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Aliases for CLDN14 Gene

Aliases for CLDN14 Gene

  • Claudin 14 2 3 5
  • Claudin-14 3
  • DFNB29 3

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Previous HGNC Symbols for CLDN14 Gene

  • DFNB29

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CLDN14 Gene

  • GC21M034410
  • GC21M036753
  • GC21M036754
  • GC21M037832
  • GC21M023308

Summaries for CLDN14 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for CLDN14 Gene

  • Tight junctions represent one mode of cell-to-cell adhesion in epithelial or endothelial cell sheets, forming continuous seals around cells and serving as a physical barrier to prevent solutes and water from passing freely through the paracellular space. These junctions are comprised of sets of continuous networking strands in the outwardly facing cytoplasmic leaflet, with complementary grooves in the inwardly facing extracytoplasmic leaflet. The protein encoded by this gene, a member of the claudin family, is an integral membrane protein and a component of tight junction strands. The encoded protein also binds specifically to the WW domain of Yes-associated protein. Defects in this gene are the cause of an autosomal recessive form of nonsyndromic sensorineural deafness. It is also reported that four synonymous variants in this gene are associated with kidney stones and reduced bone mineral density. Several transcript variants encoding the same protein have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2010]

GeneCards Summary for CLDN14 Gene

CLDN14 (Claudin 14) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CLDN14 include Deafness, Autosomal Recessive 29 and Dfnb29 Nonsyndromic Hearing Loss And Deafness. Among its related pathways are Sertoli-Sertoli Cell Junction Dynamics and Cell adhesion_Endothelial cell contacts by junctional mechanisms. GO annotations related to this gene include identical protein binding and structural molecule activity. An important paralog of this gene is CLDN2.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CLDN14 Gene

  • Plays a major role in tight junction-specific obliteration of the intercellular space, through calcium-independent cell-adhesion activity.

Gene Wiki entry for CLDN14 Gene

Additional gene information for CLDN14 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for CLDN14 Gene

Genomics for CLDN14 Gene

Regulatory Elements for CLDN14 Gene

Enhancers for CLDN14 Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Enhancer Score Enhancer Sources Gene-Enhancer Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Gene Targets for Enhancer
GH21H036477 1.2 Ensembl ENCODE 16.4 +101.2 101206 3.4 FOXA2 ATF1 MLX ARNT ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 ZNF48 YY1 SLC30A9 CLDN14 ENSG00000233818 ENSG00000279365 GC21P036460
GH21H036646 1.1 Ensembl ENCODE 10.6 -67.2 -67209 2.1 FOXA2 RARA ETS1 FOS USF2 MIER2 ZNF589 CEBPA RCOR2 KDM1A ENSG00000242553 RIMKLBP1 MORC3 CLDN14 SETD4 LOC105369308 GC21M036690
GH21H036500 1 Ensembl ENCODE 10.7 +79.8 79817 0.5 FOXA2 TAF1 MAX FEZF1 RAD21 YY1 ZNF121 GATA3 HNF4G ZBTB20 CLDN14 PSMD4P1
GH21H036550 0.8 Ensembl ENCODE 11.2 +28.6 28579 2.3 ZFP69B PKNOX1 ZNF692 ZNF10 CLDN14 RUNX1 PSMD4P1
GH21H036508 0.8 ENCODE 10.6 +69.9 69908 3.7 PKNOX1 FOXA2 NFIB EBF1 ZNF644 ZBTB40 ZNF776 CTBP1 GATA3 SCRT2 CLDN14 SIM2 ENSG00000224269 ENSG00000242553 PSMD4P1
- Elite enhancer and/or Elite enhancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

Enhancers around CLDN14 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Locations for CLDN14 Gene

Genomic Locations for CLDN14 Gene
119,465 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for CLDN14 Gene

Genes around CLDN14 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
CLDN14 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for CLDN14 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for CLDN14 Gene

Proteins for CLDN14 Gene

  • Protein details for CLDN14 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:

    Protein attributes for CLDN14 Gene

    239 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    25699 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for CLDN14 Gene

Post-translational modifications for CLDN14 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for CLDN14 Gene

Domains & Families for CLDN14 Gene

Gene Families for CLDN14 Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Disease related genes
  • Predicted membrane proteins

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for CLDN14 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the claudin family.
  • Belongs to the claudin family.
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Function for CLDN14 Gene

Molecular function for CLDN14 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
claudin 14,clostridium perfringens enterotoxin receptor-like,integral membrane protein,claudin family of major structural components of tight junction (TJ) strands
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Plays a major role in tight junction-specific obliteration of the intercellular space, through calcium-independent cell-adhesion activity.

