Official Full Name
left-right determination factor 2
This gene encodes a member of the TGF-beta family of proteins. The encoded protein is secreted and plays a role in left-right asymmetry determination of organ systems during development. The protein may also play a role in endometrial bleeding. Mutations in this gene have been associated with left-right axis malformations, particularly in the heart and lungs. Some types of infertility have been associated with dysregulated expression of this gene in the endometrium. Alternative processing of this protein can yield three different products. This gene is closely linked to both a related family member and a related pseudogene. Alternate splicing of this gene results in multiple transcript variants.
LEFTY2; left-right determination factor 2; EBAF, endometrial bleeding associated factor (left right determination, factor A; transforming growth factor beta superfamily) , TGFB4; LEFTA; LEFTYA; transforming growth factor; beta 4 (endometrial bleeding associated factor; LEFTY A); EBAF; Endometrial bleeding associated factor (left right determination factor A transforming growth factor beta superfamily); Endometrial bleeding associated factor; Endometrial bleeding-associated factor; LEFTY 2; TGF-beta-4; protein lefty-2; protein lefty-A; left-right determination factor A; transforming growth factor beta-4; TGFB4; MGC46222; lefty