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Aliases for DSC3 Gene

Aliases for DSC3 Gene

  • Desmocollin 3 2 3
  • DSC4 3 4 6
  • Cadherin Family Member 3 3 4
  • Desmocollin-4 3 4
  • CDHF3 3 4
  • HT-CP 3 4
  • Desmocollin-3 3
  • DSC1 3
  • DSC2 3
  • DSC 3

External Ids for DSC3 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for DSC3 Gene

  • DSC4

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DSC3 Gene

  • GC18M028593
  • GC18M028389
  • GC18M026823
  • GC18M026825
  • GC18M025425

Summaries for DSC3 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for DSC3 Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene is a calcium-dependent glycoprotein that is a member of the desmocollin subfamily of the cadherin superfamily. These desmosomal family members, along with the desmogleins, are found primarily in epithelial cells where they constitute the adhesive proteins of the desmosome cell-cell junction and are required for cell adhesion and desmosome formation. The desmosomal family members are arranged in two clusters on chromosome 18, occupying less than 650 kb combined. Mutations in this gene are a cause of hypotrichosis and recurrent skin vesicles disorder. The protein can act as an autoantigen in pemphigus diseases, and it is also considered to be a biomarker for some cancers. Alternative splicing of this gene results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2014]

GeneCards Summary for DSC3 Gene

DSC3 (Desmocollin 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with DSC3 include hereditary hypotrichosis with recurrent skin vesicles and brugada syndrome 7. Among its related pathways are Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). GO annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding and gamma-catenin binding. An important paralog of this gene is CDH13.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DSC3 Gene

  • Component of intercellular desmosome junctions. Involved in the interaction of plaque proteins and intermediate filaments mediating cell-cell adhesion. May contribute to epidermal cell positioning (stratification) by mediating differential adhesiveness between cells that express different isoforms

Gene Wiki entry for DSC3 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for DSC3 Gene

Genomics for DSC3 Gene

Regulatory Elements for DSC3 Gene

Genomic Location for DSC3 Gene

30,990,008 bp from pter
31,042,815 bp from pter
52,808 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for DSC3 Gene

UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track
Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for DSC3 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for DSC3 Gene

Proteins for DSC3 Gene

  • Protein details for DSC3 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A6NN35
    • Q14200
    • Q9HAZ9

    Protein attributes for DSC3 Gene

    896 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    99969 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Alternative splice isoforms for DSC3 Gene


neXtProt entry for DSC3 Gene

Proteomics data for DSC3 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for DSC3 Gene

  • Ubiquitination at Lys180
  • Glycosylation at Asn166, Asn392, Asn546, and Asn629
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for DSC3 Gene

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for DSC3 Gene

Domains for DSC3 Gene

Gene Families for DSC3 Gene

  • MCDH :Cadherins / Major cadherins

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for DSC3 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Q14574
  • Calcium may be bound by the cadherin-like repeats.
  • Three calcium ions are usually bound at the interface of each cadherin domain and rigidify the connections, imparting a strong curvature to the full-length ectodomain.
  • Contains 5 cadherin domains.
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Function for DSC3 Gene

Molecular function for DSC3 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry: desmocollin 3 (desmoglein related DGII/DGIII,desmosomal glycoprotein, cadherin superfamily of calcium dependent cell-adhesion molecule),expressed in basal/lower spinous layers of epidermis
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Component of intercellular desmosome junctions. Involved in the interaction of plaque proteins and intermediate filaments mediating cell-cell adhesion. May contribute to epidermal cell positioning (stratification) by mediating differential adhesiveness between cells that express different isoforms

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for DSC3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005509 calcium ion binding IEA --
GO:0045295 gamma-catenin binding IPI 7983064
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Animal Models for DSC3 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for DSC3:

miRNA for DSC3 Gene

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for DSC3 Gene

Localization for DSC3 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DSC3 Gene

Cell membrane; Single-pass type I membrane protein. Cell junction, desmosome.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for DSC3 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for DSC3 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
extracellular 2
cytoskeleton 1
endoplasmic reticulum 1
golgi apparatus 1
lysosome 1
peroxisome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for DSC3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region IEA --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IEA --
GO:0005886 plasma membrane IEA --
GO:0005911 cell-cell junction TAS 7929347
GO:0016020 membrane TAS 7929347
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Pathways for DSC3 Gene

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Pathways by source for DSC3 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for DSC3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001701 in utero embryonic development IEA --
GO:0007155 cell adhesion TAS 7929347
GO:0007156 homophilic cell adhesion via plasma membrane adhesion molecules IEA --
GO:0050821 protein stabilization IDA 7983064
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Compounds for DSC3 Gene

