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Aliases for CPZ Gene

Aliases for CPZ Gene

  • Carboxypeptidase Z 2 3
  • Metallocarboxypeptidase Z 2
  • EC 63
  • EC 63
  • EC 3.4.17.- 4
  • EC 3.4.17 63

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CPZ Gene

  • GC04P008774
  • GC04P008786
  • GC04P008712

Summaries for CPZ Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for CPZ Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the metallocarboxypeptidase family. This enzyme displays carboxypeptidase activity towards substrates with basic C-terminal residues. It is most active at neutral pH and is inhibited by active site-directed inhibitors of metallocarboxypeptidases. Alternative splicing in the coding region results in multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for CPZ Gene

CPZ (Carboxypeptidase Z) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CPZ include yaws and sleeping sickness. GO annotations related to this gene include metallocarboxypeptidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is CPN1.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CPZ Gene

  • Cleaves substrates with C-terminal arginine residues. Probably modulates the Wnt signaling pathway, by cleaving some undefined protein. May play a role in cleavage during prohormone processing.

Gene Wiki entry for CPZ Gene

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

Genomics for CPZ Gene

Regulatory Elements for CPZ Gene

Genomic Location for CPZ Gene

8,592,660 bp from pter
8,619,761 bp from pter
27,102 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for CPZ Gene

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Genomic Location for CPZ Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for CPZ Gene

Proteins for CPZ Gene

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

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Carboxypeptidase Z
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • O00520
    • Q96MX2

    Protein attributes for CPZ Gene

    652 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    73655 Da
    Name=Zn(2+); Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:29105; Note=Binds 1 zinc ion per subunit.;
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available
    • Sequence=BAB71147.1; Type=Frameshift; Positions=358; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for CPZ Gene


neXtProt entry for CPZ Gene

Proteomics data for CPZ Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for CPZ Gene

Other Protein References for CPZ Gene

Domains for CPZ Gene

Gene Families for CPZ Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for CPZ Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Q66K79
  • Contains 1 FZ (frizzled) domain.
  • Belongs to the peptidase M14 family.
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Function for CPZ Gene

Molecular function for CPZ Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot BiophysicochemicalProperties: Kinetic parameters: KM=2 mM for dansyl-Phe-Ala-Arg {ECO:0000269 PubMed:10080937, ECO:0000269 PubMed:9099699}; KM=2 mM for dansyl-Pro-Ala-Arg {ECO:0000269 PubMed:10080937, ECO:0000269 PubMed:9099699}; pH dependence: Optimum pH is 7.8. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:10080937, ECO:0000269 PubMed:9099699};
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot EnzymeRegulation: Inhibited by 2-mercaptomethyl-3-guanidinoethylthiopropanoic acid (MGTA) and guanidinoethylmercaptosuccinic acid (GEMSA). Inhibited by chelating agents such as EDTA and EGTA.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Cleaves substrates with C-terminal arginine residues. Probably modulates the Wnt signaling pathway, by cleaving some undefined protein. May play a role in cleavage during prohormone processing.

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for CPZ Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for CPZ Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004181 metallocarboxypeptidase activity IEA --
GO:0005515 protein binding --
GO:0008270 zinc ion binding IEA --
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Phenotypes for CPZ Gene

GenomeRNAi human phenotypes for CPZ:
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miRNA for CPZ Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target CPZ

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No data available for Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for CPZ Gene

Localization for CPZ Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CPZ Gene

Secreted, extracellular space, extracellular matrix.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for CPZ Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for CPZ gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
cytosol 2
nucleus 2
endoplasmic reticulum 1
lysosome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for CPZ Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005578 proteinaceous extracellular matrix IEA --
GO:0070062 extracellular exosome IDA 23376485
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Pathways for CPZ Gene

SuperPathways for CPZ Gene

No Data Available

Interacting Proteins for CPZ Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for CPZ Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006508 proteolysis IEA --
GO:0016055 Wnt signaling pathway IEA --
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No data available for Pathways by source for CPZ Gene

Transcripts for CPZ Gene

Unigene Clusters for CPZ Gene

Carboxypeptidase Z:
Representative Sequences:

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

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c · 1d ^ 2 ^ 3a · 3b · 3c ^ 4a · 4b · 4c ^ 5a · 5b ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9 ^ 10 ^ 11 ^ 12a · 12b ^ 13a · 13b · 13c
SP1: - - - - -
SP2: - - - - - - - -
SP3: - - - - - -
SP4: -
SP6: -
SP7: - -
SP8: - - -
SP10: -

Relevant External Links for CPZ Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
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Expression for CPZ Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for CPZ Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

