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Aliases for GPX1 Gene

Aliases for GPX1 Gene

  • Glutathione Peroxidase 1 2 3 5
  • Cellular Glutathione Peroxidase 3 4
  • EC 4 61
  • GSHPx-1 3 4
  • EC 1.11.1 61
  • GSHPX1 3
  • GPx-1 4
  • GPXD 3

External Ids for GPX1 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GPX1 Gene

  • GC03P048736
  • GC03P048542
  • GC03M049249
  • GC03M049353
  • GC03M049369
  • GC03M049360
  • GC03M049361
  • GC03M049362
  • GC03M049363

Summaries for GPX1 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for GPX1 Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the glutathione peroxidase family, members of which catalyze the reduction of organic hydroperoxides and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) by glutathione, and thereby protect cells against oxidative damage. Other studies indicate that H2O2 is also essential for growth-factor mediated signal transduction, mitochondrial function, and maintenance of thiol redox-balance; therefore, by limiting H2O2 accumulation, glutathione peroxidases are also involved in modulating these processes. Several isozymes of this gene family exist in vertebrates, which vary in cellular location and substrate specificity. This isozyme is the most abundant, is ubiquitously expressed and localized in the cytoplasm, and whose preferred substrate is hydrogen peroxide. It is also a selenoprotein, containing the rare amino acid selenocysteine (Sec) at its active site. Sec is encoded by the UGA codon, which normally signals translation termination. The 3' UTRs of selenoprotein mRNAs contain a conserved stem-loop structure, designated the Sec insertion sequence (SECIS) element, that is necessary for the recognition of UGA as a Sec codon, rather than as a stop signal. This gene contains an in-frame GCG trinucleotide repeat in the coding region, and three alleles with 4, 5 or 6 repeats have been found in the human population. The allele with 4 GCG repeats has been significantly associated with breast cancer risk in premenopausal women. Alternatively spliced transcript variants and multiple pseudogenes of this gene have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2016]

GeneCards Summary for GPX1 Gene

GPX1 (Glutathione Peroxidase 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with GPX1 include Hemolytic Anemia Due To Glutathione Peroxidase Deficiency and Keshan Disease. Among its related pathways are Arachidonic acid metabolism and HETE and HPETE biosynthesis and metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include SH3 domain binding and selenium binding. An important paralog of this gene is GPX2.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GPX1 Gene

  • Protects the hemoglobin in erythrocytes from oxidative breakdown.

Gene Wiki entry for GPX1 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for GPX1 Gene

Genomics for GPX1 Gene

Regulatory Elements for GPX1 Gene

Enhancers for GPX1 Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Enhancer Score Enhancer Sources Gene-Enhancer Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Gene Targets for Enhancer
GH03F049924 0.8 Ensembl ENCODE 4.7 -569.6 -569588 7.4 PKNOX1 CREB3L1 MLX ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 YY1 ZNF143 FOS SP3 RBM6 LAMB2 TMEM115 HEMK1 NICN1 DAG1 ENSG00000223343 CCDC71 IMPDH2 IFRD2
- Elite enhancer/Elite enhancer-gene association Download Table
Download GeneHancer data dump

Enhancers around GPX1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for GPX1 Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters
ENSR00001363631 900 2201 HDGF MLX ZFP64 ARID4B SIN3A FEZF1 DMAP1 ZNF2 YY1 ZNF143

Genomic Location for GPX1 Gene

49,357,176 bp from pter
49,358,600 bp from pter
1,425 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for GPX1 Gene

Genes around GPX1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
GPX1 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for GPX1 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for GPX1 Gene

Proteins for GPX1 Gene

  • Protein details for GPX1 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Glutathione peroxidase 1
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • E9PAS1
    • Q7Z5H1
    • Q9BW12

    Protein attributes for GPX1 Gene

    203 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    22088 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Homotetramer. Interacts with MIEN1.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for GPX1 Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for GPX1 Gene


neXtProt entry for GPX1 Gene

Selected DME Specific Peptides for GPX1 Gene


Post-translational modifications for GPX1 Gene

  • During periods of oxidative stress, Sec-49 may react with a superoxide radical, irreversibly lose hydroselenide and be converted to dehydroalanine.
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for GPX1 Gene

Antibody Products

  • R&D Systems Antibodies for GPX1 (Glutathione Peroxidase 1/GPX1)
  • Cell Signaling Technology (CST) Antibodies for GPX1 (GPX1)

Domains & Families for GPX1 Gene

Gene Families for GPX1 Gene

Protein Domains for GPX1 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for GPX1 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the glutathione peroxidase family.
  • Belongs to the glutathione peroxidase family.
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Function for GPX1 Gene

Molecular function for GPX1 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
glutathione peroxidase 1,selenium dependent,cellular,catabolic pathway of activated oxygen species,free radical detoxification
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
2 glutathione + H(2)O(2) = glutathione disulfide + 2 H(2)O.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Protects the hemoglobin in erythrocytes from oxidative breakdown.