(1) HMDB Compounds for DSC3 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
  • Ca

(1) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for DSC3 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
cytosine 27.8 3
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Transcripts for DSC3 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for DSC3 Gene

Unigene Clusters for DSC3 Gene

Desmocollin 3:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for DSC3 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for DSC3 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for DSC3 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for DSC3 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for DSC3 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Skin - Sun Exposed (Lower leg) (15.7), Skin - Not Sun Exposed (Suprapubic) (15.4), Esophagus - Mucosa (9.4), and Vagina (4.2).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for DSC3 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for DSC3 Gene Hs.41690

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for DSC3 Gene

Tissue specificity: Epidermis, buccal mucosa, esophagus and cervix
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Orthologs for DSC3 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for DSC3 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia DSC3 35
  • 99.22 (n)
  • 99 (a)
DSC3 36
  • 99 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia DSC3 35
  • 84.87 (n)
  • 81.08 (a)
DSC3 36
  • 81 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia DSC3 35
  • 86.48 (n)
  • 83.91 (a)
DSC3 36
  • 85 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Dsc3 35
  • 81.8 (n)
  • 80.52 (a)
Dsc3 16
Dsc3 36
  • 80 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia DSC3 36
  • 65 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 58 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Dsc3 35
  • 80.45 (n)
  • 79.95 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves -- 36
  • 48 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 36
  • 45 (a)
-- 36
  • 44 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii dsc2l 36
  • 34 (a)
Species with no ortholog for DSC3:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 (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)

Evolution for DSC3 Gene

Gene Tree for DSC3 (if available)
Gene Tree for DSC3 (if available)

Paralogs for DSC3 Gene

Paralogs for DSC3 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for DSC3 Gene using alignment to 3 proteins:

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Variants for DSC3 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for DSC3 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 18 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs8765 -- 30,990,685(-) CAGGC(A/G)ATATT utr-variant-3-prime
rs166724 -- 31,025,526(-) TTCAA(A/T)GTATT intron-variant
rs166725 -- 31,034,017(-) aaacc(C/T)cgtct intron-variant
rs169347 -- 31,026,812(-) ccttg(A/T)cctga intron-variant
rs175776 -- 31,044,182(-) AAAAC(C/G)CTGGA upstream-variant-2KB

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for DSC3 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv833613 CNV Gain+Loss 17160897
nsv909515 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv470414 CNV Loss 18288195

Relevant External Links for DSC3 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DSC3 Gene

Disorders for DSC3 Gene

(1) OMIM Diseases for DSC3 Gene (600271)


  • Hypotrichosis and recurrent skin vesicles (HRSV) [MIM:613102]: A disorder characterized by hypotrichosis and the appearance of recurrent skin vesicle formation. Affected individuals show sparse and fragile hair on scalp, as well as absent eyebrows and eyelashes. Vesicles filled with thin, watery fluid are observed on the scalp and skin of most of the body. Mucosal vesicles are absent. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:19765682}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

(1) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for DSC3 Gene

(10) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for DSC3 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
subcorneal pustular dermatosis 89.3 1
pemphigus 77.9 14
pemphigus vulgaris 62.7 3
skin diseases 40.6 1
carcinoma 11.5 2

Relevant External Links for DSC3

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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Publications for DSC3 Gene

  1. Assignment of the human genes for desmocollin 3 (DSC3) and desmocollin 4 (DSC4) to chromosome 18q12. (PMID: 7774948) Amagai M. … Shimizu N. (Genomics 1995) 2 3 23
  2. The desmocollins of human foreskin epidermis: identification and chromosomal assignment of a third gene and expression patterns of the three isoforms. (PMID: 7665906) King I.A. … Buxton R.S. (J. Invest. Dermatol. 1995) 3 4 23
  3. Genomic organization and amplification of the human desmosomal cadherin genes DSC1 and DSC3, encoding desmocollin types 1 and 3. (PMID: 11027496) Whittock N.V. … McGrath J.A. (Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 2000) 3 4 23
  4. A homozygous nonsense mutation in the human desmocollin-3 (DSC3) gene underlies hereditary hypotrichosis and recurrent skin vesicles. (PMID: 19765682) Ayub M. … Ahmad W. (Am. J. Hum. Genet. 2009) 3 4 23
  5. cDNA cloning and expression of a novel human desmocollin. (PMID: 7929347) Kawamura K. … Tsurufuji S. (J. Biol. Chem. 1994) 3 4

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