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Aliases for DEFB125 Gene

Aliases for DEFB125 Gene

  • Defensin Beta 125 2 3 5
  • Defensin, Beta 125 2 4
  • Beta Defensin 25 2 3
  • DEFB-25 3 4
  • Beta-Defensin 125 3
  • Beta-Defensin 25 4
  • DEFB25 4

External Ids for DEFB125 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DEFB125 Gene

  • GC20U990240

Summaries for DEFB125 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for DEFB125 Gene

  • Defensins are cysteine-rich cationic polypeptides that are important in the host immunologic response to invading microorganisms. The antimicrobial protein encoded by this gene is secreted and is a member of the beta defensin protein family. Beta defensin genes are found in several clusters throughout the genome, with this gene mapping to a cluster at 20p13. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2014]

GeneCards Summary for DEFB125 Gene

DEFB125 (Defensin Beta 125) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Immune System and Defensins.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DEFB125 Gene

  • Has antibacterial activity.

No data available for Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for DEFB125 Gene

Genomics for DEFB125 Gene

Regulatory Elements for DEFB125 Gene

Enhancers for DEFB125 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
GH20F000368 1.8 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 16.2 +285.3 285271 8.0 ARNT CREB3L1 MLX ZFP64 ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 YY1 SLC30A9 ZNF766 TBC1D20 TRIB3 ENSG00000272874 DEFB129 DEFB126 DEFB125 RBCK1 SRXN1 ENSG00000206797 CSNK2A1
GH20F000359 1.5 Ensembl ENCODE 16.2 +276.6 276569 8.0 MLX CREB3L1 ZFP64 FEZF1 DMAP1 YBX1 YY1 SLC30A9 ZNF143 ZNF263 TBC1D20 ACTG1P3 ENSG00000272874 DEFB129 DEFB126 DEFB125 CSNK2A1 RBCK1 ENSG00000206797 C20orf96
GH20F000323 1.2 ENCODE 16.2 +239.3 239258 7.0 HDGF PKNOX1 CREB3L1 MLX WRNIP1 ZFP64 ARID4B SIN3A FEZF1 DMAP1 DEFB129 ENSG00000272874 DEFB126 DEFB125 ZCCHC3 C20orf96 NRSN2 NRSN2-AS1 DEFB132 GC20P000328
GH20F000345 1.2 ENCODE 16.2 +260.4 260437 3.7 HDGF PKNOX1 ARNT MLX CREB3L1 ZFP64 ARID4B SIN3A FEZF1 DMAP1 ENSG00000272874 DEFB129 DEFB126 DEFB125 SLC52A3 LOC101929937 NRSN2
GH20F000657 1.6 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 5.3 +573.2 573216 5.1 ATF1 PKNOX1 MLX ZFP64 ARID4B DMAP1 ZNF48 SP5 NFYC MXD4 FAM110A SRXN1 DEFB125 LOC105372491 GC20P000653
- Elite enhancer and/or Elite enhancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

Enhancers around DEFB125 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for DEFB125 Gene

87,250 bp from pter
97,094 bp from pter
9,845 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for DEFB125 Gene

Genes around DEFB125 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
DEFB125 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for DEFB125 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for DEFB125 Gene

Proteins for DEFB125 Gene

  • Protein details for DEFB125 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Beta-defensin 125
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A1A502
    • Q7Z7B9

    Protein attributes for DEFB125 Gene

    156 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    17537 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for DEFB125 Gene

Post-translational modifications for DEFB125 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for DEFB125 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for DEFB125 Gene

Domains & Families for DEFB125 Gene

Gene Families for DEFB125 Gene

Protein Domains for DEFB125 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for DEFB125 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the beta-defensin family.
  • Belongs to the beta-defensin family.
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Function for DEFB125 Gene

Molecular function for DEFB125 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Has antibacterial activity.
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with DEFB125: view

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miRNA for DEFB125 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target DEFB125

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for DEFB125 Gene

Localization for DEFB125 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DEFB125 Gene


