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Aliases for GDF7 Gene

Aliases for GDF7 Gene

  • Growth Differentiation Factor 7 2 3
  • GDF-7 3 4
  • Growth/Differentiation Factor 7 3
  • BMP12 3

External Ids for GDF7 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GDF7 Gene

  • GC02U990098
  • GC02P020834
  • GC02P020851
  • GC02P020850
  • GC02P020788

Summaries for GDF7 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for GDF7 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) family. BMPs belong to the transforming growth factor-beta superfamily of secreted signalling molecules that regulate diverse processes in growth, repair and embryonic development. In mouse, this gene functions as an inductive signal from the roof plate required for the specification of neuronal identity in the dorsal spinal cord. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for GDF7 Gene

GDF7 (Growth Differentiation Factor 7) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with GDF7 include ankylosis. Among its related pathways are Hippo signaling pathway and TGF-beta signaling pathway (KEGG). GO annotations related to this gene include protein homodimerization activity and growth factor activity. An important paralog of this gene is BMP2.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GDF7 Gene

  • May play an active role in the motor area of the primate neocortex.

Gene Wiki entry for GDF7 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for GDF7 Gene

Genomics for GDF7 Gene

Regulatory Elements for GDF7 Gene

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Genomic Location for GDF7 Gene

20,666,664 bp from pter
20,673,658 bp from pter
6,995 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for GDF7 Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for GDF7 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for GDF7 Gene

Proteins for GDF7 Gene

  • Protein details for GDF7 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Growth/differentiation factor 7
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:

    Protein attributes for GDF7 Gene

    450 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    46950 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Homodimer; disulfide-linked.

neXtProt entry for GDF7 Gene

Proteomics data for GDF7 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for GDF7 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn83
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for GDF7 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

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No data available for DME Specific Peptides for GDF7 Gene

Domains for GDF7 Gene

Protein Domains for GDF7 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for GDF7 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Q7Z4P5
  • Belongs to the TGF-beta family.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with GDF7: view

No data available for Gene Families for GDF7 Gene

Function for GDF7 Gene

Molecular function for GDF7 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: May play an active role in the motor area of the primate neocortex.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for GDF7 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005125 cytokine activity IBA --
GO:0005160 transforming growth factor beta receptor binding IBA --
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 16049014
GO:0008083 growth factor activity IEA --
GO:0042803 protein homodimerization activity IEA --
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Animal Models for GDF7 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for GDF7:

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miRNA for GDF7 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target GDF7

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  • Predesigned siRNA for gene silencing in human,mouse,rat for GDF7

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for GDF7 Gene

Localization for GDF7 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GDF7 Gene


Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for GDF7 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for GDF7 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 3
lysosome 1
peroxisome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for GDF7 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region --
GO:0005615 extracellular space IBA --
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Pathways for GDF7 Gene

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Pathways by source for GDF7 Gene

2 KEGG pathways for GDF7 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for GDF7 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007411 axon guidance IEA --
GO:0010628 positive regulation of gene expression --
GO:0010862 positive regulation of pathway-restricted SMAD protein phosphorylation IDA 16049014
GO:0021509 roof plate formation IEA --
GO:0021527 spinal cord association neuron differentiation IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with GDF7: view

Transcripts for GDF7 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for GDF7 Gene

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

Unigene Clusters for GDF7 Gene

Growth differentiation factor 7:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for GDF7 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for GDF7 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for GDF7 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for GDF7 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for GDF7 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Artery - Aorta (6.7), Cervix - Ectocervix (5.6), Liver (5.4), and Vagina (4.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for GDF7 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for GDF7 Gene Hs.447688

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No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for GDF7 Gene

Orthologs for GDF7 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for GDF7 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia GDF7 35
  • 99.3 (n)
  • 98.84 (a)
GDF7 36
  • 99 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia GDF7 35
  • 85.31 (n)
  • 83.29 (a)
GDF7 36
  • 83 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia GDF7 36
  • 50 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Gdf7 35
  • 80.58 (n)
  • 80.58 (a)
Gdf7 16
Gdf7 36
  • 81 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia GDF7 36
  • 59 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia GDF7 36
  • 78 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Gdf7 35
  • 80.66 (n)
  • 80.82 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves GDF7 35
  • 64.99 (n)
  • 61.87 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia GDF7 36
  • 48 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia LOC100496775 35
  • 56.62 (n)
  • 54.2 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii gdf7 35
  • 54.67 (n)
  • 53.43 (a)
gdf7 36
  • 47 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta dpp 36
  • 15 (a)
Species with no ortholog for GDF7:
  • 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)
  • 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 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)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for GDF7 Gene

Gene Tree for GDF7 (if available)
Gene Tree for GDF7 (if available)

Paralogs for GDF7 Gene

Paralogs for GDF7 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for GDF7 Gene using alignment to 1 proteins:

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Variants for GDF7 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for GDF7 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 02 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs1564696 -- 20,671,533(-) GAGGG(C/T)GCTGG downstream-variant-500B
rs1865679 -- 20,670,258(+) GGATA(G/T)CCCGG intron-variant
rs1898129 -- 20,666,136(+) GCAAA(C/T)TGCTC upstream-variant-2KB
rs1898130 -- 20,666,166(+) CCCCA(A/G)GGCTT upstream-variant-2KB
rs2033641 -- 20,664,676(+) TGTGC(A/G)TTGCT upstream-variant-2KB

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for GDF7 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv508828 CNV Insertion 20534489
nsv527901 CNV Loss 19592680
dgv4069n71 CNV Loss 21882294

Relevant External Links for GDF7 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GDF7 Gene

Disorders for GDF7 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

MalaCards: The human disease database. (1) Diseases for GDF7 Gene including...

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(1) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for GDF7 Gene

Relevant External Links for GDF7

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GDF7 Gene

Publications for GDF7 Gene

  1. Neuronal patterning by BMPs: a requirement for GDF7 in the generation of a discrete class of commissural interneurons in the mouse spinal cord. (PMID: 9808626) Lee K.J. … Jessell T.M. (Genes Dev. 1998) 2 3
  2. Isolation of zebrafish gdf7 and comparative genetic mapping of genes belonging to the growth/differentiation factor 5, 6, 7 subgroup of the TGF-beta superfamily. (PMID: 10022976) Davidson A.J. … Crosier P.S. (Genome Res. 1999) 2 3
  3. An approach based on a genome-wide association study reveals candidate loci for narcolepsy. (PMID: 20677014) Shimada M. … Tokunaga K. (Hum. Genet. 2010) 3 48
  4. A large-scale candidate gene association study of age at menarche and age at natural menopause. (PMID: 20734064) He C. … Hunter D.J. (Hum. Genet. 2010) 3 48
  5. Divergent activities of osteogenic BMP2, and tenogenic BMP12 and BMP13 independent of receptor binding affinities. (PMID: 21702718) Berasi S.P. … Jelinsky S.A. (Growth Factors 2011) 3

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