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Aliases for OLFM2 Gene

Aliases for OLFM2 Gene

  • Olfactomedin 2 2 3 5
  • Olfactomedin-2 3 4
  • NOE2 3 4
  • Neuronal Olfactomedin Related ER Localized Protein 2 3
  • NOELIN2_V1 3
  • Noelin 2 2
  • NOELIN2 3
  • OlfC 3

External Ids for OLFM2 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for OLFM2 Gene

  • GC19M010085
  • GC19M010187
  • GC19M009809
  • GC19M009825
  • GC19M009964
  • GC19M009545

Summaries for OLFM2 Gene

GeneCards Summary for OLFM2 Gene

OLFM2 (Olfactomedin 2) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is OLFM1.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for OLFM2 Gene

  • Involved in transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta)-induced smooth muscle differentiation. TGF-beta induces expression and nuclear translocation of OLFM2 where it binds to SRF, causing its dissociation from the transcriptional repressor HEY2/HERP1 and facilitating binding of SRF to target genes (PubMed:25298399). Plays a role in AMPAR complex organization (By similarity).

Gene Wiki entry for OLFM2 Gene

No data available for Entrez Gene Summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for OLFM2 Gene

Genomics for OLFM2 Gene

Regulatory Elements for OLFM2 Gene

Enhancers for OLFM2 Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Score Enhancer Sources TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Other Gene Targets for Enhancer

Enhancers around OLFM2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for OLFM2 Gene

9,853,718 bp from pter
9,936,552 bp from pter
82,835 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for OLFM2 Gene

Genes around OLFM2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
OLFM2 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for OLFM2 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for OLFM2 Gene

Proteins for OLFM2 Gene

  • Protein details for OLFM2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q6IMJ3
    • Q96FC2

    Protein attributes for OLFM2 Gene

    454 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    51386 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Peripherally associated with AMPAR complex. AMPAR complex consists of an inner core made of 4 pore-forming GluA/GRIA proteins (GRIA1, GRIA2, GRIA3 and GRIA4) and 4 major auxiliary subunits arranged in a twofold symmetry. One of the two pairs of distinct binding sites is occupied either by CNIH2, CNIH3 or CACNG2, CACNG3. The other harbors CACNG2, CACNG3, CACNG4, CACNG8 or GSG1L. This inner core of AMPAR complex is complemented by outer core constituents binding directly to the GluA/GRIA proteins at sites distinct from the interaction sites of the inner core constituents. Outer core constituents include at least PRRT1, PRRT2, CKAMP44/SHISA9, FRRS1L and NRN1. The proteins of the inner and outer core serve as a platform for other, more peripherally associated AMPAR constituents, including OLFM2. Alone or in combination, these auxiliary subunits control the gating and pharmacology of the AMPAR complex and profoundly impact their biogenesis and protein processing. Interacts with GRIA2 (By similarity). Interacts with OLFM1 and OLFM3 (PubMed:21228389). Interacts with SRF; the interaction promotes dissociation of SRF from the transcriptional repressor HEY2 (PubMed:25298399).

neXtProt entry for OLFM2 Gene

Proteomics data for OLFM2 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for OLFM2 Gene

  • N-glycosylated.
  • Glycosylation at Asn 74, Asn 155, Asn 275, Asn 310, Asn 399, and Asn 441
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for OLFM2 Gene

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for OLFM2 Gene

Domains & Families for OLFM2 Gene

Protein Domains for OLFM2 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for OLFM2 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Contains 1 olfactomedin-like domain.
  • Contains 1 olfactomedin-like domain.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with OLFM2: view

No data available for Gene Families for OLFM2 Gene

Function for OLFM2 Gene

Molecular function for OLFM2 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Involved in transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta)-induced smooth muscle differentiation. TGF-beta induces expression and nuclear translocation of OLFM2 where it binds to SRF, causing its dissociation from the transcriptional repressor HEY2/HERP1 and facilitating binding of SRF to target genes (PubMed:25298399). Plays a role in AMPAR complex organization (By similarity).
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Induction:
By TGF-beta.
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with OLFM2: view

Animal Models for OLFM2 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for OLFM2:

Animal Model Products

  • Taconic Biosciences Mouse Models for OLFM2

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Human Phenotype Ontology , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for OLFM2 Gene

Localization for OLFM2 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for OLFM2 Gene

Secreted. Cell junction, synapse. Membrane. Nucleus. Cytoplasm. Note=Nuclear localization is induced by TGF-beta. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:25298399}.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for OLFM2 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for OLFM2 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
nucleus 5
plasma membrane 4
lysosome 2
vacuole 2
cytosol 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for OLFM2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IDA 25298399
GO:0032281 AMPA glutamate receptor complex IEA,ISS --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with OLFM2: view

