Aliases for ESCO2 Gene
External Ids for ESCO2 Gene
Previous Symbols for ESCO2 Gene
This gene encodes a protein that may have acetyltransferase activity and may be required for the establishment of sister chromatid cohesion during the S phase of mitosis. Mutations in this gene have been associated with Roberts syndrome. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for ESCO2 Gene
ESCO2 (Establishment Of Sister Chromatid Cohesion N-Acetyltransferase 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ESCO2 include sc phocomelia syndrome and roberts syndrome. Among its related pathways are Cell Cycle, Mitotic and Cell Cycle, Mitotic. GO annotations related to this gene include transferase activity, transferring acyl groups. An important paralog of this gene is ESCO1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ESCO2 Gene
Acetyltransferase required for the establishment of sister chromatid cohesion. Couples the processes of cohesion and DNA replication to ensure that only sister chromatids become paired together. In contrast to the structural cohesins, the deposition and establishment factors are required only during the S phase. Acetylates the cohesin component SMC3.