Human Gene SEC14L2 (uc003ahr.3) Description and Page Index
  Description: Homo sapiens SEC14-like 2 (S. cerevisiae) (SEC14L2), transcript variant 1, mRNA.
RefSeq Summary (NM_012429): This gene encodes a cytosolic protein which belongs to a family of lipid-binding proteins including Sec14p, alpha-tocopherol transfer protein, and cellular retinol-binding protein. The encoded protein stimulates squalene monooxygenase which is a downstream enzyme in the cholesterol biosynthetic pathway. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been identified for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2008].
Transcript (Including UTRs)
   Position: hg19 chr22:30,792,930-30,821,291 Size: 28,362 Total Exon Count: 12 Strand: +
Coding Region
   Position: hg19 chr22:30,793,106-30,818,396 Size: 25,291 Coding Exon Count: 12 

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Data last updated: 2013-06-15

-  Sequence and Links to Tools and Databases
Genomic Sequence (chr22:30,792,930-30,821,291)mRNA (may differ from genome)Protein (403 aa)
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-  Comments and Description Text from UniProtKB
DESCRIPTION: RecName: Full=SEC14-like protein 2; AltName: Full=Alpha-tocopherol-associated protein; Short=TAP; Short=hTAP; AltName: Full=Squalene transfer protein; AltName: Full=Supernatant protein factor; Short=SPF;
FUNCTION: Carrier protein. Binds to some hydrophobic molecules and promotes their transfer between the different cellular sites. Binds with high affinity to alpha-tocopherol. Also binds with a weaker affinity to other tocopherols and to tocotrienols. May have a transcriptional activatory activity via its association with alpha-tocopherol. Probably recognizes and binds some squalene structure, suggesting that it may regulate cholesterol biosynthesis by increasing the transfer of squalene to a metabolic active pool in the cell.
SUBUNIT: Monomer (By similarity).
SUBCELLULAR LOCATION: Cytoplasm. Nucleus. Note=Cytoplasmic in absence of alpha-tocopherol, and nuclear in presence of alpha- tocopherol.
TISSUE SPECIFICITY: Widely expressed. Strong expression in liver, brain and prostate.
DEVELOPMENTAL STAGE: Low expression in fetal tissues.
SIMILARITY: Contains 1 CRAL-TRIO domain.
SIMILARITY: Contains 1 GOLD domain.
SEQUENCE CAUTION: Sequence=BAA86500.2; Type=Erroneous initiation;

-  Genetic Association Studies of Complex Diseases and Disorders
  Genetic Association Database (archive): SEC14L2
CDC HuGE Published Literature: SEC14L2
Positive Disease Associations: Waist Circumference
Related Studies:
  1. Waist Circumference
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-  MalaCards Disease Associations
  MalaCards Gene Search: SEC14L2
Diseases sorted by gene-association score: retinitis pigmentosa 41 (4), ataxia with isolated vitamin e deficiency (2)

-  Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD)
  The following chemicals interact with this gene           more ... click here to view the complete list

+  Common Gene Haplotype Alleles
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-  RNA-Seq Expression Data from GTEx (53 Tissues, 570 Donors)
  Highest median expression: 32.42 RPKM in Liver
Total median expression: 209.46 RPKM

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+  Microarray Expression Data
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-  mRNA Secondary Structure of 3' and 5' UTRs
RegionFold EnergyBasesEnergy/Base
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5' UTR -79.60176-0.452 Picture PostScript Text
3' UTR -1135.542895-0.392 Picture PostScript Text

The RNAfold program from the Vienna RNA Package is used to perform the secondary structure predictions and folding calculations. The estimated folding energy is in kcal/mol. The more negative the energy, the more secondary structure the RNA is likely to have.

-  Protein Domain and Structure Information
  InterPro Domains: Graphical view of domain structure
IPR001071 - CRAL-bd_toc_tran
IPR001251 - CRAL-TRIO_dom
IPR011074 - CRAL/TRIO_N_dom
IPR009038 - GOLD

Pfam Domains:
PF00650 - CRAL/TRIO domain
PF13716 - Divergent CRAL/TRIO domain

SCOP Domains:
46938 - CRAL/TRIO N-terminal domain
101576 - Supernatant protein factor (SPF), C-terminal domain
52087 - CRAL/TRIO domain

Protein Data Bank (PDB) 3-D Structure
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ModBase Predicted Comparative 3D Structure on O76054
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-  Orthologous Genes in Other Species
  Orthologies between human, mouse, and rat are computed by taking the best BLASTP hit, and filtering out non-syntenic hits. For more distant species reciprocal-best BLASTP hits are used. Note that the absence of an ortholog in the table below may reflect incomplete annotations in the other species rather than a true absence of the orthologous gene.
MouseRatZebrafishD. melanogasterC. elegansS. cerevisiae
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-  Gene Ontology (GO) Annotations with Structured Vocabulary
  Molecular Function:
GO:0005543 phospholipid binding
GO:0008289 lipid binding
GO:0008431 vitamin E binding

Biological Process:
GO:0006351 transcription, DNA-templated
GO:0006355 regulation of transcription, DNA-templated
GO:0045540 regulation of cholesterol biosynthetic process
GO:0045893 positive regulation of transcription, DNA-templated

Cellular Component:
GO:0005634 nucleus
GO:0005737 cytoplasm
GO:0005829 cytosol
GO:0070062 extracellular exosome

