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Aliases for DEFB127 Gene

Aliases for DEFB127 Gene

  • Defensin, Beta 127 2 3 4
  • Beta-Defensin 27 3 4
  • C20orf73 3 4
  • DEFB-27 3 4
  • DEFB27 3 4
  • Chromosome 20 Open Reading Frame 73 2
  • Beta-Defensin 127 3
  • Beta Defensin 27 3
  • BA530N10.2 3
  • DEF-27 3
  • HBD-27 3

External Ids for DEFB127 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for DEFB127 Gene

  • C20orf73

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DEFB127 Gene

  • GC20P000126
  • GC20P000133
  • GC20P000086

Summaries for DEFB127 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for DEFB127 Gene

  • Defensins are cysteine-rich cationic polypeptides that are important in the 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 DEFB127 Gene

DEFB127 (Defensin, Beta 127) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with DEFB127 include childhood leukemia. Among its related pathways are Defensins and Defensins.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DEFB127 Gene

  • Has antibacterial activity.

Gene Wiki entry for DEFB127 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for DEFB127 Gene

Genomics for DEFB127 Gene

Regulatory Elements for DEFB127 Gene

Genomic Location for DEFB127 Gene

157,470 bp from pter
159,163 bp from pter
1,694 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for DEFB127 Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for DEFB127 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for DEFB127 Gene

Proteins for DEFB127 Gene

  • Protein details for DEFB127 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Beta-defensin 127
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q14DW7

    Protein attributes for DEFB127 Gene

    99 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    11343 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for DEFB127 Gene

Proteomics data for DEFB127 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for DEFB127 Gene

No Post-translational modifications

Other Protein References for DEFB127 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
Reactome Protein details:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for DEFB127 Gene

Domains for DEFB127 Gene

Gene Families for DEFB127 Gene

  • DEFB :Defensins, beta

Protein Domains for DEFB127 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for DEFB127 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Q9H1M4
  • Belongs to the beta-defensin family.
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Function for DEFB127 Gene

Molecular function for DEFB127 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Has antibacterial activity.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for DEFB127 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 25416956
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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Phenotypes , Animal Models , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for DEFB127 Gene

Localization for DEFB127 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DEFB127 Gene


Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for DEFB127 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for DEFB127 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 3
cytosol 1
mitochondrion 1
nucleus 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for DEFB127 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005575 cellular_component ND --
GO:0005576 extracellular region IEA --
GO:0009986 cell surface IBA --
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Pathways for DEFB127 Gene

SuperPathways for DEFB127 Gene

Superpath Contained pathways
1 Defensins
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Pathways by source for DEFB127 Gene

2 Reactome pathways for DEFB127 Gene

Interacting Proteins for DEFB127 Gene

STRING Interaction Network Preview (showing 1 interactants - click image to see details)
Selected Interacting proteins: ENSP00000371825 Q9H1M4-DB127_HUMAN for DEFB127 Gene via STRING UniProtKB

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for DEFB127 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0042742 defense response to bacterium TAS 10588992
GO:0045087 innate immune response TAS 10588992
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Transcripts for DEFB127 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for DEFB127 Gene

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

Unigene Clusters for DEFB127 Gene

Defensin, beta 127:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for DEFB127 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for DEFB127 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for DEFB127 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for DEFB127 Gene

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for DEFB127 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for DEFB127 Gene Hs.99362

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No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery , mRNA differential expression in normal tissues , Protein differential expression in normal tissues , mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt and Expression partners for DEFB127 Gene

Orthologs for DEFB127 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of mammals.

Orthologs for DEFB127 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia BBD127 35
  • 79.73 (n)
  • 71.62 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia DEFB127 35
  • 79.55 (n)
  • 64.77 (a)
CBD127 36
  • 65 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia DEFB127 35
  • 98.99 (n)
  • 97.98 (a)
DEFB127 36
  • 98 (a)
Species with no ortholog for DEFB127:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • mouse (Mus musculus)
  • 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 DEFB127 Gene

Gene Tree for DEFB127 (if available)
Gene Tree for DEFB127 (if available)

Paralogs for DEFB127 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for DEFB127 Gene using alignment to 2 proteins:

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No data available for Paralogs for DEFB127 Gene

Variants for DEFB127 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for DEFB127 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 20 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs1434789 -- 157,259(+) GAAAA(G/T)CACAG upstream-variant-2KB
rs1434790 -- 157,292(+) CTACA(C/G)AGCGG upstream-variant-2KB
rs1858592 -- 157,965(+) TGTGC(A/G)TGAAT intron-variant
rs1858593 -- 157,929(+) TATAT(A/G)TATGT intron-variant
rs1858594 -- 157,914(+) TTCCT(C/T)TTACT intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for DEFB127 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv4506n71 CNV Gain 21882294
esv2751910 CNV Loss 17911159
nsv912554 CNV Gain 21882294
dgv65n68 CNV Loss 17160897
nsv469544 CNV Loss 16826518
dgv4507n71 CNV Gain 21882294
nsv527749 CNV Loss 19592680
nsv510776 CNV Loss 20534489
nsv912557 CNV Gain 21882294

Relevant External Links for DEFB127 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DEFB127 Gene

Disorders for DEFB127 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

MalaCards: The human disease database.

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(1) Diseases for DEFB127 Gene including...

Relevant External Links for DEFB127

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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No data available for OMIM , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , University of Copenhagen DISEASES , Novoseek inferred disease relationships and Genatlas for DEFB127 Gene

Publications for DEFB127 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
  2. Risk of meningioma and common variation in genes related to innate immunity. (PMID: 20406964) Rajaraman P. … Inskip P.D. (Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev. 2010) 3 48
  3. Polymorphisms in innate immunity genes and risk of childhood leukemia. (PMID: 20438785) Han S. … Kang D. (Hum. Immunol. 2010) 3 48
  4. 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
  5. The secreted protein discovery initiative (SPDI), a large-scale effort to identify novel human secreted and transmembrane proteins: a bioinformatics assessment. (PMID: 12975309) Clark H.F. … Gray A.M. (Genome Res. 2003) 3 4

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