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Aliases for ATOH7 Gene

Aliases for ATOH7 Gene

  • Atonal Homolog 7 (Drosophila) 2 3
  • Class A Basic Helix-Loop-Helix Protein 13 3 4
  • Helix-Loop-Helix Protein HATH-5 3 4
  • BHLHa13 3 4
  • RNANC 3 6
  • Protein Atonal Homolog 7 3
  • PHPVAR 3
  • NCRNA 3
  • Math5 3
  • HATH5 4
  • ATH5 4

External Ids for ATOH7 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ATOH7 Gene

  • GC10M068802
  • GC10M069077
  • GC10M069882
  • GC10M069335
  • GC10M069334
  • GC10M069660
  • GC10M069990
  • GC10M063990

Summaries for ATOH7 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for ATOH7 Gene

  • This intronless gene encodes a member of the basic helix-loop-helix family of transcription factors, with similarity to Drosophila atonal gene that controls photoreceptor development. Studies in mice suggest that this gene plays a central role in retinal ganglion cell and optic nerve formation. Mutations in this gene are associated with nonsyndromic congenital retinal nonattachment. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2011]

GeneCards Summary for ATOH7 Gene

ATOH7 (Atonal Homolog 7 (Drosophila)) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ATOH7 include persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous, autosomal recessive and persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous. GO annotations related to this gene include protein dimerization activity. An important paralog of this gene is BHLHA15.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ATOH7 Gene

  • Transcription factor involved in the differentiation of retinal ganglion cells.

No data available for Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for ATOH7 Gene

Genomics for ATOH7 Gene

Regulatory Elements for ATOH7 Gene

Epigenetics Products

  • DNA Methylation CpG Assay Predesigned for Pyrosequencing in human,mouse,rat

Genomic Location for ATOH7 Gene

68,230,595 bp from pter
68,232,113 bp from pter
1,519 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for ATOH7 Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for ATOH7 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for ATOH7 Gene

Proteins for ATOH7 Gene

  • Protein details for ATOH7 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein atonal homolog 7
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:

    Protein attributes for ATOH7 Gene

    152 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    16871 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for ATOH7 Gene

Proteomics data for ATOH7 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for ATOH7 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for ATOH7 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for ATOH7 Gene

Domains for ATOH7 Gene

Gene Families for ATOH7 Gene

  • bHLH :Basic helix-loop-helix proteins

Protein Domains for ATOH7 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for ATOH7 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Q8N100
  • Contains 1 bHLH (basic helix-loop-helix) domain.
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Function for ATOH7 Gene

Molecular function for ATOH7 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Transcription factor involved in the differentiation of retinal ganglion cells.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for ATOH7 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003677 DNA binding IEA --
GO:0046983 protein dimerization activity IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with ATOH7: view
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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for ATOH7 Gene

Localization for ATOH7 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ATOH7 Gene

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for ATOH7 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for ATOH7 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 4
extracellular 2
cytosol 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for ATOH7 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with ATOH7: view

Pathways for ATOH7 Gene

SuperPathways for ATOH7 Gene

No Data Available

Interacting Proteins for ATOH7 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for ATOH7 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003407 neural retina development IMP 21441919
GO:0006351 transcription, DNA-templated IEA --
GO:0006355 regulation of transcription, DNA-templated IEA --
GO:0007623 circadian rhythm IEA --
GO:0009649 entrainment of circadian clock IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with ATOH7: view

No data available for Pathways by source for ATOH7 Gene

Transcripts for ATOH7 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for ATOH7 Gene

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

Unigene Clusters for ATOH7 Gene

Atonal homolog 7 (Drosophila):
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for ATOH7 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for ATOH7 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for ATOH7 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for ATOH7 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for ATOH7 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Brain - Anterior cingulate cortex (BA24) (5.6), Brain - Amygdala (5.5), Brain - Frontal Cortex (BA9) (4.4), and Brain - Cortex (4.3).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for ATOH7 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for ATOH7 Gene Hs.737072

genes like me logo Genes that share expressions with ATOH7: view

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No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for ATOH7 Gene

