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Aliases for AIPL1 Gene

Aliases for AIPL1 Gene

  • Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Interacting Protein-Like 1 2 3
  • AIPL2 3 4
  • LCA4 3 6
  • Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor-Interacting Protein-Like 1 2
  • Aryl-Hydrocarbon-Interacting Protein-Like 1 3

External Ids for AIPL1 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for AIPL1 Gene

  • LCA4

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for AIPL1 Gene

  • GC17M006718
  • GC17M007058
  • GC17M006272
  • GC17M006528
  • GC17M006268
  • GC17M006297

Summaries for AIPL1 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for AIPL1 Gene

  • Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) is the most severe inherited retinopathy with the earliest age of onset and accounts for at least 5% of all inherited retinal diseases. Affected individuals are diagnosed at birth or in the first few months of life with nystagmus, severely impaired vision or blindness and an abnormal or flat electroretinogram. The photoreceptor/pineal-expressed gene, AIPL1, encoding aryl-hydrocarbon interacting protein-like 1, is located within the LCA4 candidate region. The encoded protein contains three tetratricopeptide motifs, consistent with chaperone or nuclear transport activity. Mutations in this gene may cause approximately 20% of recessive LCA. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2014]

GeneCards Summary for AIPL1 Gene

AIPL1 (Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Interacting Protein-Like 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with AIPL1 include leber congenital amaurosis 4 and aipl1-related leber congenital amaurosis. GO annotations related to this gene include unfolded protein binding and farnesylated protein binding. An important paralog of this gene is AIP.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for AIPL1 Gene

  • May be important in protein trafficking and/or protein folding and stabilization

Gene Wiki entry for AIPL1 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for AIPL1 Gene

Genomics for AIPL1 Gene

Regulatory Elements for AIPL1 Gene

Genomic Location for AIPL1 Gene

6,393,693 bp from pter
6,435,199 bp from pter
41,507 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for AIPL1 Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for AIPL1 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for AIPL1 Gene

Proteins for AIPL1 Gene

  • Protein details for AIPL1 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Aryl-hydrocarbon-interacting protein-like 1
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • D3DTM4
    • Q659W3
    • Q659W4
    • Q6ZZB6
    • Q8N6A0
    • Q9H873
    • Q9NS10

    Protein attributes for AIPL1 Gene

    384 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    43903 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with NUB1.

    Alternative splice isoforms for AIPL1 Gene


neXtProt entry for AIPL1 Gene

Proteomics data for AIPL1 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for AIPL1 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

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No data available for DME Specific Peptides for AIPL1 Gene

Domains for AIPL1 Gene

Gene Families for AIPL1 Gene

Protein Domains for AIPL1 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Contains 1 PPIase FKBP-type domain.
  • Contains 3 TPR repeats.
  • Contains 1 PPIase FKBP-type domain.
  • Contains 3 TPR repeats.
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Function for AIPL1 Gene

Molecular function for AIPL1 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
arylhydrocarbon interacting protein-like 1,specifically expressed in the photoreceptor and pineal gland,maybe involved in retinal protein folding or trafficking
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
May be important in protein trafficking and/or protein folding and stabilization

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for AIPL1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001918 farnesylated protein binding IDA 14555765
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 12374762
GO:0051082 unfolded protein binding TAS 10615133
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Animal Models for AIPL1 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for AIPL1:

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miRNA for AIPL1 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target AIPL1

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  • Predesigned siRNA for gene silencing in human,mouse,rat for AIPL1

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for AIPL1 Gene

Localization for AIPL1 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for AIPL1 Gene

Cytoplasm. Nucleus.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for AIPL1 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for AIPL1 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 5
cytosol 3
mitochondrion 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for AIPL1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001917 photoreceptor inner segment IEA --
GO:0005634 nucleus IDA 12374762
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IDA 12374762
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Pathways for AIPL1 Gene

SuperPathways for AIPL1 Gene

No Data Available

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for AIPL1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001895 retina homeostasis IEA --
GO:0006457 protein folding IEA --
GO:0007601 visual perception IEA --
GO:0007603 phototransduction, visible light IEA --
GO:0018343 protein farnesylation IDA 14555765
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No data available for Pathways by source for AIPL1 Gene

Compounds for AIPL1 Gene

(1) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for AIPL1 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
vitamin a 35 4
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Transcripts for AIPL1 Gene

Unigene Clusters for AIPL1 Gene

Aryl hydrocarbon receptor interacting protein-like 1:
Representative Sequences:

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  • Predesigned siRNA for gene silencing in human,mouse,rat for AIPL1

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for AIPL1 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c · 1d · 1e ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3 ^ 4a · 4b ^ 5a · 5b · 5c ^ 6a · 6b · 6c
SP1: - - -
SP2: - - -
SP3: - -
SP4: - - -
SP5: - - - -
SP7: - -

