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Aliases for ALKBH4 Gene

Aliases for ALKBH4 Gene

  • AlkB, Alkylation Repair Homolog 4 (E. Coli) 2 3
  • ABH4 3 4 6
  • Alkylated DNA Repair Protein AlkB Homolog 4 3 4
  • Alpha-Ketoglutarate-Dependent Dioxygenase AlkB Homolog 4 3
  • Probable Alpha-Ketoglutarate-Dependent Dioxygenase ABH4 3
  • EC 1.14.11.- 4

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ALKBH4 Gene

  • GC07M101883
  • GC07M102096
  • GC07M096686

Summaries for ALKBH4 Gene

GeneCards Summary for ALKBH4 Gene

ALKBH4 (AlkB, Alkylation Repair Homolog 4 (E. Coli)) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include actin binding and demethylase activity.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ALKBH4 Gene

  • Dioxygenase that mediates demethylation of actin monomethylated at Lys-84 (K84me1), thereby acting as a regulator of actomyosin-processes. Demethylation of actin K84me1 is required for maintaining actomyosin dynamics supporting normal cleavage furrow ingression during cytokinesis and cell migration. May be involved in transcription regulation.

No data available for Entrez Gene Summary , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for ALKBH4 Gene

Genomics for ALKBH4 Gene

Regulatory Elements for ALKBH4 Gene

Genomic Location for ALKBH4 Gene

102,456,220 bp from pter
102,464,876 bp from pter
8,657 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for ALKBH4 Gene

UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track
Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for ALKBH4 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for ALKBH4 Gene

Proteins for ALKBH4 Gene

  • Protein details for ALKBH4 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Alpha-ketoglutarate-dependent dioxygenase alkB homolog 4
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q53H92
    • Q9H6A4

    Protein attributes for ALKBH4 Gene

    302 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    33838 Da
    Name=Fe(2+); Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:29033; Note=Binds 1 Fe(2+) ion per subunit.;
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with ZFHX3, MLLT3, MLLT1, HSF4, EP300, TES, EIF3C, MTMR6 and PSMA6.
    • Actin demethylase activity has not been directly confirmed in vitro; however a number of experiments strongly suggest that ALKBH4 acts as a protein demethylase.
    • Sequence=BAB15358.1; Type=Erroneous translation; Note=Wrong choice of CDS.; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for ALKBH4 Gene


neXtProt entry for ALKBH4 Gene

Proteomics data for ALKBH4 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for ALKBH4 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for ALKBH4 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for ALKBH4 Gene

Domains for ALKBH4 Gene

Gene Families for ALKBH4 Gene

  • ALKB :Alkylation repair homologs

Protein Domains for ALKBH4 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for ALKBH4 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Q9NXW9
  • Belongs to the alkB family.
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Function for ALKBH4 Gene

Molecular function for ALKBH4 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Dioxygenase that mediates demethylation of actin monomethylated at Lys-84 (K84me1), thereby acting as a regulator of actomyosin-processes. Demethylation of actin K84me1 is required for maintaining actomyosin dynamics supporting normal cleavage furrow ingression during cytokinesis and cell migration. May be involved in transcription regulation.

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for ALKBH4 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for ALKBH4 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003779 actin binding IDA 23673617
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 21516116
GO:0016491 oxidoreductase activity --
GO:0016706 oxidoreductase activity, acting on paired donors, with incorporation or reduction of molecular oxygen, 2-oxoglutarate as one donor, and incorporation of one atom each of oxygen into both donors IDA 21166655
GO:0032451 demethylase activity TAS 23673617
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Phenotypes for ALKBH4 Gene

MGI mutant phenotypes for ALKBH4:
inferred from 2 alleles
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miRNA for ALKBH4 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target ALKBH4

No data available for Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for ALKBH4 Gene

Localization for ALKBH4 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ALKBH4 Gene

Cytoplasm. Nucleus. Midbody. Note=Associates with the contractile ring and midbody.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for ALKBH4 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for ALKBH4 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 5
mitochondrion 4
cytosol 2
extracellular 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for ALKBH4 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus IEA --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IEA --
GO:0030496 midbody IDA 23673617
GO:0070938 contractile ring IDA 23673617
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Pathways for ALKBH4 Gene

SuperPathways for ALKBH4 Gene

No Data Available

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for ALKBH4 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006351 transcription, DNA-templated IEA --
GO:0006355 regulation of transcription, DNA-templated IEA --
GO:0006482 protein demethylation IDA 23673617
GO:0031032 actomyosin structure organization IMP 23673617
GO:0036090 cleavage furrow ingression IMP 23673617
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No data available for Pathways by source for ALKBH4 Gene

