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Aliases for TWIST2 Gene

Aliases for TWIST2 Gene

  • Twist Family BHLH Transcription Factor 2 2 3
  • DERMO1 3 4 6
  • Twist Basic Helix-Loop-Helix Transcription Factor 2 2 3
  • Class A Basic Helix-Loop-Helix Protein 39 3 4
  • Dermis-Expressed Protein 1 3 4
  • BHLHa39 3 4
  • SETLSS 3 6
  • FFDD3 3 6
  • Twist-Related BHLH Protein Dermo1 3
  • Twist Homolog 2 (Drosophila) 2
  • Twist-Related Protein 2 3
  • Twist Homolog 2 3
  • Dermo-1 4

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Summaries for TWIST2 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for TWIST2 Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene is a basic helix-loop-helix type transcription factor and shares similarity with Twist. This protein may inhibit osteoblast maturation and maintain cells in a preosteoblast phenotype during osteoblast development. This gene may be upregulated in certain cancers. Mutations in this gene cause focal facial dermal dysplasia 3, Setleis type. Two transcript variants encoding the same protein have been found. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2014]

GeneCards Summary for TWIST2 Gene

TWIST2 (Twist Family BHLH Transcription Factor 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with TWIST2 include focal facial dermal dysplasia 3, setleis type and focal facial dermal dysplasia. Among its related pathways are Proteoglycans in cancer. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity and protein domain specific binding. An important paralog of this gene is LYL1.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TWIST2 Gene

  • Binds to the E-box consensus sequence 5-CANNTG-3 as a heterodimer and inhibits transcriptional activation by MYOD1, MYOG, MEF2A and MEF2C. Also represses expression of proinflammatory cytokines such as TNFA and IL1B. Involved in postnatal glycogen storage and energy metabolism (By similarity). Inhibits the premature or ectopic differentiation of preosteoblast cells during osteogenesis, possibly by changing the internal signal transduction response of osteoblasts to external growth factors.

Gene Wiki entry for TWIST2 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for TWIST2 Gene

Genomics for TWIST2 Gene

Genomic Location for TWIST2 Gene

Start:
238,848,032 bp from pter
End:
238,910,543 bp from pter
Size:
62,512 bases
Orientation:
Plus strand

Genomic View for TWIST2 Gene

UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track
Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for TWIST2 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for TWIST2 Gene

Regulatory Elements for TWIST2 Gene

Proteins for TWIST2 Gene

  • Protein details for TWIST2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Q8WVJ9-TWST2_HUMAN
    Recommended name:
    Twist-related protein 2
    Protein Accession:
    Q8WVJ9
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q3SYL6

    Protein attributes for TWIST2 Gene

    Size:
    160 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    18124 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Efficient DNA binding requires dimerization with another bHLH protein. Forms a heterodimer with TCF3/E12. Also interacts with MEF2C (By similarity).

neXtProt entry for TWIST2 Gene

Proteomics data for TWIST2 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for TWIST2 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for TWIST2 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for TWIST2 Gene

Domains for TWIST2 Gene

Gene Families for TWIST2 Gene

HGNC:
  • bHLH :Basic helix-loop-helix proteins

Protein Domains for TWIST2 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for TWIST2 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry

Q8WVJ9

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot:

TWST2_HUMAN
Domain:
  • Contains 1 bHLH (basic helix-loop-helix) domain.:
    • Q8WVJ9
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Function for TWIST2 Gene

Molecular function for TWIST2 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Binds to the E-box consensus sequence 5-CANNTG-3 as a heterodimer and inhibits transcriptional activation by MYOD1, MYOG, MEF2A and MEF2C. Also represses expression of proinflammatory cytokines such as TNFA and IL1B. Involved in postnatal glycogen storage and energy metabolism (By similarity). Inhibits the premature or ectopic differentiation of preosteoblast cells during osteogenesis, possibly by changing the internal signal transduction response of osteoblasts to external growth factors.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for TWIST2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001076 RNA polymerase II transcription factor binding transcription factor activity IEA --
GO:0003677 DNA binding IEA --
GO:0003682 chromatin binding IEA --
GO:0003700 sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity IEA --
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 18598946
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with TWIST2: view
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miRNA for TWIST2 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target TWIST2

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for TWIST2 Gene

Localization for TWIST2 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TWIST2 Gene

Nucleus. Cytoplasm. Note=Mainly nuclear during embryonic development. Cytoplasmic in adult tissues.

