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Aliases for FOXL2 Gene

Aliases for FOXL2 Gene

  • Forkhead Box L2 2 3 5
  • Forkhead Transcription Factor FOXL2 3
  • BPES1 3
  • PINTO 3
  • PFRK 3
  • POF3 3
  • BPES 3

External Ids for FOXL2 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for FOXL2 Gene

  • BPES

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for FOXL2 Gene

  • GC03M135601
  • GC03M139464
  • GC03M139944
  • GC03M139983
  • GC03M140145
  • GC03M138663
  • GC03M136038

Summaries for FOXL2 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for FOXL2 Gene

  • This gene encodes a forkhead transcription factor. The protein contains a fork-head DNA-binding domain and may play a role in ovarian development and function. Mutations in this gene are a cause of blepharophimosis syndrome and premature ovarian failure 3. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2009]

GeneCards Summary for FOXL2 Gene

FOXL2 (Forkhead Box L2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FOXL2 include premature ovarian failure 3 and blepharophimosis, epicanthus inversus, and ptosis, type 1. GO annotations related to this gene include transcription factor activity, sequence-specific DNA binding and RNA polymerase II transcription factor activity, sequence-specific DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is FOXE3.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FOXL2 Gene

  • Transcriptional regulator. Critical factor essential for ovary differentiation and maintenance, and repression of the genetic program for somatic testis determination. Prevents trans-differentiation of ovary to testis through transcriptional repression of the Sertoli cell-promoting gene SOX9 (By similarity). Has apoptotic activity in ovarian cells. Suppresses ESR1-mediated transcription of PTGS2/COX2 stimulated by tamoxifen (By similarity). Is a regulator of CYP19 expression (By similarity). Participates in SMAD3-dependent transcription of FST via the intronic SMAD-binding element (By similarity). Is a transcriptional repressor of STAR. Activates SIRT1 transcription under cellular stress conditions. Activates transcription of OSR2.

Gene Wiki entry for FOXL2 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for FOXL2 Gene

Genomics for FOXL2 Gene

Regulatory Elements for FOXL2 Gene

Enhancers for FOXL2 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 FOXL2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for FOXL2 Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters

ENSRs around FOXL2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for FOXL2 Gene

Chromosome:
3
Start:
138,944,224 bp from pter
End:
138,947,140 bp from pter
Size:
2,917 bases
Orientation:
Minus strand

Genomic View for FOXL2 Gene

Genes around FOXL2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
FOXL2 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for FOXL2 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for FOXL2 Gene

Proteins for FOXL2 Gene

  • Protein details for FOXL2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    P58012-FOXL2_HUMAN
    Recommended name:
    Forkhead box protein L2
    Protein Accession:
    P58012
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q4ZGJ3

    Protein attributes for FOXL2 Gene

    Size:
    376 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    38772 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with ESR1 (By similarity). Interacts with SMAD3 (By similarity). Interacts with DDX20. Interacts with UBE2I/UBC9.

neXtProt entry for FOXL2 Gene

Proteomics data for FOXL2 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for FOXL2 Gene

  • Sumoylated with SUMO1; sumoylation is required for transcriptional repression activity.
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for FOXL2 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

Antibody Products

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for FOXL2 Gene

Domains & Families for FOXL2 Gene

Gene Families for FOXL2 Gene

Protein Domains for FOXL2 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry

P58012

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot:

FOXL2_HUMAN :
  • Contains 1 fork-head DNA-binding domain.
Domain:
  • Contains 1 fork-head DNA-binding domain.
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Function for FOXL2 Gene

Molecular function for FOXL2 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Transcriptional regulator. Critical factor essential for ovary differentiation and maintenance, and repression of the genetic program for somatic testis determination. Prevents trans-differentiation of ovary to testis through transcriptional repression of the Sertoli cell-promoting gene SOX9 (By similarity). Has apoptotic activity in ovarian cells. Suppresses ESR1-mediated transcription of PTGS2/COX2 stimulated by tamoxifen (By similarity). Is a regulator of CYP19 expression (By similarity). Participates in SMAD3-dependent transcription of FST via the intronic SMAD-binding element (By similarity). Is a transcriptional repressor of STAR. Activates SIRT1 transcription under cellular stress conditions. Activates transcription of OSR2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Induction:
In granulosa-like cells, up-regulated at transcript and protein levels under oxidative stress and heat-shock conditions. Down-regulated by SIRT1.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for FOXL2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0031624 ubiquitin conjugating enzyme binding IPI 19744555
GO:0043565 sequence-specific DNA binding IEA --
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Human Phenotype Ontology for FOXL2 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for FOXL2 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for FOXL2:

