IGF2BP2 (insulin-like growth factor 2 mRNA binding protein 2) is also known as IGF2 mRNA-binding protein 2, IMP-2 (IGF-II mRNA-binding protein 2), VICKZ family member 2 or hepatocellular carcinoma autoantigen p62 and is a 556 amino acid protein. IGF2BP2 is expressed in a variety of tissues including heart, placenta, skeletal muscle, pancreas, fetal liver, lung, kidney, thymus and gonadal cells. IGF2BP2 is an RNA binding protein which may be involved in the regulation of mRNA translation and may also function to control the spatial localization of target mRNAs. Antibodies against IGF2BP2 have been detected in patients with HCC (hepatocellular carcinoma), suggesting that IGF2BP2 may have a role in the pathogenesis of HCC. Defects in IGF2BP2 are thought to be associated with susceptibility to type 2 diabetes mellitus.
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Protein Aliases: Hepatocellular carcinoma autoantigen p62; IGF-II mRNA-binding protein 2; IGF2 mRNA-binding protein 2; IMP-2; IMP2; insulin-like growth factor 2 mRNA binding protein 2; Insulin-like growth factor 2 mRNA-binding protein 2; VICKZ family member 2; VICKZ2
Gene Aliases: IGF2BP2; IMP-2; IMP2; VICKZ2
UniProt ID: (Human) Q9Y6M1