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Aliases for BFSP1 Gene

Aliases for BFSP1 Gene

  • Beaded Filament Structural Protein 1 2 3 4 5
  • Lens Fiber Cell Beaded-Filament Structural Protein CP 115 3 4
  • Beaded Filament Structural Protein 1, Filensin 2 3
  • Lens Intermediate Filament-Like Heavy 3 4
  • LIFL-H 3 4
  • CP115 3 4
  • Cytoskeletal Protein, 115 KD 3
  • Filensin 3
  • CTRCT33 3
  • CP94 3

External Ids for BFSP1 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for BFSP1 Gene

  • GC20M017462
  • GC20M017469

Summaries for BFSP1 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for BFSP1 Gene

  • This gene encodes a lens-specific intermediate filament-like protein named filensin. The encoded protein is expressed in lens fiber cells after differentiation has begun. This protein functions as a component of the beaded filament which is a cytoskeletal structure found in lens fiber cells. Mutations in this gene are the cause of autosomal recessive cortical juvenile-onset cataract. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2013]

GeneCards Summary for BFSP1 Gene

BFSP1 (Beaded Filament Structural Protein 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with BFSP1 include Cataract 33 and Early-Onset Nuclear Cataract. GO annotations related to this gene include structural molecule activity and structural constituent of eye lens. An important paralog of this gene is ENSG00000283253.

Gene Wiki entry for BFSP1 Gene

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for BFSP1 Gene

Genomics for BFSP1 Gene

Regulatory Elements for BFSP1 Gene

Enhancers for BFSP1 Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Enhancer Score Enhancer Sources Gene-Enhancer Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Gene Targets for Enhancer
GH20F017541 0.9 Ensembl ENCODE 12.7 +26.0 25967 2.7 HLF BHLHE40 CEBPB ZMYM3 MAFG YY1 ZNF316 MAFF SCRT2 FOS BFSP1 DSTN RRBP1 BANF2 ENSG00000283253 ENSG00000277373
GH20F017536 0.8 Ensembl ENCODE 12.4 +32.1 32138 0.9 PKNOX1 ARID4B SIN3A SLC30A9 ZNF143 DEK MXD4 MIER2 REST PPARG BFSP1 DSTN POLR3F RRBP1 BANF2 ENSG00000283253 ENSG00000277373
GH20F017538 1 Ensembl ENCODE 12.4 +30.5 30466 0.7 GTF2F1 PKNOX1 ESRRA JUN RAD21 CTBP1 EED RCOR1 ZNF600 FOS BFSP1 DSTN RRBP1 BANF2 ENSG00000283253 ENSG00000277373
GH20F017533 1.1 Ensembl ENCODE 12.4 +35.3 35321 1.3 USF1 MAX CEBPG ZNF644 GATA3 POLR2A NFYB ZNF687 L3MBTL2 HLF DSTN BFSP1 RRBP1 BANF2 ENSG00000283253 ENSG00000277373
GH20F017593 0.9 Ensembl ENCODE 12.2 -25.4 -25374 2.1 HDGF ZNF263 TEAD4 CHD1 SIN3A MNT DPF2 RAD21 ZNF781 ZNF518A DSTN POLR3F BFSP1 RRBP1 LOC100286962 RN7SKP69 GC20M017577
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Enhancers around BFSP1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for BFSP1 Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters
ENSR00000398432 -1580 4401 PKNOX1 MLX ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 YY1 ZNF143 ZNF207 FOS KLF13

Genomic Location for BFSP1 Gene

17,493,905 bp from pter
17,569,220 bp from pter
75,316 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for BFSP1 Gene

Genes around BFSP1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
BFSP1 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for BFSP1 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for BFSP1 Gene

Proteins for BFSP1 Gene

  • Protein details for BFSP1 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • F5H0G1
    • O43595
    • O76034
    • O95676
    • Q8IVZ6
    • Q9HBX4

    Protein attributes for BFSP1 Gene

    665 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    74544 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Associates with BFSP2 to form long fibrils (By similarity). Identified in complexes that contain VIM, EZR, AHNAK, BFSP1, BFSP2, ANK2, PLEC, PRX and spectrin (By similarity).
    • Sequence=CAA76349.1; Type=Erroneous gene model prediction; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for BFSP1 Gene


neXtProt entry for BFSP1 Gene

Post-translational modifications for BFSP1 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for BFSP1 Gene

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for BFSP1 Gene

Domains & Families for BFSP1 Gene

Gene Families for BFSP1 Gene

Protein Domains for BFSP1 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for BFSP1 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the intermediate filament family.
  • Belongs to the intermediate filament family.
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Function for BFSP1 Gene

Molecular function for BFSP1 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
filensin,beaded filament structural protein 1,74.5kDa,ocular lens fiber cell-specific cytoskeletal protein,expressed during the formation of the eyes,intermediate filament superfamily,novel class

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for BFSP1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005200 structural constituent of cytoskeleton TAS 9628810
GO:0005212 structural constituent of eye lens IEA --
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 25416956
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Human Phenotype Ontology for BFSP1 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for BFSP1 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for BFSP1:

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miRNA for BFSP1 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target BFSP1

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for BFSP1 Gene

Localization for BFSP1 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BFSP1 Gene

