This gene encodes a member of a small family of proteins which bind single stranded DNA/RNA. These proteins are;characterized by the presence of two sets of ribonucleoprotein consensus sequence (RNP-CS) that contain conserved;motifs, RNP1 and RNP2, originally described in RNA binding proteins, and required for DNA binding. These proteins have;been implicated in such diverse functions as DNA replication, gene transcription, cell cycle progression and;apoptosis. Several transcript variants, resulting from alternative splicing and encoding different isoforms, have been;described. A pseudogene for this locus is found on chromosome 12.
RBMS1; RNA binding motif, single stranded interacting protein 1; C2orf12, chromosome 2 open reading frame 12; RNA-binding motif, single-stranded-interacting protein 1; c myc gene single strand binding protein 2; DKFZp564H0764; HCC 4; MSSP 1; MSSP 2; MSSP 3; SCR2; suppressor of cdc 2 (cdc13) with RNA binding motif 2; YC1; cervical cancer oncogene 4; c-myc gene single strand binding protein 2; single-stranded DNA-binding protein MSSP-1; suppressor of CDC2 with RNA-binding motif 2; MSSP; HCC-4; MSSP-1; MSSP-2; MSSP-3; C2orf12; MGC3331; MGC15146; MGC70597; MGC97258; MGC97270; MGC97282; MGC99543