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Aliases for GPX6 Gene

Aliases for GPX6 Gene

  • Glutathione Peroxidase 6 2 3
  • Glutathione Peroxidase 6 (Olfactory) 2 3
  • Glutathione Peroxidase Pseudogene 3 2 3
  • EC 4 63
  • GSHPx-6 3 4
  • GPx-6 3 4
  • DJ1186N24.1 3
  • DJ1186N24 3
  • EC 1.11.1 63
  • 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

  • This gene product belongs to the glutathione peroxidase family, which functions in the detoxification of hydrogen peroxide. It contains a selenocysteine (Sec) residue at its active site. The selenocysteine is encoded by the UGA codon, which normally signals translation termination. The 3' UTR of Sec-containing genes have a common stem-loop structure, the sec insertion sequence (SECIS), which is necessary for the recognition of UGA as a Sec codon rather than as a stop signal. Expression of this gene is restricted to embryos and adult olfactory epithelium. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for GPX6 Gene

GPX6 (Glutathione Peroxidase 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with GPX6 include keshan disease. Among its related pathways are Insulin secretion and Selenium Metabolism and Selenoproteins. GO annotations related to this gene include glutathione peroxidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is GPX4.

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

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

UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track
Cytogenetic band:
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

Proteomics data for GPX6 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for GPX6 Gene

No Post-translational modifications

Other Protein References for GPX6 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

Domains for GPX6 Gene

Protein Domains for GPX6 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for GPX6 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • P59796
  • Belongs to the glutathione peroxidase family.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with GPX6: view

No data available for Gene Families for GPX6 Gene

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 --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with GPX6: view

Animal Model Products

No data available for Phenotypes , Animal Models , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for GPX6 Gene

Localization for GPX6 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GPX6 Gene


Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for GPX6 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for GPX6 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 3
endoplasmic reticulum 2

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 for GPX6 Gene

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

Pathways by source for GPX6 Gene

PCR Array Products

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Interacting Proteins 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 --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with GPX6: view

Compounds for GPX6 Gene

(10) HMDB Compounds for GPX6 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
  • 15S-hydroxy-5Z,8Z,11Z,13E-eicosatetraenoic acid
  • (5Z,8Z,11Z,13E)-(15S)-15-Hydroperoxyicosa-5,8,11,13-tetraenoate
5(S)-Hydroperoxyeicosatetraenoic acid
  • 5-hydroperoxy-6-trans-8,11,14-cis-eicosatetraenoic acid
  • 5(S)-HETE
  • 5(S)-HPETE

(1) Drugbank Compounds for GPX6 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number Type Actions PubMed IDs
  • 5-L-Glutamyl-L-cysteinylglycine
70-18-8 target cofactor
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with GPX6: view

Transcripts for GPX6 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for GPX6 Gene

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

Unigene Clusters for GPX6 Gene

Glutathione peroxidase 6 (olfactory):
Representative Sequences:

Inhibitory RNA Products

  • Predesigned siRNA for gene silencing in human,mouse,rat for GPX6

Primer Products

Flow Cytometry Products

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 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 (43.1).

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for GPX6 Gene Hs.448570

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for GPX6 Gene

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

In Situ Assay Products

No data available for Protein differential expression in normal tissues , Protein expression and 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
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia GPX6 35
  • 87.33 (n)
  • 83.71 (a)
GPX6 36
  • 84 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia GPX6 35
  • 88.61 (n)
  • 85.15 (a)
GPX6 36
  • 88 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Gpx6 35
  • 81 (n)
  • 71.95 (a)
Gpx6 16
Gpx6 36
  • 72 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia GPX6 35
  • 98.94 (n)
  • 97.29 (a)
GPX6 36
  • 97 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Gpx6 35
  • 79.64 (n)
  • 73.3 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 67 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves GPX3 36
  • 58 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii gpx3 36
  • 54 (a)
Species with no ortholog for GPX6:
  • 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

Selected 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 MAF
rs385908 -- 28,513,641(+) CAAGC(A/C)TGCCA intron-variant
rs400987 -- 28,513,154(+) ttcca(C/T)ttaat intron-variant
rs403774 -- 28,517,502(+) CCACA(A/G)ATAGA upstream-variant-2KB
rs406113 - 28,515,705(+) AGGAA(A/C)AACAG missense, reference
rs434112 -- 28,513,056(+) CACAC(C/T)GGAAG intron-variant

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

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv830621 CNV Gain 17160897

Relevant External Links for GPX6 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

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

Disorders for GPX6 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

MalaCards: The human disease database.

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(1) Diseases for GPX6 Gene including...

(1) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for GPX6 Gene

Relevant External Links for GPX6

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with GPX6: view

No data available for OMIM , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Novoseek inferred disease relationships and Genatlas for GPX6 Gene

Publications for GPX6 Gene

  1. Characterization of mammalian selenoproteomes. (PMID: 12775843) Kryukov G.V. … Gladyshev V.N. (Science 2003) 3 4
  2. 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 48
  3. 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 48
  4. The DNA sequence and analysis of human chromosome 6. (PMID: 14574404) Mungall A.J. … Beck S. (Nature 2003) 4
  5. HIV-1 viral proteins gp120 and Tat induce oxidative stress in brain endothelial cells. (PMID: 15910762) Price T.O. … Banks W.A. (Brain Res. 2005) 3

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