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UTS2 urotensin 2 [ Homo sapiens (human) ]

Gene ID: 10911, updated on 3-Jun-2018
Official Symbol
UTS2provided by HGNC
Official Full Name
urotensin 2provided by HGNC
Primary source
HGNC:HGNC:12636
See related
Ensembl:ENSG00000049247 MIM:604097; Vega:OTTHUMG00000001218
Gene type
protein coding
RefSeq status
REVIEWED
Organism
Homo sapiens
Lineage
Eukaryota; Metazoa; Chordata; Craniata; Vertebrata; Euteleostomi; Mammalia; Eutheria; Euarchontoglires; Primates; Haplorrhini; Catarrhini; Hominidae; Homo
Also known as
UII; U-II; UCN2; PRO1068
Summary
This gene encodes a mature peptide that is an active cyclic heptapeptide absolutely conserved from lamprey to human. The active peptide acts as a vasoconstrictor and is expressed only in brain tissue. Despite the gene family name similarity, this gene is not homologous to urocortin, a member of the sauvagine/corticotropin-releasing factor/urotensin I family. Most of the proprotein is cleaved to make the mature peptide. Transcript variants encoding different preproprotein isoforms have been described for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
Expression
Low expression observed in reference dataset See more
Orthologs
See UTS2 in Genome Data Viewer
Location:
1p36.23
Exon count:
7
Annotation release Status Assembly Chr Location
109 current GRCh38.p12 (GCF_000001405.38) 1 NC_000001.11 (7846345..7913615, complement)
105 previous assembly GRCh37.p13 (GCF_000001405.25) 1 NC_000001.10 (7907672..7913551, complement)

Chromosome 1 - NC_000001.11Genomic Context describing neighboring genes Neighboring gene vesicle associated membrane protein 3 Neighboring gene period circadian regulator 3 Neighboring gene TNF receptor superfamily member 9 Neighboring gene Parkinsonism associated deglycase

  • Project title: HPA RNA-seq normal tissues
  • Description: RNA-seq was performed of tissue samples from 95 human individuals representing 27 different tissues in order to determine tissue-specificity of all protein-coding genes
  • BioProject: PRJEB4337
  • Publication: PMID 24309898
  • Analysis date: Wed Jun 15 11:32:44 2016

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NHGRI GWAS Catalog

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NHGRI GWA Catalog
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Products Interactant Other Gene Complex Source Pubs Description

Markers

Homology

Gene Ontology Provided by GOA

Function Evidence Code Pubs
hormone activity IEA
Inferred from Electronic Annotation
more info
 
signaling receptor binding TAS
Traceable Author Statement
more info
PubMed 
Process Evidence Code Pubs
G-protein coupled receptor signaling pathway TAS
Traceable Author Statement
more info
 
chemical synaptic transmission TAS
Traceable Author Statement
more info
PubMed 
muscle contraction TAS
Traceable Author Statement
more info
PubMed 
regulation of blood pressure IBA
Inferred from Biological aspect of Ancestor
more info
PubMed 
regulation of blood pressure IEA
Inferred from Electronic Annotation
more info
 
regulation of blood vessel diameter IBA
Inferred from Biological aspect of Ancestor
more info
PubMed 
regulation of blood vessel diameter IEA
Inferred from Electronic Annotation
more info
 
regulation of signaling receptor activity IEA
Inferred from Electronic Annotation
more info
 
Component Evidence Code Pubs
extracellular region TAS
Traceable Author Statement
more info
 
extracellular space IBA
Inferred from Biological aspect of Ancestor
more info
PubMed 
extracellular space TAS
Traceable Author Statement
more info
PubMed 
Preferred Names
urotensin-2
Names
prepro U-II
urotensin II

RefSeqs maintained independently of Annotated Genomes

These reference sequences exist independently of genome builds. Explain

These reference sequences are curated independently of the genome annotation cycle, so their versions may not match the RefSeq versions in the current genome build. Identify version mismatches by comparing the version of the RefSeq in this section to the one reported in Genomic regions, transcripts, and products above.

mRNA and Protein(s)

  1. NM_006786.3NP_006777.1  urotensin-2 isoform b preproprotein

    See identical proteins and their annotated locations for NP_006777.1

    Status: REVIEWED

    Description
    Transcript Variant: This variant (2) encodes a shorter preproprotein isoform (b) of 124 amino acids with a different amino-terminal end compared to isoform a. The mature peptide is identical for both transcript variants.
    Source sequence(s)
    AF104118, AY358375
    Consensus CDS
    CCDS91.1
    UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
    O95399
    Related
    ENSP00000355163.5, OTTHUMP00000001357, ENST00000361696.9, OTTHUMT00000003612
    Conserved Domains (1) summary
    pfam02083
    Location:113124
    Urotensin_II; Urotensin II
  2. NM_021995.2NP_068835.1  urotensin-2 isoform a preproprotein

    See identical proteins and their annotated locations for NP_068835.1

    Status: REVIEWED

    Description
    Transcript Variant: This variant (1) encodes a longer preproprotein isoform (a) of 139 amino acids with a different amino-terminal end compared to isoform b. The mature peptide is identical for both transcript variants.
    Source sequence(s)
    AF140630, AY358375, BC126443
    Consensus CDS
    CCDS90.1
    UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
    O95399
    UniProtKB/TrEMBL
    A0AVP6
    Related
    ENSP00000054668.5, OTTHUMP00000001358, ENST00000054668.5, OTTHUMT00000003613
    Conserved Domains (1) summary
    pfam02083
    Location:128139
    Urotensin_II; Urotensin II

RefSeqs of Annotated Genomes: Homo sapiens Annotation Release 109 details...Open this link in a new tab

The following sections contain reference sequences that belong to a specific genome build. Explain

Reference GRCh38.p12 Primary Assembly

Genomic

  1. NC_000001.11 Reference GRCh38.p12 Primary Assembly

    Range
    7846345..7913615 complement
    Download
    GenBank, FASTA, Sequence Viewer (Graphics)

mRNA and Protein(s)

  1. XM_017000119.1XP_016855608.1  urotensin-2 isoform X6

  2. XM_017000116.1XP_016855605.1  urotensin-2 isoform X1

  3. XM_017000118.1XP_016855607.1  urotensin-2 isoform X5

  4. XM_017000117.1XP_016855606.1  urotensin-2 isoform X2

    Related
    ENSP00000366738.2, OTTHUMP00000001356, ENST00000377516.6, OTTHUMT00000003611
  5. XM_011540537.2XP_011538839.1  urotensin-2 isoform X3

    See identical proteins and their annotated locations for XP_011538839.1

    UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
    O95399
    Conserved Domains (1) summary
    pfam02083
    Location:128139
    Urotensin_II; Urotensin II
  6. XM_011540538.1XP_011538840.1  urotensin-2 isoform X4

    See identical proteins and their annotated locations for XP_011538840.1

    UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
    O95399
    Conserved Domains (1) summary
    pfam02083
    Location:113124
    Urotensin_II; Urotensin II
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