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Aliases for GNLY Gene

Aliases for GNLY Gene

  • Granulysin 2 3 3 5
  • T-Lymphocyte Activation Gene 519 2 3
  • T-Cell Activation Protein 519 3 4
  • Lymphokine LAG-2 3 4
  • TLA519 3 4
  • LAG2 3 4
  • NKG5 3 4
  • Lymphocyte-Activation Gene 2 3
  • Protein NKG5 4
  • D2S69E 3
  • LAG-2 3

External Ids for GNLY Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for GNLY Gene

  • LAG2

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GNLY Gene

  • GC02P085816
  • GC02P086215
  • GC02P085895
  • GC02P085834
  • GC02P085912

Summaries for GNLY Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for GNLY Gene

  • The product of this gene is a member of the saposin-like protein (SAPLIP) family and is located in the cytotoxic granules of T cells, which are released upon antigen stimulation. This protein is present in cytotoxic granules of cytotoxic T lymphocytes and natural killer cells, and it has antimicrobial activity against M. tuberculosis and other organisms. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for GNLY Gene

GNLY (Granulysin) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with GNLY include Erythematosquamous Dermatosis and Mycobacterium Tuberculosis 1. Among its related pathways are Innate Immune System and Defensins.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GNLY Gene

  • Antimicrobial protein that kills intracellular pathogens. Active against a broad range of microbes, including Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Kills Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Gene Wiki entry for GNLY Gene

Additional gene information for GNLY Gene

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

Genomics for GNLY Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for GNLY Gene

Promoters and enhancers for GNLY Gene
GeneHancer (GH) Identifier GH Type GH
GH Sources Gene Association Score Total Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor
Binding Sites
Gene Targets
GH02I085693 Promoter/Enhancer 1 EPDnew ENCODE dbSUPER 567.2 +9.0 9004 1 MITF GNLY SFTPB RNU1-38P ATOH8 LOC284950 LOC100130649 GC02M085730
GH02I085683 Enhancer 0.8 dbSUPER 562.7 -0.2 -196 2.6 HDGF NFRKB ZSCAN4 YBX1 PLRG1 BMI1 ZBTB40 ZNF207 IKZF2 SMARCA5 GNLY USP39 SNORD94 LOC105374845 KDM3A TCF7L1 C2orf68 RNU1-38P LOC100996506 LOC284950
GH02I085709 Enhancer 1.4 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 33.6 +26.4 26446 4.7 ESRRA FOXA2 PKNOX1 MAX RAD21 RARA YY1 ZFHX2 POLR2A HSF1 GNLY ATOH8 LOC100130649 SFTPB LOC284950 GC02M085730 RNU1-38P
GH02I085701 Enhancer 1.7 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 23.5 +19.3 19264 6.7 CLOCK FOXA2 ARNT ZNF2 IRF4 YY1 E2F8 ZNF207 ZNF143 FOS ATOH8 GNLY LOC100130649 SFTPB C2orf68 USP39 RNU1-38P LOC284950 VAMP8 SH2D6
GH02I085680 Enhancer 0.8 ENCODE dbSUPER 15.3 -3.7 -3658 2.4 SMARCC1 RXRA USF2 CEBPB NR2F2 ZNF316 JUND POLR2A RCOR1 HNF4A LOC105374842 GNLY RNU1-38P ATOH8 LOC284950 GC02P085634
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

GeneHancers around GNLY on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the GNLY gene promoter:

Genomic Locations for GNLY Gene

Genomic Locations for GNLY Gene
13,680 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for GNLY Gene

Genes around GNLY on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

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

RefSeq DNA sequence for GNLY Gene

Proteins for GNLY Gene

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

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • P09325
    • Q6GU08

    Protein attributes for GNLY Gene

    145 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    16374 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for GNLY Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for GNLY Gene


neXtProt entry for GNLY Gene

Post-translational modifications for GNLY Gene

  • A 9 kDa form is produced by proteolytic processing of a 15 kDa protein.

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for GNLY Gene

Domains & Families for GNLY Gene

Gene Families for GNLY Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Predicted intracellular proteins
  • Predicted secreted proteins
  • Transporters

Protein Domains for GNLY Gene


Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry

genes like me logo Genes that share domains with GNLY: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GNLY Gene

Function for GNLY Gene

Molecular function for GNLY Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
Granulysin,expressed by cytolytic T-lymphocytes and NK cells,located in cytotoxic granules,involved in immunity against intracellular infection against M tuberculosis and other pathogens
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Antimicrobial protein that kills intracellular pathogens. Active against a broad range of microbes, including Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Kills Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Induction:
By T-cell growth factor and IL2/interleukin-2.

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for GNLY Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with GNLY: view

Inhibitory RNA Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for GNLY Gene

Localization for GNLY Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GNLY Gene

Secreted. Note=Located in the cytotoxic granules of T-cells, which are released upon antigen stimulation.

