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Aliases for ECEL1 Gene

Aliases for ECEL1 Gene

  • Endothelin Converting Enzyme-Like 1 2 3
  • XCE 3 4 6
  • Damage Induced Neuronal Endopeptidase 2 3
  • DA5D 3 6
  • Endothelin-Converting Enzyme-Like 1 3
  • X Converting Enzyme 3
  • EC 63
  • Xce Protein 4
  • EC 3.4.24.- 4
  • EC 3.4.24 63
  • DINE 3
  • ECEX 3

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ECEL1 Gene

  • GC02M231401
  • GC02M232073
  • GC02M233308
  • GC02M233547
  • GC02M233170
  • GC02M233052
  • GC02M225195

Summaries for ECEL1 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for ECEL1 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the M13 family of endopeptidases. Members of this family are zinc-containing type II integral-membrane proteins that are important regulators of neuropeptide and peptide hormone activity. Mutations in this gene are associated with autosomal recessive distal arthrogryposis, type 5D. This gene has multiple pseudogenes on chromosome 2. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2014]

GeneCards Summary for ECEL1 Gene

ECEL1 (Endothelin Converting Enzyme-Like 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ECEL1 include arthrogryposis, distal, type 5d and distal arthrogryposis. GO annotations related to this gene include metalloendopeptidase activity and metallopeptidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is MME.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ECEL1 Gene

  • May contribute to the degradation of peptide hormones and be involved in the inactivation of neuronal peptides

Gene Wiki entry for ECEL1 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for ECEL1 Gene

Genomics for ECEL1 Gene

Regulatory Elements for ECEL1 Gene

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Genomic Location for ECEL1 Gene

232,479,827 bp from pter
232,487,828 bp from pter
8,002 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for ECEL1 Gene

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Genomic Location for ECEL1 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for ECEL1 Gene

Proteins for ECEL1 Gene

  • Protein details for ECEL1 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Endothelin-converting enzyme-like 1
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q45UD9
    • Q53RF9
    • Q6UW86
    • Q86TH4
    • Q9NY95

    Protein attributes for ECEL1 Gene

    775 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    87791 Da
    Name=Zn(2+); Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:29105; Note=Binds 1 zinc ion.;
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Alternative splice isoforms for ECEL1 Gene


neXtProt entry for ECEL1 Gene

Proteomics data for ECEL1 Gene at MOPED

Selected DME Specific Peptides for ECEL1 Gene

Post-translational modifications for ECEL1 Gene

Other Protein References for ECEL1 Gene

Domains for ECEL1 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for ECEL1 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the peptidase M13 family.
  • Belongs to the peptidase M13 family.
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No data available for Gene Families for ECEL1 Gene

Function for ECEL1 Gene

Molecular function for ECEL1 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
May contribute to the degradation of peptide hormones and be involved in the inactivation of neuronal peptides

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for ECEL1 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for ECEL1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004222 metalloendopeptidase activity IEA --
GO:0008237 metallopeptidase activity TAS 9931490
GO:0046872 metal ion binding IEA --
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Animal Models for ECEL1 Gene

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miRNA for ECEL1 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target ECEL1

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  • Predesigned siRNA for gene silencing in human,mouse,rat for ECEL1

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No data available for Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for ECEL1 Gene

Localization for ECEL1 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ECEL1 Gene

Membrane; Single-pass type II membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for ECEL1 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for ECEL1 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 4
cytosol 2
nucleus 2
endoplasmic reticulum 1
mitochondrion 1
peroxisome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for ECEL1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005887 integral component of plasma membrane TAS 9931490
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Pathways for ECEL1 Gene

SuperPathways for ECEL1 Gene

No Data Available

Interacting Proteins for ECEL1 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for ECEL1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003016 respiratory system process ISS --
GO:0006508 proteolysis IEA --
GO:0007218 neuropeptide signaling pathway IEA --
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No data available for Pathways by source for ECEL1 Gene

Compounds for ECEL1 Gene

(1) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for ECEL1 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
zinc 36.6 3
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Transcripts for ECEL1 Gene

Unigene Clusters for ECEL1 Gene

Endothelin converting enzyme-like 1:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for ECEL1 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2 ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7a · 7b ^ 8a · 8b ^ 9a · 9b ^ 10 ^ 11 ^ 12 ^ 13a · 13b ^ 14 ^ 15 ^ 16 ^ 17 ^ 18 ^ 19a · 19b · 19c
SP2: - -
SP4: -

Relevant External Links for ECEL1 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for ECEL1 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for ECEL1 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for ECEL1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Ovary (18.3), Brain - Hypothalamus (12.7), and Pituitary (5.2).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues for ECEL1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Pancreatic juice (54.2).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for ECEL1 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for ECEL1 Gene Hs.26880

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for ECEL1 Gene

Tissue specificity: Highly expressed in the CNS, in particular in putamen, spinal cord, medulla and subthalamic nucleus. A strong signal was also detected in uterine subepithelial cells and around renal blood vessels. Detected at lower levels in amygdala, caudate, thalamus, pancreas and skeletal muscle. Detected at very low levels in substantia nigra, cerebellum, cortex, corpus callosum and hippocampus
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No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery and Expression partners for ECEL1 Gene

