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Aliases for GUSB Gene

Aliases for GUSB Gene

  • Glucuronidase Beta 2 3 5
  • EC 4 61
  • Beta-G1 3 4
  • Beta-D-Glucuronidase 3
  • Glucuronidase, Beta 2
  • Beta-Glucuronidase 3
  • MPS7 3
  • BG 3

External Ids for GUSB Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GUSB Gene

  • GC07M064065
  • GC07M064823
  • GC07M064837
  • GC07M064869
  • GC07M065064
  • GC07M065425
  • GC07M061613

Summaries for GUSB Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for GUSB Gene

  • This gene encodes a hydrolase that degrades glycosaminoglycans, including heparan sulfate, dermatan sulfate, and chondroitin-4,6-sulfate. The enzyme forms a homotetramer that is localized to the lysosome. Mutations in this gene result in mucopolysaccharidosis type VII. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. There are many pseudogenes of this locus in the human genome.[provided by RefSeq, May 2014]

GeneCards Summary for GUSB Gene

GUSB (Glucuronidase Beta) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with GUSB include Mucopolysaccharidosis Vii and Hydrops Fetalis. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Immune System. GO annotations related to this gene include receptor binding and hydrolase activity, hydrolyzing O-glycosyl compounds.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GUSB Gene

  • Plays an important role in the degradation of dermatan and keratan sulfates.

Gene Wiki entry for GUSB Gene

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

Genomics for GUSB Gene

Regulatory Elements for GUSB Gene

Enhancers for GUSB 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
GH07F066974 0.2 ENCODE 4.4 -993.0 -992969 0.6 ARNT FEZF1 DMAP1 ZNF2 YY1 ZNF766 FOS SP5 YY2 PPARG ENSG00000232559 LINC00174 GUSB LOC100996437 LOC644794 RN7SL43P TMEM248
GH07F066043 1 Ensembl ENCODE 4.1 -62.0 -61979 1.4 BCOR KMT2B HIC1 GLIS2 POLR2A PATZ1 ZSCAN29 ZBTB20 EZH2 MAZ VKORC1L1 LOC84214 GUSB LOC105375336 GC07P066070
GH07F065749 0.2 ENCODE 3.9 +231.2 231205 2.8 HDGF PKNOX1 CREB3L1 ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 YBX1 ZNF2 YY1 SLC30A9 VKORC1L1 LOC100420547 LOC84214 LOC100996437 RABGEF1 LINC00174 ENSG00000230189 ENSG00000244657 ENSG00000227113 ENSG00000223473
GH07F065980 0.2 ENCODE 0.8 +0.6 618 2.9 HDGF PKNOX1 CREB3L1 MLX ZFP64 ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 ZNF2 YY1 LOC100420547 RABGEF1 ENSG00000244657 ENSG00000229180 ENSG00000223473 ENSG00000232546 ENSG00000227113 ENSG00000230189 LOC84214 GTF2IP23
GH07F065983 0.6 ENCODE 0.8 -2.0 -2002 0.8 GTF2F1 TBP PKNOX1 JUN MAX GATA3 CTBP1 ZNF366 ZBTB48 SCRT2 VKORC1L1 CCT6P1 GUSB ENSG00000224365
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Enhancers around GUSB on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for GUSB Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters

Genomic Location for GUSB Gene

65,960,684 bp from pter
65,982,314 bp from pter
21,631 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for GUSB Gene

Genes around GUSB on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

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

RefSeq DNA sequence for GUSB Gene

Proteins for GUSB Gene

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

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B4E1F6
    • E9PCV0
    • Q549U0
    • Q96CL9

    Protein attributes for GUSB Gene

    651 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    74732 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Homotetramer.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for GUSB Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for GUSB Gene


neXtProt entry for GUSB Gene

Selected DME Specific Peptides for GUSB Gene


Post-translational modifications for GUSB Gene

  • N-linked glycosylated with 3 to 4 oligosaccharide chains.
  • Ubiquitination at Lys 39 and Lys 641
  • Glycosylation at Asn 173, Asn 272, Asn 420, and Asn 631
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Antibody Products

