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Aliases for CD48 Gene

Aliases for CD48 Gene

  • CD48 Molecule 2 3
  • BLAST1 3 4 6
  • BCM1 3 4 6
  • Signaling Lymphocytic Activation Molecule 2 3 4
  • CD48 Antigen (B-Cell Membrane Protein) 2 3
  • B-Lymphocyte Activation Marker BLAST-1 3 4
  • Leukocyte Antigen MEM-102 3 4
  • BCM1 Surface Antigen 3 4
  • SLAM Family Member 2 3 4
  • CD48 Antigen 3 4
  • SLAMF2 3 4
  • TCT.1 3 4
  • MEM-102 3
  • BLAST 3
  • HCD48 3
  • MCD48 3

External Ids for CD48 Gene

Previous Symbols for CD48 Gene

  • BCM1

Summaries for CD48 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for CD48 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the CD2 subfamily of immunoglobulin-like receptors which includes SLAM (signaling lymphocyte activation molecules) proteins. The encoded protein is found on the surface of lymphocytes and other immune cells, dendritic cells and endothelial cells, and participates in activation and differentiation pathways in these cells. The encoded protein does not have a transmembrane domain, however, but is held at the cell surface by a GPI anchor via a C-terminal domain which maybe cleaved to yield a soluble form of the receptor. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2011]

GeneCards Summary for CD48 Gene

CD48 (CD48 Molecule) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Hemostasis and Immune response Role of DAP12 receptors in NK cells. GO annotations related to this gene include receptor activity and antigen binding.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CD48 Gene

  • Ligand for CD2. Might facilitate interaction between activated lymphocytes. Probably involved in regulating T-cell activation

Gene Wiki entry for CD48 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for CD48 Gene

Genomics for CD48 Gene

Genomic Location for CD48 Gene

160,678,746 bp from pter
160,711,851 bp from pter
33,106 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for CD48 Gene

UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track
Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for CD48 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for CD48 Gene

Regulatory Elements for CD48 Gene

Proteins for CD48 Gene

  • Protein details for CD48 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    CD48 antigen
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q5U055
    • Q8MGR0

    Protein attributes for CD48 Gene

    243 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    27683 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with CD244 in an heterophilic manner.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for CD48 Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for CD48 Gene


neXtProt entry for CD48 Gene

Proteomics data for CD48 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for CD48 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Glycosylation at Asn40, Asn44, Asn104, Asn162, Asn178, Asn189, and Asn206

Other Protein References for CD48 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
Reactome Protein details:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for CD48 Gene

Domains for CD48 Gene

Gene Families for CD48 Gene

  • CD :CD molecules
  • VSET :Immunoglobulin superfamily / V-set domain containing
  • IGD :Immunoglobulin superfamily / Immunoglobulin-like domain containing

Protein Domains for CD48 Gene


  • Contains 2 Ig-like C2-type (immunoglobulin-like) domains.:
    • P09326
  • Contains 1 Ig-like V-type (immunoglobulin-like) domain.:
    • P09326
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Function for CD48 Gene

Molecular function for CD48 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry: cell differentiation antigen CD48,?41kDa,identified by monoclonal antibodies WM68,LO-MN25,J4-57,Tu145,WM63,K31,Ig superfamily
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Ligand for CD2. Might facilitate interaction between activated lymphocytes. Probably involved in regulating T-cell activation

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for CD48 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003823 antigen binding --
GO:0004872 receptor activity IEA --
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 12356317
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Animal Models for CD48 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for CD48:

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for CD48 Gene

Localization for CD48 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CD48 Gene

Cell membrane; Lipid-anchor, GPI-anchor.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for CD48 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for CD48 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
extracellular 2
chloroplast 1
lysosome 1
nucleus 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for CD48 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005886 plasma membrane TAS --
GO:0005887 integral component of plasma membrane TAS 1693656
GO:0009897 external side of plasma membrane --
GO:0016020 membrane IDA 19946888
GO:0031225 anchored component of membrane IEA --
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Pathways for CD48 Gene

