Aliases for DCP2 Gene
External Ids for DCP2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DCP2 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a key component of an mRNA-decapping complex required for degradation of mRNAs, both in normal mRNA turnover, and in nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD). It removes the 7-methyl guanine cap structure from mRNA, prior to its degradation from the 5' end. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been noted for this gene.[provided by RefSeq, Jun 2011]
GeneCards Summary for DCP2 Gene
DCP2 (Decapping MRNA 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with DCP2 include Non-Syndromic X-Linked Intellectual Disability. Among its related pathways are Deadenylation-dependent mRNA decay and Gene Expression. GO annotations related to this gene include RNA binding and manganese ion binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DCP2 Gene
Decapping metalloenzyme that catalyzes the cleavage of the cap structure on mRNAs (PubMed:12417715, PubMed:12218187, PubMed:12923261, PubMed:21070968). Removes the 7-methyl guanine cap structure from mRNA molecules, yielding a 5-phosphorylated mRNA fragment and 7m-GDP (PubMed:12486012, PubMed:12923261, PubMed:21070968). Necessary for the degradation of mRNAs, both in normal mRNA turnover and in nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (PubMed:14527413). Plays a role in replication-dependent histone mRNA degradation (PubMed:18172165). Has higher activity towards mRNAs that lack a poly(A) tail (PubMed:21070968). Has no activity towards a cap structure lacking an RNA moiety (PubMed:21070968). Blocks autophagy in nutrient-rich conditions by repressing the expression of ATG-related genes through degration of their transcripts (PubMed:26098573).