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 ERK Signaling and CDK-mediated phosphorylation and removal of Cdc6. 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.