Aliases for SYCP2 Gene
External Ids for SYCP2 Gene
The synaptonemal complex is a proteinaceous structure that links homologous chromosomes during the prophase of meiosis. The protein encoded by this gene is a major component of the synaptonemal complex and may bind DNA at scaffold attachment regions. The encoded protein requires synaptonemal complex protein 3, but not 1, for inclusion in the synaptonemal complex. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for SYCP2 Gene
SYCP2 (Synaptonemal Complex Protein 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Cell Cycle, Mitotic and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include protein heterodimerization activity. An important paralog of this gene is SYCP2L.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SYCP2 Gene
Major component of the axial/lateral elements of synaptonemal complexes (SCS) during meiotic prophase. May be involved in the organization of chromatin by temporarily binding to DNA scaffold attachment regions. Requires SYCP3, but not SYCP1, in order to be incorporated into the axial/lateral elements (By similarity).