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Aliases for FAM161A Gene

Aliases for FAM161A Gene

  • Family With Sequence Similarity 161 Member A 2 3 5
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa 28 (Autosomal Recessive) 2 3
  • Family With Sequence Similarity 161, Member A 2 3
  • RP28 3

External Ids for FAM161A Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for FAM161A Gene

  • RP28

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for FAM161A Gene

  • GC02M061905
  • GC02M062051

Summaries for FAM161A Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for FAM161A Gene

  • This gene belongs to the FAM161 family. It is expressed mainly in the retina. Mouse studies suggested that this gene is involved in development of retinal progenitors during embryogenesis, and that its activity is restricted to mature photoreceptors after birth. Mutations in this gene cause autosomal recessive retinitis pigmentosa-28. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been identified.[provided by RefSeq, Jan 2011]

GeneCards Summary for FAM161A Gene

FAM161A (Family With Sequence Similarity 161 Member A) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FAM161A include Retinitis Pigmentosa 28 and Fam161a-Related Retinitis Pigmentosa. An important paralog of this gene is FAM161B.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FAM161A Gene

  • Involved in ciliogenesis.

No data available for Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for FAM161A Gene

Genomics for FAM161A Gene

Regulatory Elements for FAM161A Gene

Enhancers for FAM161A 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 FAM161A on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for FAM161A Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters

ENSRs around FAM161A on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for FAM161A Gene

61,744,556 bp from pter
61,855,402 bp from pter
110,847 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for FAM161A Gene

Genes around FAM161A on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
FAM161A Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for FAM161A Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for FAM161A Gene

Proteins for FAM161A Gene

  • Protein details for FAM161A Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein FAM161A
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B4DJV7
    • Q9H8R2

    Protein attributes for FAM161A Gene

    660 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    76752 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts (via C-terminus) with microtubules. Interacts with LCA5, CEP290 and SDCCAG8. Interacts with FAM161B. Interacts with POC1B.
    • Sequence=BAG58969.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally extended.; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for FAM161A Gene


neXtProt entry for FAM161A Gene

Proteomics data for FAM161A Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for FAM161A Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for FAM161A Gene

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for FAM161A Gene

Domains & Families for FAM161A Gene

Protein Domains for FAM161A Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for FAM161A Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the FAM161 family.
  • Belongs to the FAM161 family.
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No data available for Gene Families for FAM161A Gene

Function for FAM161A Gene

Molecular function for FAM161A Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Involved in ciliogenesis.
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Human Phenotype Ontology for FAM161A Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for FAM161A Gene

MGI Knock Outs for FAM161A:

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for FAM161A Gene

Localization for FAM161A Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FAM161A Gene

Cytoplasm, cytoskeleton, cilium basal body. Cell projection, cilium. Note=Localized to the region between the outer and inner photoreceptor segments, corresponding to the photoreceptor connecting cilium.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for FAM161A Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for FAM161A gene
Compartment Confidence
cytoskeleton 5
nucleus 4
cytosol 3
mitochondrion 2

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for FAM161A Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IEA --
GO:0032391 photoreceptor connecting cilium IDA 22940612
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Pathways & Interactions for FAM161A Gene

SuperPathways for FAM161A Gene

No Data Available

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for FAM161A Gene


No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for FAM161A Gene

Drugs & Compounds for FAM161A Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for FAM161A Gene

Unigene Clusters for FAM161A Gene

Family with sequence similarity 161, member A:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for FAM161A Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4a · 4b · 4c ^ 5a · 5b
SP2: -
SP3: - -

Relevant External Links for FAM161A Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for FAM161A Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for FAM161A Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for FAM161A Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Heart (67.2).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for FAM161A Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for FAM161A Gene Hs.440466

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for FAM161A Gene

Tissue specificity: Isoform 1 and isoform 3 are widely expressed with highest levels in retina and testis, with isoform 1 being the most abundant in all tissues tested.
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Protein tissue co-expression partners for FAM161A Gene

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No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues for FAM161A Gene

