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Aliases for DCTN6 Gene

Aliases for DCTN6 Gene

  • Dynactin 6 2 3
  • WS3 3 4 6
  • Dynactin Subunit P27 3 4
  • Protein WS-3 3 4
  • P27 3 6
  • Novel RGD-Containing Protein 3
  • Dynactin Subunit 6 3
  • WS-3 3

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DCTN6 Gene

  • GC08P029929
  • GC08P030464
  • GC08P029870
  • GC08P030071
  • GC08P028558
  • GC08P030013

Summaries for DCTN6 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for DCTN6 Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene contains an RGD (Arg-Gly-Asp) motif in the N-terminal region, which confers adhesive properties to macromolecular proteins like fibronectin. It shares a high degree of sequence similarity with the mouse homolog, which has been suggested to play a role in mitochondrial biogenesis. The exact biological function of this gene is not known. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for DCTN6 Gene

DCTN6 (Dynactin 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Class I MHC mediated antigen processing and presentation and Vasopressin-regulated water reabsorption. GO annotations related to this gene include dynein binding.

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for DCTN6 Gene

Genomics for DCTN6 Gene

Regulatory Elements for DCTN6 Gene

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Genomic Location for DCTN6 Gene

30,156,297 bp from pter
30,183,640 bp from pter
27,344 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for DCTN6 Gene

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Genomic Location for DCTN6 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for DCTN6 Gene

Proteins for DCTN6 Gene

  • Protein details for DCTN6 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Dynactin subunit 6
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B2RAC1

    Protein attributes for DCTN6 Gene

    190 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    20747 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Member of the pointed-end complex of the dynactin shoulder complex which contains DCTN4, DCTN5 and DCTN6 subunits and ACTR10. Within the complex DCTN6 forms a heterodimer with DCTN5. Interacts with PLK1.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for DCTN6 Gene

neXtProt entry for DCTN6 Gene

Proteomics data for DCTN6 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for DCTN6 Gene

  • Phosphorylation at Thr-186 by CDK1 during mitotic prometaphase creates a binding site for PLK1 that facilitates its recruitment to kinetochores.
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for DCTN6 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
Reactome Protein details:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for DCTN6 Gene

Domains for DCTN6 Gene

Protein Domains for DCTN6 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for DCTN6 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • O00399
  • Belongs to the dynactin subunits 5/6 family. Dynactin subunit 6 subfamily.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with DCTN6: view

No data available for Gene Families for DCTN6 Gene

Function for DCTN6 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for DCTN6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0045502 dynein binding IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with DCTN6: view

Phenotypes for DCTN6 Gene

GenomeRNAi human phenotypes for DCTN6:
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miRNA for DCTN6 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target DCTN6

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No data available for Molecular function , Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for DCTN6 Gene

Localization for DCTN6 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DCTN6 Gene

Cytoplasm, cytoskeleton. Chromosome, centromere, kinetochore.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for DCTN6 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for DCTN6 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytoskeleton 5
cytosol 4
nucleus 3
plasma membrane 3
extracellular 1
mitochondrion 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for DCTN6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000776 kinetochore --
GO:0000777 condensed chromosome kinetochore IEA --
GO:0005813 centrosome IDA 21399614
GO:0005829 cytosol TAS --
GO:0005869 dynactin complex IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with DCTN6: view

Pathways for DCTN6 Gene

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Pathways by source for DCTN6 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for DCTN6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007052 mitotic spindle organization IEA --
GO:0019886 antigen processing and presentation of exogenous peptide antigen via MHC class II TAS --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with DCTN6: view

Transcripts for DCTN6 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for DCTN6 Gene

Unigene Clusters for DCTN6 Gene

Dynactin 6:
Representative Sequences:

miRNA Products

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for DCTN6 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4a · 4b ^ 5 ^ 6a · 6b ^ 7a · 7b
SP1: - -
SP2: -
SP3: - - -
SP4: - -

