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Aliases for NR4A2 Gene

Aliases for NR4A2 Gene

  • Nuclear Receptor Subfamily 4, Group A, Member 2 2 3
  • NURR1 3 4 6
  • TINUR 3 4 6
  • NOT 3 4 6
  • Transcriptionally-Inducible Nuclear Receptor 3 4
  • Immediate-Early Response Protein NOT 3 4
  • Orphan Nuclear Receptor NURR1 3 4
  • Transcriptionally Inducible Nuclear Receptor Related 1 3
  • NGFI-B/Nur77 Beta-Type Transcription Factor Homolog 3
  • Nuclear Receptor Subfamily 4 Group A Member 2 3
  • Nur Related Protein-1, Human Homolog Of 3
  • Intermediate-Early Receptor Protein 3
  • Orphan Nuclear Receptor NR4A2 3
  • T-Cell Nuclear Receptor NOT 3
  • Nuclear Receptor Related 1 3
  • HZF-3 3
  • RNR1 3

External Ids for NR4A2 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for NR4A2 Gene

  • NURR1

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NR4A2 Gene

  • GC02M155112
  • GC02M155709
  • GC02M157144
  • GC02M157383
  • GC02M157006
  • GC02M156889
  • GC02M149066
  • GC02M157180

Summaries for NR4A2 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for NR4A2 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the steroid-thyroid hormone-retinoid receptor superfamily. The encoded protein may act as a transcription factor. Mutations in this gene have been associated with disorders related to dopaminergic dysfunction, including Parkinson disease, schizophernia, and manic depression. Misregulation of this gene may be associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been described, but their biological validity has not been determined. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for NR4A2 Gene

NR4A2 (Nuclear Receptor Subfamily 4, Group A, Member 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NR4A2 include lrrk2-related parkinson disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Among its related pathways are Corticotropin-releasing hormone and Gene Expression. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding and steroid hormone receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is AR.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NR4A2 Gene

  • Transcriptional regulator which is important for the differentiation and maintenance of meso-diencephalic dopaminergic (mdDA) neurons during development. It is crucial for expression of a set of genes such as SLC6A3, SLC18A2, TH and DRD2 which are essential for development of mdDA neurons (By similarity).

Gene Wiki entry for NR4A2 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for NR4A2 Gene

Genomics for NR4A2 Gene

Regulatory Elements for NR4A2 Gene

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Genomic Location for NR4A2 Gene

156,324,432 bp from pter
156,342,348 bp from pter
17,917 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for NR4A2 Gene

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Genomic Location for NR4A2 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for NR4A2 Gene

Proteins for NR4A2 Gene

  • Protein details for NR4A2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Nuclear receptor subfamily 4 group A member 2
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q16311
    • Q53RZ2
    • Q6NXU0

    Protein attributes for NR4A2 Gene

    598 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    66591 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with SFPQ, NCOR2, SIN3A and HADC1. The interaction with NCOR2 increases in the absence of PITX3. Interacts with PER2 (By similarity).

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for NR4A2 Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for NR4A2 Gene


neXtProt entry for NR4A2 Gene

Proteomics data for NR4A2 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for NR4A2 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for NR4A2 Gene

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Domains for NR4A2 Gene

Gene Families for NR4A2 Gene

  • NR :Nuclear hormone receptors

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • P43354
  • the ligand-binding domain (LBD) contains no cavity as a result of the tight packing of side chains from several bulky hydrophobic residues in the region normally occupied by ligands. NR4A2 lacks a classical binding site for coactivators (PubMed:12774125).
  • Contains 1 nuclear receptor DNA-binding domain.
  • Belongs to the nuclear hormone receptor family. NR4 subfamily.
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Function for NR4A2 Gene

Molecular function for NR4A2 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry: nuclear receptor subfamily 4,group A,member 2,steroid/thyroid receptor superfamily,rapidly and transiently expressed after cell activation,exclusively in the brain,likely functioning as a general coactivation of gene transcription,NGF1-B/nur 77
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Transcriptional regulator which is important for the differentiation and maintenance of meso-diencephalic dopaminergic (mdDA) neurons during development. It is crucial for expression of a set of genes such as SLC6A3, SLC18A2, TH and DRD2 which are essential for development of mdDA neurons (By similarity).

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for NR4A2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000977 RNA polymerase II regulatory region sequence-specific DNA binding --
GO:0000979 RNA polymerase II core promoter sequence-specific DNA binding IEA --
GO:0001228 RNA polymerase II transcription regulatory region sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity involved in positive regulation of transcription IEA --
GO:0003677 DNA binding --
GO:0003700 sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity --
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Animal Models for NR4A2 Gene

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for NR4A2 Gene

Localization for NR4A2 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NR4A2 Gene

Cytoplasm. Nucleus. Note=Mostly nuclear; oxidative stress promotes cytoplasmic localization.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for NR4A2 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for NR4A2 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 5

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for NR4A2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus IDA 17184956
GO:0005654 nucleoplasm TAS --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IEA --
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Pathways for NR4A2 Gene

