This gene encodes a nucleic-acid binding protein with seven zinc-finger domains. The protein has a preference for binding single stranded DNA and RNA. The protein functions in cap-independent translation of ornithine decarboxylase mRNA, and may also function in sterol-mediated transcriptional regulation. A CCTG expansion in the first intron of this gene results in myotonic dystrophy type 2. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.
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Protein Aliases: CCHC-type zinc finger, nucleic acid binding protein; cellular nucleic acid binding protein; cellular nucleic acid binding protein 1; Cellular nucleic acid-binding protein; CNBP; erythroid differentiation-related; HGNC:13164; sterol regulatory element-binding protein; zinc finger protein 273; Zinc finger protein 9; zinc finger protein 9 (a cellular retroviral nucleic acid binding protein)
Gene Aliases: AA408710; CNBP; CNBP1; DM2; PROMM; RNF163; ZCCHC22; ZNF9
Molecular Function: nucleic acid binding