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Aliases for PLIN2 Gene

Aliases for PLIN2 Gene

  • Perilipin 2 2 3
  • Adipose Differentiation-Related Protein 2 3 4
  • Adipophilin 2 3 4
  • ADFP 3 4
  • ADRP 3 4
  • Perilipin-2 3

External Ids for PLIN2 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for PLIN2 Gene

  • ADFP

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PLIN2 Gene

  • GC09M019106

Summaries for PLIN2 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for PLIN2 Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the perilipin family, members of which coat intracellular lipid storage droplets. This protein is associated with the lipid globule surface membrane material, and maybe involved in development and maintenance of adipose tissue. However, it is not restricted to adipocytes as previously thought, but is found in a wide range of cultured cell lines, including fibroblasts, endothelial and epithelial cells, and tissues, such as lactating mammary gland, adrenal cortex, Sertoli and Leydig cells, and hepatocytes in alcoholic liver cirrhosis, suggesting that it may serve as a marker of lipid accumulation in diverse cell types and diseases. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2011]

GeneCards Summary for PLIN2 Gene

PLIN2 (Perilipin 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PLIN2 include lipid-rich carcinoma and chanarin-dorfman syndrome. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Metabolism. An important paralog of this gene is PLIN3.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PLIN2 Gene

  • May be involved in development and maintenance of adipose tissue.

Gene Wiki entry for PLIN2 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for PLIN2 Gene

Genomics for PLIN2 Gene

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Genomic Location for PLIN2 Gene

19,108,375 bp from pter
19,149,290 bp from pter
40,916 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for PLIN2 Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for PLIN2 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for PLIN2 Gene

No data available for Regulatory Elements for PLIN2 Gene

Proteins for PLIN2 Gene

  • Protein details for PLIN2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q9BSC3

    Protein attributes for PLIN2 Gene

    437 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    48075 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for PLIN2 Gene

Proteomics data for PLIN2 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for PLIN2 Gene

Other Protein References for PLIN2 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
Reactome Protein details:
REFSEQ proteins:

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No data available for DME Specific Peptides for PLIN2 Gene

Domains for PLIN2 Gene

Gene Families for PLIN2 Gene


Protein Domains for PLIN2 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for PLIN2 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Q99541
  • Belongs to the perilipin family.
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Function for PLIN2 Gene

Molecular function for PLIN2 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: May be involved in development and maintenance of adipose tissue.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for PLIN2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005515 protein binding --
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Animal Models for PLIN2 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for PLIN2:

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for PLIN2 Gene

Localization for PLIN2 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PLIN2 Gene

Membrane; Peripheral membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for PLIN2 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for PLIN2 gene
Compartment Confidence
endoplasmic reticulum 4
extracellular 4
plasma membrane 4
cytoskeleton 2
cytosol 2
nucleus 2
peroxisome 2
golgi apparatus 1
mitochondrion 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for PLIN2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region TAS 9003395
GO:0005634 nucleus IEA --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm --
GO:0005783 endoplasmic reticulum TAS 9003395
GO:0005811 lipid particle IDA 14741744
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Pathways for PLIN2 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for PLIN2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0014070 response to organic cyclic compound IEA --
GO:0015909 long-chain fatty acid transport IEA --
GO:0019915 lipid storage IEA --
GO:0042493 response to drug IEA --
GO:0044255 cellular lipid metabolic process TAS --
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Compounds for PLIN2 Gene

(20) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for PLIN2 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
lipid 72.5 154
triacylglycerol 63.2 9
oleic acid 58.6 9
acyl-coa 52.7 1
ciglitazone 49.5 2
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Transcripts for PLIN2 Gene

Unigene Clusters for PLIN2 Gene

Perilipin 2:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for PLIN2 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c · 1d · 1e · 1f · 1g ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3a · 3b · 3c ^ 4a · 4b · 4c ^ 5a · 5b ^ 6a · 6b · 6c · 6d · 6e ^ 7a · 7b ^ 8 ^ 9
SP1: - - - - - - - -
SP2: - - - - - - - - -
SP3: - - - - - -
SP4: - - - - - - - -
SP5: - - - - - - -
SP6: - - - - - - - -
SP7: - - - - -
SP8: - - - - - -
SP9: - - - -
SP10: - - - - -
SP11: - - -
SP12: - - -
SP13: - -

