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Aliases for FAM78A Gene

Aliases for FAM78A Gene

  • Family With Sequence Similarity 78 Member A 2 3 5
  • C9orf59 3 4
  • Family With Sequence Similarity 78, Member A 2
  • Chromosome 9 Open Reading Frame 59 2
  • Protein FAM78A 3

External Ids for FAM78A Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for FAM78A Gene

  • C9orf59

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for FAM78A Gene

  • GC09M131165
  • GC09M133123
  • GC09M134133
  • GC09M103624

Summaries for FAM78A Gene

GeneCards Summary for FAM78A Gene

FAM78A (Family With Sequence Similarity 78 Member A) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is FAM78B.

Additional gene information for FAM78A Gene

No data available for Entrez Gene Summary , CIViC summary , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for FAM78A Gene

Genomics for FAM78A Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for FAM78A Gene

Promoters and enhancers for FAM78A Gene
GeneHancer (GH) Identifier GH Type GH
GH Sources Gene Association Score Total Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor
Binding Sites
Gene Targets
GH09I131263 Promoter/Enhancer 2.6 EPDnew FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 560 +10.2 10240 15.8 HDGF PKNOX1 FOXA2 SMAD1 MLX ARID4B IRF4 ETS1 ZNF207 ZNF143 FAM78A NUP214 PLPP7 ENSG00000246851 PRRC2B FUBP3 EXOSC2 QRFP RAPGEF1 GC09P131253
GH09I131282 Enhancer 1.2 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 550.8 -1.1 -1135 1.4 NFIB ZSCAN4 INSM2 NEUROD1 SIN3A YBX1 GLI4 ZBTB7B ZEB1 GLIS2 FAM78A FUBP3 NUP214 ENSG00000246851 PRRC2B EXOSC2 PLPP7 POMT1 ENSG00000236986 GC09P131226
GH09I131280 Enhancer 0.4 Ensembl dbSUPER 550.8 +1.6 1566 0.7 FAM78A PLPP7 GC09P131253 GC09P131226
GH09I131251 Enhancer 1.6 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 15.9 +26.6 26621 7.4 HDGF PKNOX1 SMAD1 ZNF121 ZNF143 ATF7 RUNX3 DEK KAT8 NFIL3 FAM78A QRFP PRRC2B RAPGEF1 NUP214 GC09P131253 GC09P131226
GH09I131124 Promoter/Enhancer 2.3 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 10.4 +156.1 156090 2.5 PKNOX1 CLOCK FOXA2 SMAD1 ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 YBX1 ZNF2 IRF4 NUP214 RNU6-881P EXOSC2 FUBP3 AIF1L ENSG00000236986 ENSG00000246851 FAM78A PRRC2B
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

GeneHancers around FAM78A on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the FAM78A gene promoter:

Genomic Locations for FAM78A Gene

Genomic Locations for FAM78A Gene
23,845 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for FAM78A Gene

Genes around FAM78A on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
FAM78A Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for FAM78A Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for FAM78A Gene

Proteins for FAM78A Gene

  • Protein details for FAM78A Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein FAM78A
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q86VQ9
    • Q9H7P4

    Protein attributes for FAM78A Gene

    283 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    31968 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available
    • Sequence=AAH49388.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

neXtProt entry for FAM78A Gene

Post-translational modifications for FAM78A Gene

Other Protein References for FAM78A Gene

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for FAM78A Gene

Domains & Families for FAM78A Gene

Gene Families for FAM78A Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Predicted intracellular proteins
  • Predicted secreted proteins

Protein Domains for FAM78A Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for FAM78A Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the FAM78 family.
  • Belongs to the FAM78 family.
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Function for FAM78A Gene

Phenotypes for FAM78A Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with FAM78A: view

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No data available for Molecular function , Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for FAM78A Gene

Localization for FAM78A Gene

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 FAM78A gene
Compartment Confidence
cytoskeleton 2
plasma membrane 1
extracellular 1
mitochondrion 1
nucleus 1
cytosol 1
golgi apparatus 1

