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Gene: Alas2 (5'-aminolevulinate synthase 2) Rattus norvegicus
Symbol: Alas2
Name: 5'-aminolevulinate synthase 2
RGD ID: 2084
Description: Exhibits 5-aminolevulinate synthase activity and coenzyme A binding activity. Involved in several processes, including gland development; response to benzene; and response to lead ion. Localizes to mitochondrion. Biomarker of anemia; bilirubin metabolic disorder; and hemolytic anemia. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in cutaneous porphyria; erythropoietic protoporphyria; hemochromatosis; sideroblastic anemia; and sideroblastic anemia 1. Orthologous to human ALAS2 (5'-aminolevulinate synthase 2); PARTICIPATES IN heme biosynthetic pathway; glycine, serine and threonine metabolic pathway; porphyrin and chlorophyll metabolic pathway; INTERACTS WITH 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzodioxine; 2,6-dinitrotoluene; 3,3',4,4',5-pentachlorobiphenyl.
Type: protein-coding
Also known as: 5-aminolevulinate synthase, erythroid-specific, mitochondrial; 5-aminolevulinic acid synthase 2; ALAS-E; Aminolevulinate synthase 2 delta; Aminolevulinate synthase 2, delta; aminolevulinate, delta-, synthase 2; aminolevulinic acid synthase 2; aminolevulinic acid synthase 2, erythroid; aminolevulinic acid synthase 2, erythroid-like; delta-ALA synthase 2; delta-ALA synthetase; delta-aminolevulinate synthase 2; erythroid-specific delta-aminolevulinate synthase ALAS-E; erythroid-specific delta-aminolevulinate synthase, ALAS-E; LOC100363476
Homo sapiens (human) : ALAS2 (5'-aminolevulinate synthase 2)  HGNC  Alliance
Mus musculus (house mouse) : Alas2 (aminolevulinic acid synthase 2, erythroid)  MGI  Alliance
Chinchilla lanigera (long-tailed chinchilla) : Alas2 (5'-aminolevulinate synthase 2)
Pan paniscus (bonobo/pygmy chimpanzee) : ALAS2 (5'-aminolevulinate synthase 2)
Canis lupus familiaris (dog) : ALAS2 (5'-aminolevulinate synthase 2)
Ictidomys tridecemlineatus (thirteen-lined ground squirrel) : Alas2 (5'-aminolevulinate synthase 2)
Sus scrofa (pig) : ALAS2 (5'-aminolevulinate synthase 2)
Chlorocebus sabaeus (African green monkey) : ALAS2 (5'-aminolevulinate synthase 2)
Heterocephalus glaber (naked mole-rat) : Alas2 (5'-aminolevulinate synthase 2)
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Latest Assembly: Rnor_6.0 - RGSC Genome Assembly v6.0
Rat AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
Rnor_6.0X23,167,576 - 23,187,356 (-)NCBIRnor6.0Rnor_6.0rn6Rnor6.0
Rnor_6.0 EnsemblX23,167,696 - 23,187,341 (-)EnsemblRnor6.0rn6Rnor6.0
Rnor_5.0X23,587,683 - 23,605,753 (-)NCBIRnor5.0Rnor_5.0rn5Rnor5.0
RGSC_v3.1X39,853,992 - 39,864,053 (+)NCBI
CeleraX19,742,070 - 19,760,615 (+)NCBICelera
Cytogenetic MapXq13NCBI
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RGD Object Information
RGD ID: 2084
Created: 2000-05-25
Species: Rattus norvegicus
Last Modified: 2020-08-20
Status: ACTIVE


RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.