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

This gene is overexpressed in Ovary (21.9).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB and MOPED for CPZ Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for CPZ Gene Hs.61995

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for CPZ Gene

Tissue specificity: In placenta, it is present within invasive trophoblasts and in the surrounding extracellular space. Also present in amnion cells, but is not readily apparent in the extracellular matrix of this cell type. Present in normal pituitary gland and neoplastic pituitary gland (especially POMC-, GH- and PRL-producing adenomas) (at protein level). Widely expressed.
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Orthologs for CPZ Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for CPZ Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia CPZ 35
  • 97.71 (n)
  • 97.85 (a)
CPZ 36
  • 98 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia CPZ 35
  • 86.62 (n)
  • 87.36 (a)
CPZ 36
  • 86 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia CPZ 35
  • 84.1 (n)
  • 84.79 (a)
CPZ 36
  • 84 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Cpz 35
  • 82.27 (n)
  • 83.12 (a)
Cpz 16
Cpz 36
  • 81 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia CPZ 36
  • 75 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia CPZ 36
  • 70 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Cpz 35
  • 81.9 (n)
  • 84.71 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves CPZ 35
  • 65.28 (n)
  • 66.35 (a)
CPZ 36
  • 66 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia CPZ 36
  • 11 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia cpz 35
  • 65.95 (n)
  • 64.12 (a)
Str.12000 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii cpz 35
  • 61.57 (n)
  • 58.62 (a)
cpz 36
  • 54 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea egl-21 36
  • 37 (a)
F01D4.4 37
  • 40 (a)
F59A3.1 37
  • 41 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 48 (a)
Species with no ortholog for CPZ:
  • 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 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 CPZ Gene

Gene Tree for CPZ (if available)
Gene Tree for CPZ (if available)

Paralogs for CPZ Gene

Paralogs for CPZ Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for CPZ Gene using alignment to 3 proteins:

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Variants for CPZ Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for CPZ Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 04 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs9342 -- 8,619,440(+) CATGG(A/G)CTGCG synonymous-codon, reference
rs11522 -- 8,619,670(+) GCATC(C/T)CGGGC utr-variant-3-prime
rs756331 -- 8,610,562(+) CCTGT(C/T)AAGCT intron-variant
rs869643 -- 8,592,429(+) CTGGG(A/G)TCAGC upstream-variant-2KB
rs1050464 -- 8,619,659(+) GGCCC(A/G/T)TCTCC utr-variant-3-prime

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

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv34196 OTHER Inversion 12058347
nsv878604 CNV Gain 21882294
dgv1569e1 CNV Complex 17122850
nsv428437 CNV Gain 18775914
dgv1570e1 CNV Complex 17122850
nsv878612 CNV Gain 21882294
dgv5460n71 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv5461n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv878618 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv470015 CNV Loss 18288195
nsv4225 CNV Insertion 18451855
esv33219 CNV Gain 17666407
nsv829855 CNV Gain+Loss 17160897
nsv521867 CNV Loss 19592680
nsv518282 CNV Loss 19592680
nsv4226 CNV Loss 18451855
nsv10442 CNV Gain 18304495

Relevant External Links for CPZ Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

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

Disorders for CPZ Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

MalaCards: The human disease database. (2) Diseases for CPZ Gene including...

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(2) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for CPZ Gene

(1) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for CPZ Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
adenocarcinoma 24.7 1

Relevant External Links for CPZ

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

Publications for CPZ Gene

  1. Cloning and expression of human carboxypeptidase Z, a novel metallocarboxypeptidase. (PMID: 9099699) Song L. … Fricker L.D. (J. Biol. Chem. 1997) 2 3 4 23
  2. Purification and characterization of human metallocarboxypeptidase Z. (PMID: 10080937) Novikova E.G. … Fricker L.D. (Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 1999) 3 4 23
  3. Carboxypeptidase Z is present in the regulated secretory pathway and extracellular matrix in cultured cells and in human tissues. (PMID: 10671522) Novikova E.G. … Fricker L.D. (J. Biol. Chem. 2000) 3 4 23
  4. Carboxypeptidases from A to Z: implications in embryonic development and Wnt binding. (PMID: 11766880) Reznik S.E. … Fricker L.D. (Cell. Mol. Life Sci. 2001) 3 4 23
  5. Immunohistochemical localization of carboxypeptidases D, E, and Z in pituitary adenomas and normal human pituitary. (PMID: 12417617) Fan X. … Johnson M.D. (J. Histochem. Cytochem. 2002) 3 4 23

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