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for GPX1 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for GPX1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004601 peroxidase activity IEA --
GO:0004602 glutathione peroxidase activity IEA,TAS --
GO:0016491 oxidoreductase activity IEA --
GO:0017124 SH3 domain binding IPI 12893824
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with GPX1: view
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Human Phenotype Ontology for GPX1 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for GPX1 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for GPX1:

Animal Model Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

Clone Products

  • Addgene plasmids for GPX1

Flow Cytometry Products

No data available for Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for GPX1 Gene

Localization for GPX1 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GPX1 Gene


Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for GPX1 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for GPX1 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytosol 5
extracellular 5
mitochondrion 5
peroxisome 3
cytoskeleton 2
endoplasmic reticulum 2
lysosome 2
nucleus 2
plasma membrane 2
vacuole 2
chloroplast 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for GPX1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IEA,IDA 10833429
GO:0005739 mitochondrion IDA 10833429
GO:0005759 mitochondrial matrix TAS --
GO:0005829 cytosol TAS --
GO:0070062 extracellular exosome IDA 23376485
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Pathways & Interactions for GPX1 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with GPX1: view

SIGNOR curated interactions for GPX1 Gene

Is activated by:

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for GPX1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000302 response to reactive oxygen species TAS --
GO:0001659 temperature homeostasis IEA --
GO:0001885 endothelial cell development IEA --
GO:0002862 negative regulation of inflammatory response to antigenic stimulus IEA --
GO:0006195 purine nucleotide catabolic process TAS --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with GPX1: view

Drugs & Compounds for GPX1 Gene

(29) Drugs for GPX1 Gene - From: DrugBank, HMDB, and Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Glutathione Approved Nutra Target, Target, cofactor 0
Water Approved Pharma 0
Selenocysteine Experimental Pharma 0
Selenium Pharma 175
Hydrogen peroxide Pharma 55

(30) Additional Compounds for GPX1 Gene - From: HMDB and Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
  • (15S)-15-Hydroxy-5,8,11-cis-13-trans-eicosatetraenoate
  • (15S)-15-Hydroxy-5,8,11-cis-13-trans-eicosatetraenoic acid
  • (15S)-15-Hydroxy-5,8,11-cis-13-trans-eicosic acid
  • (15S)-15-Hydroxy-5,8,11-cis-13-trans-icosatetraenoate
  • (15S)-15-Hydroxy-5,8,11-cis-13-trans-icosatetraenoic acid
  • (5Z,8Z,11Z,13E)-(15S)-15-Hydroperoxyicosa-5,8,11,13-tetraenoate
  • (5Z,8Z,11Z,13E)-(15S)-15-Hydroperoxyicosa-5,8,11,13-tetraenoic acid
  • 15-Hydroperoxyeicosatetraenoate
  • 15-Hydroperoxyeicosatetraenoic acid
  • 15-Hydroperoxyicosatetraenoate
5(S)-Hydroperoxyeicosatetraenoic acid
  • (6E,8Z,11Z,14Z)-(5S)-5-hydroperoxyeicosa-6,8,11,14-tetraenoate
  • (6E,8Z,11Z,14Z)-(5S)-5-hydroperoxyeicosa-6,8,11,14-tetraenoic acid
  • 5(S)-Hydroperoxy-6-trans-8,11,14-cis-eicosatetraenoate
  • 5(S)-Hydroperoxy-6-trans-8,11,14-cis-eicosatetraenoic acid
  • 5-Hydroperoxy-6-trans-8,11,14-cis-eicosatetraenoate
  • 5(S)-HETE
  • 5(S)-Hydroxy-6-trans-8,11,14-cis-eicosatetraenoate
  • 5(S)-Hydroxy-6-trans-8,11,14-cis-eicosatetraenoic acid
  • 5(S)-Hydroxyeicosatetraenoate
  • 5(S)-Hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid
  • (5S,6E,8Z,11Z,14Z)-5-hydroperoxyicosa-6,8,11,14-tetraenoate
  • (5S,6E,8Z,11Z,14Z)-5-hydroperoxyicosa-6,8,11,14-tetraenoic acid
  • (6E,8Z,11Z,14Z)-(5S)-5-Hydroperoxyeicosa-6,8,11,14-tetraenoate
  • (6E,8Z,11Z,14Z)-(5S)-5-Hydroperoxyeicosa-6,8,11,14-tetraenoic acid
  • 5(S)-HPETE
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with GPX1: view

