Aliases for RGS2 Gene
External Ids for RGS2 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for RGS2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RGS2 Gene
Regulator of G protein signaling (RGS) family members are regulatory molecules that act as GTPase activating proteins (GAPs) for G alpha subunits of heterotrimeric G proteins. RGS proteins are able to deactivate G protein subunits of the Gi alpha, Go alpha and Gq alpha subtypes. They drive G proteins into their inactive GDP-bound forms. Regulator of G protein signaling 2 belongs to this family. The protein acts as a mediator of myeloid differentiation and may play a role in leukemogenesis. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2009]
GeneCards Summary for RGS2 Gene
RGS2 (Regulator Of G Protein Signaling 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RGS2 include C5 Deficiency and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Development A3 receptor signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include GTPase activator activity and beta-tubulin binding. An important paralog of this gene is RGS16.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RGS2 Gene
Regulates G protein-coupled receptor signaling cascades. Inhibits signal transduction by increasing the GTPase activity of G protein alpha subunits, thereby driving them into their inactive GDP-bound form (PubMed:11063746, PubMed:19478087). Plays a role in the regulation of blood pressure in response to signaling via G protein-coupled receptors and GNAQ. Plays a role in regulating the constriction and relaxation of vascular smooth muscle (By similarity). Binds EIF2B5 and blocks its activity, thereby inhibiting the translation of mRNA into protein (PubMed:19736320).