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Aliases for FAM129B Gene

Aliases for FAM129B Gene

  • Family With Sequence Similarity 129 Member B 2 3 5
  • Melanoma Invasion By ERK 2 3 4
  • C9orf88 3 4
  • MINERVA 3 4
  • MEG-3 3 4
  • Family With Sequence Similarity 129, Member B 2
  • Chromosome 9 Open Reading Frame 88 2
  • Niban-Like Protein 1 3
  • 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. 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 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
GH09F127553 1.7 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 15.1 +14.1 14060 23.7 PKNOX1 CREB3L1 MLX ARID4B SIN3A FEZF1 DMAP1 ZNF2 YY1 FOS FAM129B ZNF79 CDK9 ENG ZBTB34 PTRH1 SNORA65 LOC101929270 FPGS RPL12
GH09F127826 1.7 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 12.7 -249.2 -249201 3.7 HDGF ATF1 ARID4B ZNF48 SLC30A9 ZNF121 REST KAT8 CREB3 NFIL3 FPGS CDK9 ENG FAM129B AK1 ST6GALNAC6 ST6GALNAC4 PIP5KL1 LOC105376284 TOR2A
GH09F127831 1.7 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 12 -257.6 -257605 9.6 ATF1 MLX ARID4B YY1 SLC30A9 ZNF121 FOS ZNF263 SP5 MXD4 FAM129B FPGS CDK9 LOC102723566 CFAP157 TOR2A SH2D3C RNA5SP296 ENSG00000222421
GH09F127761 1.7 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 10.4 -187.8 -187827 11.3 HDGF PKNOX1 ARNT MLX ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 YY1 ZNF143 ZNF207 FPGS ENG SH2D3C LOC102723566 AK1 ST6GALNAC6 ST6GALNAC4 PIP5KL1 FAM129B SWI5
GH09F127628 1.1 Ensembl ENCODE 15.2 -50.4 -50415 2.0 TBP PKNOX1 RAD21 EGR2 ZBTB11 SMARCA4 PBX2 IKZF1 HMBOX1 PRDM1 TTC16 FAM129B CFAP157 GC09M127606 MIR3911
- Elite enhancer and/or Elite enhancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

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
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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

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

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

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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.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with FAM129B: view

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.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for FAM129B Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0098641 cadherin binding involved in cell-cell adhesion IDA 25468996
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with FAM129B: view
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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , 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

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 FAM129B gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
extracellular 5
nucleus 5
cytosol 5
cytoskeleton 2

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for FAM129B Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 NOT nucleus IDA 21148485
GO:0005654 nucleoplasm IDA --
GO:0005730 nucleolus IDA --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IDA --
GO:0005829 cytosol IEA,IDA 21148485
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Pathways & Interactions for FAM129B Gene

SuperPathways for FAM129B Gene

SuperPathway Contained pathways
1 MAP Kinase Signaling
genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with FAM129B: view

Pathways by source for FAM129B Gene

1 Cell Signaling Technology pathway for FAM129B Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for FAM129B Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0043066 negative regulation of apoptotic process IMP 21148485
GO:0098609 cell-cell adhesion IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with FAM129B: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for FAM129B Gene

Transcripts for FAM129B Gene

Unigene Clusters for FAM129B Gene

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

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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 from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and SAGE 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, MaxQB, and MOPED for FAM129B Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for FAM129B Gene

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NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of FAM129B Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for FAM129B Gene:

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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
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia FAM129B 34 35
  • 98.95 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia FAM129B 34 35
  • 90.02 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia FAM129B 34 35
  • 88.86 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Fam129b 34 16 35
  • 86.85 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Fam129b 34
  • 86.26 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia FAM129B 35
  • 78 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia FAM129B 35
  • 68 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves FAM129B 34 35
  • 78.99 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia FAM129B 35
  • 65 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia fam129b 34
  • 69.2 (n)
Str.8124 34
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii fam129bb 34 35
  • 66.77 (n)
FAM129B (3 of 3) 35
  • 53 (a)
fam129ba 35
  • 48 (a)
Species where no ortholog for FAM129B 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)
  • 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
rs10046910 -- 127,569,605(+) CCTCT(A/T)CCCTG intron-variant, upstream-variant-2KB
rs10115995 -- 127,547,564(+) CGGGC(A/G)CGGTG intron-variant
rs10116135 -- 127,540,703(+) ACGGG(A/G)GACCC intron-variant
rs10117863 -- 127,572,831(+) CTTGA(A/G)GCCAG intron-variant
rs10118194 -- 127,567,949(+) AGCCA(G/T)GAGAG intron-variant

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

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv2739053 CNV deletion 23290073
nsv1133741 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv1145265 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv466569 CNV loss 19166990
nsv466570 CNV loss 19166990
nsv615368 CNV loss 21841781

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)

Relevant External Links for FAM129B Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FAM129B Gene

Disorders for FAM129B Gene

Relevant External Links for FAM129B

Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:

No disorders were found for FAM129B Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , 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 64
  2. EGFR phosphorylates FAM129B to promote Ras activation. (PMID: 26721396) Ji H. … Lu Z. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2016) 2 3 64
  3. FAM129B/MINERVA, a novel adherens junction-associated protein, suppresses apoptosis in HeLa cells. (PMID: 21148485) Chen S. … Evans D.R. (J. Biol. Chem. 2011) 3 4 64
  4. Global, in vivo, and site-specific phosphorylation dynamics in signaling networks. (PMID: 17081983) Olsen J.V. … Mann M. (Cell 2006) 3 4 64
  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 64

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