Aliases for MICAL2 Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MICAL2 Gene
GeneCards Summary for MICAL2 Gene
MICAL2 (Microtubule Associated Monooxygenase, Calponin And LIM Domain Containing 2) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include actin binding and oxidoreductase activity, acting on paired donors, with incorporation or reduction of molecular oxygen, NAD(P)H as one donor, and incorporation of one atom of oxygen. An important paralog of this gene is SMTNL2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MICAL2 Gene
Nuclear monooxygenase that promotes depolymerization of F-actin by mediating oxidation of specific methionine residues on actin and regulates the SRF signaling. Acts by modifying nuclear actin subunits through the addition of oxygen to form methionine-sulfoxide, leading to promote actin filament severing and prevent repolymerization. Acts as a key regulator of the SRF signaling pathway elicited by nerve growth factor and serum: mediates oxidation and subsequent depolymerization of nuclear actin, leading to increase MKL1/MRTF-A presence in the nucleus and promote SRF:MKL1/MRTF-A-dependent gene transcription. Does not activate SRF:MKL1/MRTF-A through RhoA.