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Aliases for CHIT1 Gene

Aliases for CHIT1 Gene

  • Chitinase 1 2 3 5
  • Chitinase 1 (Chitotriosidase) 2 3
  • EC 3.2.1.14 4 63
  • Plasma Methylumbelliferyl Tetra-N-Acetylchitotetraoside Hydrolase 3
  • Chitotriosidase 2
  • Chitinase-1 4
  • CHITD 3
  • CHI3 3
  • CHIT 3

External Ids for CHIT1 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CHIT1 Gene

  • GC01M200868
  • GC01M198615
  • GC01M199649
  • GC01M200474
  • GC01M199917
  • GC01M201451
  • GC01M174350

Summaries for CHIT1 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for CHIT1 Gene

  • Chitotriosidase is secreted by activated human macrophages and is markedly elevated in plasma of Gaucher disease patients. The expression of chitotriosidase occurs only at a late stage of differentiation of monocytes to activated macrophages in culture. Human macrophages can synthesize a functional chitotriosidase, a highly conserved enzyme with a strongly regulated expression. This enzyme may play a role in the degradation of chitin-containing pathogens. Several alternatively spliced transcript variants have been described for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2012]

GeneCards Summary for CHIT1 Gene

CHIT1 (Chitinase 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CHIT1 include Chitotriosidase Deficiency and Gaucher's Disease. Among its related pathways are Glycosaminoglycan metabolism and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include hydrolase activity, hydrolyzing O-glycosyl compounds and chitinase activity. An important paralog of this gene is CHI3L2.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CHIT1 Gene

  • Degrades chitin, chitotriose and chitobiose. May participate in the defense against nematodes and other pathogens. Isoform 3 has no enzymatic activity.

No data available for Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for CHIT1 Gene

Genomics for CHIT1 Gene

Regulatory Elements for CHIT1 Gene

Enhancers for CHIT1 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 CHIT1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for CHIT1 Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters

ENSRs around CHIT1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for CHIT1 Gene

Chromosome:
1
Start:
203,212,823 bp from pter
End:
203,273,641 bp from pter
Size:
60,819 bases
Orientation:
Minus strand

Genomic View for CHIT1 Gene

Genes around CHIT1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
CHIT1 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for CHIT1 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for CHIT1 Gene

Proteins for CHIT1 Gene

  • Protein details for CHIT1 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Q13231-CHIT1_HUMAN
    Recommended name:
    Chitotriosidase-1
    Protein Accession:
    Q13231
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B3KNW6
    • J3KN09
    • Q0VGG5
    • Q0VGG6
    • Q3ZAR1
    • Q6ISC2
    • Q9H3V8
    • Q9UDJ8

    Protein attributes for CHIT1 Gene

    Size:
    466 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    51681 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Monomer.
    Miscellaneous:
    • Very high plasma levels of CHIT1 are found in patients with Gaucher disease type 1 (GD I). Can be used as diagnostic aid and to evaluate the success of treatment that brings levels back to normal.
    SequenceCaution:
    • Sequence=BAG51478.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally shortened.; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for CHIT1 Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for CHIT1 Gene

    UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot:

neXtProt entry for CHIT1 Gene

Proteomics data for CHIT1 Gene at MOPED

Selected DME Specific Peptides for CHIT1 Gene

Post-translational modifications for CHIT1 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn 100
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for CHIT1 Gene

Antibody Products

  • R&D Systems Antibodies for CHIT1 (Chitotriosidase/CHIT1)
  • Abcam antibodies for CHIT1

Domains & Families for CHIT1 Gene

Gene Families for CHIT1 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for CHIT1 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry

Q13231

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot:

CHIT1_HUMAN :
  • Contains 1 chitin-binding type-2 domain.
  • Belongs to the glycosyl hydrolase 18 family. Chitinase class II subfamily.
Domain:
  • Contains 1 chitin-binding type-2 domain.
Family:
  • Belongs to the glycosyl hydrolase 18 family. Chitinase class II subfamily.
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Function for CHIT1 Gene

Molecular function for CHIT1 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
chitinase 1,expressed by macrophages,may be involved in the degradation of chitin containing pathogens,markedly elevated in plasma of Gaucher patients,deficiency in individuals homozygous for a duplication in exon 10.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
Random hydrolysis of N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminide (1->4)-beta-linkages in chitin and chitodextrins.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Degrades chitin, chitotriose and chitobiose. May participate in the defense against nematodes and other pathogens. Isoform 3 has no enzymatic activity.

