Aliases for THOC2 Gene
External Ids for THOC2 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for THOC2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for THOC2 Gene
The TREX multiprotein complex binds specifically to spliced mRNAs to facilitate mRNA export. The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the THO complex, a subset of the TREX complex. The encoded protein interacts with the THOC1 protein.[provided by RefSeq, Jun 2010]
GeneCards Summary for THOC2 Gene
THOC2 (THO Complex 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with THOC2 include mental retardation, x-linked 12/35 and peliosis hepatis. Among its related pathways are RNA transport and mRNA Splicing - Major Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include RNA binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for THOC2 Gene
Required for efficient export of polyadenylated RNA and spliced mRNA. Acts as component of the THO subcomplex of the TREX complex which is thought to couple mRNA transcription, processing and nuclear export, and which specifically associates with spliced mRNA and not with unspliced pre-mRNA. TREX is recruited to spliced mRNAs by a transcription-independent mechanism, binds to mRNA upstream of the exon-junction complex (EJC) and is recruited in a splicing- and cap-dependent manner to a region near the 5 end of the mRNA where it functions in mRNA export to the cytoplasm via the TAP/NFX1 pathway. The TREX complex is essential for the export of Kaposis sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) intronless mRNAs and infectious virus production. THOC2 (and probably the THO complex) is involved in releasing mRNA from nuclear speckle domains. Required for NXF1 localization to the nuclear rim.