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Aliases for DUSP18 Gene

Aliases for DUSP18 Gene

  • Dual Specificity Phosphatase 18 2 3 5
  • Low Molecular Weight Dual Specificity Phosphatase 20 3 4
  • LMWDSP20 3 4
  • Dual Specificity Protein Phosphatase 18 3
  • EC 4
  • EC 4
  • LMW-DSP20 4
  • DUSP20 3
  • DSP18 3

External Ids for DUSP18 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DUSP18 Gene

  • GC22M027744
  • GC22M029372
  • GC22M029382
  • GC22M031048
  • GC22M014021

Summaries for DUSP18 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for DUSP18 Gene

  • Dual-specificity phosphatases (DUSPs) constitute a large heterogeneous subgroup of the type I cysteine-based protein-tyrosine phosphatase superfamily. DUSPs are characterized by their ability to dephosphorylate both tyrosine and serine/threonine residues. They have been implicated as major modulators of critical signaling pathways. DUSP18 contains the consensus DUSP C-terminal catalytic domain but lacks the N-terminal CH2 domain found in the MKP (mitogen-activated protein kinase phosphatase) class of DUSPs (see MIM 600714) (summary by Patterson et al., 2009 [PubMed 19228121]).[supplied by OMIM, Dec 2009]

GeneCards Summary for DUSP18 Gene

DUSP18 (Dual Specificity Phosphatase 18) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include phosphatase activity and protein tyrosine/serine/threonine phosphatase activity. An important paralog of this gene is DUSP21.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DUSP18 Gene

  • Can dephosphorylate single and diphosphorylated synthetic MAPK peptides, with preference for the phosphotyrosine and diphosphorylated forms over phosphothreonine. In vitro, dephosphorylates p-nitrophenyl phosphate (pNPP).

Gene Wiki entry for DUSP18 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for DUSP18 Gene

Genomics for DUSP18 Gene

Regulatory Elements for DUSP18 Gene

Enhancers for DUSP18 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
GH22G030763 1.3 Ensembl ENCODE 10.6 -96.0 -95956 0.8 PKNOX1 CREB3L1 ARNT ZFP64 ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 ZNF2 YY1 ZNF766 DUSP18 MIR3200 LOC105372994
GH22G030234 2 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 6.6 +421.2 421160 24.6 HDGF PKNOX1 ZFP64 ARID4B SIN3A FEZF1 ZNF2 ZBTB7B ZNF416 ZNF143 TUG1 HORMAD2-AS1 LIF MGC20647 MORC2 SEC14L4 DUSP18 THOC5 ENSG00000181123 ASCC2
GH22G030693 0.9 ENCODE 12 -27.0 -26972 2.1 NFIB SIN3A ZNF195 FEZF1 YY1 GLIS2 EGR2 SP3 ZNF362 YY2 OSBP2 ENSG00000250318 DUSP18 SLC35E4 SEC14L6 MIR3200
GH22G030705 0.9 ENCODE 11.9 -38.4 -38429 1.7 PKNOX1 FOXA2 WRNIP1 ARID4B ZNF48 GLIS2 FOS TBX21 MIER3 SMARCA4 OSBP2 DUSP18 GAL3ST1 SEC14L6 ENSG00000249590 SEC14L2 MIR3200
GH22G030716 1.3 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 7.3 -50.9 -50921 4.2 HDAC1 ESRRA TAL1 JUN ZSCAN4 TCF12 ZNF316 EGR1 NR2F6 FOS OSBP2 SLC35E4 DUSP18 MIR3200
- Elite enhancer and/or Elite enhancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

Enhancers around DUSP18 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for DUSP18 Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters
ENSR00000145244 290 1601 HDGF FOXA2 SIN3A ARID4B DMAP1 ZNF2 YY1 ZNF143 FOS SP3

Genomic Location for DUSP18 Gene

30,652,051 bp from pter
30,667,890 bp from pter
15,840 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for DUSP18 Gene

