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Aliases for RTN2 Gene

Aliases for RTN2 Gene

  • Reticulon 2 2 3
  • NSP-Like Protein 1 2 3 4
  • Neuroendocrine-Specific Protein-Like 1 2 4
  • Neuroendocrine-Specific Protein-Like I 3 4
  • NSP-Like Protein I 3 4
  • NSPL1 3 4
  • NSPLI 3 4
  • Spastic Paraplegia 12 (Autosomal Dominant) 2
  • SPG12 3
  • NSP2 3

External Ids for RTN2 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for RTN2 Gene

  • SPG12

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RTN2 Gene

  • GC19M046631
  • GC19M046379
  • GC19M050663
  • GC19M050680
  • GC19M045988
  • GC19M042419

Summaries for RTN2 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for RTN2 Gene

  • This gene belongs to the family of reticulon encoding genes. Reticulons are necessary for proper generation of tubular endoplasmic reticulum and likely play a role in intracellular vesicular transport. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been identified. Mutations at this locus have been associated with autosomal dominant spastic paraplegia-12. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2012]

GeneCards Summary for RTN2 Gene

RTN2 (Reticulon 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RTN2 include spastic paraplegia 12, autosomal dominant and spastic paraplegia 12. An important paralog of this gene is RTN1.

Gene Wiki entry for RTN2 Gene

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for RTN2 Gene

Genomics for RTN2 Gene

Regulatory Elements for RTN2 Gene

Epigenetics Products

  • DNA Methylation CpG Assay Predesigned for Pyrosequencing in human,mouse,rat

Genomic Location for RTN2 Gene

45,485,288 bp from pter
45,497,061 bp from pter
11,774 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for RTN2 Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for RTN2 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for RTN2 Gene

Proteins for RTN2 Gene

  • Protein details for RTN2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • O60509
    • Q7RTM6
    • Q7RTN1
    • Q7RTN2

    Protein attributes for RTN2 Gene

    545 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    59264 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with isoform 1 but not isoform 3 of SPAST.

    Alternative splice isoforms for RTN2 Gene


neXtProt entry for RTN2 Gene

Proteomics data for RTN2 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for RTN2 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for RTN2 Gene

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for RTN2 Gene

Domains & Families for RTN2 Gene

Protein Domains for RTN2 Gene


Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Contains 1 reticulon domain.
  • Contains 1 reticulon domain.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with RTN2: view

No data available for Gene Families for RTN2 Gene

Function for RTN2 Gene

Molecular function for RTN2 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
reticulon 2 neuroendocrine specific protein-like sequence 1,with two alternative spliced forms RTN2A,RTN2B and a truncated RTN2C form,highly expressed in skeletal muscle

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for RTN2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 22232211
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with RTN2: view

Phenotypes for RTN2 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with RTN2: view

Animal Models for RTN2 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for RTN2:

Animal Model Products

miRNA for RTN2 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target RTN2

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for RTN2 Gene

Localization for RTN2 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RTN2 Gene

Endoplasmic reticulum membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for RTN2 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for RTN2 gene
Compartment Confidence
endoplasmic reticulum 5
cytosol 2
nucleus 2
plasma membrane 2
cytoskeleton 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for RTN2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005783 endoplasmic reticulum IDA 22232211
GO:0005789 endoplasmic reticulum membrane --
GO:0012505 endomembrane system IBA --
GO:0014802 terminal cisterna IEA --
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with RTN2: view

Pathways & Interactions for RTN2 Gene

SuperPathways for RTN2 Gene

No Data Available

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for RTN2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0046324 regulation of glucose import IEA --
GO:0065002 intracellular protein transmembrane transport IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with RTN2: view

No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for RTN2 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for RTN2 Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for RTN2 Gene

Unigene Clusters for RTN2 Gene

Reticulon 2:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for RTN2 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b ^ 2 ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4a · 4b ^ 5a · 5b ^ 6a · 6b ^ 7 ^ 8a · 8b · 8c · 8d ^ 9 ^ 10 ^ 11a · 11b ^ 12a · 12b · 12c
SP1: - - - - - -
SP2: - - - - -
SP3: - - - - - - -
SP4: - - - - - - - -
SP5: - - - - - - -
SP6: - - - -
SP7: - -
SP8: -
SP9: -

Relevant External Links for RTN2 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for RTN2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for RTN2 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for RTN2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Muscle - Skeletal (x10.3).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for RTN2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Tonsil (27.7) and Platelet (7.5).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for RTN2 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for RTN2 Gene Hs.47517

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for RTN2 Gene

Tissue specificity: Isoform RTN2-C is highly expressed in skeletal muscle.
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with RTN2: view

