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Aliases for MAT2A Gene

Aliases for MAT2A Gene

  • Methionine Adenosyltransferase II, Alpha 2 3
  • MATA2 3 4 6
  • Methionine Adenosyltransferase 2 3 4
  • AdoMet Synthase 2 3 4
  • EC 4 63
  • MAT-II 3 4
  • MAT 2 3 4
  • SAMS2 3 6
  • S-Adenosylmethionine Synthase Isoform Type-2 3
  • Methionine Adenosyltransferase II 4
  • AdoMet Synthetase 2 3
  • MATII 3
  • AMS2 4

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MAT2A Gene

  • GC02P085661
  • GC02P086060
  • GC02P085740
  • GC02P085677
  • GC02P085619
  • GC02P085766
  • GC02P085663

Summaries for MAT2A Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for MAT2A Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene catalyzes the production of S-adenosylmethionine (AdoMet) from methionine and ATP. AdoMet is the key methyl donor in cellular processes. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2011]

GeneCards Summary for MAT2A Gene

MAT2A (Methionine Adenosyltransferase II, Alpha) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MAT2A include glycine n-methyltransferase deficiency and hypermethioninemia. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include methionine adenosyltransferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is MAT1A.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MAT2A Gene

  • Catalyzes the formation of S-adenosylmethionine from methionine and ATP

No data available for Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for MAT2A Gene

Genomics for MAT2A Gene

Regulatory Elements for MAT2A Gene

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Genomic Location for MAT2A Gene

85,538,978 bp from pter
85,545,280 bp from pter
6,303 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for MAT2A Gene

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Genomic Location for MAT2A Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for MAT2A Gene

Proteins for MAT2A Gene

  • Protein details for MAT2A Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    S-adenosylmethionine synthase isoform type-2
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A8K511
    • B4DN45
    • D6W5L1
    • Q53SP5

    Protein attributes for MAT2A Gene

    395 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    43661 Da
    Name=K(+); Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:29103; Note=Binds 1 potassium ion per subunit.;
    Name=Mg(2+); Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:18420; Name=Co(2+); Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:48828; Note=Binds 2 divalent ions per subunit. Magnesium or cobalt.;
    Quaternary structure:
    • Heterotetramer composed of 2 catalytic alpha subunits (alpha and alpha) (MAT2A) and 1 copy of beta subunit (MAT2B).

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for MAT2A Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for MAT2A Gene


neXtProt entry for MAT2A Gene

Proteomics data for MAT2A Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for MAT2A Gene

  • The alpha subunit is a post-translationally modified version of MAT2A
  • Ubiquitination at Lys61, Lys81, Lys97, Lys228, Lys234, Lys350, Lys351, and Lys367
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for MAT2A Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
Reactome Protein details:
REFSEQ proteins:

Domains for MAT2A Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for MAT2A Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the AdoMet synthase family.
  • Belongs to the AdoMet synthase family.
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No data available for Gene Families for MAT2A Gene

Function for MAT2A Gene

Molecular function for MAT2A Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
methionine adenosyltransferase,extrahepatic isoform,catalytic specific,subunit alpha,expressed in fetal liver,brain,testis,kidney,lymphocytes,sulfur aminoacid metabolism
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
ATP + L-methionine + H(2)O = phosphate + diphosphate + S-adenosyl-L-methionine
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Catalyzes the formation of S-adenosylmethionine from methionine and ATP

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for MAT2A Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for MAT2A Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004478 methionine adenosyltransferase activity IDA 10644686
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 10644686
GO:0005524 ATP binding IEA --
GO:0046872 metal ion binding IEA --
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Localization for MAT2A Gene

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for MAT2A Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for MAT2A gene
Compartment Confidence
cytosol 4
nucleus 2
mitochondrion 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for MAT2A Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005829 cytosol TAS --
GO:0048269 methionine adenosyltransferase complex IDA 10644686
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No data available for Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MAT2A Gene

Pathways for MAT2A Gene

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PCR Array Products

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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot P31153-METK2_HUMAN

  • Pathway: Amino-acid biosynthesis; S-adenosyl-L-methionine biosynthesis; S-adenosyl-L-methionine from L-methionine: step 1/1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for MAT2A Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000096 sulfur amino acid metabolic process --
GO:0006556 S-adenosylmethionine biosynthetic process IEA --
GO:0006730 one-carbon metabolic process IEA --
GO:0006805 xenobiotic metabolic process TAS --
GO:0032259 methylation TAS --
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Drugs for MAT2A Gene

(2) Drugbank Compounds for MAT2A Gene

Compound Status Synonyms Cas Number PubChem ID Type Actions PubMed IDs
  • (2S)-2-amino-4-(Methylsulfanyl)butanoic acid
63-68-3 6137 Enzyme substrate approved, nutraceutical
  • (3S)-5'-[(3-amino-3-Carboxypropyl)methylsulfonio]-5'-deoxyadenosine, inner salt
29908-03-0 34756 Target cofactor approved, nutraceutical

(11) HMDB Compounds for MAT2A Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
Adenosine triphosphate
  • 5'-(Tetrahydrogen triphosphate) Adenosine
  • Aquacat
  • (2S)-2-amino-4-(methylsulfanyl)butanoate
  • Magnesium
Phosphoric acid
  • Acide phosphorique (FRENCH)

(3) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for MAT2A Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
s-adenosylmethionine 89.3 45
methionine 84 34
5-methylthioadenosine 79.4 7
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Transcripts for MAT2A Gene

