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Aliases for LIM2 Gene

Aliases for LIM2 Gene

  • Lens Intrinsic Membrane Protein 2 2 3 5
  • Lens Intrinsic Membrane Protein 2, 19kDa 2 3
  • MP18 3 4
  • MP19 3 4
  • MP20 3 4
  • Lens Intrinsic Membrane Protein 2 (19kD) 2
  • Lens Fiber Membrane Intrinsic Protein 3
  • CTRCT19 3
  • MP17 3

External Ids for LIM2 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for LIM2 Gene

  • GC19M052513
  • GC19M052244
  • GC19M056559
  • GC19M056574
  • GC19M051887
  • GC19M048215

Summaries for LIM2 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for LIM2 Gene

  • This gene encodes an eye lens-specific protein found at the junctions of lens fiber cells, where it may contribute to cell junctional organization. It acts as a receptor for calmodulin, and may play an important role in both lens development and cataractogenesis. Mutations in this gene have been associated with cataract formation. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.[provided by RefSeq, Sep 2009]

GeneCards Summary for LIM2 Gene

LIM2 (Lens Intrinsic Membrane Protein 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with LIM2 include Cataract 19, Multiple Types and Cataract 44. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include structural constituent of eye lens.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for LIM2 Gene

  • Present in the thicker 16-17 nm junctions of mammalian lens fiber cells, where it may contribute to cell junctional organization. Acts as a receptor for calmodulin. May play an important role in both lens development and cataractogenesis.

Gene Wiki entry for LIM2 Gene

Additional gene information for LIM2 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for LIM2 Gene

Genomics for LIM2 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for LIM2 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for LIM2 Gene
GeneHancer (GH) Identifier GH Type GH
GH Sources Gene Association Score Total Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor
Binding Sites
Gene Targets
GH19I051386 Promoter/Enhancer 1.4 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE 550.8 +0.4 362 1.4 FOXA2 SAP130 RAD21 RARA TEAD3 SCRT2 NR2F6 GATAD2A SOX5 RFX1 LIM2 C19orf84 NKG7
GH19I051388 Promoter/Enhancer 1.6 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE 0.8 -2.3 -2262 3.2 HDGF ATF1 ARNT ARID4B DMAP1 ZNF48 NCOA2 POLR2B E2F8 ATF7 C19orf84 LIM2
GH19I051370 Promoter/Enhancer 1.5 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE 0.4 +14.6 14610 6.2 HDGF PKNOX1 MAX ZNF384 EBF1 RELA EGR1 POLR2A NFATC1 ATF7 NKG7 VSIG10L LIM2
GH19I051380 Enhancer 0.8 ENCODE 0.4 +7.1 7123 1 PKNOX1 ATF1 ARNT KLF17 FOS ATF7 SMARCA5 ATF4 SMARCA4 IKZF1 NKG7 LIM2
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

GeneHancers around LIM2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the LIM2 gene promoter:

Genomic Locations for LIM2 Gene

Genomic Locations for LIM2 Gene
8,052 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for LIM2 Gene

Genes around LIM2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
LIM2 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for LIM2 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for LIM2 Gene

Proteins for LIM2 Gene

  • Protein details for LIM2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Lens fiber membrane intrinsic protein
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q6B083
    • Q9BXD0
    • Q9HAR5

    Protein attributes for LIM2 Gene

    173 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    19674 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Seems to be associated with itself or another lens membrane component via disulfide bonds.

    Alternative splice isoforms for LIM2 Gene


neXtProt entry for LIM2 Gene

Post-translational modifications for LIM2 Gene

  • Glycosylation at posLast=4343, posLast=6161, and isoforms=262

Other Protein References for LIM2 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for LIM2 Gene

Domains & Families for LIM2 Gene

Gene Families for LIM2 Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Disease related genes
  • Predicted membrane proteins

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for LIM2 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the PMP-22/EMP/MP20 family.
  • Belongs to the PMP-22/EMP/MP20 family.
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Function for LIM2 Gene

Molecular function for LIM2 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
major intrinsic protein of lens fiber,2 (MP19),with water channel properties
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Present in the thicker 16-17 nm junctions of mammalian lens fiber cells, where it may contribute to cell junctional organization. Acts as a receptor for calmodulin. May play an important role in both lens development and cataractogenesis.

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for LIM2 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for LIM2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005212 structural constituent of eye lens IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with LIM2: view
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Human Phenotype Ontology for LIM2 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Model Products

miRNA for LIM2 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target LIM2

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for LIM2 Gene

Localization for LIM2 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for LIM2 Gene

Membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein.