Subcellular locations from

COMPARTMENTS
Jensen Localization Image for TWIST2 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for TWIST2 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 5
cytoskeleton 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for TWIST2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus IDA 11062344
GO:0005667 transcription factor complex IEA --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IDA 11062344
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Pathways for TWIST2 Gene

SuperPathways for TWIST2 Gene

Superpath Contained pathways
1 Proteoglycans in cancer
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Pathways by source for TWIST2 Gene

1 KEGG pathway for TWIST2 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for TWIST2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000122 negative regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter IEA --
GO:0001649 osteoblast differentiation IEA --
GO:0006351 transcription, DNA-templated --
GO:0006357 regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter --
GO:0006366 transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter IEA --
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Transcripts for TWIST2 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for TWIST2 Gene

(3) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(3) Additional mRNA sequences :
(2) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

Unigene Clusters for TWIST2 Gene

Twist basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor 2:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for TWIST2 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for TWIST2 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
TWIST2
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for
TWIST2

Expression for TWIST2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for TWIST2 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for TWIST2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Cervix - Endocervix (4.1).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for TWIST2 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for TWIST2 Gene Hs.422585

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for TWIST2 Gene

Q8WVJ9-TWST2_HUMAN
Tissue specificity: In the embryo, highly expressed in chondrogenic cells. In embryonic skin, expressed in the undifferentiated mesenchymal layer beneath the epidermis which later develops into the dermis. Expressed in early myeloid cells but not in lymphoid cells in the liver. Expression also detected in the secretory ependymal epithelium of the choroid plexus primordium. In the adult, expressed in secreting glandular tissues and tubules.
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Orthologs for TWIST2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for TWIST2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
chimpanzee
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia TWIST2 35
  • 100 (n)
  • 100 (a)
TWIST2 36
  • 100 (a)
OneToOne
cow
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia TWIST2 35
  • 98.12 (n)
  • 100 (a)
TWIST2 36
  • 100 (a)
OneToOne
dog
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia TWIST2 35
  • 99.37 (n)
  • 100 (a)
TWIST2 36
  • 100 (a)
OneToOne
mouse
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Twist2 35
  • 96.67 (n)
  • 100 (a)
Twist2 16
Twist2 36
  • 100 (a)
OneToOne
oppossum
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia TWIST2 36
  • 98 (a)
OneToOne
platypus
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia TWIST2 36
  • 97 (a)
OneToOne
rat
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Twist2 35
  • 97.08 (n)
  • 100 (a)
chicken
(Gallus gallus)
Aves CDERMO-1 36
  • 96 (a)
OneToOne
TWIST2 35
  • 80.83 (n)
  • 96.25 (a)
lizard
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia TWIST2 36
  • 94 (a)
OneToOne
zebrafish
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii twist2 35
  • 79.37 (n)
  • 86.87 (a)
twist2 36
  • 86 (a)
OneToOne
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta twi 36
  • 17 (a)
OneToMany
Species with no ortholog for TWIST2:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for TWIST2 Gene

ENSEMBL:
Gene Tree for TWIST2 (if available)
TreeFam:
Gene Tree for TWIST2 (if available)

Paralogs for TWIST2 Gene

Paralogs for TWIST2 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for TWIST2 Gene using alignment to 1 proteins:

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Variants for TWIST2 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for TWIST2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 02 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs3923767 -- 238,890,906(-) TCGAG(G/T)GTCTC intron-variant
rs4073345 -- 238,865,880(+) CGCTG(C/T)GATGA intron-variant
rs4073346 -- 238,865,909(+) ACCGT(A/G)CAGTG intron-variant
rs4075345 -- 238,866,669(-) Ctttt(C/T)ttttt intron-variant
rs4129101 -- 238,883,454(+) TTAAA(C/T)AGGAA intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for TWIST2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv876071 CNV Loss 21882294
esv2671116 CNV Deletion 23128226
esv2721788 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2330809 CNV Deletion 18987734

Relevant External Links for TWIST2 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
TWIST2
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
TWIST2

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TWIST2 Gene

Disorders for TWIST2 Gene

(1) OMIM Diseases for TWIST2 Gene (607556)

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot

TWST2_HUMAN
  • Focal facial dermal dysplasia 3, Setleis type (FFDD3) [MIM:227260]: A form of focal facial dermal dysplasia, a group of developmental defects characterized by bitemporal or preauricular skin lesions resembling aplasia cutis congenita. FFDD3 is characterized by distinctive bitemporal scar-like depressions resembling forceps marks, and additional facial features, including a coarse and leonine appearance, absent eyelashes on both lids or multiple rows on the upper lids, absent Meibomian glands, slanted eyebrows, chin clefting, and hypo- or hyperpigmentation of the skin. Histologically, the bitemporal lesion is an ectodermal dysplasia with near absence of subcutaneous fat, suggesting insufficient migration of neural crest cells into the frontonasal process and the first branchial arch. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:20691403, ECO:0000269 PubMed:25410422}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Relevant External Links for TWIST2

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
TWIST2
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
TWIST2
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Publications for TWIST2 Gene

  1. Homozygous nonsense mutations in TWIST2 cause Setleis syndrome. (PMID: 20691403) Tukel T. … Desnick R.J. (Am. J. Hum. Genet. 2010) 3 4
  2. Human Dermo-1 has attributes similar to twist in early bone development. (PMID: 11062344) Lee M.S. … Glackin C.A. (Bone 2000) 3 4
  3. The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC). (PMID: 15489334) Gerhard D.S. … Malek J. (Genome Res. 2004) 3 4
  4. Dermo-1: a novel twist-related bHLH protein expressed in the developing dermis. (PMID: 7589808) Li L. … Olson E.N. (Dev. Biol. 1995) 2 3
  5. The locations of the H-twist and H-dermo-1 genes are distinct on the human genome. (PMID: 9061034) Perrin-Schmitt F. … Danse J.M. (Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1997) 2 3

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