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Aliases for CD72 Gene

Aliases for CD72 Gene

  • CD72 Molecule 2 3 5
  • CD72 Antigen 2 3 4
  • Lyb-2 3 4
  • CD72b 3
  • LYB2 3

External Ids for CD72 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CD72 Gene

  • GC09M035922
  • GC09M035779
  • GC09M035599

Summaries for CD72 Gene

GeneCards Summary for CD72 Gene

CD72 (CD72 Molecule) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CD72 include Small Intestine Lymphoma and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Among its related pathways are Natural Killer Cell Receptors: Human Target Cell ?�� NK Cell Ligand-Receptor Interactions and Developmental Biology. GO annotations related to this gene include receptor binding and carbohydrate binding.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CD72 Gene

  • Plays a role in B-cell proliferation and differentiation.

No data available for Entrez Gene Summary , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for CD72 Gene

Genomics for CD72 Gene

Regulatory Elements for CD72 Gene

Enhancers for CD72 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 CD72 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for CD72 Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters

ENSRs around CD72 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for CD72 Gene

35,609,533 bp from pter
35,646,857 bp from pter
37,325 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for CD72 Gene

Genes around CD72 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
CD72 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for CD72 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for CD72 Gene

Proteins for CD72 Gene

  • Protein details for CD72 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    B-cell differentiation antigen CD72
    Protein Accession:

    Protein attributes for CD72 Gene

    359 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    40220 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Homodimer; disulfide-linked. Associates with CD5. Interacts (tyrosine phosphorylated) with PTPN6/SHP-1 (By similarity).

neXtProt entry for CD72 Gene

Proteomics data for CD72 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for CD72 Gene

  • Phosphorylated upon engagement of the B-cell receptor, probably by LYN or SYK. Phosphorylation at Tyr-7 is important for interaction with PTPN6/SHP-1 (By similarity).
  • Glycosylation at Asn 136
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for CD72 Gene

Antibody Products

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for CD72 Gene

Domains & Families for CD72 Gene

Gene Families for CD72 Gene

Protein Domains for CD72 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for CD72 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Contains 1 C-type lectin domain.
  • Contains 1 C-type lectin domain.
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Function for CD72 Gene

Molecular function for CD72 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
cell differentiation antigen CD72,B cell surface protein,CD5 ligand,identified by monoclonal antibodies S-HCL2,Bu-40,Bu-41,J3-109;homologous to mouse Lyb-2
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Plays a role in B-cell proliferation and differentiation.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for CD72 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005102 receptor binding TAS 1711157
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Animal Models for CD72 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for CD72:

Animal Model Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Human Phenotype Ontology , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for CD72 Gene

Localization for CD72 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CD72 Gene

Membrane; Single-pass type II membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for CD72 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for CD72 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
cytosol 1
endoplasmic reticulum 1
extracellular 1
lysosome 1
mitochondrion 1
nucleus 1
peroxisome 1
vacuole 1

No data available for Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for CD72 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for CD72 Gene

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SIGNOR curated interactions for CD72 Gene

Is inactivated by:

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for CD72 Gene


Drugs & Compounds for CD72 Gene

(2) Drugs for CD72 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
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Transcripts for CD72 Gene

Unigene Clusters for CD72 Gene

CD72 molecule:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for CD72 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2a · 2b · 2c · 2d · 2e · 2f · 2g · 2h · 2i ^ 3 ^ 4a · 4b · 4c ^ 5a · 5b · 5c ^ 6a · 6b ^ 7a · 7b ^ 8
SP1: - - - - - -
SP2: - - - -
SP3: - - - -
SP4: - - - - - -
SP5: - - - - -
SP6: - -
SP7: - - - -
SP8: - -

Relevant External Links for CD72 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for CD72 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for CD72 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for CD72 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Spleen (x20.9) and Whole Blood (x4.1).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for CD72 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Blymphocyte (35.2), Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (20.8), and Spleen (8.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for CD72 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for CD72 Gene Hs.116481

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for CD72 Gene

Tissue specificity: Pre-B-cells and B-cells but not terminally differentiated plasma cells.
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Protein tissue co-expression partners for CD72 Gene

- Elite partner

Primer Products

Orthologs for CD72 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for CD72 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia CD72 35
  • 76.95 (n)
  • 63.4 (a)
CD72 36
  • 61 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia CD72 35
  • 77.4 (n)
  • 63.31 (a)
CD72 36
  • 61 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Cd72 35
  • 70.35 (n)
  • 56.1 (a)
Cd72 16
Cd72 36
  • 52 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia CD72 35
  • 99.35 (n)
  • 98.05 (a)
CD72 36
  • 96 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Cd72 35
  • 68.48 (n)
  • 53.14 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia CD72 36
  • 41 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia CD72 36
  • 42 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves -- 36
  • 11 (a)
CD72 36
  • 11 (a)
CHB1 36
  • 23 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 36
  • 31 (a)
-- 36
  • 29 (a)
Species with no ortholog for CD72:
  • 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)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for CD72 Gene

Gene Tree for CD72 (if available)
Gene Tree for CD72 (if available)

Paralogs for CD72 Gene

No data available for Paralogs for CD72 Gene

Variants for CD72 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for CD72 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 09 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs34791102 - 35,612,981(-) CTGTC(C/T)GTCGG reference, missense
rs869487 -- 35,615,899(-) TTGGA(C/G)CAAGG intron-variant, downstream-variant-500B
rs1832535 -- 35,628,444(-) GCTAA(A/T)TTTTT intron-variant
rs1832536 -- 35,628,386(-) ctcga(G/T)ctcct intron-variant
rs112977527 -- 35,619,793(+) TGTGA(C/T)CACTG intron-variant, upstream-variant-2KB

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for CD72 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv528256 CNV Loss 19592680
dgv8168n71 CNV Gain 21882294

Variation tolerance for CD72 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 68.7% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 3.65; 56.81% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for CD72 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CD72 Gene

Disorders for CD72 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(2) MalaCards diseases for CD72 Gene - From: DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
small intestine lymphoma
  • small intestinal lymphoma
chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • cll
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search CD72 in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases

Relevant External Links for CD72

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for CD72 Gene

Publications for CD72 Gene

  1. CD72 polymorphisms associated with alternative splicing modify susceptibility to human systemic lupus erythematosus through epistatic interaction with FCGR2B. (PMID: 15459183) Hitomi Y. … Tokunaga K. (Hum. Mol. Genet. 2004) 3 23 48 67
  2. The B-cell surface protein CD72/Lyb-2 is the ligand for CD5. (PMID: 1711157) van de Velde H. … Thielemans K. (Nature 1991) 2 3 23
  3. Identity of human Lyb-2 and CD72 and localization of the gene to chromosome 9. (PMID: 2044654) Von Hoegen I. … Parnes J.R. (Eur. J. Immunol. 1991) 2 3 23
  4. CD100 on NK cells enhance IFNgamma secretion and killing of target cells expressing CD72. (PMID: 17786190) Mizrahi S. … Mandelboim O. (PLoS ONE 2007) 3 23
  5. Increased mutations of CD72 transcript in B-lymphocytes from adolescent patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. (PMID: 17121583) Kaneko U. … Uchiyama M. (Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2006) 3 23

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