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Myeloid/lymphoid or mixed-lineage leukemia 2
Available structures
PDB Ortholog search: PDBe, RCSB
Symbols MLL2 ; AAD10; ALR; CAGL114; KABUK1; KMS; KMT2D; MLL4; TNRC21
External IDs OMIM602113 MGI2682319 HomoloGene86893 GeneCards: MLL2 Gene
EC number
RNA expression pattern
PBB GE MLL2 211790 s at tn.png
PBB GE MLL2 216845 x at tn.png
More reference expression data
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 8085 381022
Ensembl ENSG00000167548 ENSMUSG00000048154
UniProt O14686 Q6PDK2
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_003482 NM_001033276
RefSeq (protein) NP_003473 NP_001028448
Location (UCSC) Chr 12:
49.41 – 49.45 Mb
Chr 15:
98.83 – 98.87 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Histone-lysine N-methyltransferase MLL2 is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the MLL2 gene.[1][2] The gene is located on chromosome 12.This is a Trithorax-group protein.

The gene was originally named MLL2 after myeloid/lymphoid or mixed-lineage leukemia cases. It is now understood that its effect in lymphomagenesis is via the disruption of chromatin regulation.[3]

Clinical significance[edit]

Two thirds of a sample of 53 cases of Kabuki Syndrome have a loss-of-function mutation in the MLL2 gene.[4]

Mutations of this gene are also associated with medulloblastoma.[5]


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  2. ^ "Entrez Gene: MLL2 myeloid/lymphoid or mixed-lineage leukemia 2". 
  3. ^ Morin RD, Mendez-Lago M, Mungall AJ, Goya R, Mungall KL, Corbett RD, Johnson NA, Severson TM, Chiu R, Field M, Jackman S, Krzywinski M, Scott DW, Trinh DL, Tamura-Wells J, Li S, Firme MR, Rogic S, Griffith M, Chan S, Yakovenko O, Meyer IM, Zhao EY, Smailus D, Moksa M, Chittaranjan S, Rimsza L, Brooks-Wilson A, Spinelli JJ, Ben-Neriah S, Meissner B, Woolcock B, Boyle M, McDonald H, Tam A, Zhao Y, Delaney A, Zeng T, Tse K, Butterfield Y, Birol I, Holt R, Schein J, Horsman DE, Moore R, Jones SJ, Connors JM, Hirst M, Gascoyne RD, Marra MA (August 2011). "Frequent mutation of histone-modifying genes in non-Hodgkin lymphoma". Nature 476 (7360): 298–303. doi:10.1038/nature10351. PMC 3210554. PMID 21796119. 
  4. ^ Ng SB, Bigham AW, Buckingham KJ, Hannibal MC, McMillin MJ, Gildersleeve HI, Beck AE, Tabor HK, Cooper GM, Mefford HC, Lee C, Turner EH, Smith JD, Rieder MJ, Yoshiura K, Matsumoto N, Ohta T, Niikawa N, Nickerson DA, Bamshad MJ, Shendure J (September 2010). "Exome sequencing identifies MLL2 mutations as a cause of Kabuki syndrome". Nat. Genet. 42 (9): 790–3. doi:10.1038/ng.646. PMC 2930028. PMID 20711175. 
  5. ^ Jones TW, Jäger N, Kool M, et al. (July 2012). "Dissecting the genomic complexity underlying medulloblastoma". Nature 488 (7409). doi:10.1038/nature11284. 

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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.