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Aliases for HSD17B8 Gene

Aliases for HSD17B8 Gene

  • Hydroxysteroid (17-Beta) Dehydrogenase 8 2 3
  • FABGL 3 4 6
  • HKE6 3 4 6
  • Short Chain Dehydrogenase/Reductase Family 30C Member 1 3 4
  • 3-Oxoacyl-[Acyl-Carrier-Protein] Reductase 3 4
  • 17-Beta-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase 8 3 4
  • Really Interesting New Gene 2 Protein 3 4
  • Testosterone 17-Beta-Dehydrogenase 8 3 4
  • 17-Beta-HSD 8 3 4
  • Protein Ke6 3 4
  • D6S2245E 3 6
  • SDR30C1 3 4
  • RING2 3 4
  • Ke-6 3 4
  • FabG (Beta-Ketoacyl-[Acyl-Carrier-Protein] Reductase, E Coli) Like (E. Coli) 2
  • Short Chain Dehydrogenase/Reductase Family 30C, Member 1 3
  • Short Chain Dehydrogenase/Reductase Family 30C 2
  • Estradiol 17-Beta-Dehydrogenase 8 3
  • Estrogen 17-Oxidoreductase 3
  • EC 4
  • DJ1033B10.9 3
  • EC 4
  • EC 1.1.1.- 4
  • Member 1 2
  • H2-KE6 3
  • FABG 3
  • KE6 3

External Ids for HSD17B8 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for HSD17B8 Gene


Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HSD17B8 Gene

  • GC06P033175
  • GC06P033165
  • GC06P033219
  • GC06P033280
  • GC06P033173
  • GC06P032914
  • GC06P033182
  • GC06P033194

Summaries for HSD17B8 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for HSD17B8 Gene

  • In mice, the Ke6 protein is a 17-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase that can regulate the concentration of biologically active estrogens and androgens. It is preferentially an oxidative enzyme and inactivates estradiol, testosterone, and dihydrotestosterone. However, the enzyme has some reductive activity and can synthesize estradiol from estrone. The protein encoded by this gene is similar to Ke6 and is a member of the short-chain dehydrogenase superfamily. An alternatively spliced transcript of this gene has been detected, but the full-length nature of this variant has not been determined. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for HSD17B8 Gene

HSD17B8 (Hydroxysteroid (17-Beta) Dehydrogenase 8) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HSD17B8 include colorectal cancer. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Steroid hormone biosynthesis. GO annotations related to this gene include estradiol 17-beta-dehydrogenase activity and testosterone dehydrogenase (NAD+) activity. An important paralog of this gene is DECR2.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HSD17B8 Gene

  • NAD-dependent 17-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase with highest activity towards estradiol. Has very low activity towards testosterone. The heteroteramer with CBR4 has NADH-dependent 3-ketoacyl-acyl carrier protein reductase activity. May play a role in biosynthesis of fatty acids in mitochondria.

Gene Wiki entry for HSD17B8 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for HSD17B8 Gene

Genomics for HSD17B8 Gene

Regulatory Elements for HSD17B8 Gene

Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the HSD17B8 gene promoter:

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Genomic Location for HSD17B8 Gene

33,204,637 bp from pter
33,206,831 bp from pter
2,195 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for HSD17B8 Gene

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Genomic Location for HSD17B8 Gene
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Proteins for HSD17B8 Gene

  • Protein details for HSD17B8 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Estradiol 17-beta-dehydrogenase 8
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A6NLX7
    • Q5STP7
    • Q9UIQ1

    Protein attributes for HSD17B8 Gene

    261 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    26974 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Heterotetramer with CBR4; contains two molecules of HSD17B8 and CBR4.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for HSD17B8 Gene

neXtProt entry for HSD17B8 Gene

Proteomics data for HSD17B8 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for HSD17B8 Gene

  • Ubiquitination at Lys173
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for HSD17B8 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

Antibody Products

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for HSD17B8 Gene

Domains for HSD17B8 Gene

Gene Families for HSD17B8 Gene

  • SDRC1 :Short chain dehydrogenase/reductase superfamily / Classical SDR fold cluster 1

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for HSD17B8 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Q92506
  • Belongs to the short-chain dehydrogenases/reductases (SDR) family.
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Function for HSD17B8 Gene

Molecular function for HSD17B8 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity: 17-beta-estradiol + NAD(P)(+) = estrone + NAD(P)H
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity: Testosterone + NAD(+) = androstenedione + NADH
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: NAD-dependent 17-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase with highest activity towards estradiol. Has very low activity towards testosterone. The heteroteramer with CBR4 has NADH-dependent 3-ketoacyl-acyl carrier protein reductase activity. May play a role in biosynthesis of fatty acids in mitochondria.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Induction: Up-regulated by estradiol.

