RING finger, H2 subclass, found in BRCA1-associated protein (BRAP2) and similar proteins
BRAP2, also known as impedes mitogenic signal propagation (IMP), RING finger protein 52, or renal carcinoma antigen NY-REN-63, is a novel cytoplasmic protein interacting with the two functional nuclear localization signal (NLS) motifs of BRCA1, a nuclear protein linked to breast cancer. It also binds to the SV40 large T antigen NLS motif and the bipartite NLS motif found in mitosin. BRAP2 serves as a cytoplasmic retention protein and plays a role in in the regulation of nuclear protein transport. It contains an N-terminal RNA recognition motif (RRM), also known as RBD (RNA binding domain) or RNP (ribonucleoprotein domain), followed by a C3H2C3-type RING-H2 finger and a UBP-type zinc finger.