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Aliases for CD2 Gene

Aliases for CD2 Gene

  • CD2 Molecule 2 3 5
  • CD2 Antigen (P50), Sheep Red Blood Cell Receptor 2 3
  • T-Cell Surface Antigen T11/Leu-5 3 4
  • Erythrocyte Receptor 3 4
  • Rosette Receptor 3 4
  • LFA-3 Receptor 3 4
  • LFA-2 3 4
  • SRBC 3 4
  • Lymphocyte-Function Antigen-2 3
  • T-Cell Surface Antigen CD2 3
  • CD2 Antigen 4
  • T11 3

External Ids for CD2 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for CD2 Gene

  • SRBC

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CD2 Gene

  • GC01P117800
  • GC01P116179
  • GC01P116444
  • GC01P116643
  • GC01P117009
  • GC01P117098
  • GC01P117297
  • GC01P115156

Summaries for CD2 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for CD2 Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene is a surface antigen found on all peripheral blood T-cells. The encoded protein interacts with LFA3 (CD58) on antigen presenting cells to optimize immune recognition. A locus control region (LCR) has been found in the 3' flanking sequence of this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2016]

GeneCards Summary for CD2 Gene

CD2 (CD2 Molecule) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CD2 include Penis Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Immune Defect Due To Absence Of Thymus. Among its related pathways are Akt Signaling and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Differentiation Pathways and Lineage-specific Markers. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include protein homodimerization activity.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CD2 Gene

  • CD2 interacts with lymphocyte function-associated antigen CD58 (LFA-3) and CD48/BCM1 to mediate adhesion between T-cells and other cell types. CD2 is implicated in the triggering of T-cells, the cytoplasmic domain is implicated in the signaling function.

Gene Wiki entry for CD2 Gene

Additional gene information for CD2 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for CD2 Gene

Genomics for CD2 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for CD2 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for CD2 Gene
GeneHancer (GH) Identifier GH Type GH
GH Sources Gene Association Score Total Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor
Binding Sites
Gene Targets
GH01J116752 Promoter/Enhancer 2.1 EPDnew FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 657.9 +8.6 8592 20.1 HDGF PKNOX1 ARNT TCF12 ZNF766 GATA2 ATF7 RUNX3 RXRA JUNB CD2 ATP1A1 TTF2 FTH1P22
GH01J116908 Promoter/Enhancer 2.2 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 9.9 +156.4 156377 3.6 HDGF ARNT SIN3A FEZF1 DMAP1 ZNF2 YY1 ZNF121 ARID2 ATF7 PTGFRN ENSG00000272715 MAN1A2 CD2 PIR48772
GH01J116803 Enhancer 1.4 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 14.7 +52.8 52772 7.5 HDAC1 ATF1 ARNT ZNF280A TCF12 GATA2 EGR1 ZNF143 ETV6 NFIC CD2 CD101 FTH1P22 LOC105378927
GH01J116555 Enhancer 1.7 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 11.1 -196.2 -196230 6.3 HDGF PKNOX1 SMAD1 ZNF2 IRF4 ZNF207 ZNF143 FOS JUNB ZNF592 GC01P116556 MIR548AC CD58 ATP1A1 CD2 ATP1A1-AS1 CD101
GH01J116877 Enhancer 1.5 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 10.8 +124.3 124322 3.1 HDGF PKNOX1 ARNT SIN3A YBX1 FEZF1 ZNF2 ZNF213 ZNF416 ZNF143 MAN1A2 ATP1A1-AS1 ENSG00000237993 NEFHP1 LINC01525 VPS25P1 PTGFRN CD2 CD101 TRIM45
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data from 2017 publication | Request up-to-date GeneHancer data (full dataset)

GeneHancers around CD2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the CD2 gene promoter:
  • IRF-1
  • deltaCREB
  • CREB
  • STAT5A
  • Max1
  • c-Myc
  • E47
  • AML1a
  • Pax-5

Genomic Locations for CD2 Gene

Genomic Locations for CD2 Gene
14,845 bases
Plus strand
14,845 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for CD2 Gene

Genes around CD2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
CD2 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for CD2 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for CD2 Gene

Proteins for CD2 Gene

  • Protein details for CD2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    T-cell surface antigen CD2
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q96TE5

    Protein attributes for CD2 Gene

    351 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    39448 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with CD48 (By similarity). Interacts with CD58 (LFA-3) (PubMed:10380930). Interacts with CD2AP (By similarity). Interacts with PSTPIP1 (PubMed:9857189).

