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Aliases for DSG4 Gene

Aliases for DSG4 Gene

  • Desmoglein 4 2 3
  • Cadherin Family Member 13 3 4
  • CDHF13 3 4
  • LAH 3 6
  • CDH Family Member 13 3
  • Desmoglein-4 3
  • CDGF13 3
  • HYPT6 3

External Ids for DSG4 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DSG4 Gene

  • GC18P028776
  • GC18P027208
  • GC18P027210
  • GC18P028956
  • GC18P025812

Summaries for DSG4 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for DSG4 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the desmoglein subgroup of desmosomal cadherins. The encoded protein is a transmembrane component in desmosomes and may play a role in cell-cell adhesion in epithelial cells. Mutations in the gene are associated with localized autosomal recessive hypotrichosis and potentially in other skin disorders. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2009]

GeneCards Summary for DSG4 Gene

DSG4 (Desmoglein 4) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with DSG4 include hypotrichosis 6 and hypotrichosis. GO annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding. An important paralog of this gene is CDH13.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DSG4 Gene

  • Component of intercellular desmosome junctions. Involved in the interaction of plaque proteins and intermediate filaments mediating cell-cell adhesion. Coordinates the transition from proliferation to differentiation in hair follicle keratinocytes (By similarity).

Gene Wiki entry for DSG4 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for DSG4 Gene

Genomics for DSG4 Gene

Regulatory Elements for DSG4 Gene

Genomic Location for DSG4 Gene

31,376,777 bp from pter
31,414,912 bp from pter
38,136 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for DSG4 Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for DSG4 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for DSG4 Gene

Proteins for DSG4 Gene

  • Protein details for DSG4 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A2RUI1
    • Q6Y9L9
    • Q8IXV4

    Protein attributes for DSG4 Gene

    1040 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    113824 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Alternative splice isoforms for DSG4 Gene


neXtProt entry for DSG4 Gene

Proteomics data for DSG4 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for DSG4 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn110 and Asn545
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for DSG4 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for DSG4 Gene

Domains for DSG4 Gene

Gene Families for DSG4 Gene

  • MCDH :Cadherins / Major cadherins

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for DSG4 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Q86SJ6
  • 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 4 cadherin domains.
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Function for DSG4 Gene

Molecular function for DSG4 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Component of intercellular desmosome junctions. Involved in the interaction of plaque proteins and intermediate filaments mediating cell-cell adhesion. Coordinates the transition from proliferation to differentiation in hair follicle keratinocytes (By similarity).

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for DSG4 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005509 calcium ion binding IEA --
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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for DSG4 Gene

Localization for DSG4 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DSG4 Gene

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

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for DSG4 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for DSG4 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
extracellular 2
cytoskeleton 1
endoplasmic reticulum 1
lysosome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for DSG4 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005886 plasma membrane IEA --
GO:0016020 membrane --
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane IEA --
GO:0030057 desmosome IEA --
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Pathways for DSG4 Gene

SuperPathways for DSG4 Gene

No Data Available

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Interacting Proteins for DSG4 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for DSG4 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001942 hair follicle development IEA --
GO:0007156 homophilic cell adhesion via plasma membrane adhesion molecules IEA --
GO:0016337 single organismal cell-cell adhesion IEA --
GO:0030216 keratinocyte differentiation IEA --
GO:0030509 BMP signaling pathway IEA --
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No data available for Pathways by source for DSG4 Gene

Compounds for DSG4 Gene

(1) HMDB Compounds for DSG4 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
  • Ca
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Transcripts for DSG4 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for DSG4 Gene

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

Unigene Clusters for DSG4 Gene

Desmoglein 4:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for DSG4 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9 ^ 10 ^ 11 ^ 12 ^ 13 ^ 14a · 14b ^ 15a · 15b
SP1: -
SP2: -

Relevant External Links for DSG4 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for DSG4 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for DSG4 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for DSG4 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Skin - Not Sun Exposed (Suprapubic) (31.6), Vagina (7.0), and Skin - Sun Exposed (Lower leg) (6.3).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for DSG4 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for DSG4 Gene Hs.407618

