Synonyms: JARD2,JARD2,JARID2,JMJ,Jumonji AT rich interactive domain 2 ,Jumonji homolog,Jumonji like protein,Jumonji protein,Jumonji/ARID domain containing protein 2,Jumonji/ARID domain-containing protein 2,Protein Jumonji
Background: This gene encodes a Jumonji- and AT-rich interaction domain (ARID)-domain-containing protein. The encoded protein is a DNA-binding protein that functions as a transcriptional repressor. This protein interacts with the Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) which plays an essential role in regulating gene expression during embryonic development. This protein facilitates the recruitment of the PRC2 complex to target genes. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants. Mutations in this gene are associated with chronic myeloid malignancies.