Aliases for DNAJC2 Gene
External Ids for DNAJC2 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for DNAJC2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DNAJC2 Gene
This gene is a member of the M-phase phosphoprotein (MPP) family. The gene encodes a phosphoprotein with a J domain and a Myb DNA-binding domain which localizes to both the nucleus and the cytosol. The protein is capable of forming a heterodimeric complex that associates with ribosomes, acting as a molecular chaperone for nascent polypeptide chains as they exit the ribosome. This protein was identified as a leukemia-associated antigen and expression of the gene is upregulated in leukemic blasts. Also, chromosomal aberrations involving this gene are associated with primary head and neck squamous cell tumors. This gene has a pseudogene on chromosome 6. Alternatively spliced variants which encode different protein isoforms have been described. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for DNAJC2 Gene
DNAJC2 (DnaJ Heat Shock Protein Family (Hsp40) Member C2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Translational Control and Cellular response to heat stress. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include histone binding. An important paralog of this gene is DNAJC1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DNAJC2 Gene
Acts both as a chaperone in the cytosol and as a chromatin regulator in the nucleus. When cytosolic, acts as a molecular chaperone: component of the ribosome-associated complex (RAC), a complex involved in folding or maintaining nascent polypeptides in a folding-competent state. In the RAC complex, stimulates the ATPase activity of the ribosome-associated pool of Hsp70-type chaperones HSPA14 that bind to the nascent polypeptide chain. When nuclear, mediates the switching from polycomb-repressed genes to an active state: specifically recruited at histone H2A ubiquitinated at Lys-119 (H2AK119ub), and promotes the displacement of the polycomb PRC1 complex from chromatin, thereby facilitating transcription activation. Specifically binds DNA sequence 5-GTCAAGC-3.