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 DEFB125 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
lysosome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for DEFB125 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region IEA --
GO:0009986 cell surface IBA --
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Pathways & Interactions for DEFB125 Gene

SuperPathways for DEFB125 Gene

SuperPathway Contained pathways
1 Defensins
2 Immune System
genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with DEFB125: view

Pathways by source for DEFB125 Gene

4 Reactome pathways for DEFB125 Gene

Interacting Proteins for DEFB125 Gene

Selected Interacting proteins: Q8N687-DB125_HUMAN for DEFB125 Gene via IID

Symbol External ID(s) Details

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for DEFB125 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006952 defense response IEA --
GO:0042742 defense response to bacterium IEA,IBA --
GO:0045087 innate immune response IBA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with DEFB125: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for DEFB125 Gene

Transcripts for DEFB125 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for DEFB125 Gene

(1) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(5) Additional mRNA sequences :
(4) Selected AceView cDNA sequences:
(2) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

Unigene Clusters for DEFB125 Gene

Defensin, beta 125:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for DEFB125 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for DEFB125 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for DEFB125 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and SAGE for DEFB125 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for DEFB125 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Testis (x38.6), Bladder (x7.5), and Cervix - Endocervix (x6.9).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for DEFB125 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Platelet (69.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB and MOPED for DEFB125 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for DEFB125 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of DEFB125 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for DEFB125 Gene:

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No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery and mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for DEFB125 Gene

Orthologs for DEFB125 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of mammals.

Orthologs for DEFB125 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia DEFB125 34 35
  • 98.08 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia DEFB125 34
  • 69.57 (n)
CBD125 35
  • 50 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Defb26 35
  • 27 (a)
Species where no ortholog for DEFB125 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)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • cow (Bos Taurus)
  • 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)
  • lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • oppossum (Monodelphis domestica)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rat (Rattus norvegicus)
  • 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)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for DEFB125 Gene

Gene Tree for DEFB125 (if available)
Gene Tree for DEFB125 (if available)

Paralogs for DEFB125 Gene

(2) SIMAP similar genes for DEFB125 Gene using alignment to 1 proteins:

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No data available for Paralogs for DEFB125 Gene

Variants for DEFB125 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for DEFB125 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 20 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs11087028 -- 91,464(+) TCTGT(-/A)AAACC intron-variant
rs111644279 -- 94,459(+) TCAGG(C/T)CATCA intron-variant
rs111738779 -- 96,531(+) ATGAC(C/T)ATGGG utr-variant-3-prime
rs112130015 -- 87,124(+) CGGAA(C/T)GGGAA upstream-variant-2KB
rs112142516 -- 86,859(+) TTCCT(-/TGGTATCTAG)TGGTA upstream-variant-2KB

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for DEFB125 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv585164 CNV loss 21841781
nsv585163 CNV gain 21841781
nsv585162 CNV loss 21841781
nsv1065832 CNV loss 25217958
nsv1063539 CNV gain 25217958
esv2763662 CNV gain+loss 21179565
esv2751910 CNV loss 17911159
dgv4220n100 CNV gain 25217958
dgv4219n100 CNV gain 25217958
dgv4218n100 CNV gain 25217958

Variation tolerance for DEFB125 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 57.2% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 0.75; 15.92% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for DEFB125 Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DEFB125 Gene

Disorders for DEFB125 Gene

Relevant External Links for DEFB125

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:

No disorders were found for DEFB125 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for DEFB125 Gene

Publications for DEFB125 Gene

  1. Discovery of five conserved beta-defensin gene clusters using a computational search strategy. (PMID: 11854508) Schutte B.C. … McCray P.B. Jr. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2002) 2 3 4 64
  2. Distribution of new human beta-defensin genes clustered on chromosome 20 in functionally different segments of epididymis. (PMID: 12620395) Rodriguez-Jimenez F.-J. … Motzkus D. (Genomics 2003) 3 4 64
  3. The DNA sequence and comparative analysis of human chromosome 20. (PMID: 11780052) Deloukas P. … Rogers J. (Nature 2001) 3 4 64
  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) 4 64
  5. 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) 3 64

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