Relevant External Links for AIPL1 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for AIPL1 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for AIPL1 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for AIPL1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Testis (13.5), Brain - Amygdala (4.9), and Spleen (4.4).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues for AIPL1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Retina (69.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for AIPL1 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for AIPL1 Gene Hs.279887

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for AIPL1 Gene

Tissue specificity: Highly expressed in retina. Specifically localized to the developing photoreceptor layer and within the photoreceptors of the adult retina.
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Expression partners for AIPL1 Gene

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Orthologs for AIPL1 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for AIPL1 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia AIPL1 35
  • 90.15 (n)
  • 92.86 (a)
AIPL1 36
  • 91 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia AIPL1 35
  • 88.2 (n)
  • 90.91 (a)
AIPL1 36
  • 80 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Aipl1 35
  • 85.57 (n)
  • 87.2 (a)
Aipl1 16
Aipl1 36
  • 87 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia AIPL1 35
  • 98.78 (n)
  • 99.22 (a)
AIPL1 36
  • 99 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Aipl1 35
  • 84.76 (n)
  • 87.5 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia AIPL1 36
  • 80 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia AIPL1 36
  • 81 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves AIPL1 35
  • 67.38 (n)
  • 58.05 (a)
AIPL1 36
  • 57 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia AIPL1 36
  • 54 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia aipl1 35
  • 67.07 (n)
  • 71.12 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii LOC100537095 35
  • 66.47 (n)
  • 63.36 (a)
AIPL1 36
  • 46 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG1847 37
  • 36 (a)
CG1847 36
  • 36 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea C56C10.10 37
  • 32 (a)
C56C10.10 36
  • 32 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.2723 36
  • 38 (a)
Species with no ortholog for AIPL1:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for AIPL1 Gene

Gene Tree for AIPL1 (if available)
Gene Tree for AIPL1 (if available)

Paralogs for AIPL1 Gene

Paralogs for AIPL1 Gene

(2) SIMAP similar genes for AIPL1 Gene using alignment to 9 proteins:

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Variants for AIPL1 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for AIPL1 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 17 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs907937 -- 6,424,258(-) TGGCA(C/T)CCTGG utr-variant-3-prime
rs907938 -- 6,424,231(-) AAAGC(C/T)GCTTC utr-variant-3-prime
rs907939 -- 6,424,069(-) AAGGA(C/T)GGGTA utr-variant-3-prime
rs925615 -- 6,427,083(-) CTGCC(C/T)CACTG intron-variant
rs925616 -- 6,426,833(-) GGGGG(A/G)CCTGC intron-variant

Relevant External Links for AIPL1 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
Locus Specific Mutation Databases (LSDB)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for AIPL1 Gene

Disorders for AIPL1 Gene

(2) OMIM Diseases for AIPL1 Gene (604392)


  • Leber congenital amaurosis 4 (LCA4) [MIM:604393]: A severe dystrophy of the retina, typically becoming evident in the first years of life. Visual function is usually poor and often accompanied by nystagmus, sluggish or near-absent pupillary responses, photophobia, high hyperopia and keratoconus. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:10615133, ECO:0000269 PubMed:17724218}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

(13) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for AIPL1 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
lebers congenital amaurosis 98.2 21
cone-rod dystrophy 84.8 2
retinitis pigmentosa 78.5 8
retinal degeneration 76.4 8
blindness 73 7

Relevant External Links for AIPL1

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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No data available for Genatlas for AIPL1 Gene

Publications for AIPL1 Gene

  1. Mutations in a novel photoreceptor-pineal gene on 17p cause Leber congenital amaurosis. (PMID: 10615133) Sohocki M.M. … Daiger S.P. (Nat. Genet. 2000) 2 3 4 23
  2. AIPL1, a protein implicated in Leber's congenital amaurosis, interacts with and aids in processing of farnesylated proteins. (PMID: 14555765) Ramamurthy V. … Hurley J.B. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2003) 2 3 23
  3. The inherited blindness associated protein AIPL1 interacts with the cell cycle regulator protein NUB1. (PMID: 12374762) Akey D.T. … Sohocki M.M. (Hum. Mol. Genet. 2002) 3 4 23
  4. The phenotype of Leber congenital amaurosis in patients with AIPL1 mutations. (PMID: 15249368) Dharmaraj S. … Maumenee I.H. (Arch. Ophthalmol. 2004) 3 23 48
  5. AIPL1, the protein that is defective in Leber congenital amaurosis, is essential for the biosynthesis of retinal rod cGMP phosphodiesterase. (PMID: 15365173) Liu X. … Li T. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2004) 2 3 23

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