Orthologs for ATOH7 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for ATOH7 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia ATOH7 35
  • 99.34 (n)
  • 100 (a)
ATOH7 36
  • 100 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia ATOH7 35
  • 90.57 (n)
  • 91.45 (a)
ATOH7 36
  • 91 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia ATOH7 35
  • 91.67 (n)
  • 90.79 (a)
ATOH7 36
  • 91 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Atoh7 35
  • 84.13 (n)
  • 85.71 (a)
Atoh7 16
Atoh7 36
  • 85 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia ATOH7 36
  • 75 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia ATOH7 36
  • 70 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Atoh7 35
  • 82.31 (n)
  • 82.99 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves ATOH7 35
  • 62.25 (n)
  • 63.58 (a)
ATOH7 36
  • 64 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia ATOH7 36
  • 64 (a)
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia atoh5b-A 35
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia LOC100493495 35
  • 59.72 (n)
  • 58.33 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii atoh7 35
  • 68.58 (n)
  • 73.56 (a)
atoh7 36
  • 54 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta amos 36
  • 24 (a)
cato 36
  • 25 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 20 (a)
Species with no ortholog for ATOH7:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • 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)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for ATOH7 Gene

Gene Tree for ATOH7 (if available)
Gene Tree for ATOH7 (if available)

Paralogs for ATOH7 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for ATOH7 Gene using alignment to 2 proteins:

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Variants for ATOH7 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for ATOH7 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 10 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs2289804 -- 68,233,275(-) TGACA(C/T)TTTAA upstream-variant-2KB
rs6480319 -- 68,231,862(+) TCTAC(C/T)GGATG utr-variant-5-prime
rs6480320 -- 68,231,911(+) AAAAT(A/G)AGATG utr-variant-5-prime
rs7916697 -- 68,232,096(+) GCAGT(A/G)GCTGT utr-variant-5-prime
rs34514031 -- 68,230,709(+) CCCAG(-/A)AAAAA utr-variant-3-prime

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for ATOH7 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv526735 CNV Loss 19592680

Relevant External Links for ATOH7 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ATOH7 Gene

Disorders for ATOH7 Gene

(1) OMIM Diseases for ATOH7 Gene (609875)


  • Persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous, autosomal recessive (PHPVAR) [MIM:221900]: A developmental eye malformation associated with microphthalmia, cataract, glaucoma, and congenital retinal non-attachment. It is due to failure of the primary vitreous to regress in utero, resulting in the presence of a retrolental fibrovascular membrane with persistence of the posterior portion of the tunica vasculosa lentis and hyaloid artery. Disease manifestations range from a trivial remnant of hyaloid vessels to a dense fibrovascular mass causing lens opacity and retinal detachment. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:21441919, ECO:0000269 PubMed:22068589, ECO:0000269 PubMed:22645276}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry. A 6.5 kb deletion that spans a remote cis regulatory element 20 kb upstream from ATOH7 has been found in PHPVAR patients (PubMed:21441919). {ECO:0000269 PubMed:21441919}.

(1) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for ATOH7 Gene

Relevant External Links for ATOH7

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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Publications for ATOH7 Gene

  1. Molecular characterization and mapping of ATOH7, a human atonal homolog with a predicted role in retinal ganglion cell development. (PMID: 11889557) Brown N.L. … Glaser T. (Mamm. Genome 2002) 2 3 4 23
  2. Genome-wide association identifies ATOH7 as a major gene determining human optic disc size. (PMID: 20395239) Macgregor S. … Mackey D.A. (Hum. Mol. Genet. 2010) 3 4 48
  3. A genome-wide association study of optic disc parameters. (PMID: 20548946) Ramdas W.D. … van Duijn C.M. (PLoS Genet. 2010) 3 48
  4. Genome-wide association studies in Asians confirm the involvement of ATOH7 and TGFBR3, and further identify CARD10 as a novel locus influencing optic disc area. (PMID: 21307088) Khor C.C. … Aung T. (Hum. Mol. Genet. 2011) 3 48
  5. Exhaustive identification of human class II basic helix-loop-helix proteins by virtual library screening. (PMID: 14516699) McLellan A.S. … Kealey T. (Mech. Dev. 2002) 3 4

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