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 LIM2 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 4
cytoskeleton 1
nucleus 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for LIM2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005886 plasma membrane IEA --
GO:0016020 membrane IEA --
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane IEA --
GO:0030054 cell junction NAS 2584203
GO:0031982 vesicle IEA --
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No data available for Subcellular locations from the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) for LIM2 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for LIM2 Gene

No Data Available

Interacting Proteins for LIM2 Gene

STRING Interaction Network Preview (showing 1 interactants - click image to see details)
Selected Interacting proteins: P55344-LMIP_HUMAN ENSP00000221973 for LIM2 Gene via IID STRING

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for LIM2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0002088 lens development in camera-type eye IEA --
GO:0007043 cell-cell junction assembly NAS 2584203
GO:0043010 camera-type eye development IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with LIM2: view

No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for LIM2 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for LIM2 Gene

(2) Additional Compounds for LIM2 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
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Transcripts for LIM2 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for LIM2 Gene

Unigene Clusters for LIM2 Gene

Lens intrinsic membrane protein 2, 19kDa:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for LIM2 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4 ^ 5
SP1: -

Relevant External Links for LIM2 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for LIM2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for LIM2 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for LIM2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Whole Blood (x40.7).

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of LIM2 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for LIM2 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for LIM2 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Eye lens specific.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for LIM2 Gene

  • Eye(4.6)

Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for LIM2 Gene

Germ Layers:
  • ectoderm
  • nervous
Head and neck:
  • brain
  • cranial nerve
  • eye
  • head
  • peripheral nervous system
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No data available for Protein differential expression in normal tissues , Protein expression and Protein tissue co-expression partners for LIM2 Gene

Orthologs for LIM2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for LIM2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia LIM2 33 34
  • 99.53 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia LIM2 33 34
  • 91.33 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia LIM2 33 34
  • 90.94 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Lim2 33
  • 89.21 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Lim2 33 16 34
  • 88.63 (n)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia LIM2 34
  • 76 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia LIM2 34
  • 73 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia LIM2 34
  • 64 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia lim2 33
  • 74.57 (n)
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia Xl.17586 33
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii lim2.5 33 34
  • 73.41 (n)
lim2.4 34
  • 67 (a)
lim2.1 34
  • 65 (a)
lim2.3 34
  • 63 (a)
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.1612 33
Species where no ortholog for LIM2 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • 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)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • 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)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • 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 LIM2 Gene

Gene Tree for LIM2 (if available)
Gene Tree for LIM2 (if available)

Paralogs for LIM2 Gene

No data available for Paralogs for LIM2 Gene

Variants for LIM2 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for LIM2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 19 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs113926789 uncertain-significance, Cortical pulverulent cataract 51,387,939(-) G/A/T 5_prime_UTR_variant
rs121913555 pathogenic, Cataract 19, multiple types, Cataract, multiple types 19 (CTRCT19) [MIM:615277] 51,382,430(-) A/C coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant
rs142030761 uncertain-significance, Cortical pulverulent cataract 51,380,631(-) C/T coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant
rs142234866 uncertain-significance, Cortical pulverulent cataract 51,387,313(-) C/T coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant
rs199913969 uncertain-significance, Cortical pulverulent cataract 51,387,241(-) C/T coding_sequence_variant, intron_variant, missense_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for LIM2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv1140251 OTHER inversion 24896259

Variation tolerance for LIM2 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 18.9% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 1.02; 20.90% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for LIM2 Gene

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

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for LIM2 Gene

Disorders for LIM2 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(4) MalaCards diseases for LIM2 Gene - From: HGMD, OMIM, ClinVar, GTR, Orphanet, Swiss-Prot, DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
cataract 19, multiple types
  • ctrct19
cataract 44
  • ctrct44
  • cataracts
scapuloperoneal myopathy
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  • Cataract, multiple types 19 (CTRCT19) [MIM:615277]: An opacification of the crystalline lens of the eye that frequently results in visual impairment or blindness. Opacities vary in morphology, are often confined to a portion of the lens, and may be static or progressive. In general, the more posteriorly located and dense an opacity, the greater the impact on visual function. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:11917274}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Additional Disease Information for LIM2

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No data available for Genatlas for LIM2 Gene

Publications for LIM2 Gene

  1. A missense mutation in LIM2 causes autosomal recessive congenital cataract. (PMID: 18596884) Ponnam SP … Kannabiran C (Molecular vision 2008) 3 22 58
  2. Identification of a lens-specific cis-acting element within the basal promoter of the human lens intrinsic membrane protein MP19 gene (LIM2). (PMID: 15968979) Hsu H … Church RL (Sheng wu gong cheng xue bao = Chinese journal of biotechnology 2004) 3 22 58
  3. A missense mutation in the LIM2 gene is associated with autosomal recessive presenile cataract in an inbred Iraqi Jewish family. (PMID: 11917274) Pras E … Pras E (American journal of human genetics 2002) 3 4 58
  4. Expressed sequence tag analysis of adult human lens for the NEIBank Project: over 2000 non-redundant transcripts, novel genes and splice variants. (PMID: 12107413) Wistow G … Peterson K (Molecular vision 2002) 3 4 58
  5. MP20, the second most abundant lens membrane protein and member of the tetraspanin superfamily, joins the list of ligands of galectin-3. (PMID: 11532191) Gonen T … Kistler J (BMC cell biology 2001) 3 22 58

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