Aliases for NEIL2 Gene
External Ids for NEIL2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NEIL2 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the Fpg/Nei family of DNA glycosylases. These glycosylases initiate the first step in base excision repair by cleaving oxidatively damaged bases and introducing a DNA strand break via their abasic site lyase activity. This enzyme is primarily associated with DNA repair during transcription and acts prefentially on cytosine-derived lesions, particularly 5-hydroxyuracil and 5-hydroxycytosine. It contains an N-terminal catalytic domain, a hinge region, and a C-terminal DNA-binding domain with helix-two-turn-helix and zinc finger motifs. This enzyme interacts with the X-ray cross complementing factor 1 scaffold protein as part of a multi-protein DNA repair complex. A pseudogene of this gene has been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2017]
GeneCards Summary for NEIL2 Gene
NEIL2 (Nei Like DNA Glycosylase 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NEIL2 include Cockayne Syndrome. Among its related pathways are Telomere C-strand (Lagging Strand) Synthesis and Cleavage of the damaged pyrimidine. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include nucleic acid binding and damaged DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is NEIL3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for NEIL2 Gene
Involved in base excision repair of DNA damaged by oxidation or by mutagenic agents. Has DNA glycosylase activity towards 5-hydroxyuracil and other oxidized derivatives of cytosine with a preference for mismatched double-stranded DNA (DNA bubbles). Has low or no DNA glycosylase activity towards thymine glycol, 2-hydroxyadenine, hypoxanthine and 8-oxoguanine. Has AP (apurinic/apyrimidinic) lyase activity and introduces nicks in the DNA strand. Cleaves the DNA backbone by beta-delta elimination to generate a single-strand break at the site of the removed base with both 3'- and 5'-phosphates.