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Aliases for C9orf72 Gene

Aliases for C9orf72 Gene

  • Chromosome 9 Open Reading Frame 72 2 3 5
  • FTDALS1 3
  • ALSFTD 3
  • FTDALS 3

External Ids for C9orf72 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for C9orf72 Gene

  • GC09M027550
  • GC09M027538

Summaries for C9orf72 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for C9orf72 Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene plays an important role in the regulation of endosomal trafficking, and has been shown to interact with Rab proteins that are involved in autophagy and endocytic transport. Expansion of a hexanucleotide repeat in non-coding sequence between alternate 5' exons in transcripts from this gene is associated with 9p-linked ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and FTD (frontotemporal dementia) (PMID: 21944778, 21944779). Studies suggest that hexanucleotide expansions could result in the selective stabilization of repeat-containing pre-mRNA, and the accumulation of insoluble dipeptide repeat protein aggregates that could be pathogenic in FTD-ALS patients (PMID: 23393093). Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2015]

GeneCards Summary for C9orf72 Gene

C9orf72 (Chromosome 9 Open Reading Frame 72) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with C9orf72 include Frontotemporal Dementia And/Or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 1 and Ftdals1. GO annotations related to this gene include Rab GTPase binding.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for C9orf72 Gene

  • May play a role in endosomal trafficking and autophagy.

No data available for Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for C9orf72 Gene

Genomics for C9orf72 Gene

Regulatory Elements for C9orf72 Gene

Enhancers for C9orf72 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 C9orf72 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for C9orf72 Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters

ENSRs around C9orf72 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for C9orf72 Gene

27,546,545 bp from pter
27,573,866 bp from pter
27,322 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for C9orf72 Gene

Genes around C9orf72 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
C9orf72 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for C9orf72 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for C9orf72 Gene

Proteins for C9orf72 Gene

  • Protein details for C9orf72 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein C9orf72
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A8K5W0
    • D3DRK6
    • G8I0B6
    • Q6NUS9

    Protein attributes for C9orf72 Gene

    481 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    54328 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with HNRNPA1, HNRNPA2B1 and UBQLN2. Interacts with small Rab GTPases including RAB1A and RAB7A.

    Alternative splice isoforms for C9orf72 Gene


neXtProt entry for C9orf72 Gene

Proteomics data for C9orf72 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for C9orf72 Gene

  • Ubiquitination at Lys 388
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for C9orf72 Gene

Antibody Products

  • Santa Cruz Biotechnology (SCBT) Antibodies for C9orf72

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for C9orf72 Gene

Domains & Families for C9orf72 Gene

Gene Families for C9orf72 Gene

Protein Domains for C9orf72 Gene


Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry

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No data available for Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences and UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for C9orf72 Gene

Function for C9orf72 Gene

Molecular function for C9orf72 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
May play a role in endosomal trafficking and autophagy.
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Human Phenotype Ontology for C9orf72 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for C9orf72 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for C9orf72:

Animal Model Products

CRISPR Products

miRNA for C9orf72 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target C9orf72

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for C9orf72 Gene

Localization for C9orf72 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for C9orf72 Gene

Nucleus. Cytoplasm. Endosome. Lysosome. Cytoplasmic vesicle, autophagosome. Secreted. Note=Detected in the cytoplasm of neurons from post mortem brain tissue (PubMed:21944778). Detected in the nucleus in fibroblasts (PubMed:21944779). {ECO:0000269 PubMed:21944778, ECO:0000269 PubMed:21944779}.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for C9orf72 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for C9orf72 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytoskeleton 5
endosome 5
extracellular 5
lysosome 5
nucleus 5
vacuole 5
cytosol 3
mitochondrion 2
endoplasmic reticulum 1
peroxisome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for C9orf72 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005615 extracellular space IDA 24549040
GO:0005654 nucleoplasm IDA --
GO:0005764 lysosome IDA 24549040
GO:0005776 autophagosome IDA 24549040
GO:0045171 intercellular bridge IDA --
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Pathways & Interactions for C9orf72 Gene

SuperPathways for C9orf72 Gene

No Data Available

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for C9orf72 Gene


No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for C9orf72 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for C9orf72 Gene

(1) Drugs for C9orf72 Gene - From: PharmGKB

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) inhibitors Pharma 0
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Transcripts for C9orf72 Gene

Unigene Clusters for C9orf72 Gene

Chromosome 9 open reading frame 72:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for C9orf72 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6a · 6b · 6c ^ 7a · 7b ^ 8 ^ 9a · 9b ^ 10 ^ 11a · 11b ^ 12 ^ 13a · 13b
SP1: - -
SP2: -
SP3: - - -
SP4: -
SP5: -
SP6: - -

Relevant External Links for C9orf72 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for C9orf72 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for C9orf72 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for C9orf72 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Whole Blood (x5.1).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for C9orf72 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (27.8), Testis (12.0), Ovary (10.4), Frontal cortex (9.4), and Placenta (9.3).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for C9orf72 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for C9orf72 Gene Hs.493639

