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Aliases for FAM129B Gene

Aliases for FAM129B Gene

  • Family With Sequence Similarity 129 Member B 2 3 5
  • Family With Sequence Similarity 129, Member B 2 3
  • Melanoma Invasion By ERK 3 4
  • C9orf88 3 4
  • MINERVA 3 4
  • MEG-3 3 4
  • Chromosome 9 Open Reading Frame 88 2
  • Protein FAM129B 4
  • BA356B19.6 3
  • OC58 3

External Ids for FAM129B Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for FAM129B Gene

  • C9orf88

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for FAM129B Gene

  • GC09M129309
  • GC09M130267
  • GC09M099885

Summaries for FAM129B Gene

GeneCards Summary for FAM129B Gene

FAM129B (Family With Sequence Similarity 129 Member B) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FAM129B include Melanoma. Among its related pathways are MAP Kinase Signaling. An important paralog of this gene is FAM129A.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FAM129B Gene

  • May play a role in apoptosis suppression. May promote melanoma cell invasion in vitro.

No data available for Entrez Gene Summary , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for FAM129B Gene

Genomics for FAM129B Gene

Regulatory Elements for FAM129B Gene

Enhancers for FAM129B Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Score Enhancer Sources TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Other Gene Targets for Enhancer

Enhancers around FAM129B on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for FAM129B Gene

127,505,338 bp from pter
127,579,007 bp from pter
73,670 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for FAM129B Gene

Genes around FAM129B on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
FAM129B Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for FAM129B Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for FAM129B Gene

Proteins for FAM129B Gene

  • Protein details for FAM129B Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Niban-like protein 1
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q4LE55
    • Q5VVW6
    • Q5VVW7
    • Q9BUS2
    • Q9NT35

    Protein attributes for FAM129B Gene

    746 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    84138 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Alternative splice isoforms for FAM129B Gene


neXtProt entry for FAM129B Gene

Proteomics data for FAM129B Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for FAM129B Gene

  • As apoptosis proceeds, degraded via an proteasome-independent pathway, probably by caspases.
  • Phosphorylated at Ser-641, Ser-646, Ser-692 and Ser-696 by the BRAF/MKK/ERK signaling cascade. In melanoma cells, the C-terminal phosphorylation may prevent targeting to the plasma membrane.
  • Ubiquitination at Lys 316, Lys 401, and Lys 430
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for FAM129B Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for FAM129B Gene

Domains & Families for FAM129B Gene

Protein Domains for FAM129B Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for FAM129B Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Contains 1 PH domain.
  • Belongs to the Niban family.
  • Contains 1 PH domain.
  • Belongs to the Niban family.
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No data available for Gene Families for FAM129B Gene

Function for FAM129B Gene

Molecular function for FAM129B Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
May play a role in apoptosis suppression. May promote melanoma cell invasion in vitro.
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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for FAM129B Gene

Localization for FAM129B Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FAM129B Gene

Cytoplasm, cytosol. Cell junction, adherens junction. Membrane; Lipid-anchor. Note=In exponentially growing cells, exclusively cytoplasmic. Cell membrane localization is observed when cells reach confluency and during telophase. In melanoma cells, targeting to the plasma membrane may be impaired by C-terminal phosphorylation.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for FAM129B Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for FAM129B gene
Compartment Confidence
cytoskeleton 5
cytosol 5
extracellular 5
nucleus 5
plasma membrane 5

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for FAM129B Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005654 nucleoplasm IDA --
GO:0005730 nucleolus IDA --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IDA --
GO:0005886 plasma membrane IDA --
GO:0005912 adherens junction IDA 21148485
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Pathways & Interactions for FAM129B Gene

SuperPathways for FAM129B Gene

Superpath Contained pathways
1 MAP Kinase Signaling
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Pathways by source for FAM129B Gene

1 Cell Signaling Technology pathway for FAM129B Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for FAM129B Gene


No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for FAM129B Gene

Drugs & Compounds for FAM129B Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for FAM129B Gene

