Aliases for STAU2 Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for STAU2 Gene
Staufen homolog 2 is a member of the family of double-stranded RNA (dsRNA)-binding proteins involved in the transport and/or localization of mRNAs to different subcellular compartments and/or organelles. These proteins are characterized by the presence of multiple dsRNA-binding domains which are required to bind RNAs having double-stranded secondary structures. Staufen homolog 2 shares 48.5% and 59.9% similarity with drosophila and human staufen, respectively. The exact function of Staufen homolog 2 is not known, but since it contains 3 copies of conserved dsRNA binding domain, it could be involved in double-stranded RNA binding events. Several transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2009]
GeneCards Summary for STAU2 Gene
STAU2 (Staufen Double-Stranded RNA Binding Protein 2) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include poly(A) RNA binding and double-stranded RNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is TARBP2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for STAU2 Gene
RNA-binding protein required for the microtubule-dependent transport of neuronal RNA from the cell body to the dendrite. As protein synthesis occurs within the dendrite, the localization of specific mRNAs to dendrites may be a prerequisite for neurite outgrowth and plasticity at sites distant from the cell body (By similarity).