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Aliases for EWSR1 Gene

Aliases for EWSR1 Gene

  • EWS RNA-Binding Protein 1 2 3
  • EWS 3 4 6
  • Ewing Sarcoma Breakpoint Region 1 2 3
  • Ewings Sarcoma EWS-Fli1 (Type 1) Oncogene 3
  • Ewing Sarcoma Breakpoint Region 1 Protein 4
  • EWS RNA-Binding Protein Variant 6 3
  • RNA-Binding Protein EWS 3
  • EWS Oncogene 4
  • BK984G1.4 3

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Summaries for EWSR1 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for EWSR1 Gene

  • This gene encodes a multifunctional protein that is involved in various cellular processes, including gene expression, cell signaling, and RNA processing and transport. The protein includes an N-terminal transcriptional activation domain and a C-terminal RNA-binding domain. Chromosomal translocations between this gene and various genes encoding transcription factors result in the production of chimeric proteins that are involved in tumorigenesis. These chimeric proteins usually consist of the N-terminal transcriptional activation domain of this protein fused to the C-terminal DNA-binding domain of the transcription factor protein. Mutations in this gene, specifically a t(11;22)(q24;q12) translocation, are known to cause Ewing sarcoma as well as neuroectodermal and various other tumors. Alternative splicing of this gene results in multiple transcript variants. Related pseudogenes have been identified on chromosomes 1 and 14. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2009]

GeneCards Summary for EWSR1 Gene

EWSR1 (EWS RNA-Binding Protein 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with EWSR1 include connective tissue benign neoplasm and desmoplastic small round cell tumor. Among its related pathways are Translational Control and Transcriptional misregulation in cancer. GO annotations related to this gene include RNA binding and nucleotide binding. An important paralog of this gene is FUS.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for EWSR1 Gene

  • Might normally function as a transcriptionnal repressor. EWS-fusion-proteins (EFPS) may play a role in the tumorigenic process. They may disturb gene expression by mimicking, or interfering with the normal function of CTD-POLII within the transcription initiation complex. They may also contribute to an aberrant activation of the fusion protein target genes

Gene Wiki entry for EWSR1 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for EWSR1 Gene

Genomics for EWSR1 Gene

Genomic Location for EWSR1 Gene

29,268,009 bp from pter
29,300,525 bp from pter
32,517 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for EWSR1 Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for EWSR1 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for EWSR1 Gene

Regulatory Elements for EWSR1 Gene

Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the EWSR1 gene promoter:

Proteins for EWSR1 Gene

  • Protein details for EWSR1 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    RNA-binding protein EWS
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B0QYK1
    • Q5THL0
    • Q92635
    • Q96FE8
    • Q96MN4
    • Q96MX4
    • Q9BWA2

    Protein attributes for EWSR1 Gene

    656 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    68478 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Binds POLR2C, SF1, calmodulin and RNA. Interacts with PTK2B/FAK2 and TDRD3. Binds calmodulin in the presence, but not in the absence, of calcium ion.
    • Sequence=CAA70044.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for EWSR1 Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for EWSR1 Gene

neXtProt entry for EWSR1 Gene

Proteomics data for EWSR1 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for EWSR1 Gene

  • Highly methylated on arginine residues. Methylation is mediated by PRMT1 and, at lower level by PRMT8.
  • Phosphorylated; calmodulin-binding inhibits phosphorylation of Ser-266.
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Ubiquitination at Lys424 and Lys433

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for EWSR1 Gene

Domains for EWSR1 Gene

Gene Families for EWSR1 Gene

  • RBM :RNA binding motif (RRM) containing


  • EWS activation domain (EAD) functions as a potent activation domain in EFPS. EWSR1 binds POLR2C but not POLR2E or POLR2G, whereas the isolated EAD binds POLR2E and POLR2G but not POLR2C. Cis-linked RNA-binding domain (RBD) can strongly and specifically repress trans-activation by the EAD:
    • Q01844
  • Contains 1 IQ domain.:
    • Q01844
  • Contains 1 RRM (RNA recognition motif) domain.:
    • Q01844
  • Belongs to the RRM TET family.:
    • Q01844
  • Contains 1 RanBP2-type zinc finger.:
    • Q01844
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Function for EWSR1 Gene

Molecular function for EWSR1 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Might normally function as a transcriptionnal repressor. EWS-fusion-proteins (EFPS) may play a role in the tumorigenic process. They may disturb gene expression by mimicking, or interfering with the normal function of CTD-POLII within the transcription initiation complex. They may also contribute to an aberrant activation of the fusion protein target genes

