Detailed entry information

Protein Information (annotations from UniProt)

Database IDHIV0000087
UniProt IDQ6NS38
Primary gene name(s)ALKBH2
Synonym gene name(s)ABH2
Protein nameDNA oxidative demethylase ALKBH2
Protein functionDioxygenase that repairs alkylated DNA and RNA containing 1-methyladenine and 3-methylcytosine by oxidative demethylation. Can also repair alkylated DNA containing 1-ethenoadenine, in vitro. Has strong preference for double-stranded DNA. Has low efficiency with single-stranded substrates. Requires molecular oxygen, alpha-ketoglutarate and iron. {ECO:0000269|PubMed:12486230, ECO:0000269|PubMed:12594517, ECO:0000269|PubMed:16174769, ECO:0000269|PubMed:18432238, ECO:0000269|PubMed:18519673}.
Subcellular locationNucleus {ECO:0000269|PubMed:12486230, ECO:0000269|PubMed:12594517}. Note=Detected in replication foci during S-phase.
ECO codeClick here for more information.
Amino acid sequence
FASTA format: Q6NS38
Gene Ontology
(Biological Process)
Complete annatation
DNA dealkylation involved in DNA repair [GO:0006307];
DNA demethylation [GO:0080111];
oxidative demethylation [GO:0070989];
oxidative DNA demethylation [GO:0035511]
Gene Ontology
(Molecular Function)
Complete annatation
cytosine C-5 DNA demethylase activity [GO:0051747];
DNA-N1-methyladenine dioxygenase activity [GO:0043734];
ferrous iron binding [GO:0008198]
Gene Ontology
(Cellular Component)
Complete annatation
microtubule cytoskeleton [GO:0015630];
nucleoplasm [GO:0005654];
nucleus [GO:0005634]
Protein-protein interaction125741
Phylogenetic treeQ6NS38
HIV replication factor status Zhou et al., Cell. Host. Microbe., 2008
      unknown
Brass et al., Science, 2008
      unknown
Smith et al., J. Immunol, 2010
      unknown
Interferon-stimulated
gene status
Lu et al., J. Virol., 2011
      Folds changes 8h: unknown; Folds changes 16h: unknown; Tested: unknown;
Schoggins JW and Rice CM, Curr. Opin. Virol., 2011
      Targeted viruses: unknown
      Viral life cycle: unknown
      Mechanism related to antiviral activity: unknown
Anti-viral restriction factor Liu et al., Retrovirology, 2011
      unknown (Triplicates)

Gene Expression Profile       top

            Up-regulated;            Down-regulated

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Gene expression during HIV latency

(1). Mohammadi et al., PLoS Pathog., 2014

Differentially expressed transcripts (Pairwise) during latency and subsequent viral reactivation using several agents - Primary CD4+ T-cell based model


DMSO: Dimethyl suloxyde (negative control) - 0.0033% final
SAHA: Vorinostat (Histone deacetylase inhibitor) - 0.5 μM
CD3: TCR Stimulation by IL-2+ antiCD3/anti-CD28 antibodies
IL7: Interleukin-7 based stimulation
DISU: Disulfiram (alcohol dehydrogenase inhibitor) - 0.5 μM
AZA: 5-azacytidine (AZA; DNA methylation inhibitor) - 1 μM
Experimental Condition Log2 Fold Change P value Adjusted P value
AZA vs. CD31.503019573479678.23900657564991e-065.18489800034219e-05
AZA vs. DISU-0.4642543997577860.07430715149073390.586404863406589
AZA vs. IL70.4206742290307960.03452707672591320.571269624028199
AZA vs. SAHA-0.5362563143202310.03420620860388620.214744225816333
DISU vs. CD3-1.979237807492771.89619198676105e-072.16048359852125e-06
DISU vs. IL70.8752743616224650.0007250788521423470.021993085907537
DISU vs. SAHA-0.07115105990772060.8136129298824090.951523300053058
DMSO vs. AZA0.01217608666684380.9449748405343651
DMSO vs. CD3-1.500536167682585.06914198794561e-063.11955163596408e-05
DMSO vs. DISU0.4746486944029360.05845596960947970.466407940372561
DMSO vs. IL70.4155107168331330.02569281601239710.325649074932967
DMSO vs. SAHA-0.5555262772299610.02304190372857150.155793867695514
HIV vs. Mock in Activation-0.05461702770426840.9304437858671280.999983755607037
HIV vs. Mock in Latency-0.05089590824897130.7704009264035220.999834320637052
IL7 vs. CD3-1.074546817557920.001018178264847960.00430128951402838
SAHA vs. CD3-2.064527550697582.25524461328064e-082.78122228495411e-07
SAHA vs. IL7-0.9602650089742180.000144641705747350.00260804912970761
(2). Iglesias-Ussel et al., J. Virol., 2013

