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rbfox2

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Official Full Name
RNA binding protein, fox-1 homolog (C. elegans) 2
Background
This gene is one of several human genes similar to the C. elegans gene Fox-1. This gene encodes an RNA binding protein that is thought to be a key regulator of alternative exon splicing in the nervous system and other cell types. The protein binds to a conserved UGCAUG element found downstream of many alternatively spliced exons and promotes inclusion of the alternative exon in mature transcripts. The protein also interacts with the estrogen receptor 1 transcription factor and regulates estrogen receptor 1 transcriptional activity. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.
Synonyms
RBFOX2; RNA binding protein, fox-1 homolog (C. elegans) 2; RBM9, RNA binding motif protein 9; RNA binding protein fox-1 homolog 2; FOX 2; hexaribonucleotide binding protein 2; HNRBP2; HRNBP2; fox-1 homolog B; fox-1 homologue; RNA-binding motif protein 9; RTA; fxh; FOX2; RBM9; Fox-2; dJ106I20.3; zgc:85694; RNA binding motif protein 9