Transcripts for ALKBH4 Gene

Unigene Clusters for ALKBH4 Gene

AlkB, alkylation repair homolog 4 (E. coli):
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for ALKBH4 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b ^ 2a · 2b · 2c ^ 3a · 3b · 3c · 3d
SP1: -
SP2: -
SP3: - -
SP5: - - -

Relevant External Links for ALKBH4 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for ALKBH4 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for ALKBH4 Gene

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for ALKBH4 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for ALKBH4 Gene Hs.658598

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for ALKBH4 Gene

Tissue specificity: Widely expressed, with highest expression in pancreas, ovary and spleen.
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No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery and mRNA differential expression in normal tissues for ALKBH4 Gene

Orthologs for ALKBH4 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for ALKBH4 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia ALKBH4 35
  • 99.12 (n)
  • 98.68 (a)
  • 99 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia ALKBH4 35
  • 86.09 (n)
  • 85.76 (a)
  • 85 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia ALKBH4 35
  • 86.42 (n)
  • 88.41 (a)
  • 88 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Alkbh4 35
  • 81.55 (n)
  • 83.26 (a)
Alkbh4 16
Alkbh4 36
  • 83 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia ALKBH4 36
  • 68 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia ALKBH4 36
  • 66 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Alkbh4 35
  • 79.84 (n)
  • 78.07 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves ALKBH4 35
  • 65 (n)
  • 65 (a)
  • 58 (a)
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia Xl.3979 35
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia alkbh4 35
  • 58.45 (n)
  • 57.5 (a)
Str.701 35
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.12271 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii alkbh4 35
  • 58.72 (n)
  • 59.62 (a)
alkbh4 36
  • 54 (a)
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP009588 35
  • 50.79 (n)
  • 44 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG4036 35
  • 50.31 (n)
  • 39.78 (a)
CG4036 36
  • 34 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea F09F7.7 35
  • 47.6 (n)
  • 39.6 (a)
F09F7.7 36
  • 33 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 43 (a)
Species with no ortholog for ALKBH4:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • 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)
  • lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • 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 ALKBH4 Gene

Gene Tree for ALKBH4 (if available)
Gene Tree for ALKBH4 (if available)

Paralogs for ALKBH4 Gene

No data available for Paralogs for ALKBH4 Gene

Variants for ALKBH4 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for ALKBH4 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 07 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs4487686 -- 102,460,822(+) GGAGG(G/T)CAGCC intron-variant
rs4729790 -- 102,458,387(+) CAACA(C/T)AGCAA intron-variant
rs4989124 -- 102,461,063(+) CAGGC(A/G)CGGTG intron-variant
rs6465866 -- 102,462,846(+) cccta(C/T)gtagc intron-variant
rs6951407 -- 102,458,678(+) ggctg(C/T)ggtga intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for ALKBH4 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv428182 CNV Gain 18775914
nsv831083 CNV Loss 17160897
nsv464664 CNV Gain 19166990
nsv464665 CNV Loss 19166990
dgv7412n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv888832 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv5879 CNV Loss 18451855
nsv8192 CNV Gain 18304495
nsv824248 CNV Gain 20364138
dgv7413n71 CNV Loss 21882294

Relevant External Links for ALKBH4 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ALKBH4 Gene

Disorders for ALKBH4 Gene

No disorders were found for ALKBH4 Gene.

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ALKBH4 Gene

Publications for ALKBH4 Gene

  1. Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs. (PMID: 14702039) Ota T. … Sugano S. (Nat. Genet. 2004) 3 4
  2. The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC). (PMID: 15489334) Gerhard D.S. … Malek J. (Genome Res. 2004) 3 4
  3. Expression and sub-cellular localization of human ABH family molecules. (PMID: 17979886) Tsujikawa K. … Yamamoto H. (J. Cell. Mol. Med. 2007) 3 4
  4. Spectroscopic and magnetic studies of wild-type and mutant forms of the Fe(II)- and 2-oxoglutarate-dependent decarboxylase ALKBH4. (PMID: 21166655) BjA … Andersson K.K. (Biochem. J. 2011) 3 4
  5. Human ALKBH4 interacts with proteins associated with transcription. (PMID: 23145062) BjA … Falnes P.A.9. (PLoS ONE 2012) 3 4

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