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FERM, RhoGEF and pleckstrin domain protein 2
External IDs MGI2385126 HomoloGene8877 GeneCards: FARP2 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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More reference expression data
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 9855 227377
Ensembl ENSG00000006607 ENSMUSG00000034066
UniProt O94887 Q91VS8
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001282983 NM_145519
RefSeq (protein) NP_001269912 NP_663494
Location (UCSC) Chr 2:
242.3 – 242.43 Mb
Chr 1:
93.51 – 93.62 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

FERM, RhoGEF and pleckstrin domain-containing protein 2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the FARP2 gene.[1][2][3]

Model organisms[edit]

Model organisms have been used in the study of FARP2 function. A conditional knockout mouse line, called Farp2tm1a(KOMP)Wtsi[8][9] was generated as part of the International Knockout Mouse Consortium program — a high-throughput mutagenesis project to generate and distribute animal models of disease to interested scientists.[10][11][12]

Male and female animals underwent a standardized phenotypic screen to determine the effects of deletion.[6][13] Twenty four tests were carried out on mutant mice and two significant abnormalities were observed.[6] Homozygous mutant animals had a thickened cerebral cortex and displayed abnormal hair shedding.[6]


FARP2 has been shown to interact with PDZK1.[14]


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  2. ^ Kubo T, Yamashita T, Yamaguchi A, Sumimoto H, Hosokawa K, Tohyama M (Sep 2002). "A novel FERM domain including guanine nucleotide exchange factor is involved in Rac signaling and regulates neurite remodeling". J Neurosci 22 (19): 8504–13. PMID 12351724. 
  3. ^ "Entrez Gene: FARP2 FERM, RhoGEF and pleckstrin domain protein 2". 
  4. ^ "Salmonella infection data for Farp2". Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. 
  5. ^ "Citrobacter infection data for Farp2". Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. 
  6. ^ a b c d Gerdin AK (2010). "The Sanger Mouse Genetics Programme: High throughput characterisation of knockout mice". Acta Ophthalmologica 88: 925–7. doi:10.1111/j.1755-3768.2010.4142.x. 
  7. ^ Mouse Resources Portal, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.
  8. ^ "International Knockout Mouse Consortium". 
  9. ^ "Mouse Genome Informatics". 
  10. ^ Skarnes, W. C.; Rosen, B.; West, A. P.; Koutsourakis, M.; Bushell, W.; Iyer, V.; Mujica, A. O.; Thomas, M.; Harrow, J.; Cox, T.; Jackson, D.; Severin, J.; Biggs, P.; Fu, J.; Nefedov, M.; De Jong, P. J.; Stewart, A. F.; Bradley, A. (2011). "A conditional knockout resource for the genome-wide study of mouse gene function". Nature 474 (7351): 337–342. doi:10.1038/nature10163. PMC 3572410. PMID 21677750.  edit
  11. ^ Dolgin E (2011). "Mouse library set to be knockout". Nature 474 (7351): 262–3. doi:10.1038/474262a. PMID 21677718. 
  12. ^ Collins FS, Rossant J, Wurst W (2007). "A Mouse for All Reasons". Cell 128 (1): 9–13. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2006.12.018. PMID 17218247. 
  13. ^ van der Weyden L, White JK, Adams DJ, Logan DW (2011). "The mouse genetics toolkit: revealing function and mechanism.". Genome Biol 12 (6): 224. doi:10.1186/gb-2011-12-6-224. PMC 3218837. PMID 21722353. 
  14. ^ Gisler, Serge M; Pribanic Sandra, Bacic Desa, Forrer Patrik, Gantenbein Andrea, Sabourin Luc A, Tsuji Akira, Zhao Zhuo-Shen, Manser Edward, Biber Jürg, Murer Heini (Nov 2003). "PDZK1: I. a major scaffolder in brush borders of proximal tubular cells". Kidney Int. (United States) 64 (5): 1733–45. doi:10.1046/j.1523-1755.2003.00266.x. ISSN 0085-2538. PMID 14531806. 

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