Transcripts for GPX1 Gene

Unigene Clusters for GPX1 Gene

Glutathione peroxidase 1:
Representative Sequences:

Inhibitory RNA Products

Clone Products

  • Addgene plasmids for GPX1

Flow Cytometry Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for GPX1 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for GPX1 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for GPX1 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and SAGE for GPX1 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for GPX1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Whole Blood (x6.8).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for GPX1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Nasal epithelium (6.8).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MaxQB, and MOPED for GPX1 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for GPX1 Gene

- Elite partner

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of GPX1 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for GPX1 Gene:

genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with GPX1: view

Primer Products

No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for GPX1 Gene

Orthologs for GPX1 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for GPX1 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia GPX1 34 35
  • 99.65 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia GPX1 34 35
  • 90.18 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Gpx1 34 16 35
  • 86.23 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia GPX1 34
  • 85.99 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Gpx1 34
  • 83.69 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia GPX1 35
  • 81 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves GPX1 34 35
  • 74.68 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia GPX1 35
  • 71 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia gpx1 34
  • 68.11 (n)
Str.9465 34
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia Xl.1906 34
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii gpx1a 34 35
  • 67.21 (n)
wufd42f12 34
Species where no ortholog for GPX1 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • 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)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • 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 GPX1 Gene

Gene Tree for GPX1 (if available)
Gene Tree for GPX1 (if available)

Paralogs for GPX1 Gene

Paralogs for GPX1 Gene

(4) SIMAP similar genes for GPX1 Gene using alignment to 3 proteins: Pseudogenes for GPX1 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share paralogs with GPX1: view

Variants for GPX1 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for GPX1 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 03 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs1050450 Benign 49,357,401(-) AGGGC(C/T)CAGCT reference, missense, utr-variant-3-prime
rs1050569 -- 49,357,287(-) GGAAC(A/C)CCTTG utr-variant-3-prime
rs1050593 -- 49,357,230(-) CCAGT(A/C/G/T)TRTGC utr-variant-3-prime
rs1050596 -- 49,357,228(-) AGTRT(A/C/G/T)TGCCA utr-variant-3-prime
rs1050614 -- 49,357,203(-) TCCCC(A/G)CTAAT utr-variant-3-prime

Variation tolerance for GPX1 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 62.6% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 6.57; 77.96% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for GPX1 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for GPX1 Gene

Disorders for GPX1 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(3) MalaCards diseases for GPX1 Gene - From: OMIM, DISEASES, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
hemolytic anemia due to glutathione peroxidase deficiency
  • glutathione peroxidase deficiency
keshan disease
  • caused by deficiency of selenium in the diet
  • iieocolitis
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search GPX1 in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases

Genatlas disease for GPX1 Gene

hemolytic anemia

Relevant External Links for GPX1

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with GPX1: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GPX1 Gene

Publications for GPX1 Gene

  1. Increased risk of bladder cancer associated with a glutathione peroxidase 1 codon 198 variant. (PMID: 15247771) Ichimura Y. … Kato T. (J. Urol. 2004) 3 4 22 46 64
  2. Functional variants in the glutathione peroxidase-1 (GPx-1) gene are associated with increased intima-media thickness of carotid arteries and risk of macrovascular diseases in Japanese type 2 diabetic patients. (PMID: 15331559) Hamanishi T. … Nanjo K. (Diabetes 2004) 3 4 22 46 64
  3. Association between the GCG polymorphism of the selenium dependent GPX1 gene and the risk of young onset prostate cancer. (PMID: 12496980) Kote-Jarai Z. … Eeles R. (Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2002) 3 4 22 46 64
  4. Genetic variant of glutathione peroxidase 1 in autism. (PMID: 19195803) Ming X. … Buyske S. (Brain Dev. 2010) 3 22 46 64
  5. Association study between polymorphisms in selenoprotein genes and susceptibility to Kashin-Beck disease. (PMID: 20178852) Xiong Y.M. … Zang W.J. (Osteoarthr. Cartil. 2010) 3 22 46 64

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