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SOX2 SRY-box 2

Also known as: ANOP3; MCOPS3

Summary

This intronless gene encodes a member of the SRY-related HMG-box (SOX) family of transcription factors involved in the regulation of embryonic development and in the determination of cell fate. The product of this gene is required for stem-cell maintenance in the central nervous system, and also regulates gene expression in the stomach. Mutations in this gene have been associated with optic nerve hypoplasia and with syndromic microphthalmia, a severe form of structural eye malformation. This gene lies within an intron of another gene called SOX2 overlapping transcript (SOX2OT). [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

Copy number response

Description
Copy number response
Triplosensitivity

No evidence available (Last evaluated (2012-07-06)

ClinGen Genome Curation Page
Haploinsufficency

Sufficient evidence for dosage pathogenicity (Last evaluated (2012-07-06)

ClinGen Genome Curation PagePubMed

Genomic context

Location:
3q26.33
Sequence:
Chromosome: 3; NC_000003.12 (181711924..181714436)
Total number of exons:
1

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