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for CD2 Gene

neXtProt entry for CD2 Gene

Post-translational modifications for CD2 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn150, posLast=141141, and Asn89
  • Ubiquitination at Lys310 and posLast=264264
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Glycosylation from GlyConnect
    • CD2_HUMAN (586)

Other Protein References for CD2 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

Antibody Products

  • Abcam antibodies for CD2

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for CD2 Gene

Domains & Families for CD2 Gene

Gene Families for CD2 Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • CD markers
  • FDA approved drug targets
  • Predicted membrane proteins
  • Predicted secreted proteins

Protein Domains for CD2 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry

genes like me logo Genes that share domains with CD2: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CD2 Gene

Function for CD2 Gene

Molecular function for CD2 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
CD2 interacts with lymphocyte function-associated antigen CD58 (LFA-3) and CD48/BCM1 to mediate adhesion between T-cells and other cell types. CD2 is implicated in the triggering of T-cells, the cytoplasmic domain is implicated in the signaling function.
GENATLAS Biochemistry:
cell differentiation antigen CD2 (p50),50kDa,membrane glycoprotein,SRBC receptor,LFA3 receptor,identified by monoclonal antibodies 9.6,T11,35.1,M-T910,expressed on all T cells,thymocytes and NK cells,involved in antigen recognition via its role in adhesion and signal transduction,interacting with CD58 prior antigen recognition by TCR,interacting with an adaptor protein (CDC2BP) to trigger cell adhesion,including a 3 locus control region LCR-CD2

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for CD2 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for CD2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005102 signaling receptor binding IPI 17344209
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 1970422
GO:0038023 signaling receptor activity NAS 7544493
GO:0042803 protein homodimerization activity IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with CD2: view
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with CD2: view

Animal Models for CD2 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for CD2:
  • Cd2 Cd2<tm1Litt>

Animal Model Products

Clone Products

  • Addgene plasmids for CD2

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Human Phenotype Ontology , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for CD2 Gene

Localization for CD2 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CD2 Gene

Cell membrane; Single-pass type I membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Extracellular space Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi Apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion 0 1 2 3 4 5 Confidence
COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for CD2 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
extracellular 4
nucleus 4
cytoskeleton 2
peroxisome 2
cytosol 2
endoplasmic reticulum 1
lysosome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for CD2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region IEA --
GO:0005886 plasma membrane TAS --
GO:0005887 integral component of plasma membrane NAS 7544493
GO:0005911 cell-cell junction IEA --
GO:0009897 external side of plasma membrane IDA,IEA 21460847
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with CD2: view

No data available for Subcellular locations from the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) for CD2 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for CD2 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with CD2: view

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for CD2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001766 membrane raft polarization TAS 11376005
GO:0006915 apoptotic process TAS 9270771
GO:0007155 cell adhesion IEA --
GO:0007166 cell surface receptor signaling pathway TAS 10575274
GO:0030101 natural killer cell activation NAS 12714509
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with CD2: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for CD2 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for CD2 Gene

(10) Drugs for CD2 Gene - From: DrugBank, DGIdb, and Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Alefacept Approved, Investigational, Withdrawn Pharma inhibitor, Target 40
Siplizumab Investigational Pharma antibody, Target 0

(7) Additional Compounds for CD2 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with CD2: view

Transcripts for CD2 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for CD2 Gene

(2) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(10) Additional mRNA sequences :
(49) Selected AceView cDNA sequences:
(2) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

Unigene Clusters for CD2 Gene

CD2 molecule:
Representative Sequences:

