Human Gene MORC2 (uc003aje.1) Description and Page Index
Description: Homo sapiens MORC family CW-type zinc finger 2 (MORC2), mRNA. RefSeq Summary (NM_014941): This gene encodes a member of the Microrchidia (MORC) protein superfamily. The encoded protein is known to regulate the condensation of heterochromatin in response to DNA damage and play a role in repressing transcription. The protein has been found to regulate the activity of ATP citrate lyase via specific interaction with this enzyme in the cytosol of lipogenic breast cancer cells. The protein also plays a role in lipogenesis and adipocyte differentiation. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2016]. Transcript (Including UTRs) Position: hg19 chr22:31,322,600-31,364,187 Size: 41,588 Total Exon Count: 27 Strand: - Coding Region Position: hg19 chr22:31,322,790-31,346,402 Size: 23,613 Coding Exon Count: 23
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.
ModBase Predicted Comparative 3D Structure on Q9Y6X9
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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.