  • R&D Systems Antibodies for GUSB (beta-Glucuronidase/GUSB)

Domains & Families for GUSB Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for GUSB Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the glycosyl hydrolase 2 family.
  • Belongs to the glycosyl hydrolase 2 family.
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No data available for Gene Families for GUSB Gene

Function for GUSB Gene

Molecular function for GUSB Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
glucuronidase,beta-,lysosomal,acting on dermatan sulfate,heparan sulfate,catalyzing the fifth step of degradation of glucosaminoglycans (mucopolysaccharides)
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
A beta-D-glucuronoside + H(2)O = D-glucuronate + an alcohol.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot EnzymeRegulation:
Inhibited by L-aspartic acid.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Plays an important role in the degradation of dermatan and keratan sulfates.

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for GUSB Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for GUSB Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004566 beta-glucuronidase activity IEA,TAS --
GO:0005102 receptor binding IPI 20028034
GO:0016787 hydrolase activity IEA --
GO:0016798 hydrolase activity, acting on glycosyl bonds IEA --
GO:0019904 protein domain specific binding IPI 20028034
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Human Phenotype Ontology for GUSB Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

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miRNA for GUSB Gene

Inhibitory RNA Products

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No data available for Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for GUSB Gene

Localization for GUSB Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GUSB Gene


Subcellular locations from

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

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for GUSB Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005615 extracellular space IDA 25645918
GO:0005764 lysosome IEA --
GO:0016020 membrane IDA 19946888
GO:0043202 lysosomal lumen TAS --
GO:0043231 intracellular membrane-bounded organelle IDA,IBA --
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Pathways & Interactions for GUSB Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for GUSB Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005975 carbohydrate metabolic process IEA --
GO:0006027 glycosaminoglycan catabolic process TAS --
GO:0008152 metabolic process IEA --
GO:0030214 hyaluronan catabolic process TAS --
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for GUSB Gene

Drugs & Compounds for GUSB Gene

(79) Drugs for GUSB Gene - From: HMDB and Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Isopropyl alcohol Approved Pharma 0
Water Approved Pharma 0
D-Glucuronic acid Experimental Pharma 0
SN-38 Pharma 0

(162) Additional Compounds for GUSB Gene - From: HMDB and Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
Acetaminophen glucuronide
  • 4-(Acetylamino)phenyl beta-D-glucopyranosiduronic acid
  • 4-(Acetylamino)phenyl beta-delta-glucopyranosiduronic acid
  • 4-Acetamidophenol glucuronide
  • 4-Acetamidophenyl b-D-glucopyranosiduronic acid
  • 4-Acetamidophenyl b-delta-glucopyranosiduronic acid
bilirubin diglucuronide
  • (2S,3S,4S,5R,6S)-6-[3-[2-[[3-[2-[(2S,3R,4S,5S,6S)-6-carboxy-3,4,5-trihydroxy-oxan-2-yl]oxycarbonylethyl]-5-[(E)-(3-ethenyl-4-methyl-5-oxo-pyrrol-2-ylidene)methyl]-4-methyl-1H-pyrrol-2-yl]methyl]-5-[(E)-(4-ethenyl-3-methyl-5-oxo-pyrrol-2-ylidene)methyl]-4-methyl-1H-pyrrol-3-yl]propanoyloxy]-3,4,5-trihydroxy-oxane-2-carboxylate
  • (2S,3S,4S,5R,6S)-6-[3-[2-[[3-[2-[(2S,3R,4S,5S,6S)-6-carboxy-3,4,5-trihydroxy-oxan-2-yl]oxycarbonylethyl]-5-[(E)-(3-ethenyl-4-methyl-5-oxo-pyrrol-2-ylidene)methyl]-4-methyl-1H-pyrrol-2-yl]methyl]-5-[(E)-(4-ethenyl-3-methyl-5-oxo-pyrrol-2-ylidene)methyl]-4-methyl-1H-pyrrol-3-yl]propanoyloxy]-3,4,5-trihydroxy-oxane-2-carboxylic acid
  • Bilirubin beta-diglucuronide
  • Bilirubin-bisglucuronoside
  • Bis(glucosyluronic acid)bilirubin
  • b-Heparin
  • beta-Heparin
  • Chondroitin sulfate B
  • Chondroitin sulfate type B
  • Chondroitin sulphate B
SN38 glucuronide
(23S)-23,25-dihdroxy-24-oxovitamine D3 23-(beta-glucuronide)
  • (23S)-23,25-dihdroxy-24-oxovitamine D3 23-(beta-glucuronoside)
  • (23S)-23,25-dihydroxy-24-oxocholecalciferol 23-(beta-glucuronide)
  • (23S)-23,25-dihydroxy-24-oxovitamin D3 23-(beta-glucuronide)
  • (5Z,7E)-(3S,23S)-24-oxo-9,10-seco-5,7,10(19)-cholestatriene-3,23,25-triol 23-D-glucuronide
  • (5Z,7E)-(3S,23S)-24-oxo-9,10-seco-5,7,10(19)-cholestatriene-3,23,25-triol 23-delta-glucuronide
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Transcripts for GUSB Gene

