Aliases for NCOR2 Gene
External Ids for NCOR2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NCOR2 Gene
This gene encodes a nuclear receptor co-repressor that mediates transcriptional silencing of certain target genes. The encoded protein is a member of a family of thyroid hormone- and retinoic acid receptor-associated co-repressors. This protein acts as part of a multisubunit complex which includes histone deacetylases to modify chromatin structure that prevents basal transcriptional activity of target genes. Aberrant expression of this gene is associated with certain cancers. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms.[provided by RefSeq, Apr 2011]
GeneCards Summary for NCOR2 Gene
NCOR2 (Nuclear Receptor Corepressor 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NCOR2 include Leukemia, Acute Promyelocytic, Somatic and Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin. Among its related pathways are Assembly of RNA Polymerase-II Initiation Complex and Chromatin organization. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding and protein complex binding. An important paralog of this gene is NCOR1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NCOR2 Gene
Transcriptional corepressor. Mediates the transcriptional repression activity of some nuclear receptors by promoting chromatin condensation, thus preventing access of the basal transcription. Isoform 1 and isoform 5 have different affinities for different nuclear receptors. Involved in the regulation BCL6-dependent of the germinal center (GC) reactions, mainly through the control of the GC B-cells proliferation and survival.