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Aliases for CNDP1 Gene

Aliases for CNDP1 Gene

  • Carnosine Dipeptidase 1 (Metallopeptidase M20 Family) 2 3 5
  • Glutamate Carboxypeptidase-Like Protein 2 2 3 4
  • CNDP Dipeptidase 1 3 4
  • Serum Carnosinase 3 4
  • Carnosinase 1 2 3
  • CPGL2 3 4
  • CN1 3 4
  • Carnosine Dipeptidase 1 4
  • EC 4
  • HsT2308 3

External Ids for CNDP1 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CNDP1 Gene

  • GC18P070351
  • GC18P070352
  • GC18P072201
  • GC18P068933

Summaries for CNDP1 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for CNDP1 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the M20 metalloprotease family. The encoded protein is specifically expressed in the brain, is a homodimeric dipeptidase which was identified as human carnosinase. This gene contains trinucleotide (CTG) repeat length polymorphism in the coding region. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for CNDP1 Gene

CNDP1 (Carnosine Dipeptidase 1 (Metallopeptidase M20 Family)) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CNDP1 include Homocarnosinosis and Microvascular Complications Of Diabetes 3. Among its related pathways are Histidine metabolism and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include hydrolase activity and carboxypeptidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is CNDP2.

Gene Wiki entry for CNDP1 Gene

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for CNDP1 Gene

Genomics for CNDP1 Gene

Regulatory Elements for CNDP1 Gene

Enhancers for CNDP1 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 CNDP1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for CNDP1 Gene

74,534,440 bp from pter
74,587,212 bp from pter
52,773 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for CNDP1 Gene

Genes around CNDP1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
CNDP1 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for CNDP1 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for CNDP1 Gene

Proteins for CNDP1 Gene

  • Protein details for CNDP1 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Beta-Ala-His dipeptidase
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q14D40
    • Q17S05
    • Q2TBG0
    • Q6UWK2
    • Q9BT98

    Protein attributes for CNDP1 Gene

    507 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    56706 Da
    Name=Zn(2+); Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:29105;
    Quaternary structure:
    • Homodimer.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for CNDP1 Gene

neXtProt entry for CNDP1 Gene

Proteomics data for CNDP1 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for CNDP1 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn 322 and Asn 382
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for CNDP1 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

Antibody Products

  • R&D Systems Antibodies for CNDP1 (Carnosine Dipeptidase 1/CNDP1)
  • Abcam antibodies for CNDP1

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for CNDP1 Gene

Domains & Families for CNDP1 Gene

Gene Families for CNDP1 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for CNDP1 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the peptidase M20A family.
  • Belongs to the peptidase M20A family.
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Function for CNDP1 Gene

Molecular function for CNDP1 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot BiophysicochemicalProperties:
Kinetic parameters: KM=1.27 uM for carnosine (at 30 degrees Celsius and in the absence of cadmium ions) {ECO:0000269 PubMed:12473676}; KM=11.00 uM for carnosine (at 30 degrees Celsius and in the presence of 200 uM cadmium ions) {ECO:0000269 PubMed:12473676}; KM=0.20 uM for homocarnosine (at 30 degrees Celsius and in the absence of cadmium ions) {ECO:0000269 PubMed:12473676}; KM=1.0 uM for homocarnosine (at 30 degrees Celsius and in the presence of 200 uM cadmium ions) {ECO:0000269 PubMed:12473676}; Note=1 hour incubation in 50 mM Tris-HCl, pH 7.5.; pH dependence: Optimum pH is 8.5. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:12473676};
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
Preferential hydrolysis of the beta-Ala- -His dipeptide (carnosine), and also anserine, Xaa- -His dipeptides and other dipeptides including homocarnosine.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot EnzymeRegulation:
Inhibited by the metal chelator 1,10-o-phenantrolin. The inhibitory concentration 50% (IC(50)) is 5 uM.

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for CNDP1 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for CNDP1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004180 carboxypeptidase activity IEA --
GO:0016805 dipeptidase activity IEA --
GO:0034701 tripeptidase activity IEA --
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Animal Model Products

  • Taconic Biosciences Mouse Models for CNDP1

No data available for Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for CNDP1 Gene

Localization for CNDP1 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CNDP1 Gene


Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for CNDP1 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for CNDP1 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
endoplasmic reticulum 2
peroxisome 1

No data available for Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for CNDP1 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for CNDP1 Gene

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Pathways by source for CNDP1 Gene

1 GeneGo (Thomson Reuters) pathway for CNDP1 Gene

Interacting Proteins for CNDP1 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for CNDP1 Gene


No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for CNDP1 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for CNDP1 Gene

(3) Drugs for CNDP1 Gene - From: HMDB

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
L-Histidine Approved Nutra 0
beta-Alanine Experimental Pharma Full agonist, Agonist Endogenous glycine agonist, more selective than taurine (Cat. No. 0209) 0
Citric Acid Nutra Agonist, Activator 1044

(6) Additional Compounds for CNDP1 Gene - From: HMDB and Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
  • b-Alanyl-L-histidine
  • b-Alanylhistidine
  • beta-Alanyl-L-histidine
  • beta-Alanylhistidine
  • Carnosine
  • (2S)-2-amino-3-(1-methyl-1H-imidazol-5-yl)propanoate
  • (2S)-2-amino-3-(1-methyl-1H-imidazol-5-yl)propanoic acid
  • 3-Methyl-L-histidine
  • 3-Methylhistidine
  • 3-N-Methyl-L-histidine
  • Anserine
  • beta-Alanyl-N(pai)-methyl-L-histidine
  • L-Anserine
  • L-N-b-Alanyl-3-methyl-Histidine
  • L-N-beta-Alanyl-3-methyl-Histidine
  • Cadmium atom
  • Cadmium elemental
  • Cadmium metallicum
  • Cd
  • Colloidal cadmium
  • g-Aminobutyryl-L-histidine
  • g-Aminobutyrylhistidine
  • gamma-Aminobutyryl-L-histidine
  • gamma-Aminobutyrylhistidine
  • Homocarnosine
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Transcripts for CNDP1 Gene