Pathways & Interactions for OLFM2 Gene

SuperPathways for OLFM2 Gene

No Data Available

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for OLFM2 Gene


No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for OLFM2 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for OLFM2 Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for OLFM2 Gene

Unigene Clusters for OLFM2 Gene

Olfactomedin 2:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for OLFM2 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b · 5c ^ 6 ^ 7a · 7b · 7c
SP1: - -
SP2: -
SP3: - -
SP4: -

Relevant External Links for OLFM2 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for OLFM2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for OLFM2 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for OLFM2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Brain - Putamen (basal ganglia) (x4.5), Brain - Amygdala (x4.1), and Brain - Nucleus accumbens (basal ganglia) (x4.0).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for OLFM2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Vitreous humor (47.3) and Serum (16.2).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for OLFM2 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for OLFM2 Gene Hs.169743

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for OLFM2 Gene

Tissue specificity: Expressed in aortic smooth muscle (at protein level).
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with OLFM2: view

Primer Products

No data available for Protein tissue co-expression partners for OLFM2 Gene

Orthologs for OLFM2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for OLFM2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia OLFM2 35
  • 92.35 (n)
  • 98.64 (a)
OLFM2 36
  • 96 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia OLFM2 35
  • 93.09 (n)
  • 98.16 (a)
OLFM2 36
  • 98 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Olfm2 35
  • 88.23 (n)
  • 97.48 (a)
Olfm2 16
Olfm2 36
  • 95 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia OLFM2 35
  • 99.41 (n)
  • 99.78 (a)
OLFM2 36
  • 100 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Olfm2 35
  • 88.38 (n)
  • 97.92 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia OLFM2 36
  • 88 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia OLFM2 36
  • 77 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia olfm2 35
  • 73.98 (n)
  • 82.68 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii Dr.10562 35
olfm2a 35
  • 73.36 (n)
  • 78.06 (a)
olfm2b 36
  • 49 (a)
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.278 35
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 23 (a)
Species with no ortholog for OLFM2:
  • 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)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • 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)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • 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)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • 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)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for OLFM2 Gene

Gene Tree for OLFM2 (if available)
Gene Tree for OLFM2 (if available)

Paralogs for OLFM2 Gene

Paralogs for OLFM2 Gene

(9) SIMAP similar genes for OLFM2 Gene using alignment to 5 proteins:

genes like me logo Genes that share paralogs with OLFM2: view

Variants for OLFM2 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for OLFM2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 19 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs2303100 - 9,857,758(-) TGCGC(A/G)GCTCC reference, missense
VAR_036532 A colorectal cancer sample
rs11556087 - 9,857,463(-) GATGA(C/T)GGAAC reference, missense
rs7256356 -- 9,913,843(+) CTCGG(C/G)CCCCC intron-variant, upstream-variant-2KB
rs7256625 -- 9,896,495(+) tggct(C/G)aagcc intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for OLFM2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv520683 CNV Loss 19592680
nsv833742 CNV Loss 17160897
esv2656960 CNV Deletion 23128226

Variation tolerance for OLFM2 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 13.8% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 11.91; 93.56% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for OLFM2 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for OLFM2 Gene

Disorders for OLFM2 Gene

Relevant External Links for OLFM2

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:

No disorders were found for OLFM2 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for OLFM2 Gene

Publications for OLFM2 Gene

  1. SNPs and interaction analyses of noelin 2, myocilin, and optineurin genes in Japanese patients with open-angle glaucoma. (PMID: 17122126) Funayama T. … Shimada N. (Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2006) 3 23 48 67
  2. Bioinformatic approaches for identification and characterization of olfactomedin related genes with a potential role in pathogenesis of ocular disorders. (PMID: 15123989) Mukhopadhyay A. … Ray K. (Mol. Vis. 2004) 3 23
  3. The BioPlex Network: A Systematic Exploration of the Human Interactome. (PMID: 26186194) Huttlin E.L. … Gygi S.P. (Cell 2015) 3
  4. Parent-of-origin-specific allelic associations among 106 genomic loci for age at menarche. (PMID: 25231870) Perry J.R. … Ong K.K. (Nature 2014) 3
  5. Olfactomedin 2, a novel regulator for transforming growth factor- beta-induced smooth muscle differentiation of human embryonic stem cell-derived mesenchymal cells. (PMID: 25298399) Shi N. … Chen S.Y. (Mol. Biol. Cell 2014) 3

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