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Pathways by source for NR4A2 Gene

1 GeneGo (Thomson Reuters) pathway for NR4A2 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for NR4A2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001666 response to hypoxia IEA --
GO:0001764 neuron migration IEA --
GO:0001975 response to amphetamine IEA --
GO:0006351 transcription, DNA-templated IDA 17184956
GO:0006355 regulation of transcription, DNA-templated --
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Compounds for NR4A2 Gene

(21) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for NR4A2 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
nor 1 91.4 16
dopamine 69.8 68
tyrosine 56.4 25
retinoic acid 42.2 6
retinoid 38.7 4
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Transcripts for NR4A2 Gene

Unigene Clusters for NR4A2 Gene

Nuclear receptor subfamily 4, group A, member 2:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for NR4A2 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b · 5c · 5d · 5e · 5f · 5g · 5h ^ 6a · 6b ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9a · 9b ^ 10
SP1: - -
SP2: - - - -
SP3: -
SP4: - - -
SP5: -
SP6: - -
SP7: - - - -
SP8: - - -
SP9: - - - - -

Relevant External Links for NR4A2 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
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Expression for NR4A2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for NR4A2 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for NR4A2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Ovary (6.7).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for NR4A2 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for NR4A2 Gene Hs.563344

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for NR4A2 Gene

Tissue specificity: Expressed in a number of cell lines of T-cell, B-cell and fibroblast origin. Strong expression in brain tissue
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Orthologs for NR4A2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for NR4A2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia NR4A2 35
  • 99.78 (n)
  • 100 (a)
NR4A2 36
  • 100 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia NR4A2 35
  • 96.21 (n)
  • 99.83 (a)
NR4A2 36
  • 100 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia NR4A2 35
  • 96.99 (n)
  • 99.83 (a)
NR4A2 36
  • 98 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Nr4a2 35
  • 93.59 (n)
  • 99.5 (a)
Nr4a2 16
Nr4a2 36
  • 99 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia NR4A2 36
  • 99 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia NR4A2 36
  • 96 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Nr4a2 35
  • 93.59 (n)
  • 99.67 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves NR4A2 35
  • 87.18 (n)
  • 94.82 (a)
NR4A2 36
  • 95 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia NR4A2 36
  • 77 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia nr4a2 35
  • 80.71 (n)
  • 92.55 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii Dr.12803 35
nr4a2a 35
  • 77.18 (n)
  • 87.92 (a)
nr4a2a 36
  • 82 (a)
nr4a2b 36
  • 74 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta Hr38 36
  • 27 (a)
Hr38 37
  • 68 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea nhr-6 36
  • 26 (a)
nhr-6 37
  • 35 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 25 (a)
Species with no ortholog for NR4A2:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for NR4A2 Gene

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Paralogs for NR4A2 Gene

Paralogs for NR4A2 Gene

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Variants for NR4A2 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for NR4A2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 02 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs12803 -- 156,325,413(-) TATAA(G/T)GTATA utr-variant-3-prime
rs707129 -- 156,333,886(+) TGGCT(C/G)TGGGA upstream-variant-2KB
rs834834 -- 156,327,123(+) AATTG(C/T)CATTT intron-variant
rs834835 -- 156,331,633(+) CCTAG(C/T)AATTT intron-variant
rs834836 -- 156,332,499(+) CGTCT(C/G)TCTTC reference, missense, utr-variant-5-prime, nc-transcript-variant

Relevant External Links for NR4A2 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for NR4A2 Gene

Disorders for NR4A2 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

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(1) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for NR4A2 Gene

(20) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for NR4A2 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
parkinson disease 75.2 40
inflammatory joint disease 53.8 3
carcinoma adrenocortical 36.4 1
schizophrenia 31.4 20
neurodegeneration 24.8 2

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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NR4A2 Gene

Publications for NR4A2 Gene

  1. cDNA cloning of a NGFI-B/nur77-related transcription factor from an apoptotic human T cell line. (PMID: 7706727) Okabe T. … Watanabe T. (J. Immunol. 1995) 2 3 4 23
  2. Organization of the human orphan nuclear receptor Nurr1 gene. (PMID: 10216261) Torii T. … Kawakami H. (Gene 1999) 3 4 23
  3. Association of homozygous 7048G7049 variant in the intron six of Nurr1 gene with Parkinson's disease. (PMID: 11914402) Xu P.Y. … Le W.D. (Neurology 2002) 3 23 48
  4. Mutation analysis of the human NR4A2 gene, an essential gene for midbrain dopaminergic neurogenesis, in schizophrenic patients. (PMID: 11803525) Chen Y.H. … Chen C.H. (Am. J. Med. Genet. 2001) 3 23 48
  5. Distribution of haplotypes derived from three common variants of the NR4A2 gene in Japanese patients with schizophrenia. (PMID: 12627459) Iwayama-Shigeno Y. … Yoshikawa T. (Am. J. Med. Genet. B Neuropsychiatr. Genet. 2003) 3 23 48

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