Unigene Clusters for GUSB Gene

Glucuronidase, beta:
Representative Sequences:

Inhibitory RNA Products

Flow Cytometry Products

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

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c · 1d · 1e ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4a · 4b ^ 5a · 5b ^ 6a · 6b · 6c ^ 7a · 7b ^ 8a · 8b · 8c ^ 9 ^ 10 ^ 11a · 11b ^ 12a · 12b · 12c ^
SP1: - - -
SP2: - - -
SP3: -
SP4: - - -
SP5: - - -
SP6: -
SP7: - -
SP8: -
SP9: - - - -
SP10: - - - - -
SP11: -
SP13: - - - -
SP14: - - - - - - - - -
SP15: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
SP16: - - - - - - - - - - - - -
SP17: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

ExUns: 13a · 13b · 13c ^ 14 ^ 15 ^ 16 ^ 17
SP8: -
SP15: - - - -

Relevant External Links for GUSB Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for GUSB Gene

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

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for GUSB Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Testis (11.6), Liver (8.2), and Urine (7.1).

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

Protein tissue co-expression partners for GUSB Gene

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NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of GUSB Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for GUSB Gene:

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Primer Products

No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues and mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for GUSB Gene

Orthologs for GUSB Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for GUSB Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia GUSB 34 35
  • 99.64 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia GUSB 34 35
  • 83.9 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia GUSB 34 35
  • 82.92 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Gusb 34
  • 78.05 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Gusb 34 16 35
  • 77.79 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia GUSB 35
  • 71 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia GUSB 35
  • 40 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves GUSB 34 35
  • 69.19 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia GUSB 35
  • 64 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia gusb 34
  • 64.29 (n)
Str.15952 34
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii GUSB (1 of 2) 35
  • 66 (a)
gusb 34 35
  • 65.61 (n)
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP011859 34
  • 54.63 (n)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG15117 36 34 35
  • 54.53 (n)
CG2135 36 35
  • 42 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea CELE_Y105E8B.9 34
  • 49.97 (n)
Y105E8B.9 36 35
  • 39 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 35
  • 49 (a)
Species where no ortholog for GUSB was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • 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)
  • 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 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)

Evolution for GUSB Gene

Gene Tree for GUSB (if available)
Gene Tree for GUSB (if available)