Orthologs for ECEL1 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for ECEL1 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia ECEL1 35
  • 90.49 (n)
  • 95.87 (a)
ECEL1 36
  • 96 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia ECEL1 35
  • 92.09 (n)
  • 95.87 (a)
ECEL1 36
  • 95 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Ecel1 35
  • 88.8 (n)
  • 94.83 (a)
Ecel1 16
Ecel1 36
  • 95 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia ECEL1 35
  • 99.12 (n)
  • 99.16 (a)
ECEL1 36
  • 99 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Ecel1 35
  • 88.98 (n)
  • 94.96 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia ECEL1 36
  • 87 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia ECEL1 36
  • 87 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves ECEL1 35
  • 78.68 (n)
  • 81.45 (a)
ECEL1 36
  • 81 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 36
  • 60 (a)
-- 36
  • 79 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia ecel1 35
  • 68.5 (n)
  • 74.71 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii ECEL1 36
  • 67 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta BcDNA:GH07188 37
  • 28 (a)
CG14523 37
  • 22 (a)
CG14527 37
  • 26 (a)
CG14528 37
  • 26 (a)
CG4721 37
  • 22 (a)
CG5527 37
  • 30 (a)
CG6265 37
  • 43 (a)
CG8358 37
  • 25 (a)
Nep1 37
  • 35 (a)
Nep2 37
  • 34 (a)
Nep4 37
  • 33 (a)
CG14523 36
  • 19 (a)
CG14526 36
  • 24 (a)
CG14527 36
  • 24 (a)
CG14528 36
  • 23 (a)
CG14529 36
  • 23 (a)
CG15485 36
  • 26 (a)
CG31918 36
  • 15 (a)
CG3239 36
  • 19 (a)
CG3775 36
  • 24 (a)
CG42370 36
  • 20 (a)
CG4580 36
  • 16 (a)
CG4721 36
  • 21 (a)
CG4723 36
  • 20 (a)
CG4725 36
  • 21 (a)
CG5527 36
  • 21 (a)
CG8358 36
  • 21 (a)
CG8550 36
  • 17 (a)
CG9505 36
  • 17 (a)
CG9507 36
  • 20 (a)
CG9634 36
  • 15 (a)
Nep5 36
  • 21 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea C49D10.10 37
  • 22 (a)
F18A12.1 37
  • 24 (a)
F26G1.6 37
  • 28 (a)
F54F11.2 37
  • 26 (a)
K02F6.9 37
  • 23 (a)
T05A8.4 37
  • 34 (a)
T16A9.4 37
  • 32 (a)
T25B6.2 37
  • 24 (a)
nep-26 36
  • 23 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 32 (a)
Species with no ortholog for ECEL1:
  • 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 ECEL1 Gene

Gene Tree for ECEL1 (if available)
Gene Tree for ECEL1 (if available)

Paralogs for ECEL1 Gene

Paralogs for ECEL1 Gene

(5) SIMAP similar genes for ECEL1 Gene using alignment to 3 proteins: Pseudogenes for ECEL1 Gene

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Variants for ECEL1 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for ECEL1 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 02 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs746379 -- 232,481,317(+) AACCC(C/G)CTTGT intron-variant
rs909431 -- 232,482,155(-) ACTAA(C/T)GATGA intron-variant
rs909432 -- 232,481,952(-) CCCTG(A/G/T)GCCAC intron-variant
rs1190429 -- 232,482,880(-) GTTAA(A/G)AAGAT synonymous-codon, reference
rs1190430 -- 232,482,141(+) TTTCT(C/T)CTCCT intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for ECEL1 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv522450 CNV Loss 19592680
nsv821918 CNV Gain 20364138
nsv875977 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv875998 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv527789 CNV Loss 19592680
nsv875999 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv876000 CNV Gain 21882294
nsv876001 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv4453n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv516082 CNV Loss 19592680
dgv4454n71 CNV Loss 21882294

Relevant External Links for ECEL1 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ECEL1 Gene

Disorders for ECEL1 Gene

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(2) Diseases for ECEL1 Gene

(1) OMIM Diseases for ECEL1 Gene (605896)


  • Arthrogryposis, distal, 5D (DA5D) [MIM:615065]: An autosomal recessive form of distal arthrogryposis, a disease characterized by congenital joint contractures that mainly involve two or more distal parts of the limbs, in the absence of a primary neurological or muscle disease. DA5D is characterized by severe camptodactyly of the hands, mild camptodactyly of the toes, clubfoot and/or a calcaneovalgus deformity, extension contractures of the knee, unilateral ptosis or ptosis that is more severe on one side, a round-shaped face, arched eyebrows, a bulbous upturned nose, and micrognathia. Patients do not have ophthalmoplegia. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:23236030, ECO:0000269 PubMed:23261301, ECO:0000269 PubMed:23808592, ECO:0000269 PubMed:23829171}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry. ECEL1 mutations have also been found in patients with arthrogryposis, significant ophthalmoplegia, and refractive errors (PubMed:23808592). {ECO:0000269 PubMed:23808592}.

(1) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for ECEL1 Gene

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Publications for ECEL1 Gene

  1. XCE, a new member of the endothelin-converting enzyme and neutral endopeptidase family, is preferentially expressed in the CNS. (PMID: 9931490) Valdenaire O. … Schweizer A. (Brain Res. Mol. Brain Res. 1999) 2 3 4 23
  2. Organization and chromosomal localization of the human ECEL1 (XCE) gene encoding a zinc metallopeptidase involved in the nervous control of respiration. (PMID: 10698686) Valdenaire O. … Meijers C. (Biochem. J. 2000) 3 4 23
  3. Endothelin-converting enzyme-like 1 (ECEL1) is present both in the plasma membrane and in the endoplasmic reticulum. (PMID: 14992683) Benoit A. … Boileau G. (Biochem. J. 2004) 3 23
  4. The secreted protein discovery initiative (SPDI), a large-scale effort to identify novel human secreted and transmembrane proteins: a bioinformatics assessment. (PMID: 12975309) Clark H.F. … Gray A.M. (Genome Res. 2003) 3 4
  5. The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC). (PMID: 15489334) Gerhard D.S. … Malek J. (Genome Res. 2004) 3 4

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