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Aliases for FREM3 Gene

Aliases for FREM3 Gene

  • FRAS1 Related Extracellular Matrix 3 2 3

External Ids for FREM3 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for FREM3 Gene

  • GC04M144849
  • GC04M144717
  • GC04M144498
  • GC04M140228

Summaries for FREM3 Gene

GeneCards Summary for FREM3 Gene

FREM3 (FRAS1 Related Extracellular Matrix 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FREM3 include fraser syndrome. An important paralog of this gene is FREM2.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FREM3 Gene

  • Extracellular matrix protein which may play a role in cell adhesion.

No data available for Entrez Gene Summary , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for FREM3 Gene

Genomics for FREM3 Gene

Regulatory Elements for FREM3 Gene

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Genomic Location for FREM3 Gene

143,577,302 bp from pter
143,700,675 bp from pter
123,374 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for FREM3 Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for FREM3 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for FREM3 Gene

Proteins for FREM3 Gene

  • Protein details for FREM3 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    FRAS1-related extracellular matrix protein 3
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:

    Protein attributes for FREM3 Gene

    2139 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    238179 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for FREM3 Gene

Proteomics data for FREM3 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for FREM3 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn846, Asn1368, Asn1374, and Asn1588
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for FREM3 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for FREM3 Gene

Domains for FREM3 Gene

Protein Domains for FREM3 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for FREM3 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • The Calx-beta domains bind calcium with high affinity and undergo a major conformational shift upon binding.
  • Belongs to the FRAS1 family.
  • Contains 12 CSPG (NG2) repeats.
  • The Calx-beta domains bind calcium with high affinity and undergo a major conformational shift upon binding.
  • Contains 3 Calx-beta domains.
  • Belongs to the FRAS1 family.
  • Contains 12 CSPG (NG2) repeats.
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No data available for Gene Families for FREM3 Gene

Function for FREM3 Gene

Molecular function for FREM3 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Extracellular matrix protein which may play a role in cell adhesion.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for FREM3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005509 calcium ion binding --
GO:0046872 metal ion binding IEA --
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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Phenotypes , Animal Models , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for FREM3 Gene

Localization for FREM3 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FREM3 Gene

Secreted, extracellular space, extracellular matrix.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for FREM3 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for FREM3 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 2
cytosol 1
endoplasmic reticulum 1
golgi apparatus 1
lysosome 1
mitochondrion 1
peroxisome 1
plasma membrane 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for FREM3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005604 basement membrane ISS --
GO:0005615 extracellular space IDA 22664934
GO:0016020 membrane --
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane IEA --
GO:0031012 colocalizes_with extracellular matrix TAS 22261194
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Pathways for FREM3 Gene

SuperPathways for FREM3 Gene

No Data Available

Interacting Proteins for FREM3 Gene

STRING Interaction Network Preview (showing 2 interactants - click image to see details)
Selected Interacting proteins: ENSP00000332886 for FREM3 Gene via STRING

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for FREM3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007154 cell communication IEA --
GO:0007155 cell adhesion NAS 18661360
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No data available for Pathways by source for FREM3 Gene

Drugs for FREM3 Gene

(1) HMDB Compounds for FREM3 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
  • Ca
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Transcripts for FREM3 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for FREM3 Gene

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

Unigene Clusters for FREM3 Gene

FRAS1 related extracellular matrix 3:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for FREM3 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for FREM3 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for FREM3 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for FREM3 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for FREM3 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Brain - Anterior cingulate cortex (BA24) (13.8), Brain - Cortex (13.0), and Brain - Frontal Cortex (BA9) (12.5).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues for FREM3 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Gallbladder (28.3), Nasopharynx (9.9), Urinary Bladder (6.5), and Adrenal (6.1).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB and MOPED for FREM3 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for FREM3 Gene Hs.252714

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In Situ Assay Products

No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery , mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt and Expression partners for FREM3 Gene

Orthologs for FREM3 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for FREM3 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia FREM3 35
  • 82.25 (n)
  • 74.06 (a)
-- 36
  • 15 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia FREM3 35
  • 82.8 (n)
  • 75.83 (a)
-- 36
  • 17 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Frem3 35
  • 76.96 (n)
  • 69.13 (a)
Frem3 16
Frem3 36
  • 68 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia FREM3 35
  • 99.25 (n)
  • 98.92 (a)
FREM3 36
  • 99 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Frem3 35
  • 76.69 (n)
  • 69.2 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia FREM3 36
  • 45 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 13 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves -- 36
  • 15 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia FREM3 36
  • 42 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii frem3 36
  • 40 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 33 (a)
Species with no ortholog for FREM3:
  • 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)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for FREM3 Gene

Gene Tree for FREM3 (if available)
Gene Tree for FREM3 (if available)

Paralogs for FREM3 Gene

Paralogs for FREM3 Gene

(2) SIMAP similar genes for FREM3 Gene using alignment to 2 proteins:

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Variants for FREM3 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for FREM3 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 04 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs167882 -- 143,695,578(+) CTTCA(A/G)AAGCC reference, synonymous-codon
rs179191 -- 143,680,930(+) CAGCC(A/C)CCTAA intron-variant
rs179192 -- 143,675,787(-) ttcta(A/G)atttt intron-variant
rs184496 - 143,699,427(+) GGGGT(C/T)TGAGG missense, reference
rs186625 -- 143,701,475(+) CTGGG(G/T)ttttt upstream-variant-2KB

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for FREM3 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv1681e1 CNV Complex 17122850
dgv1682e1 CNV Complex 17122850
dgv1683e1 CNV Complex 17122850
dgv1684e1 CNV Complex 17122850
nsv830103 CNV Loss 17160897
nsv4533 CNV Insertion 18451855
esv4609 CNV Deletion 18987735
esv2728475 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2669991 CNV Deletion 23128226
nsv293188 CNV Loss 16902084
esv9197 CNV Loss 19470904
nsv428452 CNV Loss 18775914

Relevant External Links for FREM3 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FREM3 Gene

Disorders for FREM3 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

MalaCards: The human disease database.

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(1) Disease for FREM3 Gene

(2) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for FREM3 Gene

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No data available for OMIM , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Novoseek inferred disease relationships , Genatlas and External Links for FREM3 Gene

Publications for FREM3 Gene

  1. The extracellular matrix gene Frem1 is essential for the normal adhesion of the embryonic epidermis. (PMID: 15345741) Smyth I. … Jackson I.J. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2004) 2 3 4
  2. Generation and annotation of the DNA sequences of human chromosomes 2 and 4. (PMID: 15815621) Hillier L.W. … Wilson R.K. (Nature 2005) 3 4
  3. The Fras1/Frem family of extracellular matrix proteins: structure, function, and association with Fraser syndrome and the mouse bleb phenotype. (PMID: 18661360) Petrou P. … Chalepakis G. (Connect. Tissue Res. 2008) 3 23
  4. Ultrastructural localization of Fras1 in the sublamina densa of embryonic epithelial basement membranes. (PMID: 17576586) Dalezios Y. … Chalepakis G. (Arch. Dermatol. Res. 2007) 23
  5. Basement membrane localization of Frem3 is independent of the Fras1/Frem1/Frem2 protein complex within the sublamina densa. (PMID: 17596926) Petrou P. … Chalepakis G. (Matrix Biol. 2007) 23

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