Aliases for PUM2 Gene
External Ids for PUM2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PUM2 Gene
This gene encodes a protein that belongs to a family of RNA-binding proteins. The encoded protein functions as a translational repressor during embryonic development and cell differentiation. This protein is also thought to be a positive regulator of cell proliferation in adipose-derived stem cells. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2013]
GeneCards Summary for PUM2 Gene
PUM2 (Pumilio RNA Binding Family Member 2) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include poly(A) RNA binding and binding. An important paralog of this gene is PUM1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PUM2 Gene
Sequence-specific RNA-binding protein that acts as a post-transcriptional repressor by binding the 3-UTR of mRNA targets. Binds to an RNA consensus sequence, the Pumilio Response Element (PRE), 5-UGUANAUA-3, that is related to the Nanos Response Element (NRE) (, PubMed:21397187). Mediates post-transcriptional repression of transcripts via different mechanisms: acts via direct recruitment of the CCR4-POP2-NOT deadenylase leading to translational inhibition and mRNA degradation (PubMed:22955276). Also mediates deadenylation-independent repression by promoting accessibility of miRNAs (PubMed:18776931, PubMed:22345517). Acts as a post-transcriptional repressor of E2F3 mRNAs by binding to its 3-UTR and facilitating miRNA regulation (PubMed:22345517). Plays a role in cytoplasmic sensing of viral infection (PubMed:25340845). Represses a program of genes necessary to maintain genomic stability such as key mitotic, DNA repair and DNA replication factors. Its ability to repress those target mRNAs is regulated by the lncRNA NORAD (non-coding RNA activated by DNA damage) which, due to its high abundance and multitude of PUMILIO binding sites, is able to sequester a significant fraction of PUM1 and PUM2 in the cytoplasm (PubMed:26724866). May regulate DCUN1D3 mRNA levels (PubMed:25349211). May support proliferation and self-renewal of stem cells.