Free for academic non-profit institutions. Other users need a Commercial license

Aliases for CA12 Gene

Aliases for CA12 Gene

  • Carbonic Anhydrase XII 2 3 4
  • Tumor Antigen HOM-RCC-3.1.3 3 4
  • Carbonate Dehydratase XII 3 4
  • CA-XII 3 4
  • Carbonic Dehydratase 3
  • EC 4
  • HsT18816 3
  • CAXII 3

External Ids for CA12 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CA12 Gene

  • GC15M059403
  • GC15M056707
  • GC15M061195
  • GC15M061332
  • GC15M061402
  • GC15M063613
  • GC15M040438

Summaries for CA12 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for CA12 Gene

  • Carbonic anhydrases (CAs) are a large family of zinc metalloenzymes that catalyze the reversible hydration of carbon dioxide. They participate in a variety of biological processes, including respiration, calcification, acid-base balance, bone resorption, and the formation of aqueous humor, cerebrospinal fluid, saliva, and gastric acid. This gene product is a type I membrane protein that is highly expressed in normal tissues, such as kidney, colon and pancreas, and has been found to be overexpressed in 10% of clear cell renal carcinomas. Three transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been identified for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2014]

GeneCards Summary for CA12 Gene

CA12 (Carbonic Anhydrase XII) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CA12 include hyperchlorhidrosis, isolated and vulva squamous cell carcinoma. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Glucose / Energy Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include carbonate dehydratase activity. An important paralog of this gene is CA14.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CA12 Gene

  • Reversible hydration of carbon dioxide

Tocris Summary for CA12 Gene

  • Carbonic anhydrases (EC are zinc-containing enzymes belonging to the lyases family, and are primarily responsible for catalyzing the reversible hydration of carbon dioxide to form bicarbonate (HCO3-) and hydrogen (H+) ions.

Gene Wiki entry for CA12 Gene

No data available for PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for CA12 Gene

Genomics for CA12 Gene

Regulatory Elements for CA12 Gene

Genomic Location for CA12 Gene

63,321,378 bp from pter
63,382,161 bp from pter
60,784 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for CA12 Gene

UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track
Cytogenetic band:
GeneLoc Logo Gene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for CA12 Gene

Proteins for CA12 Gene

  • Protein details for CA12 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Carbonic anhydrase 12
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B2RE24
    • Q53YE5
    • Q9BWG2

    Protein attributes for CA12 Gene

    354 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    39451 Da
    Name=Zn(2+); Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:29105;
    Quaternary structure:
    • Homodimer.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for CA12 Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for CA12 Gene


neXtProt entry for CA12 Gene

Proteomics data for CA12 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for CA12 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn 28, Asn 80, and Asn 162
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for CA12 Gene

Antibody Products

  • R&D Systems Antibodies for CA12 (Carbonic Anhydrase XII/CA12)
  • Cell Signaling Technology (CST) Antibodies for CA12 (CA12)

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for CA12 Gene

Domains & Families for CA12 Gene

Gene Families for CA12 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the alpha-carbonic anhydrase family.
  • Belongs to the alpha-carbonic anhydrase family.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with CA12: view

Function for CA12 Gene

Molecular function for CA12 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
carbonic anhydrase XII,39.5kDa,expressed in pancreas,kidney and salivary gland,with a truncated form (tumor associated) overexpressed in renal cell carcinomas but not mutated
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot BiophysicochemicalProperties:
Kinetic parameters: KM=12.0 mM for CO(2) {ECO:0000269 PubMed:18618712};
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
H(2)CO(3) = CO(2) + H(2)O
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot EnzymeRegulation:
Inhibited by coumarins, saccharin, sulfonamide derivatives such as acetazolamide (AZA), benzenesulfonamide and derivatives (4-carboxyethylbenzene-sulfonamide, 4-carboxyethylbenzene-sulfonamide ethyl ester, 4-(acetyl-2-aminoethyl)benzene-sulfonamide, 4-aminoethylbenzene-sulfonamide) and Foscarnet (phosphonoformate trisodium salt).
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Reversible hydration of carbon dioxide

