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Gene: GYG2 (glycogenin 2) Homo sapiens
Symbol: GYG2
Name: glycogenin 2
Description: This gene encodes a member of the the glycogenin family. Glycogenin is a self-glucosylating protein involved in the initiation reactions of glycogen biosynthesis. A gene on chromosome 3 encodes the muscle glycogenin and this X-linked gene encodes the glycogenin mainly present in liver; both are involved in blood glucose homeostasis. This gene has a short version on chromosome Y, which is 3' truncated and can not make a functional protein. Multiple alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been identified.[provided by RefSeq, May 2010]
Type: protein-coding
RefSeq Status: REVIEWED
Also known as: glycogenin glucosyltransferase; glycogenin-2; GN-2; GN2
Chinchilla lanigera (long-tailed chinchilla) : Gyg2 (glycogenin 2)
Pan paniscus (bonobo/pygmy chimpanzee) : GYG2 (glycogenin 2)
Canis lupus familiaris (dog) : GYG2 (glycogenin 2)
Ictidomys tridecemlineatus (thirteen-lined ground squirrel) : Gyg2 (glycogenin 2)
Sus scrofa (pig) : GYG2 (glycogenin 2)
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Related Pseudogenes: GYG2P1   GYG2P2  
Allele / Splice: See ClinVar data
Latest Assembly: GRCh38 - Human Genome Assembly GRCh38
Human AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
GRCh38X2,828,712 - 2,882,820 (+)NCBIGRCh38GRCh38hg38GRCh38
GRCh37X2,746,863 - 2,800,861 (+)NCBIGRCh37GRCh37hg19GRCh37
Build 36X2,756,863 - 2,810,861 (+)NCBINCBI36hg18NCBI36
Build 34X2,740,223 - 2,794,094NCBI
CeleraX7,027,258 - 7,081,096 (+)NCBI
Cytogenetic MapXp22.33NCBI
HuRefX690,288 - 742,142 (+)NCBIHuRef
CHM1_1X2,778,078 - 2,832,061 (+)NCBICHM1_1
JBrowse: View Region in Genome Browser (JBrowse)

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Nucleotide Sequences
Protein Sequences
Clinical Variants

Additional Information

External Database Links
More on GYG2
Alliance Gene
Ensembl Gene
JBrowse: hg19 hg38
HGNC Report
NCBI Genome Data Viewer

CRRD Object Information
CRRD ID: 1344312
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.