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Aliases for AQP12A Gene

Aliases for AQP12A Gene

  • Aquaporin 12A 2 3 5
  • Aquaporin 12 2 3
  • AQP-12 3 4
  • AQP12 3 4
  • AQPX2 3 4
  • Aquaporin X2 3

External Ids for AQP12A Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for AQP12A Gene

  • AQP12

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for AQP12A Gene

  • GC02P241352
  • GC02P241632
  • GC02P233391

Summaries for AQP12A Gene

GeneCards Summary for AQP12A Gene

AQP12A (Aquaporin 12A) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Nanog in Mammalian ESC Pluripotency. GO annotations related to this gene include transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is AQP12B.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for AQP12A Gene

  • Aquaporins facilitate the transport of water and small neutral solutes across cell membranes.

No data available for Entrez Gene Summary , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for AQP12A Gene

Genomics for AQP12A Gene

Regulatory Elements for AQP12A Gene

Enhancers for AQP12A Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Score Enhancer Sources TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Other Gene Targets for Enhancer

Enhancers around AQP12A on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for AQP12A Gene

240,691,845 bp from pter
240,698,483 bp from pter
6,639 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for AQP12A Gene

Genes around AQP12A on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
AQP12A Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for AQP12A Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for AQP12A Gene

Proteins for AQP12A Gene

  • Protein details for AQP12A Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:

    Protein attributes for AQP12A Gene

    295 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    31475 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for AQP12A Gene

Proteomics data for AQP12A Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for AQP12A Gene

No Post-translational modifications

Other Protein References for AQP12A Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for AQP12A Gene

Domains & Families for AQP12A Gene

Gene Families for AQP12A Gene

Protein Domains for AQP12A Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for AQP12A Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Aquaporins contain two tandem repeats each containing three membrane-spanning domains and a pore-forming loop with the signature motif Asn-Pro-Ala (NPA).
  • Belongs to the MIP/aquaporin (TC 1.A.8) family. AQP11/AQP12 subfamily.
  • Aquaporins contain two tandem repeats each containing three membrane-spanning domains and a pore-forming loop with the signature motif Asn-Pro-Ala (NPA).
  • Belongs to the MIP/aquaporin (TC 1.A.8) family. AQP11/AQP12 subfamily.
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Function for AQP12A Gene

Molecular function for AQP12A Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Aquaporins facilitate the transport of water and small neutral solutes across cell membranes.
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Animal Model Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for AQP12A Gene

Localization for AQP12A Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for AQP12A Gene

Membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for AQP12A Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for AQP12A gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 2
plasma membrane 2
cytosol 1
lysosome 1
mitochondrion 1
peroxisome 1
vacuole 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for AQP12A Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane IEA --
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Pathways & Interactions for AQP12A Gene

SuperPathways for AQP12A Gene

Superpath Contained pathways
1 Nanog in Mammalian ESC Pluripotency
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Pathways by source for AQP12A Gene

1 Qiagen pathway for AQP12A Gene

Interacting Proteins for AQP12A Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for AQP12A Gene


No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for AQP12A Gene

Drugs & Compounds for AQP12A Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for AQP12A Gene

mRNA/cDNA for AQP12A Gene

(1) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(1) Additional mRNA sequences :
(1) Selected AceView cDNA sequences:
(5) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

Unigene Clusters for AQP12A Gene

Aquaporin 12A:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for AQP12A Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2 ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b · 5c ^ 6a · 6b ^ 7a · 7b
SP1: - -
SP2: - - - - -
SP3: - - - - -
SP4: -
SP5: -

Relevant External Links for AQP12A Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for AQP12A Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for AQP12A Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for AQP12A Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Pancreas (x52.0).

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for AQP12A Gene Hs.534650

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for AQP12A Gene

Tissue specificity: Restricted to the pancreas.
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Primer Products

No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery , Protein differential expression in normal tissues , Protein expression and Protein tissue co-expression partners for AQP12A Gene

Orthologs for AQP12A Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for AQP12A Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia AQP12B 35
  • 80.4 (n)
  • 73.24 (a)
-- 36
  • 69 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Aqp12 35
  • 77.78 (n)
  • 75.46 (a)
Aqp12 36
  • 71 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Aqp12a 35
  • 78.63 (n)
  • 75.09 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 68 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves AQP12 35
  • 62.01 (n)
  • 53.76 (a)
AQP12 36
  • 49 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 36
  • 51 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia LOC100485225 35
  • 59.97 (n)
  • 54.55 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii aqp12 35
  • 52.65 (n)
  • 42.42 (a)
aqp12 36
  • 39 (a)
Species with no ortholog for AQP12A:
  • 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)
  • chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)
  • 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)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • 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)
  • oppossum (Monodelphis domestica)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • 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)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for AQP12A Gene

Gene Tree for AQP12A (if available)
Gene Tree for AQP12A (if available)

Paralogs for AQP12A Gene

Paralogs for AQP12A Gene

(2) SIMAP similar genes for AQP12A Gene using alignment to 2 proteins:

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Variants for AQP12A Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for AQP12A Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 02 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs1968423 -- 240,691,096(+) AGACC(A/G)GACCC upstream-variant-2KB
rs6437367 -- 240,690,116(+) GCAGA(C/G/T)GCCAG upstream-variant-2KB
rs10166794 -- 240,694,614(+) ACGTG(A/G)GGTCC intron-variant
rs2288754 -- 240,690,428(-) GCACA(G/T)AGGAG upstream-variant-2KB
rs2288755 -- 240,690,280(-) GGAAG(A/G)CCGCC upstream-variant-2KB

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for AQP12A Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv876116 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv876144 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv4477n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv7337 OTHER Inversion 18451855
nsv470530 CNV Gain 18288195
dgv4479n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv876177 CNV Gain+Loss 21882294
dgv4480n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv460162 CNV Gain 19166990
nsv876180 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv4481n71 CNV Gain 21882294
nsv499422 OTHER Inversion 21111241
nsv470531 CNV Loss 18288195
nsv519624 CNV Gain+Loss 19592680
nsv460165 CNV Gain 19166990
nsv527844 CNV Gain 19592680
dgv4482n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv876184 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv876185 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv482063 CNV Gain 20164927
nsv213429 CNV Loss 16902084

Variation tolerance for AQP12A Gene

Gene Damage Index Score: 7.10; 80.49% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Relevant External Links for AQP12A Gene

Disorders for AQP12A Gene

Relevant External Links for AQP12A

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:

No disorders were found for AQP12A Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for AQP12A Gene

Publications for AQP12A Gene

  1. Identification of a novel aquaporin, AQP12, expressed in pancreatic acinar cells. (PMID: 15809071) Itoh T. … Ishibashi K. (Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 2005) 3 4 23 67
  2. In silico study of human aquaporin AQP11 and AQP12 channels. (PMID: 23359558) Calvanese L. … Oliva R. (Protein Sci. 2013) 3
  3. Integrative sequence and tissue expression profiling of chicken and mammalian aquaporins. (PMID: 19607658) Isokpehi R.D. … Cohly H.H. (BMC Genomics 2009) 23
  4. Diversity of aquaporin mRNA expressed by rat and human retinas. (PMID: 15618890) Tenckhoff S. … Bringmann A. (Neuroreport 2005) 23

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