Aliases for HMGA2 Gene
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Previous Symbols for HMGA2 Gene
This gene encodes a protein that belongs to the non-histone chromosomal high mobility group (HMG) protein family. HMG proteins function as architectural factors and are essential components of the enhancesome. This protein contains structural DNA-binding domains and may act as a transcriptional regulating factor. Identification of the deletion, amplification, and rearrangement of this gene that are associated with myxoid liposarcoma suggests a role in adipogenesis and mesenchymal differentiation. A gene knock out study of the mouse counterpart demonstrated that this gene is involved in diet-induced obesity. Alternate transcriptional splice variants, encoding different isoforms, have been characterized. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for HMGA2 Gene
HMGA2 (High Mobility Group AT-Hook 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HMGA2 include encephalocraniocutaneous lipomatosis and benign mesenchymoma. Among its related pathways are MicroRNAs in cancer and Cellular Senescence. GO annotations related to this gene include transcription factor binding and DNA binding, bending.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HMGA2 Gene
Functions as a transcriptional regulator. Functions in cell cycle regulation through CCNA2. Plays an important role in chromosome condensation during the meiotic G2/M transition of spermatocytes.