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GeneLoc Exon Structure for
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Expression for PLIN2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for PLIN2 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for PLIN2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Whole Blood (7.7), Adipose - Subcutaneous (6.0), Muscle - Skeletal (4.7), and Liver (4.3).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for PLIN2 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for PLIN2 Gene Hs.3416

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for PLIN2 Gene

Tissue specificity: Milk lipid globules
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Orthologs for PLIN2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for PLIN2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia PLIN2 35
  • 98.93 (n)
  • 98.63 (a)
PLIN2 36
  • 99 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia PLIN2 35
  • 88.78 (n)
  • 88.07 (a)
PLIN2 36
  • 82 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia PLIN2 35
  • 90.16 (n)
  • 89.7 (a)
PLIN2 36
  • 83 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Plin2 35
  • 84.4 (n)
  • 84.16 (a)
Plin2 16
Plin2 36
  • 83 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia PLIN2 36
  • 77 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 54 (a)
-- 36
  • 65 (a)
-- 36
  • 66 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Plin2 35
  • 83.45 (n)
  • 81.71 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves PLIN2 35
  • 74.45 (n)
  • 72.2 (a)
PLIN2 36
  • 71 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia PLIN2 36
  • 65 (a)
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia fatvg 35
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia MGC76047 35
plin2 35
  • 67.57 (n)
  • 62.5 (a)
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.5121 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii plin2 35
  • 62.32 (n)
  • 58.31 (a)
plin2 36
  • 52 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea lea-1 36
  • 6 (a)
Species with no ortholog for PLIN2:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • 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)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for PLIN2 Gene

Gene Tree for PLIN2 (if available)
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Paralogs for PLIN2 Gene

Paralogs for PLIN2 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for PLIN2 Gene using alignment to 5 proteins: Pseudogenes for PLIN2 Gene

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Variants for PLIN2 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for PLIN2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 09 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs1042936 -- 19,115,804(-) GAATA(C/T)TACCT utr-variant-3-prime, nc-transcript-variant, intron-variant
rs2130572 -- 19,127,667(-) TCTCA(A/C)CCCGA upstream-variant-2KB
rs2130573 -- 19,127,648(-) CCACC(A/C)CTCTA upstream-variant-2KB
rs2228416 -- 19,126,283(-) AACCT(A/G)CCCTT synonymous-codon, reference, nc-transcript-variant
rs2229536 -- 19,116,545(-) AACAT(C/T)CAAGA reference, synonymous-codon, nc-transcript-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for PLIN2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv892700 CNV Gain 21882294
esv2657658 CNV Deletion 23128226
esv2738257 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2738258 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv1298160 CNV Deletion 17803354
nsv8423 CNV Gain 18304495
dgv2295e1 CNV Complex 17122850
nsv892702 CNV Gain 21882294

Relevant External Links for PLIN2 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PLIN2 Gene

Disorders for PLIN2 Gene

(12) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for PLIN2 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
fatty liver 44.2 5
atherosclerotic plaque 39.7 3
metastatic renal cell carcinoma 36.6 3
insulin sensitivity 24.5 1
renal cancer 18.1 4

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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PLIN2 Gene

Publications for PLIN2 Gene

  1. Adipocyte differentiation-related protein is secreted into milk as a constituent of milk lipid globule membrane. (PMID: 9003395) Heid H.W. … Keenan T.W. (Biochem. J. 1996) 2 3 4 23
  2. Mitogen-inducible gene 6 (MIG-6), adipophilin and tuftelin are inducible by hypoxia. (PMID: 12387890) Saarikoski S.T. … Hankinson O. (FEBS Lett. 2002) 3 23
  3. ADRP/adipophilin is degraded through the proteasome-dependent pathway during regression of lipid-storing cells. (PMID: 16230742) Masuda Y. … Takano T. (J. Lipid Res. 2006) 3 23
  4. Regulation of ADRP expression by long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in BeWo cells, a human placental choriocarcinoma cell line. (PMID: 16391323) Tobin K.A. … Duttaroy A.K. (J. Lipid Res. 2006) 3 23
  5. Recruitment of TIP47 to lipid droplets is controlled by the putative hydrophobic cleft. (PMID: 16808905) Ohsaki Y. … Fujimoto T. (Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 2006) 3 23

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