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for DSG4 Gene

Tissue specificity: Highly expressed in skin, testis and prostate; less in salivary gland. In scalp follicles, present in the inner root sheath (IRS) and all layers of the matrix and precortex.
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Orthologs for DSG4 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for DSG4 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia DSG4 35
  • 99.17 (n)
  • 99.13 (a)
DSG4 36
  • 99 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia DSG4 35
  • 84.57 (n)
  • 82.93 (a)
DSG4 36
  • 82 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia DSG4 35
  • 86.65 (n)
  • 85.04 (a)
DSG4 36
  • 83 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Dsg4 35
  • 82.93 (n)
  • 82.64 (a)
Dsg4 16
Dsg4 36
  • 81 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia DSG4 36
  • 68 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Dsg4 35
  • 80.97 (n)
  • 82.16 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves -- 36
  • 45 (a)
DSG4 35
  • 60.56 (n)
  • 54.45 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 36
  • 46 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia dsg4 35
  • 53.52 (n)
  • 44.31 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii CABZ01055869.1 36
  • 20 (a)
dsg2l 36
  • 28 (a)
si:ch73-74h11.1 36
  • 24 (a)
Species with no ortholog for DSG4:
  • 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)
  • oppossum (Monodelphis domestica)
  • 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)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for DSG4 Gene

Gene Tree for DSG4 (if available)
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Paralogs for DSG4 Gene

Paralogs for DSG4 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for DSG4 Gene using alignment to 1 proteins:

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Variants for DSG4 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for DSG4 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 18 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
VAR_024387 -
VAR_033700 -
VAR_048514 -

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for DSG4 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv909517 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv524890 CNV Gain 19592680
nsv458045 CNV Gain 19166990
esv2751776 CNV Gain 17911159

Relevant External Links for DSG4 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DSG4 Gene

Disorders for DSG4 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

MalaCards: The human disease database. (7) Diseases for DSG4 Gene including...

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(1) OMIM Diseases for DSG4 Gene (607892)


  • Hypotrichosis 6 (HYPT6) [MIM:607903]: A condition characterized by the presence of less than the normal amount of hair and abnormal hair follicles and shafts, which are thin and atrophic. The disorder affects the trunk and extremities as well as the scalp, and the eyebrows and eyelashes may also be involved, whereas beard, pubic, and axillary hairs are largely spared. In addition, patients can develop hyperkeratotic follicular papules, erythema, and pruritus in affected areas. In some patients with congenital hypotrichosis, monilethrix-like hairs showing elliptical nodes have been observed. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:15191570}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.
  • Note=Autoantibodies against DSG4 are found in patients with pemphigus vulgaris. Pemphigus vulgaris is a potentially lethal skin disease in which epidermal blisters occur as the result of the loss of cell-cell adhesion.

(3) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for DSG4 Gene

(4) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for DSG4 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
hypotrichosis, localized, autosomal recessive 98.7 4
monilethrix 94.2 3
pemphigus 71.9 2
pemphigus vulgaris 66.7 1
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Publications for DSG4 Gene

  1. Genetic evidence for a novel human desmosomal cadherin, desmoglein 4. (PMID: 12648213) Whittock N.V. … Bower C. (J. Invest. Dermatol. 2003) 2 3 4 23
  2. [Gene fragments cloned and immune recognition studied preliminarily for desmoglein 4 in pemphigus vulgaris]. (PMID: 17294735) Li W. … Ran Y.P. (Sichuan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 2007) 3 23
  3. Desmoglein 4 mutations underlie localized autosomal recessive hypotrichosis in humans, mice, and rats. (PMID: 16382669) Bazzi H. … Christiano A.M. (J. Investig. Dermatol. Symp. Proc. 2005) 3 23
  4. Mutations in the desmoglein 4 gene are associated with monilethrix-like congenital hypotrichosis. (PMID: 16439973) Shimomura Y. … Ito M. (J. Invest. Dermatol. 2006) 3 23
  5. Desmoglein 4 is expressed in highly differentiated keratinocytes and trichocytes in human epidermis and hair follicle. (PMID: 16533311) Bazzi H. … Christiano A.M. (Differentiation 2006) 3 23

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