Aliases for HECW2 Gene
External Ids for HECW2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HECW2 Gene
This gene encodes a member of a family of E3 ubiquitin ligases which plays an important role in the proliferation, migration and differentiation of neural crest cells as a regulator of glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF)/Ret signaling. This gene also plays an important role in angiogenesis through stabilization of endothelial cell-to-cell junctions as a regulator of angiomotin-like 1 stability. The encoded protein contains an N-terminal calcium/lipid-binding (C2) domain involved in membrane targeting, two-four WW domains responsible for cellular localization and substrate recognition, and a C-terminal homologous with E6-associated protein C-terminus (HECT) catalytic domain. Naturally occurring mutations in this gene are associated with neurodevelopmental delay, hypotonia, and epilepsy. The decreased expression of this gene in the aganglionic colon is associated with Hirschsprung's disease. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2017]
GeneCards Summary for HECW2 Gene
HECW2 (HECT, C2 And WW Domain Containing E3 Ubiquitin Protein Ligase 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HECW2 include Neurodevelopmental Disorder With Hypotonia, Seizures, And Absent Language and Hypotonia. Among its related pathways are Class I MHC mediated antigen processing and presentation and SMAD Signaling Network. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include ligase activity and ubiquitin-protein transferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is HECW1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HECW2 Gene
E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase that mediates ubiquitination of TP73. Acts to stabilize TP73 and enhance activation of transcription by TP73 (PubMed:12890487). Involved in the regulation of mitotic metaphase/anaphase transition (PubMed:24163370).