Aliases for YTHDF2 Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for YTHDF2 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the YTH (YT521-B homology) superfamily containing YTH domain. The YTH domain is typical for the eukaryotes and is particularly abundant in plants. The YTH domain is usually located in the middle of the protein sequence and may function in binding to RNA. In addition to a YTH domain, this protein has a proline rich region which may be involved in signal transduction. An Alu-rich domain has been identified in one of the introns of this gene, which is thought to be associated with human longevity. In addition, reciprocal translocations between this gene and the Runx1 (AML1) gene on chromosome 21 has been observed in patients with acute myeloid leukemia. This gene was initially mapped to chromosome 14, which was later turned out to be a pseudogene. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been identified in this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2012]
GeneCards Summary for YTHDF2 Gene
YTHDF2 (YTH N6-Methyladenosine RNA Binding Protein 2) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include poly(A) RNA binding and N6-methyladenosine-containing RNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is YTHDF3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for YTHDF2 Gene
Specifically recognizes and binds N6-methyladenosine (m6A)-containing RNAs, and regulates mRNA stability (PubMed:24284625, PubMed:26046440, PubMed:26318451). 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:22575960, PubMed:24284625, PubMed:25412658, PubMed:25412661). Acts as a regulator of mRNA stability: binding to m6A-containing mRNAs results in the localization to mRNA decay sites, such as processing bodies (P-bodies), leading to mRNA degradation (PubMed:24284625, PubMed:26046440). Plays a key role in maternal-to-zygotic transition during early embryonic development, the process during which maternally inherited mRNAs are degraded: acts by binding m6A-containing maternal mRNAs and promoting their degradation (By similarity). Also acts as a promoter of cap-independent mRNA translation following heat shock stress: upon stress, relocalizes to the nucleus and specifically binds mRNAs with some m6A methylation mark at their 5-UTR, protecting demethylation of mRNAs by FTO, thereby promoting cap-independent mRNA translation (PubMed:26458103).