Genes around DUSP18 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
DUSP18 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for DUSP18 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for DUSP18 Gene

Proteins for DUSP18 Gene

  • Protein details for DUSP18 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Dual specificity protein phosphatase 18
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B3KPA4

    Protein attributes for DUSP18 Gene

    188 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    21066 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for DUSP18 Gene

neXtProt entry for DUSP18 Gene

Post-translational modifications for DUSP18 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for DUSP18 Gene

Domains & Families for DUSP18 Gene

Gene Families for DUSP18 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for DUSP18 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the protein-tyrosine phosphatase family. Non-receptor class dual specificity subfamily.
  • Belongs to the protein-tyrosine phosphatase family. Non-receptor class dual specificity subfamily.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with DUSP18: view

Function for DUSP18 Gene

Molecular function for DUSP18 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot BiophysicochemicalProperties:
pH dependence: Optimum pH is 6.0. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:12591617}; Temperature dependence: Optimum temperature is 55 degrees Celsius. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:12591617};
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
Protein tyrosine phosphate + H(2)O = protein tyrosine + phosphate.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
[a protein]-serine/threonine phosphate + H(2)O = [a protein]-serine/threonine + phosphate.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot EnzymeRegulation:
Activated by manganese ions, inhibited by iodoaretic acid.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Can dephosphorylate single and diphosphorylated synthetic MAPK peptides, with preference for the phosphotyrosine and diphosphorylated forms over phosphothreonine. In vitro, dephosphorylates p-nitrophenyl phosphate (pNPP).

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for DUSP18 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for DUSP18 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004721 phosphoprotein phosphatase activity IEA --
GO:0004725 protein tyrosine phosphatase activity IEA,IDA 12408986
GO:0008138 protein tyrosine/serine/threonine phosphatase activity IDA,IEA 12591617
GO:0016787 hydrolase activity IEA --
GO:0016791 phosphatase activity IEA,IDA 24531476
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with DUSP18: view
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Animal Model Products

  • Taconic Biosciences Mouse Models for DUSP18

CRISPR Products

miRNA for DUSP18 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target DUSP18

Inhibitory RNA Products

No data available for Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for DUSP18 Gene

Localization for DUSP18 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DUSP18 Gene

Cytoplasm. Nucleus. Mitochondrion inner membrane; Peripheral membrane protein; Intermembrane side. Note=Translocates to cytoplasm in response to apoptotic stimuli such as staurosporine treatment. {ECO:0000250 UniProtKB:Q8VE01}.

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 DUSP18 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 5
mitochondrion 4
cytosol 3
extracellular 1
peroxisome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for DUSP18 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus IDA,IEA 12408986
GO:0005654 nucleoplasm IDA --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IDA,IEA 12408986
GO:0005739 mitochondrion IEA --
GO:0005743 mitochondrial inner membrane IEA --
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Pathways & Interactions for DUSP18 Gene

SuperPathways for DUSP18 Gene

No Data Available

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for DUSP18 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000188 inactivation of MAPK activity IEA --
GO:0006470 protein dephosphorylation IEA --
GO:0016311 dephosphorylation IEA,IDA 24531476
GO:0035335 peptidyl-tyrosine dephosphorylation IEA,IDA 12408986
GO:0035970 peptidyl-threonine dephosphorylation IDA 12591617
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with DUSP18: view

No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for DUSP18 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for DUSP18 Gene

(4) Drugs for DUSP18 Gene - From: HMDB

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Phosphoric acid Approved Pharma 0
Water Approved Pharma 0
Manganese Approved Nutra 34
calcium Nutra 0

(1) Additional Compounds for DUSP18 Gene - From: HMDB

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
  • NFB Orthophosphate
  • O-Phosphoric acid
  • Ortho-phosphate
  • Orthophosphate (PO43-)
  • Orthophosphate(3-)
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Transcripts for DUSP18 Gene