Clone Products

  • Addgene plasmids for CD2

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for CD2 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c · 1d ^ 2a · 2b · 2c ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4a · 4b · 4c ^ 5
SP1: - - -
SP2: - -
SP3: -
SP4: - - - -

Relevant External Links for CD2 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for CD2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for CD2 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for CD2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Whole Blood (x21.9), Spleen (x7.1), and Small Intestine - Terminal Ileum (x5.6).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for CD2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Bone marrow stromal cell (15.2), Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (13.9), CD8 Tcells (11.6), Lymph node (9.7), NK cells (8.5), and Tlymphocyte (6.2).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, MaxQB, and MOPED for CD2 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for CD2 Gene

- Elite partner

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of CD2 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for CD2 Gene:


Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for CD2 Gene

  • Spleen(4.8)
  • Pancreas(4.1)
  • Blood(3.8)
  • Kidney(3.7)
  • Lymph node(3.3)
  • Bone marrow(2.9)
  • Intestine(2.6)
  • Lung(2.2)
  • Skin(2.2)
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with CD2: view

No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for CD2 Gene

Orthologs for CD2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for CD2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia CD2 34 33
  • 99.62 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia CD2 34 33
  • 73.45 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia CD2 34 33
  • 71.22 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Cd2 33
  • 69.35 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Cd2 16 34 33
  • 67.25 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia CD2 34
  • 41 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves CD2 34 33
  • 50.23 (n)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia LOC100487379 33
  • 44.9 (n)
Species where no ortholog for CD2 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for CD2 Gene

Gene Tree for CD2 (if available)
Gene Tree for CD2 (if available)
Evolutionary constrained regions (ECRs) for CD2: view image

Paralogs for CD2 Gene

No data available for Paralogs for CD2 Gene

Variants for CD2 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for CD2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 01 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs864622018 uncertain-significance, Malignant tumor of prostate 116,768,701(+) G/C coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant
VAR_035504 A breast cancer sample p.Cys217Tyr
rs1000154635 -- 116,758,010(+) C/T intron_variant
rs1000163147 -- 116,768,346(+) G/C intron_variant
rs1000301312 -- 116,756,871(+) C/A intron_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for CD2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv2716618 CNV deletion 23290073
esv3587305 CNV loss 21293372
nsv2555 CNV insertion 18451855
nsv831148 CNV gain 17160897

Variation tolerance for CD2 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 39.8% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 3.08; 50.82% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for CD2 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

SNP Genotyping and Copy Number Assay Products

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CD2 Gene

Disorders for CD2 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(34) MalaCards diseases for CD2 Gene - From: HGMD, DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
penis squamous cell carcinoma
  • epidermoid cell carcinoma of penis
immune defect due to absence of thymus
  • t-lymphocyte deficiency
lethal midline granuloma
  • malignant granuloma of face
  • systemic mastocytosis with associated clonal haematological non-mast cell lineage disease
supine hypotensive syndrome
  • antepartum maternal hypotension syndrome
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search CD2 in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases

Additional Disease Information for CD2

Genetic Association Database
Human Genome Epidemiology Navigator
ATLAS of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with CD2: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for CD2 Gene

Publications for CD2 Gene

  1. Molecular cloning of the CD2 antigen, the T-cell erythrocyte receptor, by a rapid immunoselection procedure. (PMID: 2437578) Seed B … Aruffo A (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 1987) 2 3 4 58
  2. Inhibition and activation by CD244 depends on CD2 and phospholipase C-gamma1. (PMID: 19586919) Clarkson NG … Brown MH (The Journal of biological chemistry 2009) 3 22 58
  3. Genetic variants at CD28, PRDM1 and CD2/CD58 are associated with rheumatoid arthritis risk. (PMID: 19898481) Raychaudhuri S … Plenge RM (Nature genetics 2009) 3 44 58
  4. The expression of CD2 in chronic HBV infection. (PMID: 18318997) Li J … Xie M (Cellular & molecular immunology 2008) 3 22 58
  5. The DNA sequence and biological annotation of human chromosome 1. (PMID: 16710414) Gregory SG … Prigmore E (Nature 2006) 3 4 58

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