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Dynein, light chain, LC8-type 2
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Available structures
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Symbols DYNLL2 ; DNCL1B; Dlc2; RSPH22
External IDs OMIM608942 MGI1915347 HomoloGene115597 GeneCards: DYNLL2 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 140735 68097
Ensembl ENSG00000264364 ENSMUSG00000020483
UniProt Q96FJ2 Q9D0M5
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_080677 NM_001168471
RefSeq (protein) NP_542408 NP_001161943
Location (UCSC) Chr 17:
56.16 – 56.17 Mb
Chr 11:
87.98 – 87.99 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Dynein light chain 2, cytoplasmic is a protein that in humans is encoded by the DYNLL2 gene.[1][2]


DYNLL2 has been shown to interact with DLG4,[3] DLGAP1,[3] MYO5A[3][4] and BMF.[4][5]


  1. ^ Pfister KK, Fisher EM, Gibbons IR, Hays TS, Holzbaur EL, McIntosh JR, Porter ME, Schroer TA, Vaughan KT, Witman GB, King SM, Vallee RB (November 2005). "Cytoplasmic dynein nomenclature". J Cell Biol 171 (3): 411–3. doi:10.1083/jcb.200508078. PMC 2171247. PMID 16260502. 
  2. ^ "Entrez Gene: DYNLL2 dynein, light chain, LC8-type 2". 
  3. ^ a b c Naisbitt, S; Valtschanoff J; Allison D W; Sala C; Kim E; Craig A M; Weinberg R J; Sheng M (June 2000). "Interaction of the postsynaptic density-95/guanylate kinase domain-associated protein complex with a light chain of myosin-V and dynein". J. Neurosci. (UNITED STATES) 20 (12): 4524–34. ISSN 0270-6474. PMID 10844022. 
  4. ^ a b Puthalakath, H; Villunger A; O'Reilly L A; Beaumont J G; Coultas L; Cheney R E; Huang D C; Strasser A (September 2001). "Bmf: a proapoptotic BH3-only protein regulated by interaction with the myosin V actin motor complex, activated by anoikis". Science (United States) 293 (5536): 1829–32. doi:10.1126/science.1062257. ISSN 0036-8075. PMID 11546872. 
  5. ^ Day, Catherine L; Puthalakath Hamsa; Skea Gretchen; Strasser Andreas; Barsukov Igor; Lian Lu-Yun; Huang David C S; Hinds Mark G (February 2004). "Localization of dynein light chains 1 and 2 and their pro-apoptotic ligands". Biochem. J. (England) 377 (Pt 3): 597–605. doi:10.1042/BJ20031251. PMC 1223895. PMID 14561217. 

Further reading[edit]

DYNLL2 associations with risk for generalized anxiety disorder: Donner et al. An Association Analysis of Murine Anxiety Genes in Humans Implicates Novel Candidate Genes for Anxiety Disorders. Biological Psychiatry, 2008; 64 (8): 672 doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2008.06.002