Aliases for SCML2 Gene
External Ids for SCML2 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the Polycomb group proteins. These proteins form the Polycomb repressive complexes which are involved in transcriptional repression. The encoded protein binds histone peptides that are monomethylated at lysine residues and may be involved in regulating homeotic gene expression during development. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2010]
GeneCards Summary for SCML2 Gene
SCML2 (Sex Comb On Midleg-Like 2 (Drosophila)) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity. An important paralog of this gene is SCMH1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SCML2 Gene
Putative Polycomb group (PcG) protein. PcG proteins act by forming multiprotein complexes, which are required to maintain the transcriptionally repressive state of homeotic genes throughout development (By similarity).