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Gene: SSX2 (SSX family member 2) Homo sapiens
Symbol: SSX2
Name: SSX family member 2
Description: The product of this gene belongs to the family of highly homologous synovial sarcoma X (SSX) breakpoint proteins. These proteins may function as transcriptional repressors. They are also capable of eliciting spontaneous humoral and cellular immune responses in cancer patients, and are potentially useful targets in cancer vaccine-based immunotherapy. This gene, and also the SSX1 and SSX4 family members, have been involved in t(X;18)(p11.2;q11.2) translocations that are characteristically found in all synovial sarcomas. This translocation results in the fusion of the synovial sarcoma translocation gene on chromosome 18 to one of the SSX genes on chromosome X. The encoded hybrid proteins are likely responsible for transforming activity. Alternative splicing of this gene results in multiple transcript variants. This gene also has an identical duplicate, GeneID: 727837, located about 45 kb downstream in the opposite orientation on chromosome X. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2013]
Type: protein-coding
RefSeq Status: REVIEWED
Also known as: cancer/testis antigen 5.2; cancer/testis antigen family 5, member 2a; CT5.2; CT5.2a; HD21; HOM-MEL-40; MGC119055; MGC15364; MGC3884; sarcoma, synovial, X-chromosome-related 2; SSX; SSX2B; synovial sarcoma, X breakpoint 2; synovial sarcoma, X breakpoint 2, isoform b; synovial sarcoma, X breakpoint 2B; tumor antigen HOM-MEL-40
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat) : Ssx2 (SSX family member 2)  Alliance
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Related Pseudogenes: SSXP4  
Allele / Splice: See ClinVar data
Latest Assembly: GRCh38 - Human Genome Assembly GRCh38
Human AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
GRCh38X52,696,896 - 52,707,227 (-)NCBIGRCh38GRCh38hg38GRCh38
GRCh37X52,725,946 - 52,736,277 (-)NCBIGRCh37GRCh37hg19GRCh37
Build 36X52,742,671 - 52,752,974 (-)NCBINCBI36hg18NCBI36
Build 34X52,663,328 - 52,673,638NCBI
CeleraX56,373,884 - 56,383,260 (+)NCBI
Cytogenetic MapXp11.22NCBI
HuRefX49,853,190 - 49,863,529 (-)NCBIHuRef
CHM1_1X52,681,394 - 52,780,715 (+)NCBICHM1_1
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Nomenclature History
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Alliance Gene
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JBrowse: hg19 hg38
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CRRD Object Information
CRRD ID: 1343303
Created: 2005-03-08
Species: Homo sapiens
Last Modified: 2019-06-18
Status: ACTIVE


RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.