Human Gene MEIS2 (uc001zjp.4) Description and Page Index
Description: Homo sapiens Meis homeobox 2 (MEIS2), transcript variant b, mRNA. RefSeq Summary (NM_170674): This gene encodes a homeobox protein belonging to the TALE ('three amino acid loop extension') family of homeodomain-containing proteins. TALE homeobox proteins are highly conserved transcription regulators, and several members have been shown to be essential contributors to developmental programs. Multiple transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been described for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]. Transcript (Including UTRs) Position: hg19 chr15:37,183,222-37,392,341 Size: 209,120 Total Exon Count: 13 Strand: - Coding Region Position: hg19 chr15:37,186,955-37,391,667 Size: 204,713 Coding Exon Count: 12
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity Jessica Lasky-Su et al. American journal of medical genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric genetics 2008, Genome-wide association scan of quantitative traits for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder identifies novel associations and confirms candidate gene associations., American journal of medical genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric genetics : the official publication of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetic.
Body Mass Index Caroline S Fox et al. BMC medical genetics 2007, Genome-wide association to body mass index and waist circumference: the Framingham Heart Study 100K project., BMC medical genetics.
Adiposity traits are associated with SNPs on the Affymetrix 100K SNP GeneChip. Replication of these initial findings is necessary. These data will serve as a resource for replication as more genes become identified with BMI and WC.
The RNAfold program from the Vienna RNA Package is used to perform the secondary structure predictions and folding calculations. The estimated folding energy is in kcal/mol. The more negative the energy, the more secondary structure the RNA is likely to have.
Protein Domain and Structure Information
Pfam Domains: PF00046 - Homeobox domain PF05920 - Homeobox KN domain PF16493 - N-terminal of Homeobox Meis and PKNOX1
ModBase Predicted Comparative 3D Structure on O14770-3
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Orthologous Genes in Other Species
Orthologies between human, mouse, and rat are computed by taking the best BLASTP hit, and filtering out non-syntenic hits. For more distant species reciprocal-best BLASTP hits are used. Note that the absence of an ortholog in the table below may reflect incomplete annotations in the other species rather than a true absence of the orthologous gene.