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for EWSR1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000166 nucleotide binding IEA --
GO:0003676 nucleic acid binding --
GO:0003723 RNA binding TAS 8084618
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 16189514
GO:0005516 calmodulin binding IEA --
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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for EWSR1 Gene

Localization for EWSR1 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for EWSR1 Gene

Nucleus. Cytoplasm. Cell membrane. Note=Relocates from cytoplasm to ribosomes upon PTK2B/FAK2 activation.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for EWSR1 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for EWSR1 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 5
plasma membrane 5
cytoskeleton 2
cytosol 2

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for EWSR1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus IDA --
GO:0005654 nucleoplasm IDA --
GO:0005730 nucleolus IDA --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IEA --
GO:0005886 plasma membrane IEA --
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Pathways for EWSR1 Gene

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Pathways by source for EWSR1 Gene

2 Cell Signaling Technology pathways for EWSR1 Gene
1 BioSystems pathway for EWSR1 Gene
1 KEGG pathway for EWSR1 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for EWSR1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006351 transcription, DNA-templated IEA --
GO:0006355 regulation of transcription, DNA-templated IEA --
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Compounds for EWSR1 Gene

(1) HMDB Compounds for EWSR1 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
  • Ca

(11) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for EWSR1 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
nor 1 72.9 5
askin 71.9 1
paraffin 35.6 3
zinc 20.2 6
tyrosine 0.575 5
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Transcripts for EWSR1 Gene

Unigene Clusters for EWSR1 Gene

Ewing sarcoma breakpoint region 1:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for EWSR1 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4a · 4b ^ 5 ^ 6a · 6b ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9a · 9b ^ 10 ^ 11 ^ 12a · 12b · 12c ^ 13a · 13b ^ 14a · 14b · 14c ^ 15 ^ 16a · 16b
SP1: -
SP2: -
SP5: -
SP6: -
SP9: - -
SP10: -

Relevant External Links for EWSR1 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for EWSR1 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for EWSR1 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for EWSR1 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for EWSR1 Gene Hs.374477

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for EWSR1 Gene

Tissue specificity: Ubiquitous
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Orthologs for EWSR1 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for EWSR1 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia EWSR1 37
  • 100 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia EWSR1 37
  • 99 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia -- 37
  • 90 (a)
-- 37
  • 96 (a)
-- 37
  • 86 (a)
-- 37
  • 90 (a)
-- 37
  • 93 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Ewsr1 16
Ewsr1 37
  • 98 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia EWSR1 37
  • 84 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia EWSR1 37
  • 95 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves EWSR1 37
  • 86 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia EWSR1 37
  • 85 (a)
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia Xl.7705 36
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia MGC76258 36
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.10118 36
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii ewsr1a 36
  • 60.68 (n)
  • 58.98 (a)
ewsr1a 37
  • 62 (a)
ewsr1b 37
  • 58 (a)
wufc04c01 36
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta caz 37
  • 41 (a)
CG14718 37
  • 26 (a)
Species with no ortholog for EWSR1:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for EWSR1 Gene

Gene Tree for EWSR1 (if available)
Gene Tree for EWSR1 (if available)

Paralogs for EWSR1 Gene

Paralogs for EWSR1 Gene Pseudogenes for EWSR1 Gene

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Variants for EWSR1 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for EWSR1 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 22 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs28755 -- 29,289,722(+) AAAAA(C/T)AGAAT intron-variant
rs131178 -- 29,275,069(+) TAACC(-/T)CTTCT intron-variant
rs131179 -- 29,277,932(+) CCTGA(C/T)GGTTT intron-variant
rs131180 -- 29,280,706(+) TTTGC(A/T)CTTGT intron-variant
rs131181 -- 29,281,410(+) AGTCC(-/C)TCCCA intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for EWSR1 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv829154 CNV Gain 20364138
nsv834171 CNV Loss 17160897
nsv829155 CNV Loss 20364138
esv2669638 CNV Deletion 23128226
esv21927 CNV Loss 19812545
esv2724123 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2169204 CNV Deletion 18987734
esv991613 CNV Deletion 20482838
dgv4951n71 CNV Loss 21882294

Relevant External Links for EWSR1 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

Disorders for EWSR1 Gene

(1) OMIM Diseases for EWSR1 Gene (133450)


