Alkylated DNA repair protein alkB homolog 2,
DNA oxidative demethylase ALKBH2,
Dioxygenase 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..