNOR curated interactions for IGF2 Gene

Is activated by:

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for IGF2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001501 skeletal system development TAS 8298652
GO:0001503 ossification IEA --
GO:0001934 positive regulation of protein phosphorylation ISS --
GO:0002576 platelet degranulation TAS --
GO:0005975 carbohydrate metabolic process IEA --
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Drugs & Compounds for IGF2 Gene

(78) Drugs for IGF2 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials

(56) Additional Compounds for IGF2 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
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Transcripts for IGF2 Gene

Unigene Clusters for IGF2 Gene

Insulin-like growth factor 2 (somatomedin A):
Representative Sequences:

Inhibitory RNA Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for IGF2 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2 ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b ^ 6a · 6b · 6c
SP1: - - - -
SP2: -
SP3: -
SP4: - -

Relevant External Links for IGF2 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for IGF2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for IGF2 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for IGF2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Amniocyte (28.1), Plasma (8.1), and Cerebrospinal fluid (6.5).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for IGF2 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of IGF2 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for IGF2 Gene:


Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for IGF2 Gene

  • Liver(5)
  • Pancreas(5)
  • Nervous system(5)
  • Muscle(4.9)
  • Kidney(4.5)
  • Intestine(4.4)
  • Lung(4)
  • Spleen(3.8)
  • Heart(3.7)
  • Blood(3.3)
  • Eye(3)
  • Adrenal gland(2.9)
  • Bone(2.7)
  • Thyroid gland(2.7)
  • Skin(2.3)

Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for IGF2 Gene

Germ Layers:
  • ectoderm
  • endoderm
  • mesoderm
  • integumentary
  • nervous
  • respiratory
  • skeletal muscle
  • skeleton
  • urinary
Head and neck:
  • brain
  • cheek
  • chin
  • ear
  • face
  • forehead
  • head
  • jaw
  • mandible
  • maxilla
  • meninges
  • mouth
  • neck
  • outer ear
  • skull
  • tooth
  • chest wall
  • clavicle
  • lung
  • rib
  • rib cage
  • scapula
  • sternum
  • kidney
  • pelvis
  • ankle
  • arm
  • digit
  • elbow
  • femur
  • fibula
  • finger
  • foot
  • forearm
  • hand
  • hip
  • humerus
  • knee
  • lower limb
  • radius
  • shin
  • shoulder
  • thigh
  • tibia
  • toe
  • ulna
  • upper limb
  • wrist
  • skin
  • spinal column
  • spinal cord
  • vertebrae
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with IGF2: view

Primer Products

No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues , Protein tissue co-expression partners and mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for IGF2 Gene

Orthologs for IGF2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for IGF2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia IGF2 34 35
  • 91.16 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia IGF2 34 35
  • 86.52 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Igf2 34 16 35
  • 86.02 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Igf2 34
  • 85.84 (n)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia IGF2 34 35
  • 85.67 (n)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves IGF2 34 35
  • 64.86 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia IGF2 35
  • 53 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia igf2 34
  • 61.18 (n)
Str.10551 34
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii igf2b 34 35
  • 59.57 (n)
igf2a 35
  • 39 (a)
Dr.9288 34
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.11849 34
Species where no ortholog for IGF2 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • 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 IGF2 Gene

Gene Tree for IGF2 (if available)
Gene Tree for IGF2 (if available)

Paralogs for IGF2 Gene

Paralogs for IGF2 Gene

(2) SIMAP similar genes for IGF2 Gene using alignment to 3 proteins:

genes like me logo Genes that share paralogs with IGF2: view

Variants for IGF2 Gene

Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IGF2 Gene

Genetic variations in IGF2 are associated with body mass index (BMI). The BMI is a statistical measurement which compares a persons weight and height.

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for IGF2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 11 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs553443857 Pathogenic 2,135,425(+) CCGCC(A/G/T)CACAG nc-transcript-variant, upstream-variant-2KB, reference, synonymous-codon
rs869320620 Pathogenic 2,135,501(-) GAAGT(A/C)GATGC nc-transcript-variant, upstream-variant-2KB, reference, stop-gained
rs1057518115 Likely pathogenic 2,135,427(-) CCCTG(C/T)GCGGC nc-transcript-variant, upstream-variant-2KB, reference, missense
rs758689893 Uncertain significance 2,140,215(+) TACCC(C/T)GTCCT intron-variant, upstream-variant-2KB, reference, missense
rs1000103191 -- 2,137,354(+) CCCTA(C/T)CCCCC intron-variant, upstream-variant-2KB

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for IGF2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv551e59 CNV duplication 20981092
esv2673506 CNV deletion 23128226
nsv1070426 CNV deletion 25765185
nsv1118203 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv467645 CNV gain 19166990
nsv553047 CNV gain 21841781
nsv553068 CNV loss 21841781
nsv553069 CNV loss 21841781
nsv825707 CNV gain 20364138
nsv951284 CNV deletion 24416366

Variation tolerance for IGF2 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 34.6% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 3.27; 52.88% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for IGF2 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

Disorders for IGF2 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(99) MalaCards diseases for IGF2 Gene - From: OMIM, ClinVar, GeneTests, Orphanet, DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search IGF2 in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases


  • Growth restriction, severe, with distinctive facies (GRDF) [MIM:616489]: A disease characterized by severe prenatal and postnatal growth restriction, facial dysmorphism, and short stature in the presence of normal or slightly elevated growth hormone levels. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:26154720}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.
  • Silver-Russell syndrome (SRS) [MIM:180860]: A clinically heterogeneous condition characterized by severe intrauterine growth retardation, poor postnatal growth, craniofacial features such as a triangular shaped face and a broad forehead, body asymmetry, and a variety of minor malformations. The phenotypic expression changes during childhood and adolescence, with the facial features and asymmetry usually becoming more subtle with age. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:19066168}. Note=The gene represented in this entry is involved in disease pathogenesis. Most of the cases of Silver-Russell syndrome are caused by the epigenetic changes of DNA hypomethylation at the telomeric imprinting control region (ICR1) on chromosome 11p15, involving the H19 and IGF2 genes.

Genatlas disease for IGF2 Gene

hypoglycemia,tumor induced,putative susceptibility factor for obesity in association with INS in British population

Relevant External Links for IGF2

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
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Publications for IGF2 Gene

  1. [Combined analyses of paraoxonase-1 and IGF-2 polymorphism in polycystic ovary syndrome]. (PMID: 19421925) Knebel B. … Kotzka J. (Dtsch. Med. Wochenschr. 2009) 3 22 46 64
  2. Parent-of-origin specific linkage and association of the IGF2 gene region with birth weight and adult metabolic risk factors. (PMID: 19546867) Souren N.Y. … Zeegers M.P. (Int J Obes (Lond) 2009) 3 22 46 64
  3. Insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2) and IGF2 receptor gene variants are associated with fetal growth. (PMID: 17407457) Kaku K. … Sekiya S. (Acta Paediatr. 2007) 3 22 46 64
  4. Study of association between common variation in the insulin-like growth factor 2 gene and indices of obesity and body size in middle-aged men and women. (PMID: 17488802) Heude B. … Sandhu M.S. (J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 2007) 3 22 46 64
  5. Association of gastric cancer with tyrosine hydroxylase gene polymorphism in a northwestern Chinese population. (PMID: 17972051) Li Z.Q. … Wang X.L. (Clin. Exp. Med. 2007) 3 22 46 64

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