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Epithelial cell transforming sequence 2 oncogene
The protein encoded by this gene is a transforming protein that is related to Rho-specific exchange factors and yeast cell cycle regulators. The expression of this gene is elevated with the onset of DNA synthesis and remains elevated during G2 and M phases. In situ hybridization analysis showed that expression is at a high level in cells undergoing mitosis in regenerating liver. Thus, this protein is expressed in a cell cycle-dependent manner during liver regeneration, and is thought to have an important role in the regulation of cytokinesis. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008] (from
Krause et al., New Haven, United States. In Dev Cell, 2012
It was shown that the guanine exchange factors GEF-H1 and ECT2 must be downregulated for megakaryote polyploidization. The first (2N-4N) endomitotic cycle requires GEF-H1 downregulation, whereas subsequent cycles (>4N) require ECT2 downregulation.