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for CA12 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for CA12 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004089 carbonate dehydratase activity IEA --
GO:0008270 zinc ion binding IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with CA12: view
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with CA12: view

Animal Model Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

  • Predesigned siRNA for gene silencing in human,mouse,rat for CA12

In Situ Assay Products

Flow Cytometry Products

No data available for Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for CA12 Gene

Localization for CA12 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CA12 Gene

Membrane; Single-pass type I membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for CA12 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for CA12 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 4
cytosol 2
cytoskeleton 1
extracellular 1
mitochondrion 1
nucleus 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for CA12 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005886 plasma membrane TAS --
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with CA12: view

Pathways & Interactions for CA12 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with CA12: view

Pathways by source for CA12 Gene

2 Cell Signaling Technology pathways for CA12 Gene
2 Reactome pathways for CA12 Gene
1 PharmGKB pathway for CA12 Gene
1 KEGG pathway for CA12 Gene

Interacting Proteins for CA12 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for CA12 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006730 one-carbon metabolic process IEA --
GO:0015701 bicarbonate transport TAS --
GO:0044281 small molecule metabolic process TAS --
GO:0055064 chloride ion homeostasis IMP 21035102
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with CA12: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for CA12 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for CA12 Gene

(22) Drugs for CA12 Gene - From: NovoSeek, HMDB, DGIdb, DrugBank, ApexBio, Tocris, and PharmGKB

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Zonisamide Approved, Investigational Pharma blocker, Target, inhibitor Antiepileptic with anticonvulsant and mechanistic effect 63
Topiramate Approved Pharma antagonist GluR5 receptor antagonist,anticonvulsant, GluR5 antagonist; inhibits carbonic anhydrase (CA) II and IV 230
Brinzolamide Approved Pharma inhibitor CA II inhibitor 57
Methazolamide Approved Pharma inhibitor Carbonic anhydrase inhibitor 5
Benzthiazide Approved Pharma Target, inhibitor 0

(4) Additional Compounds for CA12 Gene - From: HMDB and NovoSeek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
carbon dioxide
  • Carbon oxide
  • Carbon-12 dioxide
  • Carbonic acid anhydride
  • Carbonic acid gas
  • Carbonic anhydride
Carbonic acid
  • Acid of air
  • Aerial acid
  • Bisodium carbonate
  • Calcined
  • Carbonic acid sodium salt
  • Dihydrogen oxide
  • Steam
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with CA12: view

Transcripts for CA12 Gene

Unigene Clusters for CA12 Gene

Carbonic anhydrase XII:
Representative Sequences:

Inhibitory RNA Products

  • Predesigned siRNA for gene silencing in human,mouse,rat for CA12

Flow Cytometry Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for CA12 Gene

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

Relevant External Links for CA12 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for CA12 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for CA12 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for CA12 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Kidney - Cortex (x8.4), Skin - Not Sun Exposed (Suprapubic) (x5.1), Colon - Transverse (x4.4), and Skin - Sun Exposed (Lower leg) (x4.1).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for CA12 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Nasal epithelium (45.1) and Oral epithelium (9.5).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for CA12 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for CA12 Gene Hs.210995

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for CA12 Gene

Tissue specificity: Highly expressed in colon, kidney, prostate, intestine and activated lymphocytes. Expressed at much higher levels in the renal cell cancers than in surrounding normal kidney tissue. Moderately expressed in pancreas, ovary and testis
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with CA12: view

Primer Products

In Situ Assay Products

No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery and Protein tissue co-expression partners for CA12 Gene

