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MESP2 mesoderm posterior basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor 2 [Homo sapiens (human)]

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NM_001039958 Homo sapiens mesoderm posterior basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor 2 (MESP2), mRNA. GenEZ ORF Cloning On-demand TBD TBD

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Gene Symbol MESP2
Entrez Gene ID 145873
Full Name mesoderm posterior basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor 2
Synonyms SCDO2, bHLHc6
General protein information
Preferred Names
mesoderm posterior protein 2
mesoderm posterior protein 2
class C basic helix-loop-helix protein 6
Gene Type protein-coding
Organism Homo sapiens (human)



Summary This gene encodes a member of the bHLH family of transcription factors and plays a key role in defining the rostrocaudal patterning of somites via interactions with multiple Notch signaling pathways. This gene is expressed in the anterior presomitic mesoderm and is downregulated immediately after the formation of segmented somites. This gene also plays a role in the formation of epithelial somitic mesoderm and cardiac mesoderm. Mutations in the MESP2 gene cause autosomal recessive spondylocostal dystosis 2 (SCD02). [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2008].

MIM: 605195

Spondylocostal dysostosis, autosomal recessive 2, 608681 (3)

mRNA Protein Product Sequence Price Select
NM_001039958, 90403597 NP_001035047, 90403598 mesoderm posterior protein 2 ORF Sequence $400.00
WP2406Cardiac Progenitor Differentiation
Homo sapiens (human)MESP2NP_001035047.1
Pan troglodytes (chimpanzee)MESP2XP_523152.2
Macaca mulatta (Rhesus monkey)MESP2XP_001093605.1
Canis lupus familiaris (dog)MESP2XP_003434391.1
Bos taurus (cattle)MESP2XP_002696623.1
Mus musculus (house mouse)Mesp2NP_032615.2
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat)Mesp2NP_001099743.1
GO:0006351transcription, DNA-templatedIEA
GO:0007219Notch signaling pathwayIEA
GO:0008078mesodermal cell migrationIEA
GO:0023019signal transduction involved in regulation of gene expressionIEA
GO:0045944positive regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoterIEA
GO:0070062extracellular vesicular exosomeIDA
GO:0003677DNA bindingIEA
GO:0003700sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activityIEA
GO:0046983protein dimerization activityIEA
GeneCards MESP2
UniProt Q0VG99
Vega OTTHUMG00000172016
MIM 605195
Ensembl ENSG00000188095
HGNC 29659

GeneRIFs: Gene References Into Functions What's a GeneRIF?

What is the normal function of the MESP2 gene?

The MESP2 gene provides instructions for making a transcription factor, which is a protein that attaches (binds) to specific regions of DNA and helps control the activity of particular genes. The MESP2 protein controls the activity of genes in the Notch pathway, an important pathway in embryonic development. The Notch pathway plays a critical role in the development of vertebrae. Specifically, the MESP2 protein and the Notch pathway are involved in separating future vertebrae from one another during early development, a complex process called somite segmentation. Although the exact mechanism of somite segmentation is unclear, it appears to require the activity of several proteins in the Notch pathway, including the NOTCH1 protein and the MESP2 protein, to be turned on and off in a specific pattern (oscillate).

The MESP2 protein regulates Notch activity by turning on (activating) genes in the Notch pathway, which ultimately block (repress) the activity of the NOTCH1 protein. Additionally, through unknown mechanisms, the MESP2 protein seems to mark the boundary separating future vertebrae from one another.


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