Cell membrane; Peripheral membrane protein; Cytoplasmic side. Cytoplasm, cytoskeleton. Cytoplasm, cell cortex. Note=Detected adjacent to the cell membrane. {ECO:0000250 UniProtKB:Q06002}.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for BFSP1 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for BFSP1 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytoskeleton 5
mitochondrion 5
plasma membrane 5
nucleus 3
cytosol 2

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for BFSP1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IDA --
GO:0005739 mitochondrion IDA --
GO:0005856 cytoskeleton IEA --
GO:0005882 intermediate filament IEA,TAS --
GO:0005886 plasma membrane IDA --
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Pathways & Interactions for BFSP1 Gene

SuperPathways for BFSP1 Gene

No Data Available

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for BFSP1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007010 cytoskeleton organization IEA --
GO:0008150 biological_process ND --
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No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for BFSP1 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for BFSP1 Gene

(1) Additional Compounds for BFSP1 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
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Transcripts for BFSP1 Gene

Unigene Clusters for BFSP1 Gene

Beaded filament structural protein 1, filensin:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for BFSP1 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for BFSP1 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for BFSP1 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and SAGE for BFSP1 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for BFSP1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Vitreous humor (66.7).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB and MOPED for BFSP1 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for BFSP1 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of BFSP1 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for BFSP1 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for BFSP1 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Lens.
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No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues for BFSP1 Gene

Orthologs for BFSP1 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for BFSP1 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia BFSP1 34 35
  • 99.55 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia BFSP1 34 35
  • 82.48 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia BFSP1 34 35
  • 79 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Bfsp1 34
  • 77.97 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Bfsp1 34 16 35
  • 77.59 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia BFSP1 35
  • 53 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia BFSP1 35
  • 48 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves BFSP1 34 35
  • 62.33 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 35
  • 52 (a)
-- 35
  • 40 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia bfsp1 34
  • 54.45 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii LOC560018 34
  • 58.79 (n)
CU929052.1 35
  • 45 (a)
Species where no ortholog for BFSP1 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 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 BFSP1 Gene

Gene Tree for BFSP1 (if available)
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Paralogs for BFSP1 Gene

Paralogs for BFSP1 Gene

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Variants for BFSP1 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for BFSP1 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 20 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs147718368 Likely pathogenic 17,498,964(+) TCTCA(A/G)TCTGC reference, missense
rs864309704 Likely pathogenic 17,494,580(-) CTGTT(-/T)CTGTT reference, frameshift-variant
rs548358901 Uncertain significance 17,494,076(+) ATTTT(-/AA)GAGCT reference, frameshift-variant
rs557601555 Uncertain significance 17,499,000(+) CATAA(C/G)ACTCA reference, missense
rs11537702 Benign 17,498,972(-) TATAA(C/T)GAGCA reference, synonymous-codon

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for BFSP1 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv2760670 CNV gain 21179565
esv29435 CNV gain 19812545
esv3567918 CNV loss 25503493
esv3645426 CNV gain 21293372
nsv1143977 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv179788 CNV deletion 16902084
nsv510781 CNV deletion 20534489
nsv520496 CNV gain 19592680
nsv964378 CNV duplication 23825009

Variation tolerance for BFSP1 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 56.5% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 4.49; 64.46% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for BFSP1 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BFSP1 Gene

Disorders for BFSP1 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(8) MalaCards diseases for BFSP1 Gene - From: OMIM, ClinVar, GeneTests, Orphanet, DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
cataract 33
  • cortical cataract 33
early-onset nuclear cataract
nodular basal cell carcinoma
  • basal cell carcinoma, nodular
posterior polar cataract
  • cataract, posterior polar
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  • Cataract 33 (CTRCT33) [MIM:611391]: An opacification of the crystalline lens of the eye that frequently results in visual impairment or blindness. Opacities vary in morphology, are often confined to a portion of the lens, and may be static or progressive. In general, the more posteriorly located and dense an opacity, the greater the impact on visual function. CTRCT33 has juvenile-onset and the opacities are restricted to the cortex of the lens, not involving the nucleus. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:17225135}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Relevant External Links for BFSP1

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
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No data available for Genatlas for BFSP1 Gene

Publications for BFSP1 Gene

  1. Isolation of the human beaded-filament structural protein 1 gene (BFSP1) and assignment to chromosome 20p11.23-p12.1. (PMID: 9787085) Rendtorff N.D. … Tommerup N. (Genomics 1998) 2 3 4 22 64
  2. An autosomal dominant posterior polar cataract locus maps to human chromosome 20p12-q12. (PMID: 10909854) Yamada K. … Niikawa N. (Eur. J. Hum. Genet. 2000) 3 4 22 64
  3. Primary sequence, secondary structure, gene structure, and assembly properties suggests that the lens-specific cytoskeletal protein filensin represents a novel class of intermediate filament protein. (PMID: 9628810) Hess J.F. … FitzGerald P.G. (Exp. Eye Res. 1998) 3 4 22 64
  4. Chromosomal locations of the genes for the beaded filament proteins CP 115 and CP 47. (PMID: 7720401) Hess J.F. … FitzGerald P.G. (Curr. Eye Res. 1995) 3 4 22 64
  5. Autosomal recessive juvenile onset cataract associated with mutation in BFSP1. (PMID: 17225135) Ramachandran R.D. … Hejtmancik J.F. (Hum. Genet. 2007) 3 4 64

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