Human Gene MBNL2 (ENST00000343600.8) Description and Page Index
  Description: Homo sapiens muscleblind like splicing regulator 2 (MBNL2), transcript variant 3, mRNA. (from RefSeq NM_207304)
RefSeq Summary (NM_207304): This gene is a member of the muscleblind protein family which was initially described in Drosophila melanogaster. This gene encodes a C3H-type zinc finger protein that modulates alternative splicing of pre-mRNAs. Muscleblind proteins bind specifically to expanded dsCUG RNA but not to normal size CUG repeats and may thereby play a role in the pathophysiology of myotonic dystrophy. Several alternatively spliced transcript variants have been described but the full-length natures of only some have been determined. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2012].
Gencode Transcript: ENST00000343600.8
Gencode Gene: ENSG00000139793.18
Transcript (Including UTRs)
   Position: hg38 chr13:97,222,296-97,394,119 Size: 171,824 Total Exon Count: 7 Strand: +
Coding Region
   Position: hg38 chr13:97,276,236-97,391,449 Size: 115,214 Coding Exon Count: 6 

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Data last updated: 2019-09-04

+  Sequence and Links to Tools and Databases
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-  Comments and Description Text from UniProtKB
DESCRIPTION: RecName: Full=Muscleblind-like protein 2; AltName: Full=Muscleblind-like protein 1; AltName: Full=Muscleblind-like protein-like; AltName: Full=Muscleblind-like protein-like 39;
FUNCTION: Mediates pre-mRNA alternative splicing regulation. Acts either as activator or repressor of splicing on specific pre-mRNA targets. Inhibits cardiac troponin-T (TNNT2) pre-mRNA exon inclusion but induces insulin receptor (IR) pre-mRNA exon inclusion in muscle. Antagonizes the alternative splicing activity pattern of CELF proteins. RNA-binding protein that binds to 5'ACACCC-3' core sequence, termed zipcode, within the 3'UTR of ITGA3. Binds to CUG triplet repeat expansion in myotonic dystrophy muscle cells by sequestering the target RNAs. Seems to regulate expression and localization of ITGA3 by transporting it from the nucleus to cytoplasm at adhesion plaques. May play a role in myotonic dystrophy pathophysiology (DM).
SUBUNIT: Interacts with ITGA3.
SUBCELLULAR LOCATION: Nucleus. Cytoplasm. Note=Greater concentration in the nucleus. Expressed in or near large cytoplasmic adhesion plaques. Location in the cytoplasm is microtubule-dependent. In both DM1 and DM2 patients, colocalizes with nuclear foci of retained expanded-repeat transcripts.
TISSUE SPECIFICITY: Expressed in heart, brain, placenta, lung, liver, skeletal muscle, kidney and pancreas.
SIMILARITY: Belongs to the muscleblind family.
SIMILARITY: Contains 4 C3H1-type zinc fingers.

-  MalaCards Disease Associations
  MalaCards Gene Search: MBNL2
Diseases sorted by gene-association score: myotonic dystrophy (13)

-  Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD)
  The following chemicals interact with this gene           more ... click here to view the complete list

-  RNA-Seq Expression Data from GTEx (53 Tissues, 570 Donors)
  Highest median expression: 34.35 RPKM in Brain - Spinal cord (cervical c-1)
Total median expression: 924.13 RPKM

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+  Microarray Expression Data
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-  mRNA Secondary Structure of 3' and 5' UTRs
RegionFold EnergyBasesEnergy/Base
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5' UTR -210.40840-0.250 Picture PostScript Text
3' UTR -523.102670-0.196 Picture PostScript Text

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
  InterPro Domains: Graphical view of domain structure
IPR000571 - Znf_CCCH

Pfam Domains:
PF00642 - Zinc finger C-x8-C-x5-C-x3-H type (and similar)

Protein Data Bank (PDB) 3-D Structure
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ModBase Predicted Comparative 3D Structure on Q5VZF2
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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.
MouseRatZebrafishD. melanogasterC. elegansS. cerevisiae
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-  Gene Ontology (GO) Annotations with Structured Vocabulary
  Molecular Function:
GO:0003723 RNA binding
GO:0046872 metal ion binding

Biological Process:
GO:0000381 regulation of alternative mRNA splicing, via spliceosome
GO:0006397 mRNA processing
GO:0008380 RNA splicing
GO:0043484 regulation of RNA splicing

Cellular Component:
GO:0005634 nucleus
GO:0005654 nucleoplasm
GO:0005737 cytoplasm

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+  Other Names for This Gene
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