Orthologs for CA12 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for CA12 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia CA12 35
  • 82.58 (n)
  • 78.81 (a)
CA12 36
  • 77 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia CA12 35
  • 85.63 (n)
  • 83.79 (a)
CA12 36
  • 84 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Car12 35
  • 83.76 (n)
  • 82.15 (a)
Car12 16
Car12 36
  • 82 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia CA12 35
  • 99.44 (n)
  • 99.72 (a)
CA12 36
  • 100 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Car12 35
  • 82.15 (n)
  • 81.3 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia CA12 36
  • 70 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia CA12 36
  • 54 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves CA12 35
  • 66.57 (n)
  • 62.46 (a)
CA12 36
  • 61 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia CA12 36
  • 60 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia ca12 35
  • 57.64 (n)
  • 52.92 (a)
Str.15012 35
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia Xl.10362 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii LOC100537787 35
  • 56.43 (n)
  • 50.16 (a)
CA12 36
  • 48 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.8628 36
  • 17 (a)
Species with no ortholog for CA12:
  • 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)
  • 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 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 CA12 Gene

Gene Tree for CA12 (if available)
Gene Tree for CA12 (if available)

Paralogs for CA12 Gene

Paralogs for CA12 Gene

(13) SIMAP similar genes for CA12 Gene using alignment to 3 proteins:

genes like me logo Genes that share paralogs with CA12: view

Variants for CA12 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for CA12 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 15 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs495202 -- 63,361,480(-) agatg(A/C)tagta intron-variant
rs544685 -- 63,371,991(-) ACACT(C/T)TTCGG intron-variant
rs544922 -- 63,361,531(+) gtgca(C/G)gacag intron-variant
rs559444 -- 63,371,984(+) ATATA(A/C/T)CCCGA intron-variant
rs726351 -- 63,363,104(-) CTGGG(A/G)CCCAG intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for CA12 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv1563 CNV Insertion 18451855
nsv1564 CNV Loss 18451855
nsv457181 CNV Loss 19166990

Variation tolerance for CA12 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 60.35% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 1.20; 24.08% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for CA12 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CA12 Gene

Disorders for CA12 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(3) MalaCards diseases for CA12 Gene - From: OMIM, ClinVar, GeneTests, Swiss-Prot, DISEASES, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
hyperchlorhidrosis, isolated
  • isolated hyperchlorhidrosis
vulva squamous cell carcinoma
  • vulvar epidermoid carcinoma
renal cell carcinoma
  • renal cell carcinoma, clear cell, somatic
- elite association
Search CA12 in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases


  • Hyperchlorhidrosis, isolated (HCHLH) [MIM:143860]: A disorder characterized by excessive sweating and increased sweat chloride levels. Affected individuals suffer from episodes of hyponatremic dehydration and report increased amounts of visible salt precipitates in sweat. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:21035102}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Relevant External Links for CA12

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with CA12: view

No data available for Genatlas for CA12 Gene

Publications for CA12 Gene

  1. Human carbonic anhydrase XII: cDNA cloning, expression, and chromosomal localization of a carbonic anhydrase gene that is overexpressed in some renal cell cancers. (PMID: 9636197) Tuereci O. … Sly W.S. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 1998) 2 23 67
  2. Differential modulation of the active site environment of human carbonic anhydrase XII by cationic quantum dots and polylysine. (PMID: 20215053) Manokaran S. … Srivastava D.K. (Biochim. Biophys. Acta 2010) 23 67
  3. Carbonic anhydrase XII promotes invasion and migration ability of MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells through the p38 MAPK signaling pathway. (PMID: 20434230) Hsieh M.J. … Hsieh Y.S. (Eur. J. Cell Biol. 2010) 23 67
  4. Hypoxia-inducible carbonic anhydrase IX and XII promote tumor cell growth by counteracting acidosis through the regulation of the intracellular pH. (PMID: 19118021) Chiche J. … PouyssAcgur J. (Cancer Res. 2009) 23 67
  5. Expression of transmembrane carbonic anhydrases, CAIX and CAXII, in human development. (PMID: 19291313) Liao S.Y. … Stanbridge E.J. (BMC Dev. Biol. 2009) 23 67

Products for CA12 Gene

Sources for CA12 Gene

Back to Top