Paralogs for GUSB Gene

No data available for Paralogs for GUSB Gene

Variants for GUSB Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for GUSB Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 07 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs121918172 Mucopolysaccharidosis 7 (MPS7) [MIM:253220], Pathogenic 65,960,997(-) TGCAG(C/T)GTTCC nc-transcript-variant, reference, missense
rs121918173 Mucopolysaccharidosis 7 (MPS7) [MIM:253220], Pathogenic 65,974,626(-) CTTTC(C/T)GTACC nc-transcript-variant, reference, missense
rs121918174 Mucopolysaccharidosis 7 (MPS7) [MIM:253220], Pathogenic 65,979,477(-) TGCAG(C/T)GGTCT intron-variant, nc-transcript-variant, reference, synonymous-codon, missense, utr-variant-5-prime
rs121918175 Mucopolysaccharidosis 7 (MPS7) [MIM:253220], Pathogenic 65,974,923(-) GGATG(C/T)GGACG intron-variant, nc-transcript-variant, reference, missense
rs121918176 Mucopolysaccharidosis 7 (MPS7) [MIM:253220], Pathogenic 65,961,022(-) TCACT(C/T)GGCAG nc-transcript-variant, reference, missense

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

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv21527 CNV gain 19812545
esv2664145 CNV deletion 23128226
esv2761079 CNV gain+loss 21179565
esv3613492 CNV gain 21293372
esv3613493 CNV gain 21293372
nsv1028971 CNV gain 25217958
nsv981505 CNV duplication 23825009

Variation tolerance for GUSB Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 10.1% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 0.76; 16.03% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for GUSB 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 for GUSB Gene

Disorders for GUSB Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(20) MalaCards diseases for GUSB Gene - From: OMIM, ClinVar, GeneTests, Orphanet, Swiss-Prot, DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
mucopolysaccharidosis vii
  • mucopolysaccharidosis, type vii
hydrops fetalis
  • familial non-immune hydrops fetalis
lysosomal storage disease
  • disorder of lysosomal enzyme
  • mps
necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis
  • acute necrotising ulcerative gingivitis
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  • Mucopolysaccharidosis 7 (MPS7) [MIM:253220]: An autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disease characterized by inability to degrade glucuronic acid-containing glycosaminoglycans. The phenotype is highly variable, ranging from severe lethal hydrops fetalis to mild forms with survival into adulthood. Most patients with the intermediate phenotype show hepatomegaly, skeletal anomalies, coarse facies, and variable degrees of mental impairment. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:12522561, ECO:0000269 PubMed:12859417, ECO:0000269 PubMed:1702266, ECO:0000269 PubMed:7573038, ECO:0000269 PubMed:7633414, ECO:0000269 PubMed:7680524, ECO:0000269 PubMed:8089138, ECO:0000269 PubMed:8111412, ECO:0000269 PubMed:8111413, ECO:0000269 PubMed:8644704, ECO:0000269 PubMed:8707294, ECO:0000269 PubMed:9099834, ECO:0000269 PubMed:9490302}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Relevant External Links for GUSB

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
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No data available for Genatlas for GUSB Gene

Publications for GUSB Gene

  1. Identification and functional analysis of genetic variants of the human beta-glucuronidase in a German population sample. (PMID: 16272959) Gratz M. … Kroemer H.K. (Pharmacogenet. Genomics 2005) 3 22 46 64
  2. Mutational analysis in longest known survivor of mucopolysaccharidosis type VII. (PMID: 12522561) Storch S. … Braulke T. (Hum. Genet. 2003) 3 4 22 64
  3. Cloning, sequencing, and expression of cDNA for human beta- glucuronidase. (PMID: 3468507) Oshima A. … Gravel R.A. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 1987) 2 3 4 64
  4. Mutations and polymorphisms in GUSB gene in mucopolysaccharidosis VII (Sly Syndrome). (PMID: 19224584) Tomatsu S. … Sly W.S. (Hum. Mutat. 2009) 3 4 64
  5. Human plasma N-glycoproteome analysis by immunoaffinity subtraction, hydrazide chemistry, and mass spectrometry. (PMID: 16335952) Liu T. … Smith R.D. (J. Proteome Res. 2005) 3 4 64

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