Aliases for CECR2 Gene
External Ids for CECR2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CECR2 Gene
This gene encodes a bromodomain-containing protein that is involved in chromatin remodeling, and may additionally play a role in DNA damage response. The encoded protein functions as part of an ATP-dependent complex that is involved in neurulation. This gene is a candidate gene for Cat Eye Syndrome. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2014]
GeneCards Summary for CECR2 Gene
CECR2 (CECR2, Histone Acetyl-Lysine Reader) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CECR2 include Cat Eye Syndrome and Chromosome 22Q11.2 Duplication Syndrome. An important paralog of this gene is BAZ2A.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CECR2 Gene
Chromatin reader component of histone-modifying complexes, such as the CERF (CECR2-containing-remodeling factor) complex and ISWI-type complex (PubMed:15640247, PubMed:26365797, PubMed:22464331). It thereby plays a role in various processes during development: required during embryogenesis for neural tube closure and inner ear development. In adults, required for spermatogenesis, via the formation of ISWI-type chromatin complexes (By similarity). In histone-modifying complexes, CECR2 recognizes and binds acylated histones: binds histones that are acetylated and/or butyrylated (PubMed:26365797, PubMed:22464331). May also be involved through its interaction with LRPPRC in the integration of cytoskeletal network with vesicular trafficking, nucleocytosolic shuttling, transcription, chromosome remodeling and cytokinesis (PubMed:11827465).