Unigene Clusters for MAT2A Gene

Methionine adenosyltransferase II, alpha:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for MAT2A Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b ^ 6a · 6b · 6c ^ 7a · 7b ^ 8 ^ 9a · 9b ^ 10
SP1: - - - - -
SP2: - - -
SP3: - -
SP4: - - -
SP5: -
SP8: -

Relevant External Links for MAT2A Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for MAT2A Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for MAT2A Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for MAT2A Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for MAT2A Gene Hs.516157

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Expression partners for MAT2A Gene

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No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues , Protein differential expression in normal tissues and mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for MAT2A Gene

Orthologs for MAT2A Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for MAT2A Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia MAT2A 35
  • 94.6 (n)
  • 99.24 (a)
MAT2A 36
  • 99 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia MAT2A 35
  • 95.02 (n)
  • 99.75 (a)
MAT2A 36
  • 100 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Mat2a 35
  • 93.16 (n)
  • 99.49 (a)
Mat2a 16
Mat2a 36
  • 99 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia MAT2A 35
  • 99.49 (n)
  • 100 (a)
MAT2A 36
  • 100 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Mat2a 35
  • 93.5 (n)
  • 98.48 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia MAT2A 36
  • 98 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia MAT2A 36
  • 98 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves -- 36
  • 72 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia MAT2A 36
  • 91 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia mat2a 35
  • 79.92 (n)
  • 92.91 (a)
MGC76253 35
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia m(2)21ab-prov 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii mat2ab 35
  • 75.51 (n)
  • 90.06 (a)
mat2aa 36
  • 92 (a)
mat2ab 36
  • 90 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta M(2)21AB 37
  • 74 (a)
Sam-S 35
  • 67.71 (n)
  • 74.61 (a)
Sam-S 36
  • 69 (a)
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP009447 35
  • 65.56 (n)
  • 74.1 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea C06E7.1a 37
  • 74 (a)
C49F5.1 37
  • 67 (a)
sams-3 35
  • 66.67 (n)
  • 74.27 (a)
sams-1 36
  • 63 (a)
sams-3 36
  • 69 (a)
sams-4 36
  • 68 (a)
sams-5 36
  • 67 (a)
A. gosspyii yeast
(Ashbya gossypii)
Saccharomycetes AGOS_AFR692C 35
  • 60.67 (n)
  • 67.72 (a)
K. lactis yeast
(Kluyveromyces lactis)
Saccharomycetes KLLA0C01782g 35
  • 64.46 (n)
  • 68.25 (a)
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes SAM1 35
  • 63.51 (n)
  • 68.16 (a)
SAM1 36
  • 67 (a)
SAM2 36
  • 66 (a)
thale cress
(Arabidopsis thaliana)
eudicotyledons MAT3 35
  • 63.23 (n)
  • 66.93 (a)
bread mold
(Neurospora crassa)
Ascomycetes NCU02657 35
  • 64.79 (n)
  • 69.74 (a)
fission yeast
(Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
Schizosaccharomycetes sam1 35
  • 65.26 (n)
  • 69.92 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.10263 36
  • 63 (a)
Species with no ortholog for MAT2A:
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for MAT2A Gene

Gene Tree for MAT2A (if available)
Gene Tree for MAT2A (if available)

Paralogs for MAT2A Gene

Paralogs for MAT2A Gene

(1) SIMAP similar genes for MAT2A Gene using alignment to 3 proteins: Pseudogenes for MAT2A Gene

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Variants for MAT2A Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for MAT2A Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 02 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs1078004 -- 85,542,588(-) ATTTT(C/G)CGTCC reference, synonymous-codon
rs1078005 -- 85,542,123(-) CATCA(C/T)ACCAA intron-variant
rs1348817 -- 85,541,595(-) TCCTA(A/G/T)AAATA intron-variant
rs2043675 -- 85,542,852(-) CCATA(C/T)ACTTG intron-variant
rs6711750 -- 85,544,174(+) ACTTA(C/T)AGCCT utr-variant-3-prime

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for MAT2A Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv2811 CNV Insertion 18451855

Relevant External Links for MAT2A Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MAT2A Gene

Disorders for MAT2A Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

MalaCards: The human disease database.

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(2) Diseases for MAT2A Gene

(2) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for MAT2A Gene

(3) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for MAT2A Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
hepatocellular carcinoma 52.1 6
tumors 0 3
cancer 0 7

Relevant External Links for MAT2A

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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No data available for OMIM , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for MAT2A Gene

Publications for MAT2A Gene

  1. Role of methionine adenosyltransferase 2A and S-adenosylmethionine in mitogen-induced growth of human colon cancer cells. (PMID: 17631143) Chen H. … Lu S.C. (Gastroenterology 2007) 3 23 25 26
  2. Cloning, expression, and functional characterization of the beta regulatory subunit of human methionine adenosyltransferase (MAT II). (PMID: 10644686) LeGros H.L. … Kotb M. (J. Biol. Chem. 2000) 3 4 23
  3. Cloning and functional characterization of the 5'-flanking region of human methionine adenosyltransferase 2A gene. (PMID: 9703951) Mao Z. … Lu S.C. (Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 1998) 2 3 23
  4. Molecular cloning and developmental expression of a human kidney S- adenosylmethionine synthetase. (PMID: 1426236) Horikawa S. … Tsukada K. (FEBS Lett. 1992) 2 3 4
  5. L-methionine availability regulates expression of the methionine adenosyltransferase 2A gene in human hepatocarcinoma cells: role of S-adenosylmethionine. (PMID: 12660248) MartA-nez-Chantar M.L. … Avila M.A. (J. Biol. Chem. 2003) 3 23 25

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