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Targeted motifs for FOXL2 Gene
HOMER Transcription Factor Regulatory Elements motif FOXL2
  • Consensus sequence: WWTRTAAACAVG Submotif: canonical Cell Type: Ovary GEO ID: GSE60858
  • Consensus sequence: NATGASTCABNN Submotif: canonical Cell Type: 3T3L1 GEO ID: GSE56872

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) and Transcription Factor Targets for FOXL2 Gene

Localization for FOXL2 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FOXL2 Gene

Subcellular locations from

COMPARTMENTS
Jensen Localization Image for FOXL2 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for FOXL2 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 5
cytosol 2
extracellular 2

No data available for Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for FOXL2 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for FOXL2 Gene

SuperPathways for FOXL2 Gene

No Data Available

SIGNOR curated interactions for FOXL2 Gene

Activates:
Is activated by:
Is inactivated by:

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for FOXL2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000122 negative regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter IEA --
GO:0006309 apoptotic DNA fragmentation IMP 16153597
GO:0006355 regulation of transcription, DNA-templated IEA --
GO:0006366 transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter IEA --
GO:0009653 anatomical structure morphogenesis IBA --
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No data available for Pathways by source for FOXL2 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for FOXL2 Gene

(1) Drugs for FOXL2 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
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Transcripts for FOXL2 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for FOXL2 Gene

(1) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(7) Additional mRNA sequences :
(26) Selected AceView cDNA sequences:
(1) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

Unigene Clusters for FOXL2 Gene

Forkhead box L2:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for FOXL2 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for FOXL2 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
FOXL2
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for
FOXL2

Expression for FOXL2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for FOXL2 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for FOXL2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Ovary (x23.1), Cervix - Endocervix (x6.3), Fallopian Tube (x4.9), Pituitary (x4.5), and Uterus (x4.5).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for FOXL2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Platelet (61.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for FOXL2 Gene



SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for FOXL2 Gene Hs.289292

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for FOXL2 Gene

P58012-FOXL2_HUMAN
Tissue specificity: In addition to its expression in the developing eyelid, it is transcribed very early in somatic cells of the developing gonad (before sex determination) and its expression persists in the follicular cells of the adult ovary.
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Protein tissue co-expression partners for FOXL2 Gene

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Orthologs for FOXL2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals and fungi.

Orthologs for FOXL2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
cow
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia FOXL2 35
  • 90.78 (n)
  • 95.48 (a)
FOXL2 36
  • 97 (a)
OneToOne
mouse
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Foxl2 35
  • 88.26 (n)
  • 94.62 (a)
Foxl2 16
Foxl2 36
  • 96 (a)
OneToOne
chimpanzee
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia FOXL2 35
  • 99.47 (n)
  • 99.73 (a)
FOXL2 36
  • 100 (a)
OneToOne
rat
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Foxl2 35
  • 89.78 (n)
  • 95.7 (a)
dog
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia FOXL2 36
  • 89 (a)
OneToOne
oppossum
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia FOXL2 36
  • 82 (a)
OneToOne
platypus
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia FOXL2 36
  • 80 (a)
OneToOne
chicken
(Gallus gallus)
Aves FOXL2 36
  • 79 (a)
OneToOne
lizard
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 36
  • 21 (a)
ManyToMany
zebrafish
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii LOC100149117 35
  • 74.36 (n)
  • 77.44 (a)
FOXL2 36
  • 71 (a)
OneToOne
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta croc 36
  • 18 (a)
OneToMany
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes HCM1 38
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 36 (a)
OneToOne
Species with no ortholog for FOXL2:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for FOXL2 Gene

ENSEMBL:
Gene Tree for FOXL2 (if available)
TreeFam:
Gene Tree for FOXL2 (if available)

