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Aliases for FXN Gene

Aliases for FXN Gene

  • Frataxin 2 3 5
  • Friedreich Ataxia Protein 3 4
  • FRDA 3 4
  • X25 3 4
  • Friedreich Ataxia 2
  • EC 1.16.3.1 4
  • CyaY 3
  • FARR 3
  • Fxn 4
  • FA 3

External Ids for FXN Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for FXN Gene

  • FRDA

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for FXN Gene

  • GC09P068879
  • GC09P070840
  • GC09P071650
  • GC09P041495

Summaries for FXN Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for FXN Gene

  • This nuclear gene encodes a mitochondrial protein which belongs to FRATAXIN family. The protein functions in regulating mitochondrial iron transport and respiration. The expansion of intronic trinucleotide repeat GAA results in Friedreich ataxia. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2009]

GeneCards Summary for FXN Gene

FXN (Frataxin) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FXN include friedreich ataxia and hereditary ataxia. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Transport to the Golgi and subsequent modification. GO annotations related to this gene include iron-sulfur cluster binding and ferrous iron binding.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FXN Gene

  • Promotes the biosynthesis of heme and assembly and repair of iron-sulfur clusters by delivering Fe(2+) to proteins involved in these pathways. May play a role in the protection against iron-catalyzed oxidative stress through its ability to catalyze the oxidation of Fe(2+) to Fe(3+); the oligomeric form but not the monomeric form has in vitro ferroxidase activity. May be able to store large amounts of iron in the form of a ferrihydrite mineral by oligomerization; however, the physiological relevance is unsure as reports are conflicting and the function has only been shown using heterologous overexpression systems. Modulates the RNA-binding activity of ACO1.

Gene Wiki entry for FXN Gene

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

Genomics for FXN Gene

Regulatory Elements for FXN Gene

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

ENSRs around FXN on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for FXN Gene

Chromosome:
9
Start:
69,035,259 bp from pter
End:
69,100,178 bp from pter
Size:
64,920 bases
Orientation:
Plus strand

Genomic View for FXN Gene

Genes around FXN on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
FXN Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for FXN Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for FXN Gene

Proteins for FXN Gene

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

    Protein Symbol:
    Q16595-FRDA_HUMAN
    Recommended name:
    Frataxin, mitochondrial
    Protein Accession:
    Q16595
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A8MXJ6
    • C9JJ89
    • O15545
    • O95656
    • Q15294
    • Q5VZ01

    Protein attributes for FXN Gene

    Size:
    210 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    23135 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Monomer (probable predominant form). Oligomer. Monomers and polymeric aggregates of >1 MDa have been isolated from mitochondria. A small fraction of heterologous overexpressed recombinant frataxin forms high-molecular wight aggregates that incoroprate iron. Interacts with LYRM4 AND HSPA9. Interacts with ACO1. Interacts with ISCU isoform 1 and isoform 2. Interacts with FECH; one iron-bound FXN monomer seems to interact with a FECH homodimer. Interacts with SDHA and SDHB. Interacts with ACO2; the interaction is dependent on citrate (By similarity).
    Miscellaneous:
    • The unusual migration profile of mature frataxin on SDS-PAGE due to its acidic N-terminus most likely contributed to conflicting reports for the N-terminus of the mature protein. Unlike prokaryotic and yeast frataxin homologs, which self-assemble at high iron concentrations, oligomerization of human frataxin is not induced by iron. The existence of a specialized mitochondrial ferritin in mammalia (FTMT) is suggesting that iron storage would be redundant function, at least in mammalian mitochondria.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for FXN Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for FXN Gene

    UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot:

neXtProt entry for FXN Gene

Proteomics data for FXN Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for FXN Gene

  • Processed in two steps by mitochondrial processing peptidase (MPP). MPP first cleaves the precursor to intermediate form and subsequently converts the intermediate to yield frataxin mature form (frataxin(81-210)) which is the predominant form. The additional forms, frataxin(56-210) and frataxin(78-210), seem to be produced when the normal maturation process is impaired; their physiological relevance is unsure.
  • Ubiquitination at Lys 197
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for FXN Gene

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No data available for DME Specific Peptides for FXN Gene

Domains & Families for FXN Gene

Protein Domains for FXN Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for FXN Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry

Q16595

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot:

FRDA_HUMAN :
  • Belongs to the frataxin family.
Family:
  • Belongs to the frataxin family.
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No data available for Gene Families for FXN Gene