-  Descriptions from all associated GenBank mRNAs
  AL096881 - Novel human mRNA similar to Rattus norvegicus 45 kDa secretory protein, AJ132352.
AK223587 - Homo sapiens mRNA for SEC14-like 2 variant, clone: FCC130E01.
BC048337 - Homo sapiens SEC14-like 2 (S. cerevisiae), mRNA (cDNA clone IMAGE:5212661), partial cds.
AK314390 - Homo sapiens cDNA, FLJ95164, highly similar to Homo sapiens SEC14-like 2 (S. cerevisiae) (SEC14L2), mRNA.
AK091402 - Homo sapiens cDNA FLJ34083 fis, clone FCBBF3004409, highly similar to SEC14-like protein 2.
BC058915 - Homo sapiens SEC14-like 2 (S. cerevisiae), mRNA (cDNA clone MGC:65053 IMAGE:5178251), complete cds.
AB033012 - Homo sapiens KIAA1186 mRNA for KIAA1186 protein.
CR456571 - Homo sapiens SEC14L2 full length open reading frame (ORF) cDNA clone (cDNA clone C22ORF:pGEM.SEC14L2).
AK303751 - Homo sapiens cDNA FLJ53690 complete cds, highly similar to SEC14-like protein 2.
AK296540 - Homo sapiens cDNA FLJ54104 complete cds, highly similar to SEC14-like protein 2.
CU013458 - Homo sapiens SEC14L2, mRNA (cDNA clone IMAGE:100000428), complete cds, without stop codon, in Gateway system.
CU013170 - Homo sapiens SEC14L2, mRNA (cDNA clone IMAGE:100000524), complete cds, with stop codon, in Gateway system.
AB384131 - Synthetic construct DNA, clone: pF1KSDA1186, Homo sapiens SEC14L2 gene for SEC14-like protein 2, complete cds, without stop codon, in Flexi system.
AY927438 - Homo sapiens mRNA sequence.
AY927439 - Homo sapiens mRNA sequence.
JD480207 - Sequence 461231 from Patent EP1572962.
JD026466 - Sequence 7490 from Patent EP1572962.
JD271591 - Sequence 252615 from Patent EP1572962.
JD036200 - Sequence 17224 from Patent EP1572962.
JD458625 - Sequence 439649 from Patent EP1572962.
AY927430 - Homo sapiens mRNA sequence.
AK056163 - Homo sapiens cDNA FLJ31601 fis, clone NT2RI2002592.
AY927434 - Homo sapiens mRNA sequence.
AY927435 - Homo sapiens mRNA sequence.
AY927436 - Homo sapiens mRNA sequence.
AY927437 - Homo sapiens mRNA sequence.
AY927441 - Homo sapiens mRNA sequence.
AY927432 - Homo sapiens mRNA sequence.
AY927433 - Homo sapiens mRNA sequence.
AY927440 - Homo sapiens mRNA sequence.
AY927431 - Homo sapiens mRNA sequence.
AY927442 - Homo sapiens mRNA sequence.
AK092576 - Homo sapiens cDNA FLJ35257 fis, clone PROST2004115.
JD298055 - Sequence 279079 from Patent EP1572962.
JD158085 - Sequence 139109 from Patent EP1572962.
JD469975 - Sequence 450999 from Patent EP1572962.
JD288222 - Sequence 269246 from Patent EP1572962.
JD448800 - Sequence 429824 from Patent EP1572962.
AY203959 - Homo sapiens LP6347 mRNA, complete cds.
JD508088 - Sequence 489112 from Patent EP1572962.
JD053371 - Sequence 34395 from Patent EP1572962.
JD266698 - Sequence 247722 from Patent EP1572962.
JD101768 - Sequence 82792 from Patent EP1572962.
JD565509 - Sequence 546533 from Patent EP1572962.
JD257242 - Sequence 238266 from Patent EP1572962.
JD371804 - Sequence 352828 from Patent EP1572962.
JD338691 - Sequence 319715 from Patent EP1572962.
JD453244 - Sequence 434268 from Patent EP1572962.
JD218929 - Sequence 199953 from Patent EP1572962.
JD493466 - Sequence 474490 from Patent EP1572962.
JD350765 - Sequence 331789 from Patent EP1572962.
JD380191 - Sequence 361215 from Patent EP1572962.
JD222413 - Sequence 203437 from Patent EP1572962.
JD231309 - Sequence 212333 from Patent EP1572962.
JD437109 - Sequence 418133 from Patent EP1572962.
JD216009 - Sequence 197033 from Patent EP1572962.
JD462224 - Sequence 443248 from Patent EP1572962.
JD341840 - Sequence 322864 from Patent EP1572962.
JD102505 - Sequence 83529 from Patent EP1572962.

-  Other Names for This Gene
  Alternate Gene Symbols: C22orf6, KIAA1186, KIAA1658, NM_012429, NP_036561, O76054, Q53EQ2, Q6PD61, Q9ULN4, S14L2_HUMAN
UCSC ID: uc003ahr.3
RefSeq Accession: NM_012429
Protein: O76054 (aka S14L2_HUMAN or S142_HUMAN)
CCDS: CCDS13876.1

-  Gene Model Information
category: coding nonsense-mediated-decay: no RNA accession: NM_012429.3
exon count: 12CDS single in 3' UTR: no RNA size: 4303
ORF size: 1212CDS single in intron: no Alignment % ID: 100.00
txCdsPredict score: 2252.00frame shift in genome: no % Coverage: 99.54
has start codon: yes stop codon in genome: no # of Alignments: 1
has end codon: yes retained intron: no # AT/AC introns 0
selenocysteine: no end bleed into intron: 0# strange splices: 0
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