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for HSD17B8 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for HSD17B8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003857 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase activity IDA 19571038
GO:0004303 estradiol 17-beta-dehydrogenase activity IDA 17978863
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 19571038
GO:0016491 oxidoreductase activity --
GO:0047035 testosterone dehydrogenase (NAD+) activity IEA --
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miRNA for HSD17B8 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target HSD17B8

No data available for Phenotypes , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for HSD17B8 Gene

Localization for HSD17B8 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HSD17B8 Gene

Mitochondrion matrix.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for HSD17B8 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for HSD17B8 gene
Compartment Confidence
mitochondrion 5
cytosol 2
plasma membrane 2
extracellular 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for HSD17B8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005739 mitochondrion --
GO:0005740 mitochondrial envelope IEA --
GO:0005759 mitochondrial matrix IDA 19571038
GO:0005886 plasma membrane IEA --
GO:0016020 membrane --
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Pathways for HSD17B8 Gene

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Pathways by source for HSD17B8 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Q92506-DHB8_HUMAN

  • Pathway: Lipid metabolism; fatty acid biosynthesis
  • Pathway: Steroid biosynthesis; estrogen biosynthesis

Interacting Proteins for HSD17B8 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for HSD17B8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006633 fatty acid biosynthetic process IEA --
GO:0006703 estrogen biosynthetic process IEA --
GO:0008152 metabolic process --
GO:0008209 androgen metabolic process IEA --
GO:0008210 estrogen metabolic process --
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Compounds for HSD17B8 Gene

(9) HMDB Compounds for HSD17B8 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
  • 16a-Hydroxyestrone
  • (+)-3,17b-Estradiol
  • 13b-Methyl-1,3,5(10)-gonatriene-3,16a,17b-triol
  • (+)-Estrone
  • 3-Carbamoyl-1-D-ribofuranosylpyridinium hydroxide 5'-ester with adenosine 5'-pyrophosphate

(2) Drugbank Compounds for HSD17B8 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number Type Actions PubMed IDs
2'-Monophosphoadenosine 5'-Diphosphoribose
  • beta-DPNH
606-68-8 target

(1) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for HSD17B8 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
steroid 23.5 2
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Transcripts for HSD17B8 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for HSD17B8 Gene

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

Unigene Clusters for HSD17B8 Gene

Hydroxysteroid (17-beta) dehydrogenase 8:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for HSD17B8 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for HSD17B8 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for HSD17B8 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for HSD17B8 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for HSD17B8 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Pancreas (4.7).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for HSD17B8 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for HSD17B8 Gene Hs.415058

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for HSD17B8 Gene

Tissue specificity: Highly expressed in placenta, liver and pancreas, lower in the skeletal muscle and kidney. Widely expressed.
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In Situ Assay Products

No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery for HSD17B8 Gene

Orthologs for HSD17B8 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for HSD17B8 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia HSD17B8 35
  • 99.62 (n)
  • 100 (a)
HSD17B8 36
  • 100 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia HSD17B8 35
  • 88.93 (n)
  • 88.42 (a)
HSD17B8 36
  • 88 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia HSD17B8 35
  • 89.7 (n)
  • 88.8 (a)
HSD17B8 36
  • 89 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia H2-Ke6 35
  • 87.13 (n)
  • 87.64 (a)
H2-Ke6 16
H2-Ke6 36
  • 88 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia HSD17B8 36
  • 75 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Hsd17b8 35
  • 86.49 (n)
  • 87.64 (a)
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia Xl.10316 35
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia hsd17b8 35
  • 60.24 (n)
  • 62.65 (a)
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.14027 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii fabgl 35
hsd17b8 35
  • 60 (n)
  • 62 (a)
hsd17b8 36
  • 61 (a)
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP009633 35
  • 54.91 (n)
  • 53.53 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG3603 35
  • 55.23 (n)
  • 52.48 (a)
CG3603 36
  • 51 (a)
CG3603 37
  • 50 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea dhs-11 36
  • 43 (a)
dhs-25 35
  • 53.28 (n)
  • 51.88 (a)
dhs-25 36
  • 50 (a)
(Oryza sativa)
Liliopsida Os04g0376300 35
  • 51.23 (n)
  • 48.77 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 36 (a)
-- 36
  • 46 (a)
Species with no ortholog for HSD17B8:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • 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 HSD17B8 Gene

Gene Tree for HSD17B8 (if available)
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Paralogs for HSD17B8 Gene

Paralogs for HSD17B8 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for HSD17B8 Gene using alignment to 1 proteins:

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Variants for HSD17B8 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for HSD17B8 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 06 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs110662 -- 33,205,155(-) AATAT(C/T)AGAGC intron-variant
rs365339 -- 33,205,128(-) GGCCT(A/G)GCGTT intron-variant
rs34491699 - 33,205,830(+) CAGAC(A/G)TGGGA reference, missense
rs111231091 -- 33,205,330(+) TGTCA(A/G)CCTCA reference, missense
rs111493353 -- 33,204,978(+) GACCT(A/G)GACCG synonymous-codon, reference

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for HSD17B8 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv885768 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv830634 CNV Loss 17160897
nsv522719 CNV Loss 19592680

Relevant External Links for HSD17B8 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HSD17B8 Gene

Disorders for HSD17B8 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

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Relevant External Links for HSD17B8

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HSD17B8 Gene

Publications for HSD17B8 Gene

  1. cDNA cloning of the human homologues of the mouse Ke4 and Ke6 genes at the centromeric end of the human MHC region. (PMID: 8812499) Ando A. … Inoko H. (Genomics 1996) 2 3 4 23
  2. Expression in E. coli and tissue distribution of the human homologue of the mouse Ke 6 gene, 17beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 8. (PMID: 17978863) Ohno S. … Nakajin S. (Mol. Cell. Biochem. 2008) 3 4 23
  3. Estradiol induces type 8 17beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase expression: crosstalk between estrogen receptor alpha and C/EBPbeta. (PMID: 18852215) Rotinen M. … Villar J. (J. Endocrinol. 2009) 3 4 23
  4. The DNA sequence and analysis of human chromosome 6. (PMID: 14574404) Mungall A.J. … Beck S. (Nature 2003) 3 4
  5. The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC). (PMID: 15489334) Gerhard D.S. … Malek J. (Genome Res. 2004) 3 4

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