an atypical protein kinase with two bromodomains that bind to acetylated lysine residues. Specifically interacts with transcriptionally active chromatin. Elevated protein kinase activity in leukemias. Transgenic mice overexpressing BRD2 in the lymphoid system develop diffuse large-cell lymphoma. Interacts with E2F1 and with histone H4 acetylated at Lys-13. May play a role in spermatogenesis or folliculogenesis. Genetic evidence links the BRD2 gene to both juvenile myoclonic epilepsy and photoparoxysomal responses. Two isoforms of the human protein are produced by alternative splicing. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: ATYPICAL group; BRD family; Kinase, protein; Protein kinase, Ser/Thr (non-receptor); Protein kinase, atypical