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for CHIT1 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for CHIT1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0008843 endochitinase activity IDA 19725875
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Animal Models for CHIT1 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for CHIT1:

Animal Model Products

  • Taconic Biosciences Mouse Models for CHIT1

No data available for Human Phenotype Ontology , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for CHIT1 Gene

Localization for CHIT1 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CHIT1 Gene

Secreted. Lysosome. Note=A small proportion is lysosomal.

Subcellular locations from

COMPARTMENTS
Jensen Localization Image for CHIT1 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for CHIT1 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
lysosome 5
vacuole 5
cytosol 1
mitochondrion 1
nucleus 1
peroxisome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for CHIT1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region IEA,TAS --
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Pathways & Interactions for CHIT1 Gene

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Pathways by source for CHIT1 Gene

2 Reactome pathways for CHIT1 Gene

Interacting Proteins for CHIT1 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for CHIT1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005975 carbohydrate metabolic process IEA,TAS --
GO:0006955 immune response NAS 9748235
GO:0009617 response to bacterium TAS 9402970
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for CHIT1 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for CHIT1 Gene

(11) Drugs for CHIT1 Gene - From: DrugBank, HMDB, and Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
N-Acetyl-D-glucosamine Approved Nutra 0
2-(Acetylamino)-2-Deoxy-6-O-Methyl-Alpha-D-Allopyranose Experimental Pharma Target 0
Allosamizoline Experimental Pharma Target 0
Argadin Experimental Pharma Target 0
Argifin Experimental Pharma Target 0

(10) Additional Compounds for CHIT1 Gene - From: HMDB and Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
Chitobiose
  • CBS
  • Chitodextrin
  • Diacetylchitobiose
577-76-4
Isopropyl alcohol
  • 2-Propanol
  • 2-Propyl alcohol
  • Alcojel
  • Alkolave
  • Avantin
67-63-0
Water
  • Dihydrogen oxide
  • Steam
7732-18-5
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Transcripts for CHIT1 Gene

Unigene Clusters for CHIT1 Gene

Chitinase 1 (chitotriosidase):
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for CHIT1 Gene

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

Relevant External Links for CHIT1 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
CHIT1
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for
CHIT1

Expression for CHIT1 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for CHIT1 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for CHIT1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Whole Blood (x17.2), Lung (x7.9), and Adipose - Subcutaneous (x5.1).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for CHIT1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Neutrophil (48.4) and Serum (9.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for CHIT1 Gene



SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for CHIT1 Gene Hs.201688

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for CHIT1 Gene

Q13231-CHIT1_HUMAN
Tissue specificity: Detected in spleen. Secreted by cultured macrophages.
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Primer Products

No data available for Protein tissue co-expression partners for CHIT1 Gene

Orthologs for CHIT1 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for CHIT1 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
cow
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia CHIT1 35
  • 78.4 (n)
  • 70.2 (a)
-- 36
  • 44 (a)
ManyToMany
mouse
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Chit1 35
  • 79.53 (n)
  • 75 (a)
Chit1 16
Chit1 36
  • 75 (a)
OneToOne
chimpanzee
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia CHIT1 35
  • 99.07 (n)
  • 98.71 (a)
CHIT1 36
  • 99 (a)
OneToOne
rat
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Chit1 35
  • 79.91 (n)
  • 76.03 (a)
oppossum
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia CHIT1 36
  • 65 (a)
OneToOne
platypus
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 55 (a)
OneToMany
-- 36
  • 65 (a)
OneToMany
-- 36
  • 70 (a)
OneToMany
-- 36
  • 64 (a)
OneToMany
lizard
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 36
  • 56 (a)
ManyToMany
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia chit1 35
  • 57.28 (n)
  • 51.4 (a)
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.12601 35
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG10531 37
  • 39 (a)
CG1869 37
  • 52 (a)
CG2989 37
  • 41 (a)
CG3044 37
  • 32 (a)
CG9307 37
  • 40 (a)
CG9357 37
  • 37 (a)
Chit 37
  • 27 (a)
Cht1 37
  • 39 (a)
Cht2 37
  • 34 (a)
Cht3 37
  • 39 (a)
Idgf1 37
  • 29 (a)
Idgf2 37
  • 28 (a)
Idgf3 37
  • 27 (a)
Cht7 35
  • 58.22 (n)
  • 54.87 (a)
Cht7 36
  • 22 (a)
OneToMany
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP006898 35
  • 52.76 (n)
  • 45.45 (a)
worm
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea cht-1 37
  • 40 (a)
F07G11.9 37
  • 28 (a)
T01C4.1 37
  • 29 (a)
T13H5.3 37
  • 28 (a)
cht-1 35
  • 50.47 (n)
  • 45.35 (a)
cht-1 36
  • 30 (a)
OneToMany
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes CTS2 36
  • 22 (a)
OneToMany
thale cress
(Arabidopsis thaliana)
eudicotyledons AT4G19810 35
  • 44.55 (n)
  • 38.89 (a)
rice
(Oryza sativa)
Liliopsida Os04g0376400 35
  • 47.12 (n)
  • 33.33 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.8046 36
  • 29 (a)
OneToMany
Species with no ortholog for CHIT1:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • 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)
  • dog (Canis familiaris)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for CHIT1 Gene