Subcellular locations from

Extracellular space Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi Apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion 0 1 2 3 4 5 Confidence
COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for GNLY gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
cytosol 2
lysosome 2
plasma membrane 1
mitochondrion 1
nucleus 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for GNLY Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region TAS --
GO:0005615 extracellular space TAS 2212946
GO:0044194 colocalizes_with cytolytic granule IDA 9756476
GO:0097013 phagocytic vesicle lumen TAS --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with GNLY: view

No data available for Subcellular locations from the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) for GNLY Gene

Pathways & Interactions for GNLY Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with GNLY: view

Pathways by source for GNLY Gene

1 BioSystems pathway for GNLY Gene
3 Reactome pathways for GNLY Gene

Interacting Proteins for GNLY Gene

Selected Interacting proteins: P22749-GNLY_HUMAN for GNLY Gene via IID

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for GNLY Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0002818 intracellular defense response IDA 9756476
GO:0019730 antimicrobial humoral response TAS --
GO:0031640 killing of cells of other organism IEA,IDA 9756476
GO:0042742 defense response to bacterium IDA,IEA 9756476
GO:0050832 defense response to fungus IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with GNLY: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for GNLY Gene

Drugs & Compounds for GNLY Gene

(11) Drugs for GNLY Gene - From: DrugBank and Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
3[N-Morpholino]Propane Sulfonic Acid Experimental Pharma Target 0

(6) Additional Compounds for GNLY Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
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Transcripts for GNLY Gene

Unigene Clusters for GNLY Gene

Representative Sequences:

CRISPR Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

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

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c · 1d · 1e · 1f · 1g ^ 2a · 2b · 2c ^ 3 ^ 4a · 4b ^ 5a · 5b ^ 6a · 6b · 6c · 6d · 6e · 6f ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9 ^ 10a · 10b
SP1: - - - - - - - - - - - - -
SP2: - - - - - - -
SP3: - - - - - - - - -
SP4: - - -
SP5: - - - - - -
SP6: - -
SP7: - - - - - - - - -
SP8: - - - - - -
SP9: - - - -
SP12: - -

Relevant External Links for GNLY Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for GNLY Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for GNLY Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

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

This gene is overexpressed in Whole Blood (x41.8).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for GNLY Gene

This gene is overexpressed in NK cells (38.9) and Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (22.1).

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

Protein tissue co-expression partners for GNLY Gene

- Elite partner

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of GNLY Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for GNLY Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for GNLY Gene:

Tissue specificity: Expressed in natural killer and T-cells.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for GNLY Gene

  • Blood(3.3)
  • Spleen(2.6)
  • Bone marrow(2)
  • Lung(2)
  • Lymph node(2)
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with GNLY: view

Primer Products

No data available for Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for GNLY Gene

Orthologs for GNLY Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of mammals.

Orthologs for GNLY Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia GNLY 33 34
  • 97.47 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia -- 34
  • 38 (a)
-- 34
  • 38 (a)
-- 34
  • 30 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia -- 34
  • 30 (a)
-- 34
  • 30 (a)
Species where no ortholog for GNLY was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • 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)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • 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)
  • lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • mouse (Mus musculus)
  • oppossum (Monodelphis domestica)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rat (Rattus norvegicus)
  • 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)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for GNLY Gene

Gene Tree for GNLY (if available)
Gene Tree for GNLY (if available)

Paralogs for GNLY Gene

No data available for Paralogs for GNLY Gene

Variants for GNLY Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for GNLY Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 02 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs1000111433 -- 85,693,281(+) G/A upstream_transcript_variant
rs1000163737 -- 85,693,535(+) T/C upstream_transcript_variant
rs1000436291 -- 85,698,946(+) C/T downstream_transcript_variant
rs1000461846 -- 85,698,341(+) C/A intron_variant
rs1000750824 -- 85,693,637(+) A/G upstream_transcript_variant

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

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv23053 CNV gain 19812545
nsv2812 CNV deletion 18451855
nsv582369 CNV loss 21841781

Variation tolerance for GNLY Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 93.3% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for GNLY Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

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

Disorders for GNLY Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(4) MalaCards diseases for GNLY Gene - From: DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
erythematosquamous dermatosis
  • erythematosquamous dermatosis nos
mycobacterium tuberculosis 1
  • mycobacterium tuberculosis, susceptibility to, 1
hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
  • haemophagocytic syndrome
severe cutaneous adverse reaction
  • severe cutaneous adverse reaction, susceptibility to
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search GNLY in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases

Additional Disease Information for GNLY

Genetic Association Database
Human Genome Epidemiology Navigator
ATLAS of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with GNLY: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for GNLY Gene

Publications for GNLY Gene

  1. Granulysin crystal structure and a structure-derived lytic mechanism. (PMID: 12488100) Anderson DH … Eisenberg D (Journal of molecular biology 2003) 3 4 22 58
  2. Granulysin: a novel antimicrobial peptide of cytolytic T lymphocytes and natural killer cells. (PMID: 10644038) Krensky AM (Biochemical pharmacology 2000) 3 4 22 58
  3. Biosynthesis of granulysin, a novel cytolytic molecule. (PMID: 10449094) Hanson DA … Krensky AM (Molecular immunology 1999) 3 4 22 58
  4. An antimicrobial activity of cytolytic T cells mediated by granulysin. (PMID: 9756476) Stenger S … Modlin RL (Science (New York, N.Y.) 1998) 3 4 22 58
  5. A cDNA clone expressed in natural killer and T cells that likely encodes a secreted protein. (PMID: 2212946) Yabe T … Houchins JP (The Journal of experimental medicine 1990) 2 3 4 58

Products for GNLY Gene

Sources for GNLY Gene

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