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Aliases for GPX6 Gene

Aliases for GPX6 Gene

  • Glutathione Peroxidase 6 2 3 5
  • Glutathione Peroxidase 6 (Olfactory) 2 3
  • EC 4 61
  • GSHPx-6 3 4
  • GPx-6 3 4
  • Glutathione Peroxidase Pseudogene 3 2
  • DJ1186N24.1 3
  • DJ1186N24 3
  • EC 1.11.1 61
  • GPX5p 3
  • GPXP3 3

External Ids for GPX6 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for GPX6 Gene

  • GPXP3

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GPX6 Gene

  • GC00U990129
  • GC06M028541
  • GC06P028601
  • GC06M028579
  • GC06M028471
  • GC06M028277

Summaries for GPX6 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for GPX6 Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the glutathione peroxidase family, members of which catalyze the reduction of hydrogen peroxide, organic hydroperoxides and lipid hydroperoxides, and thereby protect cells against oxidative damage. Several isozymes of this gene family exist in vertebrates, which vary in cellular location and substrate specificity. Expression of this gene has been observed in embryos and olfactory epithelium; however, the exact function of this gene is not known. This isozyme is a selenoprotein in humans, 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. The orthologs of this gene in mouse and rat (and some other species) contain a cysteine (Cys) residue in place of the Sec residue, and their corresponding mRNAs lack the SECIS elements. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2016]

GeneCards Summary for GPX6 Gene

GPX6 (Glutathione Peroxidase 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Glutathione metabolism and Folate Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include glutathione peroxidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is GPX3.

Gene Wiki entry for GPX6 Gene

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for GPX6 Gene

Genomics for GPX6 Gene

Regulatory Elements for GPX6 Gene

Enhancers for GPX6 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
GH06F028586 1.2 ENCODE 26.8 -59.0 -58951 1.9 HDGF PKNOX1 ARNT CREB3L1 ARID4B SIN3A FEZF1 DMAP1 ZNF2 YY1 GPX6 GPX5 ZNF603P ZNF90P2 KRT18P1 OR2W1 OR2AD1P OR2P1P ENSG00000228364 OR2B3
GH06F027862 1.5 Ensembl ENCODE 16.2 +659.5 659548 12.7 MLX CREB3L1 ZFP64 FEZF1 DMAP1 YBX1 YY1 SLC30A9 ZNF143 ZNF263 ZKSCAN8 ZKSCAN3 ZSCAN9 GUSBP2 ZSCAN26 ZKSCAN4 ZSCAN23 ZNF391 ZNF603P PGBD1
GH06F027600 1.4 Ensembl ENCODE 16.2 +926.5 926495 3.0 HDGF PKNOX1 ARNT CREB3L1 SIN3A ZNF2 ZNF302 ZNF548 ZNF263 SP3 ZKSCAN3 ZKSCAN8 ZKSCAN4 HNRNPA1P1 CD83P1 HIST1H2BPS2 LOC442172 OR2B2 VN1R11P VN1R13P
GH06F027751 1.4 Ensembl ENCODE 16.2 +774.9 774874 2.9 CREB3L1 MLX DMAP1 YY1 SLC30A9 ZNF143 ZNF416 ZNF263 SP3 NFYC ZKSCAN3 ZKSCAN8 ZKSCAN4 ZSCAN23 HNRNPA1P1 ZNF603P HIST1H2BPS2 OR2B2 CD83P1 LOC442172
- Elite enhancer and/or Elite enhancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

Enhancers around GPX6 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for GPX6 Gene

28,503,296 bp from pter
28,528,215 bp from pter
24,920 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for GPX6 Gene

Genes around GPX6 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
GPX6 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for GPX6 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for GPX6 Gene

Proteins for GPX6 Gene

  • Protein details for GPX6 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Glutathione peroxidase 6
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q4PJ17

    Protein attributes for GPX6 Gene

    221 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    24971 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for GPX6 Gene

Selected DME Specific Peptides for GPX6 Gene


Post-translational modifications for GPX6 Gene

No Post-translational modifications

Other Protein References for GPX6 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

Domains & Families for GPX6 Gene

Gene Families for GPX6 Gene

Protein Domains for GPX6 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for GPX6 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the glutathione peroxidase family.
  • Belongs to the glutathione peroxidase family.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with GPX6: view

Function for GPX6 Gene

Molecular function for GPX6 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
2 glutathione + H(2)O(2) = glutathione disulfide + 2 H(2)O.

