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Aliases for DHCR24 Gene

Aliases for DHCR24 Gene

  • 24-Dehydrocholesterol Reductase 2 3 4
  • 3-Beta-Hydroxysterol Delta-24-Reductase 3 4
  • Diminuto/Dwarf1 Homolog 3 4
  • Seladin-1 3 4
  • KIAA0018 4 6
  • 3 Beta-Hydroxysterol Delta 24-Reductase 3
  • Desmosterol-To-Cholesterol Enzyme 3
  • Delta(24)-Sterol Reductase 3
  • Selective AD Indicator 1 3
  • EC 4
  • Seladin 1 3
  • Nbla03646 3
  • SELADIN1 3
  • DCE 3

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DHCR24 Gene

  • GC01M055152
  • GC01M054217
  • GC01M054659
  • GC01M054685
  • GC01M055027
  • GC01M055315
  • GC01M053429

Summaries for DHCR24 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for DHCR24 Gene

  • This gene encodes a flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD)-dependent oxidoreductase which catalyzes the reduction of the delta-24 double bond of sterol intermediates during cholesterol biosynthesis. The protein contains a leader sequence that directs it to the endoplasmic reticulum membrane. Missense mutations in this gene have been associated with desmosterolosis. Also, reduced expression of the gene occurs in the temporal cortex of Alzheimer disease patients and overexpression has been observed in adrenal gland cancer cells. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for DHCR24 Gene

DHCR24 (24-Dehydrocholesterol Reductase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with DHCR24 include desmosterolosis and alzheimer disease. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include enzyme binding and peptide antigen binding.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DHCR24 Gene

  • Catalyzes the reduction of the delta-24 double bond of sterol intermediates. Protects cells from oxidative stress by reducing caspase 3 activity during apoptosis induced by oxidative stress. Also protects against amyloid-beta peptide-induced apoptosis.

Gene Wiki entry for DHCR24 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for DHCR24 Gene

Genomics for DHCR24 Gene

Regulatory Elements for DHCR24 Gene

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Genomic Location for DHCR24 Gene

54,849,627 bp from pter
54,887,248 bp from pter
37,622 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for DHCR24 Gene

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Genomic Location for DHCR24 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for DHCR24 Gene

Proteins for DHCR24 Gene

  • Protein details for DHCR24 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Delta(24)-sterol reductase
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B7Z817
    • D3DQ51
    • Q9HBA8

    Protein attributes for DHCR24 Gene

    516 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    60101 Da
    Name=FAD; Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:57692;
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available
    • Sequence=BAA02806.3; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally shortened.; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for DHCR24 Gene


neXtProt entry for DHCR24 Gene

Proteomics data for DHCR24 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for DHCR24 Gene

  • Ubiquitination at Lys254, Lys301, Lys313, Lys367, Lys376, Lys492, Lys496, and Lys509
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for DHCR24 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
Reactome Protein details:
REFSEQ proteins:

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Domains for DHCR24 Gene

Protein Domains for DHCR24 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Q15392
  • Contains 1 FAD-binding PCMH-type domain.
  • Belongs to the FAD-binding oxidoreductase/transferase type 4 family.
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Function for DHCR24 Gene

Molecular function for DHCR24 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity: 5-alpha-cholest-7-en-3-beta-ol + NADP(+) = 5-alpha-cholesta-7,24-dien-3-beta-ol + NADPH
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Catalyzes the reduction of the delta-24 double bond of sterol intermediates. Protects cells from oxidative stress by reducing caspase 3 activity during apoptosis induced by oxidative stress. Also protects against amyloid-beta peptide-induced apoptosis.

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for DHCR24 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for DHCR24 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000246 delta24(24-1) sterol reductase activity IMP 11519011
GO:0003824 catalytic activity --
GO:0008762 UDP-N-acetylmuramate dehydrogenase activity IEA --
GO:0016491 oxidoreductase activity --
GO:0016614 oxidoreductase activity, acting on CH-OH group of donors --
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Localization for DHCR24 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DHCR24 Gene

Endoplasmic reticulum membrane; Single-pass membrane protein. Golgi apparatus membrane; Single-pass membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for DHCR24 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for DHCR24 gene
Compartment Confidence
endoplasmic reticulum 5
golgi apparatus 5
nucleus 5
cytoskeleton 2
cytosol 2
peroxisome 1
plasma membrane 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for DHCR24 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000139 Golgi membrane IEA --
GO:0005634 nucleus IDA 15577914
GO:0005737 cytoplasm --
GO:0005783 endoplasmic reticulum IDA 11007892
GO:0005789 endoplasmic reticulum membrane TAS --
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Pathways for DHCR24 Gene

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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Q15392-DHC24_HUMAN

  • Pathway: Steroid biosynthesis; cholesterol biosynthesis

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for DHCR24 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006695 cholesterol biosynthetic process TAS --
GO:0006915 apoptotic process NAS 11007892
GO:0006979 response to oxidative stress IEP 11007892
GO:0007050 cell cycle arrest NAS 15577914
GO:0007265 Ras protein signal transduction IEA --
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Compounds for DHCR24 Gene

(20) HMDB Compounds for DHCR24 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
  • (3b)-Ergosta-5,24(28)-dien-3-ol
  • 14-demethyllanosterol
  • 4,4-Dimethyl-5alpha-cholesta-8-en-3beta-ol
Not Available
  • 5alpha-Cholest-8(9)-en-3beta-ol

(6) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for DHCR24 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
3beta-hydroxysterol 96.1 5
desmosterol 95.6 15
cholesterol 60.8 25
sterol 58.3 4
steroid 34.8 1
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Transcripts for DHCR24 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for DHCR24 Gene

