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MIR212 microRNA 212 [ Homo sapiens (human) ]

Gene ID: 406994, updated on 10-Jan-2021


Official Symbol
MIR212provided by HGNC
Official Full Name
microRNA 212provided by HGNC
Primary source
See related
Ensembl:ENSG00000267195 MIM:613487; miRBase:MI0000288
Gene type
RefSeq status
Homo sapiens
Eukaryota; Metazoa; Chordata; Craniata; Vertebrata; Euteleostomi; Mammalia; Eutheria; Euarchontoglires; Primates; Haplorrhini; Catarrhini; Hominidae; Homo
Also known as
MIRN212; mir-212
microRNAs (miRNAs) are short (20-24 nt) non-coding RNAs that are involved in post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression in multicellular organisms by affecting both the stability and translation of mRNAs. miRNAs are transcribed by RNA polymerase II as part of capped and polyadenylated primary transcripts (pri-miRNAs) that can be either protein-coding or non-coding. The primary transcript is cleaved by the Drosha ribonuclease III enzyme to produce an approximately 70-nt stem-loop precursor miRNA (pre-miRNA), which is further cleaved by the cytoplasmic Dicer ribonuclease to generate the mature miRNA and antisense miRNA star (miRNA*) products. The mature miRNA is incorporated into a RNA-induced silencing complex (RISC), which recognizes target mRNAs through imperfect base pairing with the miRNA and most commonly results in translational inhibition or destabilization of the target mRNA. The RefSeq represents the predicted microRNA stem-loop. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2009]
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Genomic context

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Exon count:
Annotation release Status Assembly Chr Location
109.20201120 current GRCh38.p13 (GCF_000001405.39) 17 NC_000017.11 (2050271..2050380, complement)
105 previous assembly GRCh37.p13 (GCF_000001405.25) 17 NC_000017.10 (1953565..1953674, complement)

Chromosome 17 - NC_000017.11Genomic Context describing neighboring genes Neighboring gene diphthamide biosynthesis 1 Neighboring gene OVCA2 serine hydrolase domain containing Neighboring gene uncharacterized LOC107984988 Neighboring gene microRNA 132 Neighboring gene HIC ZBTB transcriptional repressor 1 Neighboring gene SMG6 nonsense mediated mRNA decay factor

Genomic regions, transcripts, and products


GeneRIFs: Gene References Into Functions

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General gene information

Other Names

  • hsa-mir-212

Gene Ontology Provided by GOA

Function Evidence Code Pubs
mRNA binding involved in posttranscriptional gene silencing IDA
Inferred from Direct Assay
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Component Evidence Code Pubs
extracellular space HDA PubMed 

NCBI Reference Sequences (RefSeq)

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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.


  1. NR_029625.1 RNA Sequence


    Source sequence(s)

RefSeqs of Annotated Genomes: Homo sapiens Updated Annotation Release 109.20201120

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

Reference GRCh38.p13 Primary Assembly


  1. NC_000017.11 Reference GRCh38.p13 Primary Assembly

    2050271..2050380 complement
    GenBank, FASTA, Sequence Viewer (Graphics)
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