Unigene Clusters for CNDP1 Gene

Carnosine dipeptidase 1 (metallopeptidase M20 family):
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for CNDP1 Gene

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

Relevant External Links for CNDP1 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for CNDP1 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for CNDP1 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for CNDP1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Brain - Spinal cord (cervical c-1) (x11.3), Brain - Substantia nigra (x8.8), Brain - Putamen (basal ganglia) (x5.3), Brain - Hippocampus (x5.1), and Brain - Hypothalamus (x4.3).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for CNDP1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Cerebrospinal fluid (25.4), Serum (21.2), Plasma (9.8), and Vitreous humor (7.2).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for CNDP1 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for CNDP1 Gene Hs.400613

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for CNDP1 Gene

Tissue specificity: Found in serum and adult nervous central system. Absent in serum from patients with homocarnosinosis.
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Primer Products

No data available for Protein tissue co-expression partners for CNDP1 Gene

Orthologs for CNDP1 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals and fungi.

Orthologs for CNDP1 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia CNDP1 35
  • 80.54 (n)
  • 79.88 (a)
CNDP1 36
  • 80 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia CNDP1 35
  • 84.52 (n)
  • 86.36 (a)
CNDP1 36
  • 85 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Cndp1 35
  • 80.77 (n)
  • 81.54 (a)
Cndp1 16
Cndp1 36
  • 80 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia CNDP1 35
  • 98.69 (n)
  • 97.44 (a)
CNDP1 36
  • 97 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Cndp1 35
  • 81.28 (n)
  • 82.46 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia CNDP1 36
  • 71 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia CNDP1 36
  • 74 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves CNDP1 35
  • 67.57 (n)
  • 66.53 (a)
CNDP1 36
  • 64 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia CNDP1 36
  • 62 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia cndp1 35
  • 64.18 (n)
  • 63.83 (a)
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia MGC68563 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii CNDP1 36
  • 50 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG17337 36
  • 49 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea pes-9 36
  • 47 (a)
Y71H2AM.11 36
  • 45 (a)
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes DUG1 36
  • 44 (a)
DUG2 38
Species with no ortholog for CNDP1:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

Evolution for CNDP1 Gene

Gene Tree for CNDP1 (if available)
Gene Tree for CNDP1 (if available)

Paralogs for CNDP1 Gene

Paralogs for CNDP1 Gene

(2) SIMAP similar genes for CNDP1 Gene using alignment to 3 proteins:

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Variants for CNDP1 Gene

Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CNDP1 Gene

The number of trinucleotide (CTG) repeat varies among different alleles leading to insertion of Leu residues in the signal peptide. The allele with 5 leucines (as shown in the reference entry) is known as the Mannheim allele. Diabetic patients with the CNDP1 Mannheim allele are less susceptible for nephropathy.

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for CNDP1 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 18 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs11151964 - 74,534,683(+) AACTC(A/G/T)GGAGA reference, missense
rs4263028 - 74,560,889(+) CTCCC(A/G)TCATC reference, missense
rs2887 -- 74,584,901(-) CAAAC(C/T)GGAGT utr-variant-3-prime
rs1559809 -- 74,560,548(+) aaaat(A/G)caaaa intron-variant
rs7231312 -- 74,561,708(+) GCCAC(A/G)TGGCA intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for CNDP1 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv909919 CNV Gain 21882294
nsv909920 CNV Gain 21882294
nsv909921 CNV Gain 21882294

Variation tolerance for CNDP1 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 61.3% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 6.72; 78.72% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for CNDP1 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

Disorders for CNDP1 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(3) MalaCards diseases for CNDP1 Gene - From: DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
  • homocarnosinase deficiency
microvascular complications of diabetes 3
  • diabetic nephropathy
gamma-amino butyric acid metabolism disorder
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search CNDP1 in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases

Relevant External Links for CNDP1

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 CNDP1 Gene

Publications for CNDP1 Gene

  1. Carnosine as a protective factor in diabetic nephropathy: association with a leucine repeat of the carnosinase gene CNDP1. (PMID: 16046297) Janssen B. … van der Woude F.J. (Diabetes 2005) 3 4 23 48 67
  2. Association between CNDP1 genotype and diabetic nephropathy is sex specific. (PMID: 20332346) Mooyaart A.L. … De Heer E. (Diabetes 2010) 3 23
  3. The influence of carnosinase gene polymorphisms on diabetic nephropathy risk in African-Americans. (PMID: 19373489) McDonough C.W. … Bowden D.W. (Hum. Genet. 2009) 3 23
  4. Lower frequency of the 5/5 homozygous CNDP1 genotype in South Asian Surinamese. (PMID: 19577318) Mooyaart A.L. … de Heer E. (Diabetes Res. Clin. Pract. 2009) 3 23
  5. Exclusion of polymorphisms in carnosinase genes (CNDP1 and CNDP2) as a cause of diabetic nephropathy in type 1 diabetes: results of large case-control and follow-up studies. (PMID: 18753673) Wanic K. … Krolewski A.S. (Diabetes 2008) 3 23

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