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Aliases for BMP6 Gene

Aliases for BMP6 Gene

  • Bone Morphogenetic Protein 6 2 3
  • Vegetal Related Growth Factor (TGFB-Related) 2 3
  • VG-1-Related Protein 3 4
  • VG-1-R 3 4
  • BMP-6 3 4
  • VGR-1 3 4
  • VGR 3 4
  • Vegetal-Related (TGFB Related) Cytokine 3
  • Vg1-Related Sequence 3
  • VGR1 3

External Ids for BMP6 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for BMP6 Gene

  • VGR

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for BMP6 Gene

  • GC06P007712
  • GC06P007672
  • GC06P007604

Summaries for BMP6 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for BMP6 Gene

  • The bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are a family of secreted signaling molecules that can induce ectopic bone growth. Many BMPs are part of the transforming growth factor-beta (TGFB) superfamily. BMPs were originally identified by an ability of demineralized bone extract to induce endochondral osteogenesis in vivo in an extraskeletal site. Based on its expression early in embryogenesis, the BMP encoded by this gene has a proposed role in early development. In addition, the fact that this BMP is closely related to BMP5 and BMP7 has lead to speculation of possible bone inductive activity. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for BMP6 Gene

BMP6 (Bone Morphogenetic Protein 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with BMP6 include bone marrow necrosis and intestinal neoplasm. Among its related pathways are TGF-Beta Pathway and TGF-Beta Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include protein heterodimerization activity and growth factor activity. An important paralog of this gene is BMP2.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BMP6 Gene

  • Induces cartilage and bone formation

Gene Wiki entry for BMP6 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for BMP6 Gene

Genomics for BMP6 Gene

Regulatory Elements for BMP6 Gene

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Genomic Location for BMP6 Gene

7,726,778 bp from pter
7,881,728 bp from pter
154,951 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for BMP6 Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for BMP6 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for BMP6 Gene

Proteins for BMP6 Gene

  • Protein details for BMP6 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Bone morphogenetic protein 6
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q5TCP3

    Protein attributes for BMP6 Gene

    513 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    57226 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with SOSTDC1.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for BMP6 Gene

neXtProt entry for BMP6 Gene

Proteomics data for BMP6 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for BMP6 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn241, Asn269, Asn386, Ser398, Asn404, and Asn454
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for BMP6 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

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No data available for DME Specific Peptides for BMP6 Gene

Domains for BMP6 Gene

Gene Families for BMP6 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the TGF-beta family.
  • Belongs to the TGF-beta family.
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Function for BMP6 Gene

Molecular function for BMP6 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
bone morphogenetic protein 6 (Drosophila decapentaplegic-Vg-related,DVR family;TGFB superfamily),potential mediator of skeletal metastases particularly in prostate carcinoma
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Induces cartilage and bone formation

LifeMap Function Summary for BMP6 Gene

During embryonic development, BMP6 as signaling molecule is secreted from the following cells
BMP6 as growth factor is involved in stem cell differentiation protocols towards the derivation of the following cells:

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for BMP6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005125 cytokine activity IBA --
GO:0005160 transforming growth factor beta receptor binding IBA --
GO:0005515 protein binding --
GO:0008083 growth factor activity IEA --
GO:0046982 protein heterodimerization activity IDA 7811286
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Phenotypes for BMP6 Gene

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Animal Models for BMP6 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for BMP6:

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miRNA for BMP6 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target BMP6

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for BMP6 Gene

Localization for BMP6 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BMP6 Gene


Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for BMP6 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for BMP6 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 3
mitochondrion 2
plasma membrane 2
cytoskeleton 1
cytosol 1
lysosome 1
nucleus 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for BMP6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005615 extracellular space IBA --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IEA --
GO:0031988 membrane-bounded vesicle IEA --
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Pathways for BMP6 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for BMP6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001501 skeletal system development TAS 8089189
GO:0001503 ossification --
GO:0001649 osteoblast differentiation IEA --
GO:0001654 eye development IEA --
GO:0001822 kidney development IEA --
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Drugs for BMP6 Gene

(133) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for BMP6 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
tgf beta1 83.9 24
threonine 69.4 100
serine 60.7 91
thymidine 60.1 35
vegf 59.2 102
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Transcripts for BMP6 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for BMP6 Gene

