zinc finger and SCAN domain containing 2


ZSCAN2 (may also be known as: None)




The protein encoded by this gene contains several copies of zinc finger motif, which is commonly found in transcriptional regulatory proteins. Studies in mice show that this gene is expressed during embryonic development, and specifically in the testis in adult mice, suggesting that it may play a role in regulating genes in germ cells. Alternative splicing of this gene results in several transcript variants encoding different isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]


crol Drosophila melanogaster
Zscan2 Mus musculus
LOC683603 Rattus norvegicus

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Changes associated with this gene

GO Terms

GO IDGO TermGO Category
GO:0007275 multicellular organismal development biological_process
GO:0007283 spermatogenesis biological_process
GO:0016032 viral reproduction biological_process
GO:0030154 cell differentiation biological_process
GO:0005622 intracellular cellular_component
GO:0005634 nucleus cellular_component
GO:0003676 nucleic acid binding molecular_function
GO:0003677 DNA binding molecular_function
GO:0003700 sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity molecular_function
GO:0008270 zinc ion binding molecular_function
GO:0046872 metal ion binding molecular_function