Unigene Clusters for FAM129B Gene

Family with sequence similarity 129, member B:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for FAM129B Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9 ^ 10 ^ 11 ^ 12a · 12b ^ 13a · 13b ^ 14 ^ 15a · 15b ^ 16 ^ 17 ^ 18 ^ 19a · 19b ^ 20a · 20b
SP1: - - - - - -
SP2: - - - - - -
SP3: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
SP4: - - - - - - -
SP6: - - - -

Relevant External Links for FAM129B Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for FAM129B Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for FAM129B Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for FAM129B Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Esophagus - Mucosa (x9.1).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for FAM129B Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Salivary gland (9.5).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for FAM129B Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for FAM129B Gene Hs.522401

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Protein tissue co-expression partners for FAM129B Gene

- Elite partner

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No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for FAM129B Gene

Orthologs for FAM129B Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for FAM129B Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia FAM129B 35
  • 90.02 (n)
  • 90.34 (a)
FAM129B 36
  • 88 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia FAM129B 35
  • 88.86 (n)
  • 90.2 (a)
FAM129B 36
  • 90 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Fam129b 35
  • 86.85 (n)
  • 90.2 (a)
Fam129b 16
Fam129b 36
  • 89 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia FAM129B 35
  • 98.95 (n)
  • 98.95 (a)
FAM129B 36
  • 99 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Fam129b 35
  • 86.26 (n)
  • 89.53 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia FAM129B 36
  • 78 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia FAM129B 36
  • 68 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves FAM129B 35
  • 78.99 (n)
  • 77.09 (a)
FAM129B 36
  • 68 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia FAM129B 36
  • 65 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia fam129b 35
  • 69.2 (n)
  • 66.99 (a)
Str.8124 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii fam129bb 35
  • 66.77 (n)
  • 63.34 (a)
FAM129B (3 of 3) 36
  • 53 (a)
fam129ba 36
  • 48 (a)
fam129bb 36
  • 54 (a)
Species with no ortholog for FAM129B:
  • 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)
  • 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 FAM129B Gene

Gene Tree for FAM129B (if available)
Gene Tree for FAM129B (if available)

Paralogs for FAM129B Gene

Paralogs for FAM129B Gene

(1) SIMAP similar genes for FAM129B Gene using alignment to 2 proteins:

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Variants for FAM129B Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for FAM129B Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 09 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs1109134 -- 127,544,387(-) TGCCC(C/T)agcaa intron-variant
rs1124444 -- 127,574,592(+) AGTCC(C/T)TCTCC intron-variant
rs1132847 -- 127,505,383(+) AACAG(G/T)GTGCA utr-variant-3-prime
rs1132863 -- 127,505,453(+) GCGCA(A/G)ATCTT utr-variant-3-prime
rs1132872 -- 127,505,485(+) CGCCA(A/G)AGACC utr-variant-3-prime

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for FAM129B Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv893859 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv893860 CNV Gain 21882294
nsv466569 CNV Loss 19166990
dgv8286n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv893865 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv466570 CNV Loss 19166990
esv2739053 CNV Deletion 23290073

Variation tolerance for FAM129B Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 49.9% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 3.24; 52.57% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Relevant External Links for FAM129B Gene

Disorders for FAM129B Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(1) MalaCards diseases for FAM129B Gene - From: DISEASES and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
  • malignant melanoma
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards

Relevant External Links for FAM129B

Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for FAM129B Gene

Publications for FAM129B Gene

  1. Functional proteomics identifies targets of phosphorylation by B-Raf signaling in melanoma. (PMID: 19362540) Old W.M. … Ahn N.G. (Mol. Cell 2009) 2 3 4 67
  2. Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs. (PMID: 14702039) Ota T. … Sugano S. (Nat. Genet. 2004) 2 3
  3. Temporal proteomics of NGF-TrkA signaling identifies an inhibitory role for the E3 ligase Cbl-b in neuroblastoma cell differentiation. (PMID: 25921289) Emdal K.B. … Olsen J.V. (Sci Signal 2015) 3
  4. A Dynamic Protein Interaction Landscape of the Human Centrosome-Cilium Interface. (PMID: 26638075) Gupta G.D. … Pelletier L. (Cell 2015) 3
  5. In-depth proteomic analyses of exosomes isolated from expressed prostatic secretions in urine. (PMID: 23533145) Principe S. … Drake R.R. (Proteomics 2013) 3

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