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Ring finger protein 212
This gene encodes a RING finger protein that may function as a ubiquitin ligase. The encoded protein may be involved in meiotic recombination. This gene is located within a linkage disequilibrium block and polymorphisms in this gene may influence recombination rates. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants.[provided by RefSeq, Oct 2010] (from
Cohen et al., Stanford, United States. In J Cell Biol, 2014
Disruption of Cntd1 results in failure to localize CO-specific factors MutLγ and HEI10 at designated CO sites and also leads to prolonged high levels of pre-CO intermediates marked by MutSγ and RNF212.
Together our results suggest that HEI10 is the homolog of budding yeast Zip3 and Caenorhabditis elegans ZHP-3, and may specifically promote class I CO formation through modification of various meiotic components.
Georges et al., Liège, Belgium. In Plos Genet, 2011
We fine-map three QTL and present strong evidence that genetic variants in REC8 and RNF212 influence genome-wide recombination rate, while genetic variants in PRDM9 influence genome-wide hotspot usage.
Stefansson et al., Reykjavík, Iceland. In Science, 2008
genome search identified sequence variants in the 4p16.3 region correlated with recombination rate in males & females; variants are located in the RNF212 gene, a putative ortholog of ZHP-3 gene essential for recombination & chiasma formation in C elegans