Primer Products

  • QuantiTect SYBR Green Assays in human,mouse,rat
  • Pre-validated RT² qPCR Primer Assay in human,mouse,rat
  • QuantiFast Probe-based Assays in human,mouse,rat

In Situ Assay Products

No data available for Protein tissue co-expression partners for RTN2 Gene

Orthologs for RTN2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for RTN2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia RTN2 35
  • 82.37 (n)
  • 80.6 (a)
RTN2 36
  • 82 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia RTN2 35
  • 87.49 (n)
  • 86.37 (a)
RTN2 36
  • 85 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Rtn2 35
  • 82.58 (n)
  • 83.44 (a)
Rtn2 16
Rtn2 36
  • 85 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Rtn2 35
  • 81.82 (n)
  • 82.76 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia RTN2 36
  • 66 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 21 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia RTN2 36
  • 66 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia rtn2 35
  • 53.16 (n)
  • 45.81 (a)
Str.13645 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii rtn2a 36
  • 42 (a)
rtn2b 36
  • 35 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG42853 36
  • 20 (a)
Rtnl1 36
  • 20 (a)
Rtnl2 36
  • 21 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea ret-1 36
  • 3 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.10170 36
  • 23 (a)
Species with no ortholog for RTN2:
  • 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)
  • chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)
  • 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 RTN2 Gene

Gene Tree for RTN2 (if available)
Gene Tree for RTN2 (if available)

Paralogs for RTN2 Gene

Paralogs for RTN2 Gene

(3) SIMAP similar genes for RTN2 Gene using alignment to 6 proteins:

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Variants for RTN2 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for RTN2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 19 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs58197231 -- 45,490,608(+) TTCTC(A/G)CTCTA intron-variant
rs58982656 -- 45,494,002(+) TTTTT(A/T)TAAAA intron-variant, upstream-variant-2KB
rs60451890 -- 45,487,061(+) TTTTT(-/TT)AGATA intron-variant
rs61729959 -- 45,489,347(+) TCACT(G/T)GAAAG missense, reference
rs61745812 -- 45,494,188(+) ACCGT(G/T)AATTC missense, reference, upstream-variant-2KB

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for RTN2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv912154 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv833848 CNV Loss 17160897
nsv912155 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv912156 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv3953n71 CNV Loss 21882294

Variation tolerance for RTN2 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 31.9% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 2.07; 37.89% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for RTN2 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RTN2 Gene

Disorders for RTN2 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(3) MalaCards diseases for RTN2 Gene - From: OMIM, ClinVar, GeneTests, Orphanet, Swiss-Prot, DISEASES, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
spastic paraplegia 12, autosomal dominant
  • autosomal dominant spastic paraplegia type 12
spastic paraplegia 12
  • mast syndrome
  • paraplegia, lower
- elite association
Search RTN2 in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases


  • Spastic paraplegia 12, autosomal dominant (SPG12) [MIM:604805]: A form of spastic paraplegia, a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by a slow, gradual, progressive weakness and spasticity of the lower limbs. Rate of progression and the severity of symptoms are quite variable. Initial symptoms may include difficulty with balance, weakness and stiffness in the legs, muscle spasms, and dragging the toes when walking. In some forms of the disorder, bladder symptoms (such as incontinence) may appear, or the weakness and stiffness may spread to other parts of the body. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:22232211}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Relevant External Links for RTN2

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with RTN2: view

No data available for Genatlas for RTN2 Gene

Publications for RTN2 Gene

  1. Molecular cloning of a novel mouse gene with predominant muscle and neural expression. (PMID: 9530622) Geisler J.G. … Mucenski M.L. (Mamm. Genome 1998) 2 23 67
  2. Mutations in the ER-shaping protein reticulon 2 cause the axon- degenerative disorder hereditary spastic paraplegia type 12. (PMID: 22232211) Montenegro G. … Zuchner S. (J. Clin. Invest. 2012) 2 67
  3. Nspl1, a new Z-band-associated protein. (PMID: 10672514) Geisler J.G. … Mucenski M.L. (J. Muscle Res. Cell. Motil. 1999) 23 67
  4. cDNA cloning, genomic organization, and expression of the human RTN2 gene, a member of a gene family encoding reticulons. (PMID: 9693037) Roebroek A.J.M. … Van de Ven W.J.M. (Genomics 1998) 23 67
  5. Detailed comparative map of human chromosome 19q and related regions of the mouse genome. (PMID: 8812484) Stubbs L. … Ashworth L.K. (Genomics 1996) 2 67

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