Unigene Clusters for DUSP18 Gene

Dual specificity phosphatase 18:
Representative Sequences:

CRISPR Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for DUSP18 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for DUSP18 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for DUSP18 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for DUSP18 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for DUSP18 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Testis (x6.6) and Whole Blood (x4.8).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MaxQB, and MOPED for DUSP18 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of DUSP18 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for DUSP18 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for DUSP18 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Widely expressed with highest levels in liver, brain, ovary and testis.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for DUSP18 Gene

  • Nervous system(4.3)
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with DUSP18: view

Primer Products

No data available for Protein differential expression in normal tissues , Protein tissue co-expression partners and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for DUSP18 Gene

Orthologs for DUSP18 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for DUSP18 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia DUSP18 34 35
  • 100 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia DUSP18 34 35
  • 89.01 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia DUSP18 34 35
  • 87.94 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Dusp18 34
  • 84.22 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Dusp18 34 16 35
  • 82.45 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia -- 35
  • 80 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 35
  • 75 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves DUSP18 34
  • 68.46 (n)
-- 35
  • 52 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 35
  • 63 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia dusp18 34
  • 57.36 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii DUSP18 35
  • 47 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG15528 35
  • 36 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea F13D11.3 35
  • 29 (a)
F26A3.4 35
  • 29 (a)
C04F12.8 35
  • 25 (a)
ZK757.2 35
  • 19 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.10229 35
  • 45 (a)
Species where no ortholog for DUSP18 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 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)

Evolution for DUSP18 Gene

Gene Tree for DUSP18 (if available)
Gene Tree for DUSP18 (if available)

Paralogs for DUSP18 Gene

(12) SIMAP similar genes for DUSP18 Gene using alignment to 5 proteins:

genes like me logo Genes that share paralogs with DUSP18: view

Variants for DUSP18 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for DUSP18 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 22 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs1000095639 -- 30,652,366(+) CCAGC(C/T)GCATG intron-variant
rs1000148986 -- 30,660,115(+) TGGTT(C/T)TGGCC intron-variant, nc-transcript-variant, utr-variant-3-prime
rs1000354461 -- 30,666,697(+) GTACA(A/G)GACAG intron-variant
rs1000356204 -- 30,661,694(+) TGTTT(A/G)CTGAA intron-variant, nc-transcript-variant, utr-variant-3-prime
rs1000447800 -- 30,652,679(+) GGCAG(A/G)AGGCC intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for DUSP18 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv1110864 OTHER inversion 24896259
nsv834175 CNV gain 17160897

Variation tolerance for DUSP18 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 72.6% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 0.89; 18.46% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for DUSP18 Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DUSP18 Gene

Disorders for DUSP18 Gene

Relevant External Links for DUSP18

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:

No disorders were found for DUSP18 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for DUSP18 Gene

Publications for DUSP18 Gene

  1. Structure of human DSP18, a member of the dual-specificity protein tyrosine phosphatase family. (PMID: 16699184) Jeong D.G. … Kim S.J. (Acta Crystallogr. D 2006) 3 4 22 64
  2. Identification and characterization of two novel low-molecular-weight dual specificity phosphatases. (PMID: 12408986) Hood K.L. … Yoon C. (Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 2002) 2 3 4 64
  3. Dual specificity phosphotase 18, interacting with SAPK, dephosphorylates SAPK and inhibits SAPK/JNK signal pathway in vivo. (PMID: 16720344) Wu Q. … Mao Y. (Front. Biosci. 2006) 3 22 64
  4. Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs. (PMID: 14702039) Ota T. … Sugano S. (Nat. Genet. 2004) 3 4 64
  5. A genome annotation-driven approach to cloning the human ORFeome. (PMID: 15461802) Collins J.E. … Dunham I. (Genome Biol. 2004) 3 4 64

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