RING finger, HC subclass, found in makorin-2 (MKRN2) and similar proteins
MKRN2, also known as makorin RING finger protein 2, RING finger protein 62 (RNF62), or HSPC070, is a putative ribonucleoprotein that acts as a neurogenesis inhibitor acting upstream of glycogen synthase kinase-3beta (GSK-3beta) in the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt pathway. It also functions on promoting cell proliferation of primary CD34+ progenitor cells and K562 cells, indicating its possible involvement in normal and malignant hematopoiesis. Mammalian MKRN2 contains three N-terminal C3H1-type zinc fingers, a motif rich in Cys and His residues (CH), a C3HC4-type RING-HC finger, and another C3H1-type zinc finger at the C-terminus. The third C3H1-type zinc finger, the CH motif, as well as the RING zinc finger are necessary for its anti-neurogenic activity.