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Aliases for HMGN2 Gene

Aliases for HMGN2 Gene

  • High Mobility Group Nucleosomal Binding Domain 2 2 3
  • HMG17 3 4 6
  • High Mobility Group Nucleosome-Binding Domain-Containing Protein 2 3 4
  • High-Mobility Group (Nonhistone Chromosomal) Protein 17 2 3
  • High-Mobility Group Nucleosomal Binding Domain 2 2 3
  • Non-Histone Chromosomal Protein HMG-17 3
  • Nonhistone Chromosomal Protein HMG-17 3
  • High Mobility Group Protein N2 3

External Ids for HMGN2 Gene

Previous Symbols for HMGN2 Gene

  • HMG17

Summaries for HMGN2 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for HMGN2 Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene binds nucleosomal DNA and is associated with transcriptionally active chromatin. Along with a similar protein, HMGN1, the encoded protein may help maintain an open chromatin configuration around transcribable genes. The protein has also been found to have antimicrobial activity against bacteria, viruses and fungi. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2014]

GeneCards Summary for HMGN2 Gene

HMGN2 (High Mobility Group Nucleosomal Binding Domain 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Chromatin Regulation / Acetylation. GO annotations related to this gene include nucleosomal DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is HMGN4.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HMGN2 Gene

  • Binds to the inner side of the nucleosomal DNA thus altering the interaction between the DNA and the histone octamer. May be involved in the process which maintains transcribable genes in a unique chromatin conformation (By similarity).

Gene Wiki entry for HMGN2 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for HMGN2 Gene

Genomics for HMGN2 Gene

Genomic Location for HMGN2 Gene

26,472,411 bp from pter
26,476,642 bp from pter
4,232 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for HMGN2 Gene

UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track
Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for HMGN2 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for HMGN2 Gene

Regulatory Elements for HMGN2 Gene

Proteins for HMGN2 Gene

  • Protein details for HMGN2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Non-histone chromosomal protein HMG-17
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q0VGD5
    • Q6FGI5
    • Q96C64

    Protein attributes for HMGN2 Gene

    90 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    9393 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for HMGN2 Gene

Proteomics data for HMGN2 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for HMGN2 Gene

  • Phosphorylation favors cytoplasmic localization.
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Ubiquitination at Lys59, Lys64, and Lys82

Other Protein References for HMGN2 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for HMGN2 Gene

Domains for HMGN2 Gene

Gene Families for HMGN2 Gene

  • HMG :High-mobility group / Canonical

Protein Domains for HMGN2 Gene


  • Belongs to the HMGN family.:
    • P05204
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Function for HMGN2 Gene

Molecular function for HMGN2 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Binds to the inner side of the nucleosomal DNA thus altering the interaction between the DNA and the histone octamer. May be involved in the process which maintains transcribable genes in a unique chromatin conformation (By similarity).

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for HMGN2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0031492 nucleosomal DNA binding IEA --
GO:0044822 poly(A) RNA binding IDA 22681889
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Phenotypes for HMGN2 Gene

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Animal Models for HMGN2 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for HMGN2:

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for HMGN2 Gene

Localization for HMGN2 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HMGN2 Gene

Nucleus. Cytoplasm. Note=Cytoplasmic enrichment upon phosphorylation.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for HMGN2 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for HMGN2 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 5

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for HMGN2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000785 chromatin IEA --
GO:0005634 nucleus IEA --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IEA --
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Pathways for HMGN2 Gene

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Pathways by source for HMGN2 Gene

1 Cell Signaling Technology pathway for HMGN2 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for HMGN2 Gene


Compounds for HMGN2 Gene

(1) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for HMGN2 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
lysine 25 1
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Transcripts for HMGN2 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for HMGN2 Gene

Unigene Clusters for HMGN2 Gene

High mobility group nucleosomal binding domain 2:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for HMGN2 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c · 1d ^ 2a · 2b · 2c ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4 ^ 5
SP1: - -
SP2: -
SP3: -

Relevant External Links for HMGN2 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for HMGN2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for HMGN2 Gene

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for HMGN2 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for HMGN2 Gene Hs.181163

genes like me logo Genes that share expressions with HMGN2: view

Orthologs for HMGN2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for HMGN2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia HMGN2 36
  • 100 (n)
  • 100 (a)
HMGN2 37
  • 100 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia -- 37
  • 99 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia -- 37
  • 72 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Gm6594 37
  • 84 (a)
Hmgn2 16
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 37
  • 81 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia Str.6669 36
Species with no ortholog for HMGN2:
  • 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)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • 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)
  • lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • oppossum (Monodelphis domestica)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rat (Rattus norvegicus)
  • 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)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for HMGN2 Gene

Gene Tree for HMGN2 (if available)
Gene Tree for HMGN2 (if available)

Paralogs for HMGN2 Gene

Paralogs for HMGN2 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for HMGN2 Gene using alignment to 2 proteins: Pseudogenes for HMGN2 Gene

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Variants for HMGN2 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for HMGN2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 01 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs1058934 -- 26,473,119(-) GAACT(A/C)GTGGG intron-variant
rs1064616 -- 26,472,561(+) CGCGC(C/T)GCTGC utr-variant-5-prime
rs1064617 -- 26,472,584(+) GCACC(C/T)ACGTC utr-variant-5-prime
rs1064621 -- 26,472,594(+) CCCGC(C/T)GCCGT utr-variant-5-prime
rs1064622 -- 26,472,599(+) TGCCG(C/T)CGCCG utr-variant-5-prime

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for HMGN2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv202n71 CNV Loss 21882294

Relevant External Links for HMGN2 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

Disorders for HMGN2 Gene

(3) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for HMGN2 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
chromosomal aberrations 11.1 1
lupus erythematosus systemic 8.96 1
tumors 0 1
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with HMGN2: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HMGN2 Gene

Publications for HMGN2 Gene

  1. Homodimers of chromosomal proteins HMG-14 and HMG-17 in nucleosome cores. (PMID: 7563062) Postnikov Y.V. … Bustin M. (J. Mol. Biol. 1995) 3 23
  2. Chromosomal proteins HMG-14 and HMG-17 are released from mitotic chromosomes and imported into the nucleus by active transport. (PMID: 9852141) Hock R. … Bustin M. (J. Cell Biol. 1998) 3 23
  3. Specific acetylation of chromosomal protein HMG-17 by PCAF alters its interaction with nucleosomes. (PMID: 10207070) Herrera J.E. … Bustin M. (Mol. Cell. Biol. 1999) 3 23
  4. Regional fine mapping of HMG17 to chromosomal band 1p35. (PMID: 10640150) Kazmierczak B. … Bullerdiek J. (Cancer Genet. Cytogenet. 2000) 3 23
  5. The DNA sequence and biological annotation of human chromosome 1. (PMID: 16710414) Gregory S.G. … Bentley D.R. (Nature 2006) 3 4

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