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for CLDN14 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for CLDN14 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005198 structural molecule activity IEA --
GO:0042802 identical protein binding ISS --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with CLDN14: view
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Human Phenotype Ontology for CLDN14 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for CLDN14 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for CLDN14:

Animal Model Products

miRNA for CLDN14 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target CLDN14

Clone Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for CLDN14 Gene

Localization for CLDN14 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CLDN14 Gene

Cell junction, tight junction. Cell membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Extracellular space Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi Apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion 0 1 2 3 4 5 Confidence
COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for CLDN14 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
endoplasmic reticulum 5

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for CLDN14 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005783 endoplasmic reticulum IDA 16780588
GO:0005886 plasma membrane IEA,IDA 16780588
GO:0005923 bicellular tight junction ISS --
GO:0016020 membrane IEA --
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with CLDN14: view

No data available for Subcellular locations from the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) for CLDN14 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for CLDN14 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with CLDN14: view

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for CLDN14 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006461 protein complex assembly TAS 7644498
GO:0016338 calcium-independent cell-cell adhesion via plasma membrane cell-adhesion molecules ISS --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with CLDN14: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for CLDN14 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for CLDN14 Gene

(1) Drugs for CLDN14 Gene - From: HMDB

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
calcium Nutra 0
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with CLDN14: view

Transcripts for CLDN14 Gene

Unigene Clusters for CLDN14 Gene

Claudin 14:
Representative Sequences:

Clone Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for CLDN14 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8
SP1: - - - - - -
SP2: - - - -
SP3: -
SP6: - -

Relevant External Links for CLDN14 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for CLDN14 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for CLDN14 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for CLDN14 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Liver (x39.5).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for CLDN14 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Urine (69.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for CLDN14 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for CLDN14 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of CLDN14 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for CLDN14 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for CLDN14 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Liver, kidney. Also found in ear.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for CLDN14 Gene

  • Liver(4.4)
  • Skin(4)
  • Kidney(2.1)

Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for CLDN14 Gene

Germ Layers:
  • ectoderm
  • endoderm
  • mesoderm
  • nervous
  • skeletal muscle
  • skeleton
Head and neck:
  • brain
  • cerebellum
  • cranial nerve
  • ear
  • eye
  • head
  • inner ear
  • middle ear
  • outer ear
  • skull
  • peripheral nerve
  • peripheral nervous system
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with CLDN14: view

No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery for CLDN14 Gene

Orthologs for CLDN14 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for CLDN14 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia CLDN14 33 34
  • 99.16 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia CLDN14 33 34
  • 88.19 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Cldn14 33 16 34
  • 86.47 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Cldn14 33
  • 86.33 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia CLDN14 34
  • 84 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia CLDN14 33 34
  • 82.98 (n)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia CLDN14 34
  • 76 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves CLDN14 33 34
  • 70.98 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia CLDN14 34
  • 73 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia cldn14 33
  • 64.8 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii cldn2 33
  • 59 (n)
Species where no ortholog for CLDN14 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • 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)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for CLDN14 Gene

Gene Tree for CLDN14 (if available)
Gene Tree for CLDN14 (if available)

