Official Full Name
achaete-scute complex homolog 2 (Drosophila)
This gene is a member of the basic helix-loop-helix (BHLH) family of transcription factors. It activates transcription by binding to the E box (5-CANNTG-3). Dimerization with other BHLH proteins is required for efficient DNA binding. Involved in the determination of the neuronal precursors in the peripheral nervous system and the central nervous system.
ASCL2; achaete-scute complex homolog 2 (Drosophila); achaete scute complex (Drosophila) homolog like 2 , achaete scute complex like 2 (Drosophila); achaete-scute homolog 2; ASH2; bHLHa45; HASH2; Achaete scute complex like 2; Achaete scute homolog 2; achaete-scute complex-like 2; ASCL2_HUMAN; ASH-2; Class A basic helix-loop-helix protein 45; Mash2; OTTHUMP00000011229; mammalian achaete/scute homologue 2