Orthologs for FAM161A Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for FAM161A Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia FAM161A 35
  • 85.06 (n)
  • 77.73 (a)
FAM161A 36
  • 77 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia FAM161A 35
  • 84.76 (n)
  • 75.67 (a)
FAM161A 36
  • 67 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Fam161a 35
  • 69.25 (n)
  • 55.25 (a)
Fam161a 16
Fam161a 36
  • 55 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia FAM161A 35
  • 99.3 (n)
  • 99.02 (a)
FAM161A 36
  • 99 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Fam161a 35
  • 67.4 (n)
  • 53.42 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia FAM161A 36
  • 50 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia FAM161A 36
  • 49 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves FAM161A 35
  • 57.16 (n)
  • 46.55 (a)
FAM161A 36
  • 35 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia FAM161A 36
  • 42 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia fam161a 35
  • 53.16 (n)
  • 45.3 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii LOC558320 35
  • 48.54 (n)
  • 39.23 (a)
FAM161A 36
  • 29 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 23 (a)
Species with no ortholog for FAM161A:
  • 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 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 FAM161A Gene

Gene Tree for FAM161A (if available)
Gene Tree for FAM161A (if available)

Paralogs for FAM161A Gene

Paralogs for FAM161A Gene

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Variants for FAM161A Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for FAM161A Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 02 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs17513722 - 61,840,298(+) TGTAA(C/T)TGTGG nc-transcript-variant, reference, missense
rs6733774 - 61,840,187(+) CTCTT(C/T)TTGTT nc-transcript-variant, reference, missense
rs11125895 - 61,842,223(+) GTTTC(C/T)ATGTG nc-transcript-variant, reference, missense
rs1590119 -- 61,818,467(+) tttct(C/T)cttgt intron-variant
rs1807820 -- 61,840,745(+) tccca(C/G)gttca intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for FAM161A Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv7313 OTHER Inversion 18451855
nsv874229 CNV Gain 21882294
esv34000 CNV Loss 18971310
nsv458074 CNV Gain 19166990
nsv470467 CNV Gain 18288195
esv2665789 CNV Deletion 23128226
esv2602978 CNV Deletion 19546169
esv1668096 CNV Deletion 17803354
esv2720130 CNV Deletion 23290073

Variation tolerance for FAM161A Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 86.3% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 8.55; 86.05% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for FAM161A Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FAM161A Gene

Disorders for FAM161A Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(4) MalaCards diseases for FAM161A Gene - From: OMIM, ClinVar, GeneTests, Orphanet, DISEASES, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
retinitis pigmentosa 28
  • rp 28
fam161a-related retinitis pigmentosa
  • retinitis pigmentosa 28
retinitis pigmentosa
  • retinitis pigmentosa 1
human monocytic ehrlichiosis
  • ehrlichiosis chafeensis
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  • Retinitis pigmentosa 28 (RP28) [MIM:606068]: A retinal dystrophy belonging to the group of pigmentary retinopathies. Retinitis pigmentosa is characterized by retinal pigment deposits visible on fundus examination and primary loss of rod photoreceptor cells followed by secondary loss of cone photoreceptors. Patients typically have night vision blindness and loss of midperipheral visual field. As their condition progresses, they lose their far peripheral visual field and eventually central vision as well. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:20705278, ECO:0000269 PubMed:20705279}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Relevant External Links for FAM161A

Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
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Publications for FAM161A Gene

  1. Homozygosity mapping reveals null mutations in FAM161A as a cause of autosomal-recessive retinitis pigmentosa. (PMID: 20705279) Bandah-Rozenfeld D. … Sharon D. (Am. J. Hum. Genet. 2010) 2 3 4 67
  2. Nonsense mutations in FAM161A cause RP28-associated recessive retinitis pigmentosa. (PMID: 20705278) Langmann T. … Rivolta C. (Am. J. Hum. Genet. 2010) 2 3
  3. Autosomal recessive retinitis pigmentosa locus RP28 maps between D2S1337 and D2S286 on chromosome 2p11-p15 in an Indian family. (PMID: 10507729) Gu S. … Gal A. (J. Med. Genet. 1999) 2 3
  4. Interactome analysis reveals that FAM161A, deficient in recessive retinitis pigmentosa, is a component of the Golgi-centrosomal network. (PMID: 25749990) Di Gioia S.A. … Rivolta C. (Hum. Mol. Genet. 2015) 3
  5. A human interactome in three quantitative dimensions organized by stoichiometries and abundances. (PMID: 26496610) Hein M.Y. … Mann M. (Cell 2015) 3

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