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Aliases for GJB2 Gene

Aliases for GJB2 Gene

  • Gap Junction Protein, Beta 2, 26kDa 2 3
  • Connexin 26 2 3
  • CX26 3 4
  • Gap Junction Protein, Beta 2, 26kDa (Connexin 26) 2
  • Gap Junction Protein, Beta 2, 26kD (Connexin 26) 2
  • Mutant Gap Junction Protein Beta 2 3
  • Gap Junction Protein Beta 2 3
  • Connexin-26 4
  • DFNA3A 3
  • DFNB1A 3
  • NSRD1 3
  • DFNA3 3
  • DFNB1 3
  • PPK 3
  • HID 3
  • KID 3

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Previous HGNC Symbols for GJB2 Gene

  • DFNB1
  • DFNA3

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GJB2 Gene

  • GC13M018741
  • GC13M014741
  • GC13M019691
  • GC13M018559
  • GC13M019659
  • GC13M020761
  • GC13M001567

Summaries for GJB2 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for GJB2 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the gap junction protein family. The gap junctions were first characterized by electron microscopy as regionally specialized structures on plasma membranes of contacting adherent cells. These structures were shown to consist of cell-to-cell channels that facilitate the transfer of ions and small molecules between cells. The gap junction proteins, also known as connexins, purified from fractions of enriched gap junctions from different tissues differ. According to sequence similarities at the nucleotide and amino acid levels, the gap junction proteins are divided into two categories, alpha and beta. Mutations in this gene are responsible for as much as 50% of pre-lingual, recessive deafness. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2008]

GeneCards Summary for GJB2 Gene

GJB2 (Gap Junction Protein, Beta 2, 26kDa) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with GJB2 include keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness syndrome and kid syndrome. Among its related pathways are Vesicle-mediated transport and Myometrial Relaxation and Contraction Pathways. GO annotations related to this gene include gap junction channel activity. An important paralog of this gene is GJB3.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GJB2 Gene

  • One gap junction consists of a cluster of closely packed pairs of transmembrane channels, the connexons, through which materials of low MW diffuse from one cell to a neighboring cell

Tocris Summary for GJB2 Gene

  • Gap channels (gap junctions) are specialized cell-cell contacts that provide direct intracellular communication. They allow passive diffusion of molecules up to 1 kDa, including nutrients, metabolites (glucose), ions (K+, Ca2+) and second messengers (IP3, cAMP).

Gene Wiki entry for GJB2 Gene

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Genomics for GJB2 Gene

Regulatory Elements for GJB2 Gene

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Genomic Location for GJB2 Gene

Chromosome:
13
Start:
20,187,463 bp from pter
End:
20,192,975 bp from pter
Size:
5,513 bases
Orientation:
Minus strand

Genomic View for GJB2 Gene

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Genomic Location for GJB2 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for GJB2 Gene

Proteins for GJB2 Gene

  • Protein details for GJB2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    P29033-CXB2_HUMAN
    Recommended name:
    Gap junction beta-2 protein
    Protein Accession:
    P29033
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q508A5
    • Q508A6
    • Q5YLL0
    • Q5YLL1
    • Q5YLL4
    • Q6IPV5
    • Q86U88
    • Q96AK0
    • Q9H536
    • Q9NNY4

    Protein attributes for GJB2 Gene

    Size:
    226 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    26215 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • A connexon is composed of a hexamer of connexins. Interacts with CNST (By similarity).

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for GJB2 Gene

neXtProt entry for GJB2 Gene

Proteomics data for GJB2 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for GJB2 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for GJB2 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

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Domains & Families for GJB2 Gene

Gene Families for GJB2 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for GJB2 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry

P29033

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot:

CXB2_HUMAN :
  • Belongs to the connexin family. Beta-type (group I) subfamily.
Family:
  • Belongs to the connexin family. Beta-type (group I) subfamily.
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Function for GJB2 Gene

Molecular function for GJB2 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
gap junction protein,beta 2,26kDa (connexin 26),expressed in the cochlea,weakly in the suprabasal layer of the epidermis and in epithelial cells of the mammary gland and endometre,monomer of the connexon (six subunits including GJA3,GJA8,GJB1,GJB2))
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
One gap junction consists of a cluster of closely packed pairs of transmembrane channels, the connexons, through which materials of low MW diffuse from one cell to a neighboring cell

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for GJB2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005243 gap junction channel activity IEA --
GO:0005515 protein binding --
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Animal Models for GJB2 Gene

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for GJB2 Gene

Localization for GJB2 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GJB2 Gene

Cell membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein. Cell junction, gap junction.

