Gene Symbol: Mta2
Description: metastasis associated 1 family, member 2
Alias: metastasis-associated protein MTA2, metastasis-associated gene family, member 2
Species: rat
Products:     Mta2

Top Publications

  1. Zhang Y, Ng H, Erdjument Bromage H, Tempst P, Bird A, Reinberg D. Analysis of the NuRD subunits reveals a histone deacetylase core complex and a connection with DNA methylation. Genes Dev. 1999;13:1924-35 pubmed
    ..A novel polypeptide highly related to the metastasis-associated protein 1, MTA2, and the methyl-CpG-binding domain-containing protein, MBD3, were found to be subunits of the NuRD complex...
  2. Matsusue K, Takiguchi S, Toh Y, Kono A. Characterization of mouse metastasis-associated gene 2: genomic structure, nuclear localization signal, and alternative potentials as transcriptional activator and repressor. DNA Cell Biol. 2001;20:603-11 pubmed
    ..These results suggest that mmta2 has the potential to both repress and activate gene transcription and that its transcription repression activity might be related to histone deacetylation. ..
  3. Xuan C, Wang Q, Han X, Duan Y, Li L, Shi L, et al. RBB, a novel transcription repressor, represses the transcription of HDM2 oncogene. Oncogene. 2013;32:3711-21 pubmed publisher
    ..Significantly, we showed that RBB suppresses cell proliferation and sensitizes cells to DNA damage-induced apoptosis. Our data indicate that RBB is a novel transcriptional repressor and an important regulator of p53 pathway. ..
  4. Yamada T, Yang Y, Hemberg M, Yoshida T, Cho H, Murphy J, et al. Promoter decommissioning by the NuRD chromatin remodeling complex triggers synaptic connectivity in the mammalian brain. Neuron. 2014;83:122-34 pubmed publisher
    ..Our findings define NuRD-dependent promoter decommissioning as a developmentally regulated programming mechanism that drives synaptic connectivity in the mammalian brain...
  5. Kaji K, Caballero I, MacLeod R, Nichols J, Wilson V, Hendrich B. The NuRD component Mbd3 is required for pluripotency of embryonic stem cells. Nat Cell Biol. 2006;8:285-92 pubmed
    ..Our findings define a role for epigenetic silencing in the cell-fate commitment of pluripotent cells. ..
  6. Roche A, Bassett B, Samant S, Hong W, Blobel G, Svensson E. The zinc finger and C-terminal domains of MTA proteins are required for FOG-2-mediated transcriptional repression via the NuRD complex. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2008;44:352-60 pubmed
    ..Together, these results demonstrate the importance of FOG-2/MTA/RbAp interactions for FOG-2-mediated transcriptional repression and further define the molecular interactions between the FOG Repression Motif and the NuRD complex. ..
  7. Li R, Zhang H, Yu W, Chen Y, Gui B, Liang J, et al. ZIP: a novel transcription repressor, represses EGFR oncogene and suppresses breast carcinogenesis. EMBO J. 2009;28:2763-76 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings may shed new light on the EGFR-related breast carcinogenesis and might offer a potential new target for breast cancer therapy. ..
  8. Hwang S, Lee S, Lee W, Lee G. GATA-binding protein-3 regulates T helper type 2 cytokine and ifng loci through interaction with metastasis-associated protein 2. Immunology. 2010;131:50-8 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that GATA-3 interacts with MTA-2 to co-ordinately regulate Th2 cytokine and ifng loci during T helper cell differentiation. ..
  9. Zhou J, Zhan S, Tan W, Cheng R, Gong H, Zhu Q. P300 binds to and acetylates MTA2 to promote colorectal cancer cells growth. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2014;444:387-90 pubmed publisher
    b>MTA2 is a member of metastasis associated family, which is highly expressed in several solid tumors and associated with tumor cells migration and invasion...

More Information


  1. Basta J, Rauchman M. The nucleosome remodeling and deacetylase complex in development and disease. Transl Res. 2015;165:36-47 pubmed publisher
    ..Recent genetic and biochemical studies have elucidated the mechanisms of NuRD action in modifying the chromatin landscape. These advances have the potential to lead to new therapeutic approaches to birth defects and cancer. ..
  2. Toh Y, Nicolson G. Identification and characterization of metastasis-associated gene/protein 1 (MTA1). Cancer Metastasis Rev. 2014;33:837-42 pubmed publisher
    ..In this review, we will briefly discuss the researches for the identification and characterization of the mta1 gene, its human counterpart MTA1, and their protein products. ..
  3. Lee C, Gyorgy A, Maric D, Sadri N, Schneider R, Barker J, et al. Members of the NuRD chromatin remodeling complex interact with AUF1 in developing cortical neurons. Cereb Cortex. 2008;18:2909-19 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, AUF1 is coexpressed with histone deacetylase 1 (HDAC1) and metastasis-associated protein 2 (MTA2), members of the nucleosome remodeling and histone deacetylase complex...
  4. Ma P, Lin S, Bartolomei M, Schultz R. Metastasis tumor antigen 2 (MTA2) is involved in proper imprinted expression of H19 and Peg3 during mouse preimplantation development. Biol Reprod. 2010;83:1027-35 pubmed publisher
    ..we employed an RNA interference (RNAi) strategy to deplete the NuRD complex component Metastasis Tumor Antigen 2 (MTA2)...