ENSEMBL:
Gene Tree for CHIT1 (if available)
TreeFam:
Gene Tree for CHIT1 (if available)

Paralogs for CHIT1 Gene

Paralogs for CHIT1 Gene

(5) SIMAP similar genes for CHIT1 Gene using alignment to 3 proteins:

Pseudogenes.org Pseudogenes for CHIT1 Gene

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Variants for CHIT1 Gene

Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CHIT1 Gene

CHIT1_HUMAN-Q13231
A 24 bp duplication in exon 10 leads to the activation of an alternative splice site and the production of an inactive protein resulting in chitotriosidase deficiency [MIM:614122]. About 6% of the population are deficient for CHIT1 activity, while 35% are carriers and show reduced enzyme levels. People with CHIT1 deficiency appear perfectly healthy.

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for CHIT1 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 01 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs2297950 - 203,225,058(+) AGTGC(C/T)GAAAT intron-variant, nc-transcript-variant, reference, missense
rs1065761 - 203,216,965(-) TGCAG(A/C/G/T)GGGGC intron-variant, nc-transcript-variant, reference, missense
rs35920428 - 203,225,807(+) GGAAG(C/T)GAGCC nc-transcript-variant, reference, missense
rs12562058 - 203,223,227(+) GAGGT(A/C)TGGGC nc-transcript-variant, reference, missense
rs137852607 - 203,225,706(-) ATGAC(A/G)AGACT nc-transcript-variant, reference, missense

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for CHIT1 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv873110 CNV Loss 21882294

Variation tolerance for CHIT1 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 96.8% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 16.32; 97.67% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for CHIT1 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
CHIT1

Disorders for CHIT1 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(15) MalaCards diseases for CHIT1 Gene - From: GeneTests, DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
chitotriosidase deficiency
gaucher's disease
  • lipoid histiocytosis
gaucher disease, type i
  • acid beta-glucosidase deficiency
filariasis
  • disease due to superfamily filarioidea
mast cell activation syndrome
  • mcas
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search CHIT1 in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases

Relevant External Links for CHIT1

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
CHIT1
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
CHIT1
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
CHIT1
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for CHIT1 Gene

Publications for CHIT1 Gene

  1. The human chitotriosidase gene. Nature of inherited enzyme deficiency. (PMID: 9748235) Boot R.G. … Aerts J.M.F.G. (J. Biol. Chem. 1998) 2 3 4 23 67
  2. Chitotriosidase, a chitinase, and the 39-kDa human cartilage glycoprotein, a chitin-binding lectin, are homologues of family 18 glycosyl hydrolases secreted by human macrophages. (PMID: 9492324) Renkema G.H. … Aerts J.M.F.G. (Eur. J. Biochem. 1998) 2 3 23
  3. Plasma chitotriosidase and CCL18 as surrogate markers for granulomatous macrophages in sarcoidosis. (PMID: 19808030) Boot R.G. … Aerts J.M. (Clin. Chim. Acta 2010) 3 23
  4. Human chitotriosidase polymorphism is associated with human longevity in Mediterranean nonagenarians and centenarians. (PMID: 19881466) Malaguarnera L. … Malaguarnera M. (J. Hum. Genet. 2010) 3 23
  5. Increased cerebrospinal fluid chitotriosidase index in patients with multiple sclerosis. (PMID: 19925532) Verbeek M.M. … Jongen P.J. (Acta Neurol. Scand. 2010) 3 23

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