Function for FXN Gene

Molecular function for FXN Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
4 Fe(2+) + 4 H(+) + O(2) = 4 Fe(3+) + 2 H(2)O.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Promotes the biosynthesis of heme and assembly and repair of iron-sulfur clusters by delivering Fe(2+) to proteins involved in these pathways. May play a role in the protection against iron-catalyzed oxidative stress through its ability to catalyze the oxidation of Fe(2+) to Fe(3+); the oligomeric form but not the monomeric form has in vitro ferroxidase activity. May be able to store large amounts of iron in the form of a ferrihydrite mineral by oligomerization; however, the physiological relevance is unsure as reports are conflicting and the function has only been shown using heterologous overexpression systems. Modulates the RNA-binding activity of ACO1.

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for FXN Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for FXN Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0034986 iron chaperone activity IDA 15123683
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Human Phenotype Ontology for FXN Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for FXN Gene

MGI Knock Outs for FXN:

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miRNA for FXN Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target FXN

No data available for Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for FXN Gene

Localization for FXN Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FXN Gene

Mitochondrion. Cytoplasm, cytosol. Note=PubMed:18725397 reports localization exclusively in mitochondria. {ECO:0000305 PubMed:18725397}.

Subcellular locations from

COMPARTMENTS
Jensen Localization Image for FXN Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for FXN gene
Compartment Confidence
cytosol 5
mitochondrion 5
nucleus 2
extracellular 1

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

Pathways & Interactions for FXN Gene

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Pathways by source for FXN Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for FXN Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006119 oxidative phosphorylation IEA --
GO:0006811 ion transport IEA --
GO:0006879 cellular iron ion homeostasis IMP 18160053
GO:0007005 mitochondrion organization IEA --
GO:0008284 positive regulation of cell proliferation IMP 18160053
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for FXN Gene

Drugs & Compounds for FXN Gene

(8) Drugs for FXN Gene - From: Novoseek and HMDB

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
heme Pharma Agonist 0

(17) Additional Compounds for FXN Gene - From: Novoseek and HMDB

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
oxygen
  • Dioxygen
  • Molecular oxygen
  • O2
  • Oxygen
  • Oxygen molecule
7782-44-7
Fe2+
  • Armco iron
  • Carbonyl iron
  • FE
  • Ferrovac e
  • Hematite
15438-31-0
Fe3+
  • Fe(III)
  • Ferric ion
  • Iron(3+)
7439-89-6
Hydrogen Ion
  • Hydrogen cation
  • Hydron
  • Proton
Water
  • Dihydrogen oxide
  • Steam
7732-18-5
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Transcripts for FXN Gene

Unigene Clusters for FXN Gene

Frataxin:
Representative Sequences:

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

ExUns: 1a · 1b ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4a · 4b ^ 5a · 5b ^ 6
SP1: - -
SP2: -
SP3: -
SP4: -

Relevant External Links for FXN Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
FXN
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for
FXN

Expression for FXN Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for FXN Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for FXN Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Liver, secretome (18.7).

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



SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for FXN Gene Hs.20685

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for FXN Gene

Q16595-FRDA_HUMAN
Tissue specificity: Expressed in the heart, peripheral blood lymphocytes and dermal fibroblasts.
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Protein tissue co-expression partners for FXN Gene

- Elite partner

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

Orthologs for FXN Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for FXN Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
cow
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia FXN 35
  • 79.59 (n)
  • 75.12 (a)
FXN 36
  • 72 (a)
OneToOne
dog
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia FXN 35
  • 79.33 (n)
  • 76.44 (a)
FXN 36
  • 76 (a)
OneToOne
mouse
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Fxn 35
  • 74.96 (n)
  • 74.15 (a)
Fxn 16
Fxn 36
  • 73 (a)
OneToOne
chimpanzee
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia FXN 35
  • 96.19 (n)
  • 96.67 (a)
rat
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Fxn 35
  • 73.86 (n)
  • 71.57 (a)
oppossum
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia FXN 36
  • 61 (a)
OneToOne
chicken
(Gallus gallus)
Aves FXN 35
  • 71.36 (n)
  • 78.87 (a)
FXN 36
  • 81 (a)
OneToOne
lizard
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia FXN 36
  • 69 (a)
OneToOne
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia LOC100497789 35
  • 69.44 (n)
  • 79.55 (a)
zebrafish
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii fxn 35
  • 62.82 (n)
  • 65.38 (a)
fxn 36
  • 43 (a)
OneToOne
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta fh 36
  • 40 (a)
OneToOne
worm
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea frh-1 36
  • 43 (a)
OneToOne
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes YFH1 36
  • 32 (a)
OneToOne
YFH1 38
thale cress
(Arabidopsis thaliana)
eudicotyledons FH 35
  • 45.31 (n)
  • 39.52 (a)
rice
(Oryza sativa)
Liliopsida Os01g0783600 35
  • 53.09 (n)
  • 49.38 (a)
Species with no ortholog for FXN:
  • 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)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • 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)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for FXN Gene