  • Ewing sarcoma (ES) [MIM:612219]: A highly malignant, metastatic, primitive small round cell tumor of bone and soft tissue that affects children and adolescents. It belongs to the Ewing sarcoma family of tumors, a group of morphologically heterogeneous neoplasms that share the same cytogenetic features. They are considered neural tumors derived from cells of the neural crest. Ewing sarcoma represents the less differentiated form of the tumors. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry. Chromosomal aberrations involving EWSR1 are found in patients with Ewing sarcoma. Translocation t(11;22)(q24;q12) with FLI1; translocation t(7;22)(p22;q12) with ETV1; translocation t(21;22)(q22;q12) with ERG; translocation t(9;22)(q22-31;q11-12) with NR4A3. Translocation t(2;21;22)(q23;q22;q12) that forms a EWSR1-FEV fusion protein with potential oncogenic activity.
  • Note=A chromosomal aberration involving EWSR1 is associated with desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT). Translocation t(11;22)(p13;q12) with WT1.
  • Note=A chromosomal aberration involving EWSR1 is associated with malignant melanoma of soft parts (MMSP). Translocation t(12;22)(q13;q12) with ATF-1. Malignant melanoma of soft parts, also known as soft tissue clear cell sarcoma, is a rare tumor developing in tendons and aponeuroses.
  • Note=A chromosomal aberration involving EWSR1 is associated with small round cell sarcoma. Translocation t(11;22)(p36.1;q12) with PATZ1.
  • Angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma (AFH) [MIM:612160]: A distinct variant of malignant fibrous histiocytoma that typically occurs in children and adolescents and is manifest by nodular subcutaneous growth. Characteristic microscopic features include lobulated sheets of histiocyte-like cells intimately associated with areas of hemorrhage and cystic pseudovascular spaces, as well as a striking cuffing of inflammatory cells, mimicking a lymph node metastasis. Note=The disease may be caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry. Chromosomal aberrations involving EWSR1 are found in patients with angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma. Translocation t(12;22)(q13;q12) with ATF1 generates a chimeric EWSR1/ATF1 protein. Translocation t(2;22)(q33;q12) with CREB1 generates a EWSR1/CREB1 fusion gene that is most common genetic abnormality in this tumor type.
  • Note=EFPS arise due to chromosomal translocations in which EWSR1 is fused to a variety of cellular transcription factors. EFPS are very potent transcriptional activators dependent on the EAD and a C-terminal DNA-binding domain contributed by the fusion partner. The spectrum of malignancies associated with EFPS are thought to arise via EFP-induced transcriptional deregulation, with the tumor phenotype specified by the EWSR1 fusion partner and cell type. Transcriptional repression of the transforming growth factor beta type II receptor (TGF beta RII) is an important target of the EWS-FLI1, EWS-ERG, or EWS-ETV1 oncogene.

(24) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for EWSR1 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
ewings sarcoma 96.3 128
sarcoma clear cell 87.3 20
liposarcoma myxoid 83.8 6
peripheral neuroepithelioma 83.6 2
primitive neuroectodermal tumor pnet 79.4 1
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Publications for EWSR1 Gene

  1. Molecular analysis of a t(11;22) translocation junction in a case of Ewing's sarcoma. (PMID: 7542907) Bhagirath T. … Yoshida M.C. (Genes Chromosomes Cancer 1995) 3 4 23
  2. The EWS gene, involved in Ewing family of tumors, malignant melanoma of soft parts and desmoplastic small round cell tumors, codes for an RNA binding protein with novel regulatory domains. (PMID: 8084618) Ohno T. … Reddy E.S.P. (Oncogene 1994) 3 4 23
  3. The transcriptional repressor ZFM1 interacts with and modulates the ability of EWS to activate transcription. (PMID: 9660765) Zhang D. … Childs G. (J. Biol. Chem. 1998) 3 4 23
  4. Genomic structure of the EWS gene and its relationship to EWSR1, a site of tumor-associated chromosome translocation. (PMID: 8307570) Plougastel B. … Delattre O. (Genomics 1993) 3 4 23
  5. Transcriptional activation by the Ewing's sarcoma (EWS) oncogene can be cis-repressed by the EWS RNA-binding domain. (PMID: 10767297) Li K.K.C. … Lee K.A.W. (J. Biol. Chem. 2000) 3 4 23

Products for EWSR1 Gene

  • Addgene plasmids for EWSR1

Sources for EWSR1 Gene

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