Subcellular locations from

COMPARTMENTS
Jensen Localization Image for GJB2 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for GJB2 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
extracellular 2
mitochondrion 2
cytoskeleton 1
golgi apparatus 1
nucleus 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for GJB2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005737 cytoplasm --
GO:0005793 endoplasmic reticulum-Golgi intermediate compartment TAS --
GO:0005886 plasma membrane TAS --
GO:0005921 gap junction --
GO:0005922 connexon complex IEA --
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Pathways & Interactions for GJB2 Gene

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Pathways by source for GJB2 Gene

1 Qiagen pathway for GJB2 Gene
1 BioSystems pathway for GJB2 Gene

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SIGNOR curated interactions for GJB2 Gene

Is inactivated by:

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for GJB2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006810 transport TAS 1324944
GO:0007154 cell communication --
GO:0007267 cell-cell signaling IEA --
GO:0007565 female pregnancy --
GO:0007605 sensory perception of sound IEA --
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Drugs & Compounds for GJB2 Gene

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Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Cisplatin Approved Pharma Inhibits DNA synthesis,chemotherapy drug, Platinum, Potent pro-apoptotic anticancer agent; activates caspase-3 2437
Ethanol Approved Pharma 1708
Ganciclovir Approved, Investigational Pharma 139
Progesterone Approved Pharma Inhibition, Pore Blocker Endogenous progesterone receptor agonist 473
Carbenoxolone Experimental Pharma Inhibitor 0

(14) Additional Compounds for GJB2 Gene - From: NovoSeek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
5-Aza-2deoxycytidine
AEQUORIN
Aminoglycosides
APAI
aspartate
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Transcripts for GJB2 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for GJB2 Gene

Unigene Clusters for GJB2 Gene

Gap junction protein, beta 2, 26kDa:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for GJB2 Gene

No ASD Table

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GeneLoc Exon Structure for
GJB2
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for
GJB2

Expression for GJB2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for GJB2 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for GJB2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Esophagus - Mucosa (x20.8), Vagina (x10.8), Cervix - Ectocervix (x9.0), and Minor Salivary Gland (x6.0).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for GJB2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Esophagus (46.1) and Spinal cord (22.9).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for GJB2 Gene



SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for GJB2 Gene Hs.524894

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Protein tissue co-expression partners for GJB2 Gene

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No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for GJB2 Gene

Orthologs for GJB2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for GJB2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
cow
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia GJB2 35
  • 86.43 (n)
  • 96.02 (a)
GJB2 36
  • 96 (a)
OneToOne
dog
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia GJB2 35
  • 89.23 (n)
  • 98.67 (a)
GJB2 36
  • 99 (a)
OneToOne
mouse
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Gjb2 35
  • 87.17 (n)
  • 92.92 (a)
Gjb2 16
Gjb2 36
  • 93 (a)
OneToOne
chimpanzee
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia GJB2 35
  • 99.26 (n)
  • 100 (a)
GJB2 36
  • 100 (a)
OneToOne
rat
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Gjb2 35
  • 86.87 (n)
  • 93.81 (a)
oppossum
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia GJB2 36
  • 93 (a)
OneToOne
platypus
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia GJB2 36
  • 94 (a)
OneToOne
chicken
(Gallus gallus)
Aves GJB2 35
  • 73.48 (n)
  • 78.64 (a)
GJB6 36
  • 71 (a)
OneToOne
lizard
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 36
  • 23 (a)
ManyToMany
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia Str.6148 35
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia gjb2-prov 35
zebrafish
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii cx30.3 36
  • 55 (a)
OneToMany
Species with no ortholog for GJB2:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • 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 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 GJB2 Gene

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Gene Tree for GJB2 (if available)
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Paralogs for GJB2 Gene

Paralogs for GJB2 Gene

(17) SIMAP similar genes for GJB2 Gene using alignment to 6 proteins:

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Variants for GJB2 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for GJB2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 13 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
VAR_002137 -
VAR_002138 -
VAR_002139 Deafness, autosomal recessive, 1A (DFNB1A)
VAR_002140 Deafness, autosomal dominant, 3A (DFNA3A)
VAR_002140 Keratoderma, palmoplantar, with deafness (PPKDFN)

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for GJB2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv899870 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv899871 CNV Loss 21882294

Variation tolerance for GJB2 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 97.58% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 5.56; 72.18% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for GJB2 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
GJB2
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
GJB2

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GJB2 Gene

Disorders for GJB2 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(57) MalaCards diseases for GJB2 Gene - From: OMIM, ClinVar, GeneTests, Orphanet, Swiss-Prot, DISEASES, NovoSeek, and GeneCards

- elite association
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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot

