Home > Gene Browser > PER2

PER2

Synonyms
FASPS, FASPS1
External resources
Summary
This gene is a member of the Period family of genes and is expressed in a circadian pattern in the suprachiasmatic nucleus, the primary circadian pacemaker in the mammalian brain. Genes in this family encode components of the circadian rhythms of locomotor activity, metabolism, and behavior. This gene is upregulated by CLOCK/ARNTL heterodimers but then represses this upregulation in a feedback loop using PER/CRY heterodimers to interact with CLOCK/ARNTL. Polymorphisms in this gene may increase the risk of getting certain cancers and have been linked to sleep disorders.

Variant counts

The variants found in rare patients tested by 3billion are classified and counted according to ACMG guidelines. The variants with over 5% variant frequency in population genome databases ( gnomAD, dbSNP, etc) are excluded.

Pathogenic
4
Likely pathogenic
0
VUS
23,129
Likely benign
5,565
Benign
5,311

Patient phenotypes

Proportions of phenotypes among 4 patients carrying pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants on PER2 gene are displayed below.

Phenotype class
Patients in 3billion (%)
Abnormality of the ear
50%
Abnormality of the eye
50%
Abnormality of the musculoskeletal system
50%
Abnormality of head or neck
25%
Abnormality of limbs
25%
Abnormality of the genitourinary system
25%
Growth abnormality
25%
Abnormal cellular phenotype
0%
Abnormality of blood and blood-forming tissues
0%
Abnormality of metabolism homeostasis
0%
Abnormality of prenatal development or birth
0%
Abnormality of the breast
0%
Abnormality of the cardiovascular system
0%
Abnormality of the digestive system
0%
Abnormality of the endocrine system
0%
Abnormality of the immune system
0%
Abnormality of the integument
0%
Abnormality of the nervous system
0%
Abnormality of the respiratory system
0%
Abnormality of the thoracic cavity
0%
Abnormality of the voice
0%
Constitutional symptom
0%
Neoplasm
0%

Have a question or need assistance? Ask here.

Send us your questions or comments related to the variant counts and/or patient phenotypes