Aliases for YTHDC2 Gene
External Ids for YTHDC2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for YTHDC2 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the DEAH (Asp-Glu-Ala-His) subfamily of proteins, part of the DEAD (Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp) box family of RNA helicases. The encoded protein binds to N6-methyladenosine, a common modified RNA nucleotide that is enriched in the stop codons and 3' UTRs of eukaryotic messenger RNAs. Binding of proteins to this modified nucleotide may regulate mRNA translation and stability. This gene may be associated with susceptibility to pancreatic cancer in human patients, and knockdown of this gene resulted in reduced proliferation in a human liver cancer cell line. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2016]
GeneCards Summary for YTHDC2 Gene
YTHDC2 (YTH Domain Containing 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include nucleic acid binding and helicase activity. An important paralog of this gene is DHX57.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for YTHDC2 Gene
Specifically recognizes and binds N6-methyladenosine (m6A)-containing RNAs affecting the translation efficiency and mRNA abundance of its targets (PubMed:26318451). Is required for proper spermatocyte development (By similarity). M6A is a modification present at internal sites of mRNAs and some non-coding RNAs and plays a role in the efficiency of mRNA splicing, processing and stability (PubMed:26318451). When associated with MEIOC, binds transcripts that regulate the mitotic cell cycle inhibiting progression into metaphase, thereby allowing meiotic prophase to proceed normally (By similarity).