Aliases for GBP2 Gene
External Ids for GBP2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GBP2 Gene
This gene belongs to the guanine-binding protein (GBP) family, which includes interferon-induced proteins that can bind to guanine nucleotides (GMP, GDP and GTP). The encoded protein is a GTPase which hydrolyzes GTP, predominantly to GDP. The protein may play a role as a marker of squamous cell carcinomas. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2013]
GeneCards Summary for GBP2 Gene
GBP2 (Guanylate Binding Protein 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Innate Immune System and Interferon gamma signaling. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include GTP binding and GTPase activity. An important paralog of this gene is GBP3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for GBP2 Gene
Hydrolyzes GTP to GMP in 2 consecutive cleavage reactions, but the major reaction product is GDP (PubMed:8706832). Exhibits antiviral activity against influenza virus. Promotes oxidative killing and delivers antimicrobial peptides to autophagolysosomes, providing broad host protection against different pathogen classes (By similarity).