ENSEMBL:
Gene Tree for FXN (if available)
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Gene Tree for FXN (if available)

Paralogs for FXN Gene

(1) SIMAP similar genes for FXN Gene using alignment to 3 proteins:

Pseudogenes.org Pseudogenes for FXN Gene

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Variants for FXN Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for FXN Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 09 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
VAR_002428 Friedreich ataxia (FRDA)
VAR_002429 Friedreich ataxia (FRDA)
VAR_002430 Friedreich ataxia (FRDA)
VAR_002431 Friedreich ataxia (FRDA)
VAR_008139 Friedreich ataxia (FRDA)

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

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv2422258 CNV Duplication 17116639
nsv466393 CNV Gain 19166990
nsv466397 CNV Gain 19166990
nsv893416 CNV Gain 21882294
nsv893426 CNV Gain 21882294
dgv45e194 CNV Deletion 18987734
esv3093 CNV Deletion 18987735
esv2738527 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv1673718 CNV Deletion 17803354
esv6324 CNV Loss 19470904
esv2738528 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2738530 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2659849 CNV Deletion 23128226
nsv508550 CNV Loss 20534489
nsv824939 CNV Loss 20364138
nsv6549 CNV Loss 18451855
esv2624430 CNV Deletion 19546169
esv2738531 CNV Deletion 23290073
nsv6550 CNV Loss 18451855

Variation tolerance for FXN Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 66.5% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 0.90; 18.80% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for FXN Gene

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

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

Disorders for FXN Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

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

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
friedreich ataxia
  • friedreich ataxia with retained reflexes
hereditary ataxia
  • cardiac arrest
ataxia
x-linked sideroblastic anemia with ataxia
  • anemia sideroblastic and spinocerebellar ataxia
autosomal recessive disease
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search FXN in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot

FRDA_HUMAN
  • Friedreich ataxia (FRDA) [MIM:229300]: Autosomal recessive, progressive degenerative disease characterized by neurodegeneration and cardiomyopathy it is the most common inherited ataxia. The disorder is usually manifest before adolescence and is generally characterized by incoordination of limb movements, dysarthria, nystagmus, diminished or absent tendon reflexes, Babinski sign, impairment of position and vibratory senses, scoliosis, pes cavus, and hammer toe. In most patients, FRDA is due to GAA triplet repeat expansions in the first intron of the frataxin gene. But in some cases the disease is due to mutations in the coding region. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:10732799, ECO:0000269 PubMed:10874325, ECO:0000269 PubMed:9150176, ECO:0000269 PubMed:9779809, ECO:0000269 PubMed:9989622, ECO:0000269 Ref.35, ECO:0000269 Ref.7, ECO:0000269 Ref.8}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Relevant External Links for FXN

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

Publications for FXN Gene

  1. Friedreich's ataxia: autosomal recessive disease caused by an intronic GAA triplet repeat expansion. (PMID: 8596916) Campuzano V. … Pandolfo M. (Science 1996) 2 3 4 67
  2. Molecular control of the cytosolic aconitase/IRP1 switch by extramitochondrial frataxin. (PMID: 20053667) Condo I. … Testi R. (Hum. Mol. Genet. 2010) 3 23
  3. PPAR-gamma agonist Azelaoyl PAF increases frataxin protein and mRNA expression: new implications for the Friedreich's ataxia therapy. (PMID: 19104905) Marmolino D. … Cocozza S. (Cerebellum 2009) 3 23
  4. Epigenetic silencing in Friedreich ataxia is associated with depletion of CTCF (CCCTC-binding factor) and antisense transcription. (PMID: 19956589) De Biase I. … Bidichandani S.I. (PLoS ONE 2009) 3 23
  5. Frataxin deficiency induces Schwann cell inflammation and death. (PMID: 19679182) Lu C. … Cortopassi G. (Biochim. Biophys. Acta 2009) 3 23

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