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Aliases for DUX4L4 Gene

Aliases for DUX4L4 Gene

  • Double Homeobox 4 Like 4 2 3 5

External Ids for DUX4L4 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DUX4L4 Gene

  • GC04P191003
  • GC04P191007
  • GC04P191018
  • GC04P191023
  • GC04P191028
  • GC04P191033
  • GC04P191040

Summaries for DUX4L4 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for DUX4L4 Gene

  • This gene is located within a D4Z4 repeat array in the subtelomeric region of chromosome 4q. The D4Z4 repeat is polymorphic in length and a similar D4Z4 repeat array has been identified on chromosome 10. Each D4Z4 repeat unit has an open reading frame (named DUX4) that encodes two homeoboxes; the repeat-array and ORF is conserved in other mammals. There is no evidence for transcription of the gene at this locus though RT-PCR and in vitro expression experiments indicate that a telomeric paralog of this gene is transcribed in some haplotypes. Contraction of the macrosatellite repeat causes autosomal dominant facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2014]

GeneCards Summary for DUX4L4 Gene

DUX4L4 (Double Homeobox 4 Like 4) is a Pseudogene. Diseases associated with DUX4L4 include Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy 1 and Muscle Tissue Disease. An important paralog of this gene is LOC102723538.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DUX4L4 Gene

  • May be involved in transcriptional regulation.

No data available for Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for DUX4L4 Gene

Genomics for DUX4L4 Gene

Genomic Location for DUX4L4 Gene

190,081,118 bp from pter
190,082,396 bp from pter
1,279 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for DUX4L4 Gene

Genes around DUX4L4 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
DUX4L4 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for DUX4L4 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for DUX4L4 Gene

No data available for Regulatory Elements for DUX4L4 Gene

Proteins for DUX4L4 Gene

  • Protein details for DUX4L4 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Double homeobox protein 4-like protein 4
    Protein Accession:

    Protein attributes for DUX4L4 Gene

    422 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    44826 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for DUX4L4 Gene

Proteomics data for DUX4L4 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for DUX4L4 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for DUX4L4 Gene

Domains & Families for DUX4L4 Gene

Gene Families for DUX4L4 Gene

Protein Domains for DUX4L4 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for DUX4L4 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Contains 2 homeobox DNA-binding domains.
  • Contains 2 homeobox DNA-binding domains.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with DUX4L4: view

Function for DUX4L4 Gene

Molecular function for DUX4L4 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
May be involved in transcriptional regulation.

Phenotypes for DUX4L4 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with DUX4L4: view

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 DUX4L4 Gene

Localization for DUX4L4 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DUX4L4 Gene

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for DUX4L4 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for DUX4L4 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 1

No data available for Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for DUX4L4 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for DUX4L4 Gene

SuperPathways for DUX4L4 Gene

No Data Available

Interacting Proteins for DUX4L4 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for DUX4L4 Gene


No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for DUX4L4 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for DUX4L4 Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for DUX4L4 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for DUX4L4 Gene

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

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for DUX4L4 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for DUX4L4 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for DUX4L4 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for DUX4L4 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for DUX4L4 Gene Hs.725918

genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with DUX4L4: view

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 , mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt and Protein tissue co-expression partners for DUX4L4 Gene

Orthologs for DUX4L4 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of mammals.

Orthologs for DUX4L4 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 23 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia AW822073 36
  • 11 (a)
Duxbl1 36
  • 15 (a)
Duxbl2 36
  • 15 (a)
Duxbl3 36
  • 15 (a)
Gm4981 36
  • 15 (a)
Species with no ortholog for DUX4L4:
  • 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)
  • chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)
  • 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 DUX4L4 Gene

Gene Tree for DUX4L4 (if available)
Gene Tree for DUX4L4 (if available)

Paralogs for DUX4L4 Gene

Paralogs for DUX4L4 Gene

(15) SIMAP similar genes for DUX4L4 Gene using alignment to 2 proteins:

genes like me logo Genes that share paralogs with DUX4L4: view

Variants for DUX4L4 Gene

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for DUX4L4 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv10641 CNV Loss 18304495
nsv471487 CNV Duplication 19718026
esv23426 CNV Gain+Loss 19812545

Variation tolerance for DUX4L4 Gene

Gene Damage Index Score: 0.12; 2.82% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar and Relevant External Links for DUX4L4 Gene

Disorders for DUX4L4 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(2) MalaCards diseases for DUX4L4 Gene - From: DISEASES

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy 1
  • facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
muscle tissue disease
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with DUX4L4: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Genatlas and External Links for DUX4L4 Gene

Publications for DUX4L4 Gene

  1. Evolutionary conservation of a coding function for D4Z4, the tandem DNA repeat mutated in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. (PMID: 17668377) Clapp J. … Hewitt J.E. (Am. J. Hum. Genet. 2007) 3 67
  2. The DUX4 gene at the FSHD1A locus encodes a pro-apoptotic protein. (PMID: 17588759) Kowaljow V. … Rosa A.L. (Neuromuscul. Disord. 2007) 3
  3. DUX4, a candidate gene of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, encodes a transcriptional activator of PITX1. (PMID: 17984056) Dixit M. … Chen Y.W. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2007) 3
  4. Active genes in junk DNA? Characterization of DUX genes embedded within 3.3 kb repeated elements. (PMID: 11245978) Beckers M.-C. … Belayew A. (Gene 2001) 3
  5. Nucleotide sequence of the partially deleted D4Z4 locus in a patient with FSHD identifies a putative gene within each 3.3 kb element. (PMID: 10433963) Gabrieels J. … Belayew A. (Gene 1999) 3

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