Unigene Clusters for DHCR24 Gene

24-dehydrocholesterol reductase:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for DHCR24 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c · 1d ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b · 5c ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9 ^ 10 ^ 11 ^ 12 ^ 13
SP1: - - -
SP3: -
SP4: -
SP5: - - -

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Expression for DHCR24 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for DHCR24 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for DHCR24 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Adrenal Gland (12.3), Liver (5.5), and Brain - Spinal cord (cervical c-1) (4.1).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for DHCR24 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for DHCR24 Gene Hs.498727

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for DHCR24 Gene

Tissue specificity: Highly expressed in brain and adrenal gland with moderate expression in liver, lung, spleen, prostate and spinal cord. Low expression in heart, uterus and prostate. Undetectable in blood cells. In the brain, strongly expressed in cortical regions, substantia nigra, caudate nucleus, hippocampus, medulla oblongata and pons. In brains affected by Alzheimer disease, expression in the inferior temporal lobe is substantially lower than in the frontal cortex.
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Orthologs for DHCR24 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for DHCR24 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia DHCR24 35
  • 99.22 (n)
  • 99.81 (a)
DHCR24 36
  • 100 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia DHCR24 35
  • 91.86 (n)
  • 96.9 (a)
DHCR24 36
  • 97 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia DHCR24 35
  • 92.89 (n)
  • 96.9 (a)
DHCR24 36
  • 97 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Dhcr24 35
  • 91.34 (n)
  • 96.9 (a)
Dhcr24 16
Dhcr24 36
  • 97 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia DHCR24 36
  • 46 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia DHCR24 36
  • 89 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Dhcr24 35
  • 90.83 (n)
  • 96.71 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves DHCR24 35
  • 76.16 (n)
  • 78.29 (a)
DHCR24 36
  • 78 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia DHCR24 36
  • 77 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia dhcr24 35
  • 70.54 (n)
  • 78.29 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii dhcr24 35
  • 73.64 (n)
  • 79.46 (a)
dhcr24 36
  • 79 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea F52H2.6 35
  • 53.27 (n)
  • 50.51 (a)
F52H2.6 36
  • 48 (a)
Y7A5A.1 37
  • 38 (a)
F52H2.6 37
  • 49 (a)
thale cress
(Arabidopsis thaliana)
eudicotyledons DWF1 35
  • 52.84 (n)
  • 43.36 (a)
(Hordeum vulgare)
Liliopsida Hv.3024 35
(Zea mays)
Liliopsida Zm.6146 35
(Oryza sativa)
Liliopsida Os.7216 35
Os10g0397400 35
  • 55.51 (n)
  • 44.2 (a)
(Triticum aestivum)
Liliopsida Ta.28334 35
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 61 (a)
Species with no ortholog for DHCR24:
  • 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)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • 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)
  • 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 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)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)

Evolution for DHCR24 Gene

Gene Tree for DHCR24 (if available)
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Paralogs for DHCR24 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for DHCR24 Gene using alignment to 4 proteins: Pseudogenes for DHCR24 Gene

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Variants for DHCR24 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for DHCR24 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 01 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs7373 -- 54,849,938(+) GAGAG(C/G)CTTAC utr-variant-3-prime
rs7374 -- 54,850,649(-) CAAGG(C/T)CAGCT utr-variant-3-prime
rs8990 -- 54,850,745(-) ACCCA(C/T)GGAAA utr-variant-3-prime
rs10299 -- 54,850,070(-) CAGTC(C/T)TCTTA utr-variant-3-prime
rs582222 -- 54,863,432(+) tctgg(C/T)gcctg intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for DHCR24 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv461561 CNV Gain 19166990
nsv817614 CNV Gain 22305530
dgv229n71 CNV Gain 21882294
nsv829915 CNV Gain 17160897
esv2078805 CNV Deletion 18987734
esv2748375 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv995636 CNV Deletion 20482838
esv2748386 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv1764339 CNV Deletion 17803354
esv2676460 CNV Deletion 23128226

Relevant External Links for DHCR24 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DHCR24 Gene

Disorders for DHCR24 Gene

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(1) OMIM Diseases for DHCR24 Gene (606418)


  • Desmosterolosis (DESMOS) [MIM:602398]: Rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by multiple congenital anomalies and elevated levels of the cholesterol precursor desmosterol in plasma, tissue, and cultured cells. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:11519011}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

(1) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for DHCR24 Gene

(4) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for DHCR24 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
desmosterolosis 93.7 6
alzheimers disease 69 14
adenoma 10.7 1
cancer 0 1

Relevant External Links for DHCR24

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Publications for DHCR24 Gene

  1. Mutations in the 3beta-hydroxysterol delta24-reductase gene cause desmosterolosis, an autosomal recessive disorder of cholesterol biosynthesis. (PMID: 11519011) Waterham H.R. … Wanders R.J.A. (Am. J. Hum. Genet. 2001) 2 3 4 23
  2. The human DIMINUTO/DWARF1 homolog seladin-1 confers resistance to Alzheimer's disease-associated neurodegeneration and oxidative stress. (PMID: 11007892) Greeve I. … Nitsch R.M. (J. Neurosci. 2000) 3 4 23
  3. Maternal and fetal variation in genes of cholesterol metabolism is associated with preterm delivery. (PMID: 17855807) Steffen K.M. … Murray J.C. (J Perinatol 2007) 3 48
  4. Multiple genetic variants along candidate pathways influence plasma high-density lipoprotein cholesterol concentrations. (PMID: 18660489) Lu Y. … Boer J.M. (J. Lipid Res. 2008) 3 48
  5. Desmosterolosis presenting with multiple congenital anomalies and profound developmental delay. (PMID: 12457401) Andersson H.C. … Kelley R. (Am. J. Med. Genet. 2002) 3 23

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