CXB2_HUMAN
  • Bart-Pumphrey syndrome (BPS) [MIM:149200]: An autosomal dominant disorder characterized by sensorineural hearing loss, palmoplantar keratoderma, knuckle pads, and leukonychia, It shows considerable phenotypic variability. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:15482471, ECO:0000269 PubMed:15952212}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.
  • Deafness, autosomal dominant, 3A (DFNA3A) [MIM:601544]: A form of non-syndromic sensorineural hearing loss. Sensorineural deafness results from damage to the neural receptors of the inner ear, the nerve pathways to the brain, or the area of the brain that receives sound information. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:10807696, ECO:0000269 PubMed:11313763, ECO:0000269 PubMed:11439000, ECO:0000269 PubMed:12786758, ECO:0000269 PubMed:19384972, ECO:0000269 PubMed:9620796}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.
  • Deafness, autosomal recessive, 1A (DFNB1A) [MIM:220290]: A form of non-syndromic sensorineural hearing loss. Sensorineural deafness results from damage to the neural receptors of the inner ear, the nerve pathways to the brain, or the area of the brain that receives sound information. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:10830906, ECO:0000269 PubMed:11313763, ECO:0000269 PubMed:11439000, ECO:0000269 PubMed:12121355, ECO:0000269 PubMed:12239718, ECO:0000269 PubMed:12786758, ECO:0000269 PubMed:14722929, ECO:0000269 PubMed:15666300, ECO:0000269 PubMed:15994881, ECO:0000269 PubMed:17660464, ECO:0000269 PubMed:17666888, ECO:0000269 PubMed:19384972, ECO:0000269 PubMed:23680645, ECO:0000269 PubMed:9328482, ECO:0000269 PubMed:9336442, ECO:0000269 PubMed:9471561, ECO:0000269 PubMed:9529365}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.
  • Ichthyosis hystrix-like with deafness syndrome (HID syndrome) [MIM:602540]: An autosomal dominant keratinizing disorder characterized by sensorineural deafness and spiky hyperkeratosis affecting the entire skin. HID syndrome is considered to differ from the similar KID syndrome in the extent and time of occurrence of skin symptoms and the severity of the associated keratitis. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:12072059}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.
  • Keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness syndrome (KID syndrome) [MIM:148210]: An autosomal dominant form of ectodermal dysplasia. Ectodermal dysplasia defines a heterogeneous group of disorders due to abnormal development of two or more ectodermal structures. Keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness syndrome is characterized by the association of hyperkeratotic skin lesions with vascularizing keratitis and profound sensorineural hearing loss. Clinical features include deafness, ichthyosis, photophobia, absent or decreased eyebrows, sparse or absent scalp hair, decreased sweating and dysplastic finger and toenails. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:11912510, ECO:0000269 PubMed:12548749, ECO:0000269 PubMed:12752120}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.
  • Keratoderma, palmoplantar, with deafness (PPKDFN) [MIM:148350]: An autosomal dominant disorder characterized by the association of palmoplantar hyperkeratosis with progressive, bilateral, high-frequency, sensorineural deafness. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:10633135, ECO:0000269 PubMed:10757647, ECO:0000269 PubMed:12372058, ECO:0000269 PubMed:15996214, ECO:0000269 PubMed:17993581, ECO:0000269 PubMed:9856479}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.
  • Vohwinkel syndrome (VS) [MIM:124500]: VS is an autosomal dominant disease characterized by hyperkeratosis, constriction on fingers and toes and congenital deafness. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:10369869, ECO:0000269 PubMed:15954104, ECO:0000269 PubMed:18688874}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Relevant External Links for GJB2

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
GJB2
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
GJB2
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Publications for GJB2 Gene

  1. Pediatric cholesteatoma and variants in the gene encoding connexin 26. (PMID: 19877196) James A.L. … Stockley T.L. (Laryngoscope 2010) 23 67
  2. Prevalence of DFNB1 mutations in Argentinean children with non-syndromic deafness. Report of a novel mutation in GJB2. (PMID: 20022641) Gravina L.P. … Chertkoff L. (Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol. 2010) 23 67
  3. GJB2 and GJB6 genes: molecular study and identification of novel GJB2 mutations in the hearing-impaired Argentinean population. (PMID: 19887791) DalamA^n V. … Elgoyhen A.B. (Audiol. Neurootol. 2010) 23 67
  4. GJB2 mutation spectrum in 209 hearing impaired individuals of predominantly Caribbean Hispanic and African descent. (PMID: 20381175) Shan J. … Samanich J. (Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol. 2010) 23 67
  5. Audiologic phenotype and progression in GJB2 (Connexin 26) hearing loss. (PMID: 20083784) Kenna M.A. … Rehm H.L. (Arch. Otolaryngol. Head Neck Surg. 2010) 23 67

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