Aliases for E2F2 Gene
External Ids for E2F2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for E2F2 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the E2F family of transcription factors. The E2F family plays a crucial role in the control of cell cycle and action of tumor suppressor proteins and is also a target of the transforming proteins of small DNA tumor viruses. The E2F proteins contain several evolutionally conserved domains found in most members of the family. These domains include a DNA binding domain, a dimerization domain which determines interaction with the differentiation regulated transcription factor proteins (DP), a transactivation domain enriched in acidic amino acids, and a tumor suppressor protein association domain which is embedded within the transactivation domain. This protein and another 2 members, E2F1 and E2F3, have an additional cyclin binding domain. This protein binds specifically to retinoblastoma protein pRB in a cell-cycle dependent manner, and it exhibits overall 46% amino acid identity to E2F1. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for E2F2 Gene
E2F2 (E2F Transcription Factor 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with E2F2 include Retinoblastoma and Encapsulated Thymoma. Among its related pathways are Cell cycle Cell cycle (generic schema) and Cell Cycle, Mitotic. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA-binding transcription factor activity and core promoter binding. An important paralog of this gene is E2F3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for E2F2 Gene
Transcription activator that binds DNA cooperatively with DP proteins through the E2 recognition site, 5'-TTTC[CG]CGC-3' found in the promoter region of a number of genes whose products are involved in cell cycle regulation or in DNA replication. The DRTF1/E2F complex functions in the control of cell-cycle progression from g1 to s phase. E2F2 binds specifically to RB1 in a cell-cycle dependent manner.