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Aliases for DEF8 Gene

Aliases for DEF8 Gene

  • Differentially Expressed In FDCP 8 Homolog (Mouse) 2 3 5
  • DEF-8 3 4

External Ids for DEF8 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DEF8 Gene

  • GC16P088543
  • GC16P090015
  • GC16P075708

Summaries for DEF8 Gene

GeneCards Summary for DEF8 Gene

DEF8 (Differentially Expressed In FDCP 8 Homolog (Mouse)) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is KIAA0226L.

No data available for Entrez Gene Summary , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for DEF8 Gene

Genomics for DEF8 Gene

Regulatory Elements for DEF8 Gene

Enhancers for DEF8 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 DEF8 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for DEF8 Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters

ENSRs around DEF8 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for DEF8 Gene

89,947,925 bp from pter
89,968,060 bp from pter
20,136 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for DEF8 Gene

Genes around DEF8 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
DEF8 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for DEF8 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for DEF8 Gene

Proteins for DEF8 Gene

  • Protein details for DEF8 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Differentially expressed in FDCP 8 homolog
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B3KT65
    • B4DK62
    • B4E0S9
    • B7Z3H6
    • H3BUG7
    • Q8N8N3
    • Q9NXL0

    Protein attributes for DEF8 Gene

    512 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    58710 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available
    • Sequence=BAC04802.1; Type=Miscellaneous discrepancy; Note=Unlikely isoform. Aberrant splice sites.; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=BAG64541.1; Type=Miscellaneous discrepancy; Note=Unlikely isoform. Aberrant splice sites.; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for DEF8 Gene

neXtProt entry for DEF8 Gene

Proteomics data for DEF8 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for DEF8 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for DEF8 Gene

Domains & Families for DEF8 Gene

Protein Domains for DEF8 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for DEF8 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the DEF8 family.
  • Contains 2 phorbol-ester/DAG-type zinc fingers.
  • Belongs to the DEF8 family.
  • Contains 2 phorbol-ester/DAG-type zinc fingers.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with DEF8: view

No data available for Gene Families for DEF8 Gene

Function for DEF8 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for DEF8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0008270 zinc ion binding IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with DEF8: view
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with DEF8: view

In Situ Assay Products

Flow Cytometry Products

No data available for Molecular function , Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for DEF8 Gene

Localization for DEF8 Gene

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for DEF8 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for DEF8 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytosol 3
nucleus 3
mitochondrion 2
peroxisome 1

No data available for Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for DEF8 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for DEF8 Gene

SuperPathways for DEF8 Gene

No Data Available

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for DEF8 Gene


No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for DEF8 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for DEF8 Gene

(4) Additional Compounds for DEF8 Gene - From: HMDB

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
Diglycerides Group A
  • 1,2-Dimyristoyl-rac-glycerol
  • DAG(14:0/14:0)
  • DAG(28:0)
  • DG(14:0/14:0)
  • DG(28:0)
Diglycerides Group B
  • 1-Palmitoleoyl-2-arachidonyl-sn-glycerol
  • DAG(16:1/20:0)
  • DAG(16:1n7/20:0)
  • DAG(16:1w7/20:0)
  • DAG(36:1)
Diglycerides Group C
  • 1-Myristoyl-3-stearoyl-sn-glycerol
  • 1-Tetradecanoyl-3-octadecanoyl-sn-glycerol
  • DAG(14:0/0:0/18:0)
  • DAG(32:0)
  • DG(32:0)
Diglycerides Group D
  • 1,2-Didocosahexaenoyl-rac-glycerol
  • DAG(22:6/22:6)
  • DAG(22:6n3/22:6n3)
  • DAG(22:6w3/22:6w3)
  • DAG(44:12)
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with DEF8: view

Transcripts for DEF8 Gene

Unigene Clusters for DEF8 Gene

Differentially expressed in FDCP 8 homolog (mouse):
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for DEF8 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9a · 9b · 9c ^ 10 ^ 11 ^ 12a · 12b · 12c ^ 13 ^ 14a · 14b · 14c
SP1: - - - -
SP3: - -
SP4: - - -

Relevant External Links for DEF8 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for DEF8 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for DEF8 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for DEF8 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Whole Blood (x4.3).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for DEF8 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Adrenal (36.4), Adipocyte (11.6), and Pancreas (7.6).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, MOPED, and MaxQB for DEF8 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for DEF8 Gene Hs.62771

genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with DEF8: view

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In Situ Assay Products

No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt and Protein tissue co-expression partners for DEF8 Gene

Orthologs for DEF8 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for DEF8 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia DEF8 35
  • 87.84 (n)
  • 93.51 (a)
DEF8 36
  • 90 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia DEF8 35
  • 89.89 (n)
  • 94.51 (a)
DEF8 36
  • 94 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Def8 35
  • 87.7 (n)
  • 93.01 (a)
Def8 16
Def8 36
  • 92 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia LOC100609720 35
  • 93.01 (n)
  • 89.83 (a)
DEF8 36
  • 98 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Def8 35
  • 87.14 (n)
  • 92.9 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia DEF8 36
  • 89 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 10 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves DEF8 35
  • 84.28 (n)
  • 88.4 (a)
DEF8 36
  • 88 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia DEF8 36
  • 80 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia def8 35
  • 73.01 (n)
  • 83.72 (a)
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia def8-prov 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii def8 35
  • 70.57 (n)
  • 72.83 (a)
CABZ01036951.1 36
  • 78 (a)
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP005931 35
  • 50.79 (n)
  • 40.67 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG11534 35
  • 49.49 (n)
  • 39.06 (a)
CG11534 36
  • 31 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea F20H11.1 36
  • 27 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 52 (a)
Species with no ortholog for DEF8:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • 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)
  • 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 DEF8 Gene

Gene Tree for DEF8 (if available)
Gene Tree for DEF8 (if available)

Paralogs for DEF8 Gene

Paralogs for DEF8 Gene Pseudogenes for DEF8 Gene

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Variants for DEF8 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for DEF8 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 16 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs7194844 - 89,954,337(+) ATGAG(C/G)AGGGC intron-variant, reference, missense
rs8166 -- 89,959,232(-) GCTCA(C/G)ATCTG intron-variant, reference, missense
rs8062311 -- 89,961,430(+) CTAGG(A/G)AGAGT intron-variant
rs8062511 -- 89,961,536(+) AGTGA(G/T)GCCCT intron-variant
rs4268748 -- 89,960,104(+) TGCAG(C/T)TCTGT intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for DEF8 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv428331 CNV Gain+Loss 18775914
dgv3009n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv907429 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv907433 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv3015n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv907443 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv509640 CNV Insertion 20534489
nsv907445 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv457626 CNV Loss 19166990
nsv471119 CNV Loss 18288195

Variation tolerance for DEF8 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 19.5% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 3.23; 52.51% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for DEF8 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DEF8 Gene

Disorders for DEF8 Gene

Relevant External Links for DEF8

Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:

No disorders were found for DEF8 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for DEF8 Gene

Publications for DEF8 Gene

  1. Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs. (PMID: 14702039) Ota T. … Sugano S. (Nat. Genet. 2004) 3 4 67
  2. Generation and initial analysis of more than 15,000 full-length human and mouse cDNA sequences. (PMID: 12477932) Strausberg R.L. … Marra M.A. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2002) 2 3
  3. Normalization and subtraction: two approaches to facilitate gene discovery. (PMID: 8889548) Bonaldo M.F. … Soares M.B. (Genome Res. 1996) 3

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