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Aliases for DEFB132 Gene

Aliases for DEFB132 Gene

  • Defensin, Beta 132 2 3 4
  • Beta-Defensin 32 3 4
  • Defensin HEL-75 3 4
  • DEFB-32 3 4
  • DEFB32 3 4
  • BD-32 3 4
  • Defensin, Beta 32 3
  • RP5-1103G7.6 3
  • KFLL827 3
  • HEL-75 3
  • UNQ827 3

External Ids for DEFB132 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DEFB132 Gene

  • GC20P000189

Summaries for DEFB132 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for DEFB132 Gene

  • Defensins are cysteine-rich cationic polypeptides that are important in the immunologic response to invading microorganisms. The protein encoded by this gene is secreted and is a member of the beta defensin protein family. This protein binds spermatozoa and has antimicrobial activity against E. coli. 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 DEFB132 Gene

DEFB132 (Defensin, Beta 132) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Immune System and Defensins.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DEFB132 Gene

  • Has antibacterial activity.

No data available for Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for DEFB132 Gene

Genomics for DEFB132 Gene

Regulatory Elements for DEFB132 Gene

Genomic Location for DEFB132 Gene

257,736 bp from pter
261,096 bp from pter
3,361 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for DEFB132 Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for DEFB132 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for DEFB132 Gene

Proteins for DEFB132 Gene

  • Protein details for DEFB132 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Beta-defensin 132
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B2RP72
    • Q4QY40

    Protein attributes for DEFB132 Gene

    95 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    10610 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for DEFB132 Gene

Proteomics data for DEFB132 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for DEFB132 Gene

No Post-translational modifications

Other Protein References for DEFB132 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for DEFB132 Gene

Domains & Families for DEFB132 Gene

Gene Families for DEFB132 Gene

Protein Domains for DEFB132 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for DEFB132 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 DEFB132 Gene

Molecular function for DEFB132 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Has antibacterial activity.

Phenotypes for DEFB132 Gene

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miRNA for DEFB132 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target DEFB132

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  • Predesigned siRNA for gene silencing in human,mouse,rat for DEFB132

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for DEFB132 Gene

Localization for DEFB132 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DEFB132 Gene


Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for DEFB132 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for DEFB132 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 3

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for DEFB132 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 DEFB132 Gene

SuperPathways for DEFB132 Gene

Superpath Contained pathways
1 Immune System
2 Defensins
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Pathways by source for DEFB132 Gene

4 Reactome pathways for DEFB132 Gene

Interacting Proteins for DEFB132 Gene

STRING Interaction Network Preview (showing 1 interactants - click image to see details)
Selected Interacting proteins: ENSP00000371813 for DEFB132 Gene via STRING

Symbol External ID(s) Details

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for DEFB132 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0042742 defense response to bacterium IBA --
GO:0045087 innate immune response IBA --
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for DEFB132 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for DEFB132 Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for DEFB132 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for DEFB132 Gene

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

Unigene Clusters for DEFB132 Gene

Defensin, beta 132:
Representative Sequences:

miRNA Products

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  • Predesigned siRNA for gene silencing in human,mouse,rat for DEFB132

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for DEFB132 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for DEFB132 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for DEFB132 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for DEFB132 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for DEFB132 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Adipose - Visceral (Omentum) (x17.7), Adipose - Subcutaneous (x16.3), Breast - Mammary Tissue (x9.2), and Prostate (x5.1).

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for DEFB132 Gene Hs.516819

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No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery , Protein differential expression in normal tissues , Protein expression , mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt and Protein tissue co-expression partners for DEFB132 Gene

Orthologs for DEFB132 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of human and chimp.

Orthologs for DEFB132 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia DEFB132 35
  • 98.25 (n)
  • 95.79 (a)
DEFB132 36
  • 96 (a)
Species with no ortholog for DEFB132:
  • 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)
  • dog (Canis familiaris)
  • 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 DEFB132 Gene

Gene Tree for DEFB132 (if available)
Gene Tree for DEFB132 (if available)

Paralogs for DEFB132 Gene

(4) SIMAP similar genes for DEFB132 Gene using alignment to 1 proteins:

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No data available for Paralogs for DEFB132 Gene

Variants for DEFB132 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for DEFB132 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 20 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs364544 -- 255,778(+) Atgct(A/G)taaaa upstream-variant-2KB
rs365548 -- 256,977(+) AACTC(A/T)GACAT upstream-variant-2KB
rs369103 -- 260,065(+) TTATT(A/T)ATTCA utr-variant-3-prime
rs369474 -- 256,928(+) AAACT(A/C/G)TCTTT upstream-variant-2KB
rs373225 -- 257,866(+) GGAAA(A/C)CTGGG intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for DEFB132 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv65n68 CNV Loss 17160897
nsv469544 CNV Loss 16826518
nsv912558 CNV Gain 21882294
nsv3248 CNV Insertion 18451855

Variation tolerance for DEFB132 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 93.39% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 0.80; 16.83% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for DEFB132 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DEFB132 Gene

Disorders for DEFB132 Gene

Relevant External Links for DEFB132

Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
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No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for DEFB132 Gene

Publications for DEFB132 Gene

  1. Directional and balancing selection in human beta-defensins. (PMID: 18416833) Hollox E.J. … Armour J.A. (BMC Evol. Biol. 2008) 2 67
  2. Transcriptome analysis of a cDNA library from adult human epididymis. (PMID: 18390568) Li J.Y. … Zhang Y.L. (DNA Res. 2008) 67
  3. Cloning and identification of a novel sperm binding protein, HEL-75, with antibacterial activity and expressed in the human epididymis. (PMID: 18343807) Lin Y.Q. … Jin S.H. (Hum. Reprod. 2008) 67
  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) 67
  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) 67

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