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Pathways by source for CD48 Gene

1 BioSystems pathway for CD48 Gene
1 KEGG pathway for CD48 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for CD48 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006952 defense response TAS 2828034
GO:0007165 signal transduction --
GO:0007596 blood coagulation TAS --
GO:0042110 T cell activation --
GO:0045576 mast cell activation --
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Compounds for CD48 Gene

(2) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for CD48 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
tyrosine 31.4 3
lipid 0 2
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Transcripts for CD48 Gene

Unigene Clusters for CD48 Gene

CD48 molecule:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for CD48 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for CD48 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for CD48 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for CD48 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for CD48 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Whole Blood (15.7).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for CD48 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for CD48 Gene Hs.243564

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Orthologs for CD48 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of mammals.

Orthologs for CD48 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia CD48 36
  • 99.31 (n)
  • 99.18 (a)
CD48 37
  • 99 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia CD48 36
  • 71.87 (n)
  • 57.81 (a)
CD48 37
  • 57 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia CD48 36
  • 72.36 (n)
  • 57.92 (a)
CD48 37
  • 57 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Cd48 36
  • 65.6 (n)
  • 52.75 (a)
Cd48 16
Cd48 37
  • 52 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia CD48 37
  • 21 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Cd48 36
  • 65.3 (n)
  • 51.6 (a)
Species with no ortholog for CD48:
  • 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)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • 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)
  • lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • oppossum (Monodelphis domestica)
  • 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)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for CD48 Gene

Gene Tree for CD48 (if available)
Gene Tree for CD48 (if available)

Paralogs for CD48 Gene

No data available for Paralogs for CD48 Gene

Variants for CD48 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for CD48 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 01 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs352677 -- 160,705,554(+) ACATG(C/G)CTGGC intron-variant
rs352678 -- 160,706,884(+) AGTTC(C/T)GGTTA intron-variant
rs352679 -- 160,707,800(+) cttcc(C/T)tcttt intron-variant
rs352680 -- 160,708,931(+) GCTTC(G/T)GCTGA intron-variant
rs352681 -- 160,709,132(+) gccac(A/G)gtatt intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for CD48 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv831714 CNV Gain 17160897
nsv511001 CNV Complex 20534489
nsv506962 CNV Insertion 20534489
nsv437213 CNV Loss 16327808
nsv508042 CNV Loss 20534489

Relevant External Links for CD48 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

Disorders for CD48 Gene

(1) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for CD48 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
tumors 0 1

Relevant External Links for CD48

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CD48 Gene

Publications for CD48 Gene

  1. TCT.1, a target molecule for gamma/delta T cells, is encoded by an immunoglobulin superfamily gene (Blast-1) located in the CD1 region of human chromosome 1. (PMID: 1827826) del Porto P. … Hercend T. (J. Exp. Med. 1991) 3 4 23
  2. Characterization of the Epstein-Barr virus-inducible gene encoding the human leukocyte adhesion and activation antigen BLAST-1 (CD48). (PMID: 1847502) Fisher R.C. … Thorley-Lawson D.A. (Mol. Cell. Biol. 1991) 3 4 23
  3. The human leucocyte antigen CD48 (MEM-102) is closely related to the activation marker Blast-1. (PMID: 1999350) Korinek V. … Horejsi V. (Immunogenetics 1991) 3 4 23
  4. Molecular cloning of the lymphocyte activation marker Blast-1. (PMID: 2828034) Staunton D.E. … Thorley-Lawson D.A. (EMBO J. 1987) 2 3 4
  5. The association of MHC class I proteins with the 2B4 receptor inhibits self-killing of human NK cells. (PMID: 20164429) Betser-Cohen G. … Mandelboim O. (J. Immunol. 2010) 3 23

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