Paralogs for CLDN14 Gene

Paralogs for CLDN14 Gene

(18) SIMAP similar genes for CLDN14 Gene using alignment to 1 proteins:

genes like me logo Genes that share paralogs with CLDN14: view

Variants for CLDN14 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for CLDN14 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 21 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs368027306 Pathogenic, Deafness, autosomal recessive, 29 (DFNB29) [MIM:614035] 36,461,454(+) GGGCG(C/T)GGGCA intron-variant, reference, missense
rs74315437 Pathogenic, Deafness, autosomal recessive, 29 (DFNB29) [MIM:614035] 36,461,442(-) CATGG(A/T)CATCT intron-variant, reference, missense
rs786204841 Pathogenic, Deafness, autosomal recessive, 29 (DFNB29) [MIM:614035] 36,461,002(-) ACAGC(A/G)GGTAC intron-variant, reference, missense
VAR_069981 Deafness, autosomal recessive, 29 (DFNB29) [MIM:614035]
VAR_069982 Deafness, autosomal recessive, 29 (DFNB29) [MIM:614035]

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for CLDN14 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv962676 CNV duplication 23825009
nsv834090 CNV loss 17160897
nsv587470 CNV loss 21841781
nsv512637 CNV loss 21212237
nsv3506 CNV insertion 18451855
nsv1126608 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv1116920 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv1114290 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv1072176 CNV deletion 25765185
nsv1064290 CNV loss 25217958
esv7482 CNV loss 19470904
esv3646973 CNV gain 21293372
esv3646972 CNV loss 21293372
esv3557685 CNV deletion 23714750
esv3557684 CNV deletion 23714750
esv3557683 CNV deletion 23714750
esv3384461 CNV duplication 20981092
esv33286 CNV gain+loss 17666407
esv28981 CNV gain 19812545
esv2723394 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2667105 CNV deletion 23128226
esv2663397 CNV deletion 23128226
esv2582352 CNV deletion 19546169
esv1979371 CNV deletion 18987734

Variation tolerance for CLDN14 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 35.5% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 3.73; 57.62% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for CLDN14 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CLDN14 Gene

Disorders for CLDN14 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(7) MalaCards diseases for CLDN14 Gene - From: HGMD, OMIM, ClinVar, GeneTests, Orphanet, Swiss-Prot, DISEASES, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
deafness, autosomal recessive 29
  • autosomal recessive nonsyndromic deafness 29
dfnb29 nonsyndromic hearing loss and deafness
  • dfnb 29 nonsyndromic hearing loss and deafness
autosomal recessive non-syndromic sensorineural deafness type dfnb
  • autosomal recessive isolated neurosensory deafness type dfnb
deafness, autosomal dominant 51
  • autosomal dominant nonsyndromic deafness 51
perrault syndrome
  • gonadal dysgenesis, xx type
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards


  • Deafness, autosomal recessive, 29 (DFNB29) [MIM:614035]: A form of non-syndromic sensorineural hearing loss. Sensorineural deafness results from damage to the neural receptors of the inner ear, the nerve pathways to the brain, or the area of the brain that receives sound information. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:11163249, ECO:0000269 PubMed:22246673, ECO:0000269 PubMed:23235333}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Relevant External Links for CLDN14

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with CLDN14: view

No data available for Genatlas for CLDN14 Gene

Publications for CLDN14 Gene

  1. Frequencies of gap- and tight-junction mutations in Turkish families with autosomal-recessive non-syndromic hearing loss. (PMID: 12791041) Uyguner O … Wollnik B (Clinical genetics 2003) 3 4 22 60
  2. Mutations in the gene encoding tight junction claudin-14 cause autosomal recessive deafness DFNB29. (PMID: 11163249) Wilcox ER … Friedman TB (Cell 2001) 2 3 4 60
  3. Phenotypic variability of CLDN14 mutations causing DFNB29 hearing loss in the Pakistani population. (PMID: 23235333) Bashir ZE … Riazuddin S (Journal of human genetics 2013) 3 4 60
  4. Analysis of CLDN14 gene in deaf Moroccan patients with non-syndromic hearing loss. (PMID: 23590985) Charif M … Barakat A (Gene 2013) 3 4 60
  5. Novel CLDN14 mutations in Pakistani families with autosomal recessive non-syndromic hearing loss. (PMID: 22246673) Lee K … Leal SM (American journal of medical genetics. Part A 2012) 3 4 60

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