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UCN2 urocortin 2 [ Homo sapiens (human) ]

Gene ID: 90226, updated on 23-Nov-2021

Summary

Official Symbol
UCN2provided by HGNC
Official Full Name
urocortin 2provided by HGNC
Primary source
HGNC:HGNC:18414
See related
Ensembl:ENSG00000145040 MIM:605902
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
UR; SRP; URP; UCNI; UCN-II
Summary
This gene is a member of the sauvagine/corticotropin-releasing factor/urotensin I family. It is structurally related to the corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) gene and the encoded product is an endogenous ligand for CRF type 2 receptors. In the brain it may be responsible for the effects of stress on appetite. In spite of the gene family name similarity, the product of this gene has no sequence similarity to urotensin II. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
Expression
Biased expression in skin (RPKM 5.7), endometrium (RPKM 1.2) and 4 other tissues See more
Orthologs
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Genomic context

See UCN2 in Genome Data Viewer
Location:
3p21.31
Exon count:
2
Annotation release Status Assembly Chr Location
109.20211119 current GRCh38.p13 (GCF_000001405.39) 3 NC_000003.12 (48561718..48563781, complement)
105.20201022 previous assembly GRCh37.p13 (GCF_000001405.25) 3 NC_000003.11 (48599151..48601214, complement)

Chromosome 3 - NC_000003.12Genomic Context describing neighboring genes Neighboring gene shisa family member 5 Neighboring gene 6-phosphofructo-2-kinase/fructose-2,6-biphosphatase 4 Neighboring gene microRNA 6823 Neighboring gene collagen type VII alpha 1 chain Neighboring gene microRNA 711 Neighboring gene ubiquinol-cytochrome c reductase core protein 1 Neighboring gene small nucleolar RNA, H/ACA box 94

Genomic regions, transcripts, and products

Expression

  • 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 Apr 4 07:08:55 2018

Bibliography

GeneRIFs: Gene References Into Functions

What's a GeneRIF?

Phenotypes

Associated conditions

Description Tests
A genome-wide association study identifies a novel locus at 6q22.1 associated with ulcerative colitis.
GeneReviews: Not available
Host-microbe interactions have shaped the genetic architecture of inflammatory bowel disease.
GeneReviews: Not available

Interactions

Products Interactant Other Gene Complex Source Pubs Description

General gene information

Markers

Homology

Gene Ontology Provided by GOA

Function Evidence Code Pubs
enables corticotropin-releasing hormone receptor 2 binding IEA
Inferred from Electronic Annotation
more info
 
enables corticotropin-releasing hormone receptor binding IBA
Inferred from Biological aspect of Ancestor
more info
PubMed 
enables corticotropin-releasing hormone receptor binding IPI
Inferred from Physical Interaction
more info
PubMed 
enables hormone activity IEA
Inferred from Electronic Annotation
more info
 
enables hormone binding IPI
Inferred from Physical Interaction
more info
PubMed 
Component Evidence Code Pubs
located_in extracellular region NAS
Non-traceable Author Statement
more info
PubMed 
located_in extracellular region TAS
Traceable Author Statement
more info
 
is_active_in extracellular space IBA
Inferred from Biological aspect of Ancestor
more info
PubMed 

General protein information

Preferred Names
urocortin-2
Names
prepro-urocortin 2
stresscopin-related peptide
ucn II
urocortin II
urocortin-related peptide

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.

mRNA and Protein(s)

  1. NM_033199.4NP_149976.1  urocortin-2 preproprotein

    See identical proteins and their annotated locations for NP_149976.1

    Status: REVIEWED

    Source sequence(s)
    AC121252, BC002647
    Consensus CDS
    CCDS2772.1
    UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
    Q96RP3
    Related
    ENSP00000273610.3, ENST00000273610.4

RefSeqs of Annotated Genomes: Homo sapiens Updated Annotation Release 109.20211119

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

Reference GRCh38.p13 Primary Assembly

Genomic

  1. NC_000003.12 Reference GRCh38.p13 Primary Assembly

    Range
    48561718..48563781 complement
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