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for GPX6 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for GPX6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004602 glutathione peroxidase activity IEA --
GO:0016491 oxidoreductase activity IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with GPX6: view
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with GPX6: view

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No data available for Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for GPX6 Gene

Localization for GPX6 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GPX6 Gene


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 GPX6 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
endoplasmic reticulum 2
cytosol 2
mitochondrion 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for GPX6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with GPX6: view

Pathways & Interactions for GPX6 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with GPX6: view

Pathways by source for GPX6 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for GPX6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006979 response to oxidative stress IEA --
GO:0055114 oxidation-reduction process IEA --
GO:0098869 cellular oxidant detoxification IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with GPX6: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for GPX6 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for GPX6 Gene

(4) Drugs for GPX6 Gene - From: DrugBank and HMDB

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

(6) Additional Compounds for GPX6 Gene - From: HMDB

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 GPX6: view

Transcripts for GPX6 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for GPX6 Gene

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

Unigene Clusters for GPX6 Gene

Glutathione peroxidase 6 (olfactory):
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for GPX6 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for GPX6 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for GPX6 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and SAGE for GPX6 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for GPX6 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Testis (x43.1).

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of GPX6 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for GPX6 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for GPX6 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Expressed in olfactory epithelium and embryos.
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with GPX6: view

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No data available for Protein differential expression in normal tissues , Protein expression and Protein tissue co-expression partners for GPX6 Gene

Orthologs for GPX6 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for GPX6 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia GPX6 34 35
  • 98.94 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia GPX6 34 35
  • 88.61 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia GPX6 34 35
  • 87.33 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Gpx6 34 16 35
  • 81 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Gpx6 34
  • 79.64 (n)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 35
  • 67 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves GPX3 35
  • 58 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii gpx3 35
  • 54 (a)
Species where no ortholog for GPX6 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)
  • 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)
  • oppossum (Monodelphis domestica)
  • 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)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for GPX6 Gene

Gene Tree for GPX6 (if available)
Gene Tree for GPX6 (if available)

Paralogs for GPX6 Gene

Paralogs for GPX6 Gene

(4) SIMAP similar genes for GPX6 Gene using alignment to 3 proteins:

genes like me logo Genes that share paralogs with GPX6: view

Variants for GPX6 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for GPX6 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 06 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs10155740 -- 28,510,722(+) CTGCT(C/T)CCAAA intron-variant
rs10428759 -- 28,509,905(+) ATTTG(C/T)AGGTG intron-variant
rs10531830 -- 28,506,708(+) TTAAA(-/C)ACACA intron-variant
rs111595762 -- 28,512,167(+) GAGGA(C/G)TGCGG intron-variant
rs111688422 -- 28,504,455(+) AGAGT(C/T)GGCTT reference, missense

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for GPX6 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv3296n106 CNV deletion 24896259
esv3576110 CNV gain 25503493
nsv1074388 CNV deletion 25765185
nsv601210 CNV gain 21841781
nsv601211 CNV loss 21841781
nsv830621 CNV gain 17160897

Variation tolerance for GPX6 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 92.8% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 4.94; 67.95% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for GPX6 Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GPX6 Gene

Disorders for GPX6 Gene

Relevant External Links for GPX6

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

No disorders were found for GPX6 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for GPX6 Gene

Publications for GPX6 Gene

  1. Glutathione pathway genetic polymorphisms and lung cancer survival after platinum-based chemotherapy. (PMID: 20200426) Moyer A.M. … Weinshilboum R.M. (Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev. 2010) 3 46 64
  2. Variation at the NFATC2 locus increases the risk of thiazolidinedione-induced edema in the Diabetes REduction Assessment with ramipril and rosiglitazone Medication (DREAM) study. (PMID: 20628086) Bailey S.D. … Anand S. (Diabetes Care 2010) 3 46 64
  3. Characterization of mammalian selenoproteomes. (PMID: 12775843) Kryukov G.V. … Gladyshev V.N. (Science 2003) 3 4 64
  4. Composition and evolution of the vertebrate and mammalian selenoproteomes. (PMID: 22479358) Mariotti M. … Gladyshev V.N. (PLoS ONE 2012) 3 64
  5. Gene-centric association signals for lipids and apolipoproteins identified via the HumanCVD BeadChip. (PMID: 19913121) Talmud P.J. … . (Am. J. Hum. Genet. 2009) 3 64

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