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for C9orf72 Gene

Tissue specificity: Both isoforms are widely expressed, including kidney, lung, liver, heart, testis and several brain regions, such as cerebellum. Also expressed in the frontal cortex and in lymphoblasts (at protein level).
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Protein tissue co-expression partners for C9orf72 Gene

Primer Products

No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery for C9orf72 Gene

Orthologs for C9orf72 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for C9orf72 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia C8H9orf72 35
  • 91.89 (n)
  • 98.75 (a)
C9orf72 36
  • 99 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia C11H9orf72 35
  • 93.76 (n)
  • 98.54 (a)
C9orf72 36
  • 99 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia 3110043O21Rik 35
  • 90.44 (n)
  • 98.13 (a)
3110043O21Rik 16
3110043O21Rik 36
  • 98 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia C9H9orf72 35
  • 99.58 (n)
  • 99.58 (a)
C9orf72 36
  • 100 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia RGD1359108 35
  • 89.4 (n)
  • 97.71 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia C9orf72 36
  • 97 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia C9orf72 36
  • 95 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves C9ORF72 35
  • 83.3 (n)
  • 93.56 (a)
C9orf72 36
  • 94 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia C9orf72 36
  • 93 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii zgc:100846 35
  • 68.55 (n)
  • 76.14 (a)
C13H9orf72 36
  • 76 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea alfa-1 36
  • 15 (a)
Species with no ortholog for C9orf72:
  • 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)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for C9orf72 Gene

Gene Tree for C9orf72 (if available)
Gene Tree for C9orf72 (if available)

Paralogs for C9orf72 Gene

No data available for Paralogs for C9orf72 Gene

Variants for C9orf72 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for C9orf72 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 09 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs17769294 - 27,561,630(+) CATCA(C/T)TGAGT reference, missense
rs700824 -- 27,570,350(+) TATTG(C/T)AAACA intron-variant
rs700825 -- 27,570,156(+) GCACT(A/G)GATAT intron-variant
rs700826 -- 27,568,930(+) gctac(A/G)tgtgt intron-variant
rs700827 -- 27,568,772(+) actac(A/G)ttgct intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for C9orf72 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv892870 CNV Gain 21882294
nsv892871 CNV Gain 21882294
nsv892872 CNV Gain 21882294
nsv831532 CNV Gain 17160897

Variation tolerance for C9orf72 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 17.3% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 4.02; 60.36% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for C9orf72 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for C9orf72 Gene

Disorders for C9orf72 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(27) MalaCards diseases for C9orf72 Gene - From: OMIM, ClinVar, GeneTests, Orphanet, DISEASES, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
frontotemporal dementia and/or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1
  • ftdals1
  • frontotemporal dementia and/or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1
huntington disease-like syndrome due to c9orf72 expansions
  • c9orf72-related huntington disease phenocopy
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1
  • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
c9orf72-related amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia
  • c9ftd/als
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards


  • Frontotemporal dementia and/or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 (FTDALS1) [MIM:105550]: An autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disorder characterized by adult onset of frontotemporal dementia and/or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in an affected individual. There is high intrafamilial variation. Frontotemporal dementia is characterized by frontal and temporal lobe atrophy associated with neuronal loss, gliosis, and dementia. Patients exhibit progressive changes in social, behavioral, and/or language function. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is characterized by the death of motor neurons in the brain, brainstem, and spinal cord, resulting in fatal paralysis. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:21944778, ECO:0000269 PubMed:21944779, ECO:0000269 PubMed:22936364}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry. In the first intron of the gene, the expansion of a GGGGCC hexanucleotide that can vary from 10 to thousands of repeats, represents the most common genetic cause of both familial and sporadic FTDALS. The hexanucleotide repeat expansion (HRE) is structurally polymorphic and during transcription, is responsible for the formation of RNA and DNA G-quadruplexes resulting in the production of aborted transcripts at the expense of functional transcripts. The accumulation of those aborted transcripts may cause nucleolar stress and indirectly cell death (PubMed:24598541). {ECO:0000269 PubMed:24598541}.

Relevant External Links for C9orf72

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
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Publications for C9orf72 Gene

  1. C9ORF72, implicated in amytrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia, regulates endosomal trafficking. (PMID: 24549040) Farg M.A. … Atkin J.D. (Hum. Mol. Genet. 2014) 2 3 4 67
  2. Expanded GGGGCC hexanucleotide repeat in noncoding region of C9orf72 causes chromosome 9p-linked FTD and ALS. (PMID: 21944778) Dejesus-Hernandez M. … Rademakers R. (Neuron 2011) 2 3
  3. C9orf72 is required for proper macrophage and microglial function in mice. (PMID: 26989253) O'Rourke J.G. … Baloh R.H. (Science 2016) 3
  4. No abnormal hexanucleotide repeat expansion of C9ORF72 in Japanese schizophrenia patients. (PMID: 25115936) Yoshino Y. … Ueno S. (J Neural Transm (Vienna) 2015) 3
  5. C9ORF72 hexanucleotide repeat expansions are a frequent cause of Huntington disease phenocopies in the Greek population. (PMID: 25248608) Koutsis G. … Panas M. (Neurobiol. Aging 2015) 3

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