Relevant External Links for DCTN6 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for DCTN6 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for DCTN6 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Protein differential expression in normal tissues for DCTN6 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (9.4) and Skin (6.6).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for DCTN6 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for DCTN6 Gene Hs.158427

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for DCTN6 Gene

Tissue specificity: Ubiquitous
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Expression partners for DCTN6 Gene

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No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues for DCTN6 Gene

Orthologs for DCTN6 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for DCTN6 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia DCTN6 35
  • 89.65 (n)
  • 97.37 (a)
DCTN6 36
  • 97 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia DCTN6 35
  • 92.11 (n)
  • 97.89 (a)
DCTN6 36
  • 94 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Dctn6 35
  • 86.49 (n)
  • 96.32 (a)
Dctn6 16
Dctn6 36
  • 96 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia DCTN6 35
  • 99.82 (n)
  • 100 (a)
DCTN6 36
  • 100 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Dctn6 35
  • 86.32 (n)
  • 96.84 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia DCTN6 36
  • 88 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia DCTN6 36
  • 90 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves DCTN6 35
  • 78.42 (n)
  • 93.16 (a)
DCTN6 36
  • 93 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia DCTN6 36
  • 87 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia dctn6 35
  • 77.47 (n)
  • 86.26 (a)
Str.15736 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii zgc:112102 35
  • 70.09 (n)
  • 81.62 (a)
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.12481 35
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP006924 35
  • 51.36 (n)
  • 48.26 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta l(2)37Ce 35
  • 52.83 (n)
  • 48.54 (a)
l(2)37Ce 36
  • 46 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea dnc-6 35
  • 46.23 (n)
  • 37.5 (a)
dnc-6 36
  • 36 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 50 (a)
Species with no ortholog for DCTN6:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 (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 DCTN6 Gene

Gene Tree for DCTN6 (if available)
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Paralogs for DCTN6 Gene Pseudogenes for DCTN6 Gene

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No data available for Paralogs for DCTN6 Gene

Variants for DCTN6 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for DCTN6 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 08 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs994400 -- 30,171,425(-) AAATT(A/T)AAAAA intron-variant
rs1047295 -- 30,156,319(+) CCAAT(A/C)GCATG utr-variant-5-prime
rs1047296 -- 30,156,360(+) TCGAT(C/T)TACGT utr-variant-5-prime
rs1875704 -- 30,160,188(-) CTACA(A/T)TTCAA intron-variant
rs2134558 -- 30,157,085(-) GGGTT(C/T)GAGGG intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for DCTN6 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv831277 CNV Gain 17160897
nsv6139 CNV Loss 18451855

Relevant External Links for DCTN6 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DCTN6 Gene

Disorders for DCTN6 Gene

(1) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for DCTN6 Gene

Relevant External Links for DCTN6

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with DCTN6: view

No data available for MalaCards , OMIM , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Novoseek inferred disease relationships and Genatlas for DCTN6 Gene

Publications for DCTN6 Gene

  1. Cloning and characterization of a novel gene, WS-3, in human chromosome 8p11-p12. (PMID: 9168138) Ichikawa K. … Furuichi Y. (Gene 1997) 2 3 4 23
  2. Dynactins p25 and p27 are predicted to adopt the LbetaH fold. (PMID: 15043994) Parisi G. … Echave J. (FEBS Lett. 2004) 3 23
  3. Dynactin helps target Polo-like kinase 1 to kinetochores via its left-handed beta-helical p27 subunit. (PMID: 23455152) Yeh T.Y. … Schroer T.A. (EMBO J. 2013) 3 4
  4. The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC). (PMID: 15489334) Gerhard D.S. … Malek J. (Genome Res. 2004) 3 4
  5. hORFeome v3.1: a resource of human open reading frames representing over 10,000 human genes. (PMID: 17207965) Lamesch P. … Vidal M. (Genomics 2007) 3

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