Paralogs for FOXL2 Gene

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Variants for FOXL2 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for FOXL2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 03 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
VAR_015181 Premature ovarian failure 3 (POF3)
VAR_015182 -
VAR_016883 Blepharophimosis, ptosis, and epicanthus inversus syndrome (BPES)
VAR_016885 Blepharophimosis, ptosis, and epicanthus inversus syndrome (BPES)
VAR_016886 Blepharophimosis, ptosis, and epicanthus inversus syndrome (BPES)

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for FOXL2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv5263n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv877542 CNV Loss 21882294

Variation tolerance for FOXL2 Gene

Gene Damage Index Score: 7.05; 80.28% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for FOXL2 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
FOXL2
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
FOXL2

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FOXL2 Gene

Disorders for FOXL2 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(31) MalaCards diseases for FOXL2 Gene - From: OMIM, ClinVar, GeneTests, Orphanet, Swiss-Prot, DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
premature ovarian failure 3
  • pof3
blepharophimosis, epicanthus inversus, and ptosis, type 1
  • blepharophimosis, epicanthus inversus, and ptosis, type 2
blepharophimosis-epicanthus inversus-ptosis due to copy number variations
  • blepharophimosis types 1 and 2 due to copy number variations
blepharophimosis-epicanthus inversus-ptosis due to a point mutation syndrome
  • blepharophimosis types 1 and 2 due to a point mutation
blepharophimosis
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot

FOXL2_HUMAN
  • Blepharophimosis, ptosis, and epicanthus inversus syndrome (BPES) [MIM:110100]: A disorder characterized by eyelid dysplasia, small palpebral fissures, drooping eyelids and a skin fold curving in the mediolateral direction, inferior to the inner canthus. In type I BPSE (BPES1) eyelid abnormalities are associated with female infertility. Affected females show an ovarian deficit due to primary amenorrhea or to premature ovarian failure (POF). In type II BPSE (BPES2) affected individuals show only the eyelid defects. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:11175783, ECO:0000269 PubMed:11468277, ECO:0000269 PubMed:12400065, ECO:0000269 PubMed:12529855, ECO:0000269 PubMed:12630957, ECO:0000269 PubMed:12938087, ECO:0000269 PubMed:15257268, ECO:0000269 PubMed:16454982, ECO:0000269 PubMed:17089161, ECO:0000269 PubMed:18484667, ECO:0000269 PubMed:18642388, ECO:0000269 Ref.2}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry. There is a mutational hotspot in the region coding for the poly-Ala domain, since 30% of all mutations in the ORF lead to poly-Ala expansions, resulting mainly in BPES type II.
  • Premature ovarian failure 3 (POF3) [MIM:608996]: An ovarian disorder defined as the cessation of ovarian function under the age of 40 years. It is characterized by oligomenorrhea or amenorrhea, in the presence of elevated levels of serum gonadotropins and low estradiol. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:12149404, ECO:0000269 PubMed:19429596}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Relevant External Links for FOXL2

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
FOXL2
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
FOXL2
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
FOXL2
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No data available for Genatlas for FOXL2 Gene

Publications for FOXL2 Gene

  1. Comparative analysis of the FOXL2 gene and characterization of mutations in BPES patients. (PMID: 12938087) Udar N. … Small K. (Hum. Mutat. 2003) 3 4 23 48 67
  2. Further evidence for the location of the BPES gene at 3q2. (PMID: 1941972) de Die-Smulders C.E. … Fryns J.P. (J. Med. Genet. 1991) 2 3 23
  3. Identification of a novel mutation in FOXL2 gene that leads to blepharophimosis ptosis epicanthus inversus and telecanthus syndrome in a Tunisian consanguineous family. (PMID: 19929410) Chouchene I. … El Matri L. (Genet Test Mol Biomarkers 2010) 3 23
  4. A new FOXL2 gene mutation in a woman with premature ovarian failure and sporadic blepharophimosis-ptosis-epicanthus inversus syndrome. (PMID: 19969293) CorrA-a F.J. … AbrALo M.S. (Fertil. Steril. 2010) 3 23
  5. Mutational analysis of FOXL2 codon 134 in granulosa cell tumour of ovary and other human cancers. (PMID: 20198651) Kim M.S. … Lee S.H. (J. Pathol. 2010) 3 23

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