Stains & CD markers

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PubMed Search: ARID2

Gregory A. Hosler, M.D., Ph.D.
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Cite this page: Bradish J. ARID2. website. Accessed October 24th, 2021.
Definition / general
  • ARID2, AT rich interactive domain containing protein 2, functions as a tumor suppressor gene / protein
  • It is located on chromosome 12q
  • ARID2 is a subunit of a chromatin remodeling complex
  • It functions to facilitate ligand dependent transcriptional activity by nuclear receptors (Genes Dev 2005;19:1662, Oncotarget 2011;2:886)
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ARID2 associations

Clinical features
  • ARID2 is associated with melanoma and hepatocellular carcinoma most commonly but has been described in many other tumors
  • No studies have described specific histological findings with ARID2 mutations
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Detection of ARID2 mutations is not routinely performed in melanocytic proliferations
  • Inactivation mutations can be detected through whole exome sequencing and microarray
  • No mechanisms of resistance have been evaluated
Resistance therapies
  • No resistance therapies have been evaluated
Molecular / cytogenetics description
  • ARID2 mutations causing disease are loss of function mutations
  • Nonsense mutations are predicted to lack the Zn motifs required for DNA binding
  • There is some suggestion that UVB may cause some of these mutations leading to melanomagenesis (Cell 2012;150:251)
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