Subcellular locations from the

Human Protein Atlas (HPA)
  • Nucleus (1)
  • Vesicles (1)
See all subcellular structures

No data available for Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for FAM78A Gene

Pathways & Interactions for FAM78A Gene

SuperPathways for FAM78A Gene

No Data Available

Interacting Proteins for FAM78A Gene

Selected Interacting proteins: Q5JUQ0-FA78A_HUMAN for FAM78A Gene via IID

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for FAM78A Gene


No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for FAM78A Gene

Drugs & Compounds for FAM78A Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for FAM78A Gene

Unigene Clusters for FAM78A Gene

Family with sequence similarity 78, member A:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for FAM78A Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for FAM78A Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for FAM78A Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for FAM78A Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for FAM78A Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Whole Blood (x7.0), Heart - Atrial Appendage (x5.7), Heart - Left Ventricle (x4.6), and Spleen (x4.5).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for FAM78A Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (53.4) and CD8 Tcells (12.1).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB and MOPED for FAM78A Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for FAM78A Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of FAM78A Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for FAM78A Gene:

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No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt , Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for FAM78A Gene

Orthologs for FAM78A Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for FAM78A Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia FAM78A 33 34
  • 99.18 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia FAM78A 33
  • 92.89 (n)
C9ORF59 34
  • 80 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia FAM78A 33 34
  • 92.58 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Fam78a 33 16 34
  • 92.34 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Fam78a 33
  • 91.05 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia FAM78A 34
  • 89 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia FAM78A 34
  • 85 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves FAM78A 33 34
  • 83.9 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia FAM78A 34
  • 81 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia fam78a 33
  • 73.76 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii fam78ab 33 34
  • 74.43 (n)
fam78aa 34
  • 64 (a)
Dr.16888 33
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 34
  • 42 (a)
Species where no ortholog for FAM78A 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 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 FAM78A Gene

Gene Tree for FAM78A (if available)
Gene Tree for FAM78A (if available)

Paralogs for FAM78A Gene

Paralogs for FAM78A Gene

(8) SIMAP similar genes for FAM78A Gene using alignment to 4 proteins:

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Variants for FAM78A Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for FAM78A Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 09 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs1000071474 -- 131,275,577(-) T/C genic_upstream_transcript_variant, intron_variant
rs1000088752 -- 131,270,828(-) G/C genic_upstream_transcript_variant, intron_variant, upstream_transcript_variant
rs1000117219 -- 131,269,863(-) A/G intron_variant
rs1000217994 -- 131,264,300(-) G/T intron_variant
rs1000301991 -- 131,266,643(-) A/G intron_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for FAM78A Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv2660985 CNV deletion 23128226
esv3621876 CNV loss 21293372
nsv466602 CNV loss 19166990
nsv509327 CNV insertion 20534489
nsv615535 CNV loss 21841781
nsv825126 CNV gain 20364138
nsv831739 CNV loss 17160897
nsv951790 CNV deletion 24416366

Variation tolerance for FAM78A Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 31% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 0.83; 17.46% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for FAM78A Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FAM78A Gene

Disorders for FAM78A Gene

Additional Disease Information for FAM78A

No disorders were found for FAM78A Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for FAM78A Gene

Publications for FAM78A Gene

  1. Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs. (PMID: 14702039) Ota T … Sugano S (Nature genetics 2004) 3 4 58
  2. DNA sequence and analysis of human chromosome 9. (PMID: 15164053) Humphray SJ … Dunham I (Nature 2004) 3 4 58
  3. The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC). (PMID: 15489334) Gerhard DS … MGC Project Team (Genome research 2004) 3 4 58
  4. Characterization of long cDNA clones from human adult spleen. (PMID: 11214971) Hattori A … Ohara O (DNA research : an international journal for rapid publication of reports on genes and genomes 2000) 2 3 58
  5. Architecture of the human interactome defines protein communities and disease networks. (PMID: 28514442) Huttlin EL … Harper JW (Nature 2017) 3 58

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