Aliases for IGF2BP2 Gene
External Ids for IGF2BP2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for IGF2BP2 Gene
This gene encodes a protein that binds the 5' UTR of insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2) mRNA and regulates its translation. It plays an important role in metabolism and variation in this gene is associated with susceptibility to diabetes. Alternative splicing and promoter usage results in multiple transcript variants. Related pseudogenes are found on several chromosomes. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2016]
GeneCards Summary for IGF2BP2 Gene
IGF2BP2 (Insulin Like Growth Factor 2 MRNA Binding Protein 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with IGF2BP2 include Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Testicular Cancer. Among its related pathways are Insulin-like Growth Factor-2 mRNA Binding Proteins (IGF2BPs/IMPs/VICKZs) bind RNA and Translational Control. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include nucleic acid binding and RNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is IGF2BP1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for IGF2BP2 Gene
RNA-binding factor that recruits target transcripts to cytoplasmic protein-RNA complexes (mRNPs). This transcript 'caging' into mRNPs allows mRNA transport and transient storage. It also modulates the rate and location at which target transcripts encounter the translational apparatus and shields them from endonuclease attacks or microRNA-mediated degradation (By similarity). Binds to the 5'-UTR of the insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2) mRNAs. Binding is isoform-specific. Binds to beta-actin/ACTB and MYC transcripts.