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

Unigene Clusters for BMP6 Gene

Bone morphogenetic protein 6:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for BMP6 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for BMP6 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for BMP6 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for BMP6 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Protein differential expression in normal tissues for BMP6 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Heart (48.6) and Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (20.4).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for BMP6 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for BMP6 Gene Hs.285671

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Expression partners for BMP6 Gene

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No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues and mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for BMP6 Gene

Orthologs for BMP6 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for BMP6 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia BMP6 35
  • 85.99 (n)
  • 87.07 (a)
BMP6 36
  • 88 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Bmp6 35
  • 86.51 (n)
  • 89.19 (a)
Bmp6 16
Bmp6 36
  • 92 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia BMP6 35
  • 99.48 (n)
  • 99.61 (a)
BMP6 36
  • 99 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Bmp6 35
  • 85.11 (n)
  • 88.54 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia BMP6 36
  • 89 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia BMP6 36
  • 82 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia BMP6 36
  • 91 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves BMP6 35
  • 79.8 (n)
  • 86.11 (a)
BMP6 36
  • 84 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia BMP6 36
  • 88 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia bmp6 35
  • 73.4 (n)
  • 81.03 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii bmp6 35
  • 67.27 (n)
  • 68.65 (a)
bmp6 36
  • 65 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta gbb 37
  • 34 (a)
scw 37
  • 29 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea dbl-1 37
  • 32 (a)
Species with no ortholog for BMP6:
  • 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 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)

Evolution for BMP6 Gene

Gene Tree for BMP6 (if available)
Gene Tree for BMP6 (if available)

Paralogs for BMP6 Gene

Paralogs for BMP6 Gene

(12) SIMAP similar genes for BMP6 Gene using alignment to 6 proteins: Pseudogenes for BMP6 Gene

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Variants for BMP6 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for BMP6 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 06 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs98899 -- 7,738,942(-) AGCCC(A/G)TAAGA intron-variant
rs140750 -- 7,739,672(+) TAACT(-/TAACT)GTCCC intron-variant
rs166496 -- 7,839,240(+) gctca(C/T)tgcag intron-variant
rs189727 -- 7,775,784(+) TTGCT(A/G)ATGTT intron-variant
rs198354 -- 7,817,200(+) AAAAA(C/T)AGGCA intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for BMP6 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv830582 CNV Loss 17160897
esv33520 CNV Gain 17666407
nsv525566 CNV Loss 19592680
nsv348521 CNV Loss 16902084
esv2731542 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2658602 CNV Deletion 23128226
esv28982 CNV Loss 19812545
esv2731543 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2656550 CNV Deletion 23128226
nsv526828 CNV Loss 19592680
nsv522173 CNV Loss 19592680
esv25960 CNV Gain 19812545
esv2678437 CNV Deletion 23128226
esv2731544 CNV Deletion 23290073
nsv462625 CNV Loss 19166990

Relevant External Links for BMP6 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BMP6 Gene

Disorders for BMP6 Gene

(1) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for BMP6 Gene

(97) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for BMP6 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
necrosis 78 152
tumors 74.9 165
renal fibrosis 72.1 16
glomerulosclerosis 66.7 23
sclerosis systemic 65.5 36

Relevant External Links for BMP6

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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No data available for OMIM , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for BMP6 Gene

Publications for BMP6 Gene

  1. A bone morphogenetic protein subfamily: chromosomal localization of human genes for BMP5, BMP6, and BMP7. (PMID: 1427904) Hahn G.V. … Kaplan F.S. (Genomics 1992) 2 3 23
  2. Bone morphogenetic protein-6 is a marker of serous acinar cell differentiation in normal and neoplastic human salivary gland. (PMID: 10582704) Heikinheimo K.A. … Heikinheimo A.K. (Cancer Res. 1999) 3 23
  3. Effect of bone morphogenetic protein-6 on haemopoietic stem cells and cytokine production in normal human bone marrow stroma. (PMID: 11401330) Ahmed N. … Hassan H.T. (Cell Biol. Int. 2001) 3 23
  4. Molecular cloning and analysis of the 5'-flanking region of the human bone morphogenetic protein-6 (BMP-6). (PMID: 9512655) Tamada H. … Kitazawa S. (Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1998) 3 23
  5. Immunolocalization and messenger RNA expression of bone morphogenetic protein-6 in human benign and malignant prostatic tissue. (PMID: 9331107) Hamdy F.C. … Robson C.N. (Cancer Res. 1997) 3 23

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