Aliases for SMARCC2 Gene
- SWI/SNF Related, Matrix Associated, Actin Dependent Regulator Of Chromatin Subfamily C Member 2 2 3
- SWI/SNF Related, Matrix Associated, Actin Dependent Regulator Of Chromatin, Subfamily C, Member 2 2 3 5
- SWI/SNF-Related Matrix-Associated Actin-Dependent Regulator Of Chromatin Subfamily C Member 2 3 4
- SWI/SNF Complex 170 KDa Subunit 3 4
- BRG1-Associated Factor 170 3 4
- BAF170 3 4
External Ids for SMARCC2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SMARCC2 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the SWI/SNF family of proteins, whose members display helicase and ATPase activities and which are thought to regulate transcription of certain genes by altering the chromatin structure around those genes. The encoded protein is part of the large ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling complex SNF/SWI and contains a predicted leucine zipper motif typical of many transcription factors. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for SMARCC2 Gene
SMARCC2 (SWI/SNF Related, Matrix Associated, Actin Dependent Regulator Of Chromatin Subfamily C Member 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SMARCC2 include Achalasia-Addisonianism-Alacrimia Syndrome and Coffin-Siris Syndrome. Among its related pathways are Prostate Cancer and BRCA1 Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include chromatin binding and RNA polymerase II core promoter proximal region sequence-specific DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is SMARCC1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SMARCC2 Gene
Involved in transcriptional activation and repression of select genes by chromatin remodeling (alteration of DNA-nucleosome topology). Can stimulate the ATPase activity of the catalytic subunit of these complexes. May be required for CoREST dependent repression of neuronal specific gene promoters in non-neuronal cells. Belongs to the neural progenitors-specific chromatin remodeling complex (npBAF complex) and the neuron-specific chromatin remodeling complex (nBAF complex). During neural development a switch from a stem/progenitor to a post-mitotic chromatin remodeling mechanism occurs as neurons exit the cell cycle and become committed to their adult state. The transition from proliferating neural stem/progenitor cells to post-mitotic neurons requires a switch in subunit composition of the npBAF and nBAF complexes. As neural progenitors exit mitosis and differentiate into neurons, npBAF complexes which contain ACTL6A/BAF53A and PHF10/BAF45A, are exchanged for homologous alternative ACTL6B/BAF53B and DPF1/BAF45B or DPF3/BAF45C subunits in neuron-specific complexes (nBAF). The npBAF complex is essential for the self-renewal/proliferative capacity of the multipotent neural stem cells. The nBAF complex along with CREST plays a role regulating the activity of genes essential for dendrite growth (By similarity).