Aliases for NAT2 Gene
External Ids for NAT2 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for NAT2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NAT2 Gene
This gene encodes an enzyme that functions to both activate and deactivate arylamine and hydrazine drugs and carcinogens. Polymorphisms in this gene are responsible for the N-acetylation polymorphism in which human populations segregate into rapid, intermediate, and slow acetylator phenotypes. Polymorphisms in this gene are also associated with higher incidences of cancer and drug toxicity. A second arylamine N-acetyltransferase gene (NAT1) is located near this gene (NAT2). [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for NAT2 Gene
NAT2 (N-Acetyltransferase 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NAT2 include Nat2-Related Altered Drug Metabolism and Drug-Induced Hepatitis. Among its related pathways are Cytochrome P450 - arranged by substrate type and Drug metabolism - cytochrome P450. GO annotations related to this gene include acetyltransferase activity and arylamine N-acetyltransferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is NAT1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NAT2 Gene
Participates in the detoxification of a plethora of hydrazine and arylamine drugs. Catalyzes the N- or O-acetylation of various arylamine and heterocyclic amine substrates and is able to bioactivate several known carcinogens.