Up and Downregulated transcripts during Latency (Latently infected CD4+ T cells vs Uninfected)- Primary CD4+Tcell based model
Log2 Fold Change P Value
unknown unknown

Gene expression during HIV infection and replication

(1). Imbeault et al., PloS Pathog., 2012

Transcriptomic profiling of HIV-1 infected CD4+ T cells - Primary CD4+ T cells
Experiment type Log2 Fold Change P Value Adjusted P Value
Infected vs. Mock unknown unknown unknown
Infected vs. Bystander unknown unknown unknown
(2). Lefebvre et al., J. Virol., 2011

Transcriptome analysis of T-cell line (Sup T1)
Log2 Fold Change unknown
(3). Li et al., J. Immunol., 2013

Lymphatic tissue
Acute Fold Change Acute P Value Asymt Fold Change Asypt P Value AIDS Fold Change AIDS P Value
unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown
(4). Chang et al., MBio., 2011

Transcriptome analysis of T-cell line (Sup T1)

Derived from Sherrill-Mix et al., BMC Retrovirol., 2015 cross validation
Up-regulated (True) FALSE
(5). Sherrill-Mix et al., BMC Retrovirol., 2015

Deep RNA-seq analysis of primary human T cell infected with low passage HIV isolate HIV89.6 - Primary CD4+ T cell based
Test Status Log2 Fold Change P Value
OK 0.360461 0.0258353
(6). Rotger et al., PLoS Pathog., 2010

Genome-wide mRNA expression of CD4+ T cells from HIV-infected patient
(Genes differentially expressed (at adjusted p<0.01) according to the empirical Bayes approach)
Log2 Fold Change P Value
unknown unknown

Proteomic/Transcriptomics studies indicating differentially expressed genes mediated by HIV

(1). Greenwood et al., Elife, 2016

Activated (CD3/CD28) Primary human CD4+ T cells infected with pNL4-3-dE-EGFP. The table shows the complete (unfiltered) TMT (tandem mass tag)-based proteomic time course dataset
6 h 24 h 48 h 72 h RTi
0.726 0.977 0.719 0.611 1.028
(2). Navare et al., Virology, 2012

SUP-T1 cell line
FC-4hpi P-value FC-8hpi P-value FC-20hpi P-value Category
unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown
(3). Hyrcza et al., J. Virolo., 2007

Primary human CD4+ and CD8+ T Cells
Affymetrix Prob ID Fold Change In CD8? Category
unknown unknown unknown unknown

Protein Overview       top

Drug-protein Interaction       (annotations from DrugBank)      top

Drugbank ID Drug Name Drug Status Pharmacological Action Drug Action
DB00126 Vitamin C approved, nutraceutical unknown unknown

Protein Secondary Structure       (annotations from PDB)      top

PDB Accession Method Resolution Chain Structure Preview
3BTX X-ray 2.0Å A=56-258.
3BTY X-ray 2.3Å A=56-258.
3BTZ X-ray 3.0Å A=57-258.
3BU0 X-ray 2.5Å A=56-258.
3BUC X-ray 2.5Å A=56-258.
3H8O X-ray 2.5Å A=56-261.
3H8R X-ray 1.7Å A=56-261.
3H8X X-ray 2.5Å A=56-261.
3RZG X-ray 1.6Å A=56-261.
3RZH X-ray 2.2Å A=56-261.
3RZJ X-ray 2.5Å A=56-261.
3RZK X-ray 2.7Å A=56-261.
3RZL X-ray 2.6Å A/D=56-261.
3RZM X-ray 3.0Å A=56-260.
3S57 X-ray 1.6Å A=56-258.
3S5A X-ray 1.7Å A=56-258.
4MG2 X-ray 2.3Å A=56-258.
4MGT X-ray 2.6Å A=56-258.

HIV-1 Interaction       (annotations from NCBI HIV-1 Interaction Database)      top

not found

Metabolic/Signalling Pathway       (annotations from KEGG database)      top

Pathway Accession Number Description
not found
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