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methyl CpG binding protein 2
Synonyms 1500041B07Rik, D630021H01Rik, Mbd5, WBP10
Feature Type protein coding gene
Genetic Map
Chromosome X
37.63 cM
Detailed Genetic Map ± 1 cM

Mapping data(5)
Sequence Map
ChrX:74026592-74085690 bp, - strand
From VEGA annotation of GRCm38

  59099 bp   ±  kb flank

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HomoloGene:3657  Vertebrate Homology Class
1 human; 1 mouse; 1 rat; 1 chimpanzee; 1 rhesus macaque; 1 cattle; 1 dog; 1 western clawed frog; 1 zebrafish

Protein SuperFamily: methyl-CpG binding protein MeCP2
Gene Tree: Mecp2

Human Homolog MECP2, methyl CpG binding protein 2
NCBI Gene ID 4204
neXtProt AC  NX_P51608
Human Synonyms  AUTSX3, MRX16, MRX79, MRXS13, MRXSL, PPMX, RS, RTS, RTT
Human Chr (Location)  Xq28; chrX:154021800-154097731 (-)  GRCh38
Disease Associations  (6) Diseases Associated with Human MECP2
alleles, and
All mutations/alleles(35) : Gene trapped(9) Targeted(26)
Incidental mutations (data from APF )
Female mice homozygous or male mice hemizygous for a null allele exhibit premature death, behavioral and neurological abnormalities, abnormal nervous system phenotypes, abnormal breathing, and abnormal hearing. Heterozygous mice exhibit similar behavioral and neurological abnormalities.
Human Diseases Modeled Using Mouse Mecp2 (1)    Alleles Annotated to Human Diseases(10)    Phenotype Images(5)
Mecp2 interacts with 582 markers (Mir1a-1, Mir1a-2, Mir7-1, ...)
Gene Ontology
All GO classifications: (111 annotations)
Process adult locomotory behavior, behavioral fear response, ...
Component cell, cytoplasm, ...
Function chromatin binding, chromatin DNA binding, ...
This is a GO Consortium Reference Genome Project gene.
External Resources: FuncBase
Literature Summary: (28 records)
Data Summary: Results (531)    Tissues (285)    Images (33)
Theiler Stages: 8, 9, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28
Assay TypeResults
RNA in situ 398
Northern blot 5
RT-PCR 128
cDNA source data(18)
External Resources: Allen Institute   GENSAT   GEO   Expression Atlas
All nucleic(29) Genomic(4) cDNA(19) Primer pair(6)
Microarray probesets(5)
Other database
VEGA Gene ModelOTTMUSG00000017654 (Evidence)
Ensembl Gene ModelENSMUSG00000031393 (Evidence)
Entrez Gene17257 (Evidence)
DFCITC1586636, TC1598733, TC1607941, TC1633850
DoTSDT.527643, DT.87026476, DT.94339565
NIA Mouse Gene IndexU039465, U339049
Consensus CDS ProjectCCDS41016.1, CCDS41017.1
International Mouse Knockout Project StatusMecp2
Representative SequencesLengthStrain/SpeciesFlank
genomic OTTMUSG00000017654 VEGA Gene Model | MGI Sequence Detail 59099 C57BL/6J ±  kb
transcript OTTMUST00000043832 VEGA | MGI Sequence Detail 1739 Not Applicable 
polypeptide OTTMUSP00000019680 VEGA | MGI Sequence Detail 501 Not Applicable 

For the selected sequences
All sequences(60) RefSeq(6) UniProt(3)
Polymorphisms All PCR and RFLP(2) : PCR(1) RFLP(1) SNPs within 2kb(96 from dbSNP Build 137)
InterPro IPR017956 AT hook, DNA-binding motif
InterPro IPR016177 DNA-binding, integrase-type
InterPro IPR017353 Methyl-CpG binding protein MeCP2
InterPro IPR001739 Methyl-CpG DNA binding
Protein Ontology PR:000010277 methyl-CpG-binding protein 2
References (Earliest) J:10374 Klemsz MJ, et al., The macrophage and B cell-specific transcription factor PU.1 is related to the ets oncogene [see comments]. Cell. 1990 Apr 6;61(1):113-24
(Latest) J:212180 Mellios N, et al., beta2-Adrenergic receptor agonist ameliorates phenotypes and corrects microRNA-mediated IGF1 deficits in a mouse model of Rett syndrome. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jul 8;111(27):9947-52
All references(287)
Disease annotation references (20)
accession IDs
MGD-MRK-16719, MGI:2148036, MGI:2442482, MGI:2442970

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