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Aliases for DEFB136 Gene

Aliases for DEFB136 Gene

  • Defensin Beta 136 2 3 5
  • Defensin, Beta 136 2 4
  • Beta-Defensin 136 3
  • Beta-Defensin 137 3
  • DEFB137 3

External Ids for DEFB136 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DEFB136 Gene

  • GC00U921670
  • GC08P011877
  • GC08M011869
  • GC08M011831
  • GC08M010762

Summaries for DEFB136 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for DEFB136 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 8p23. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2014]

GeneCards Summary for DEFB136 Gene

DEFB136 (Defensin Beta 136) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Defensins and Innate Immune System.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DEFB136 Gene

  • Has antibacterial activity.

Additional gene information for DEFB136 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for DEFB136 Gene

Genomics for DEFB136 Gene

Regulatory Elements for DEFB136 Gene

Enhancers for DEFB136 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
GH08H011895 1.9 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 11.5 +77.1 77070 3.3 HDGF PKNOX1 FOXA2 SIN3A ARID4B YY1 ZNF766 ZNF143 ATF7 RUNX3 RPS3AP35 LOC101929290 CTSB LOC105379241 DEFB136 DEFB135 FAM66A ENSG00000255144 OR7E158P
GH08H011874 2 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 10.9 +97.2 97241 6 PKNOX1 FOXA2 MLX ARNT ARID4B YY1 ZNF766 FOS SP5 ZNF592 FDFT1 CTSB LOC105379243 DEFB136 DEFB135 NEIL2 PIR55200
GH08H011890 1.8 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 11.5 +83.0 83015 2 ELF3 FOXA2 ZSCAN4 ZNF133 INSM2 KLF17 FEZF1 DMAP1 ZNF2 RARA CTSB RPS3AP34 RPS3AP35 LOC101929290 DEFB136 DEFB135 PIR55200 ENSG00000255144
GH08H011886 1.5 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 10.9 +86.2 86217 2.8 BCOR HLF CEBPB ZNF121 ZFHX2 ZBTB33 EGR2 SPI1 CTSB DEFB136 DEFB135 FDFT1 DEFB131E FAM66D PIR55200 ENSG00000255144
- Elite enhancer and/or Elite enhancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

Enhancers around DEFB136 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Locations for DEFB136 Gene

Genomic Locations for DEFB136 Gene
663 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for DEFB136 Gene

Genes around DEFB136 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
DEFB136 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for DEFB136 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for DEFB136 Gene

Proteins for DEFB136 Gene

  • Protein details for DEFB136 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Beta-defensin 136
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q4QY36

    Protein attributes for DEFB136 Gene

    78 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    8755 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for DEFB136 Gene

Post-translational modifications for DEFB136 Gene

No Post-translational modifications

Other Protein References for DEFB136 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for DEFB136 Gene

Domains & Families for DEFB136 Gene

Gene Families for DEFB136 Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Predicted secreted proteins

Protein Domains for DEFB136 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for DEFB136 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

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 DEFB136 Gene

Molecular function for DEFB136 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Has antibacterial activity.

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for DEFB136 Gene

Phenotypes for DEFB136 Gene

GenomeRNAi human phenotypes for DEFB136:
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with DEFB136: view

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for DEFB136 Gene

Localization for DEFB136 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DEFB136 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 DEFB136 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for DEFB136 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with DEFB136: view

No data available for Subcellular locations from the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) for DEFB136 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for DEFB136 Gene

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Pathways by source for DEFB136 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for DEFB136 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006952 defense response IEA --
GO:0042742 defense response to bacterium IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with DEFB136: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for DEFB136 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for DEFB136 Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for DEFB136 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for DEFB136 Gene

(1) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(1) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for DEFB136 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for DEFB136 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for DEFB136 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for DEFB136 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of DEFB136 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for DEFB136 Gene:

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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 , Protein expression , Protein tissue co-expression partners , mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt , Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for DEFB136 Gene

Orthologs for DEFB136 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of mammals.

Orthologs for DEFB136 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia DEFB136 33 34
  • 98.72 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia CBD136 34
  • 63 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Defb42 34
  • 52 (a)
Species where no ortholog for DEFB136 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 DEFB136 Gene

Gene Tree for DEFB136 (if available)
Gene Tree for DEFB136 (if available)

Paralogs for DEFB136 Gene

No data available for Paralogs for DEFB136 Gene

Variants for DEFB136 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for DEFB136 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 08 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs1000058551 -- 11,973,694(+) CAGGC(A/G)TGAGC downstream-variant-500B
rs1001306308 -- 11,975,043(+) AAAGA(C/T)AGTTC upstream-variant-2KB
rs1002137246 -- 11,974,837(+) GTCAC(A/G)TTTCC upstream-variant-2KB
rs1002650140 -- 11,976,301(+) GAAAA(G/T)ATTGT upstream-variant-2KB
rs1002714706 -- 11,975,881(+) CCTCA(A/G)CCTCC upstream-variant-2KB

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for DEFB136 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv610294 CNV gain 21841781
nsv610293 CNV gain 21841781
nsv516685 CNV gain+loss 19592680
nsv465468 CNV gain 19166990
nsv428195 CNV gain 18775914
nsv1034132 CNV gain 25217958
nsv1026344 CNV loss 25217958
nsv1018042 CNV gain 25217958
nsv1016332 CNV gain 25217958
esv3862 OTHER sequence alteration 18987735
esv3616263 CNV loss 21293372
esv3572522 CNV loss 25503493
esv2759593 CNV gain+loss 17122850
esv2736614 CNV deletion 23290073
dgv1269e199 CNV deletion 23128226

Variation tolerance for DEFB136 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 50.1% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 0.10; 2.21% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for DEFB136 Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DEFB136 Gene

Disorders for DEFB136 Gene

Relevant External Links for DEFB136

Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:

No disorders were found for DEFB136 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for DEFB136 Gene

Publications for DEFB136 Gene

  1. Cross-species analysis of the mammalian beta-defensin gene family: presence of syntenic gene clusters and preferential expression in the male reproductive tract. (PMID: 16033865) Patil AA … Zhang G (Physiological genomics 2005) 2 3 4 60
  2. Discovery of five conserved beta -defensin gene clusters using a computational search strategy. (PMID: 11854508) Schutte BC … McCray PB (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2002) 3 60

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