Human Gene TMPRSS2 (uc010gos.1) Description and Page Index
Description: Homo sapiens transmembrane protease, serine 2 (TMPRSS2), transcript variant 2, mRNA. RefSeq Summary (NM_005656): This gene encodes a protein that belongs to the serine protease family. The encoded protein contains a type II transmembrane domain, a receptor class A domain, a scavenger receptor cysteine-rich domain and a protease domain. Serine proteases are known to be involved in many physiological and pathological processes. This gene was demonstrated to be up-regulated by androgenic hormones in prostate cancer cells and down-regulated in androgen-independent prostate cancer tissue. The protease domain of this protein is thought to be cleaved and secreted into cell media after autocleavage. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2008]. Transcript (Including UTRs) Position: hg19 chr21:42,839,661-42,903,043 Size: 63,383 Total Exon Count: 14 Strand: - Coding Region Position: hg19 chr21:42,839,661-42,870,060 Size: 30,400 Coding Exon Count: 12
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.
ModBase Predicted Comparative 3D Structure on O15393
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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.