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Aliases for HSPB3 Gene

Aliases for HSPB3 Gene

  • Heat Shock Protein Family B (Small) Member 3 2 3 5
  • Heat Shock 27kDa Protein 3 2 3
  • Heat Shock 17 KDa Protein 3 4
  • Protein 3 3 4
  • HSP 17 3 4
  • HSPL27 3 4
  • Heat Shock 27kD Protein 3 2
  • DHMN2C 3
  • HSP27 4
  • HMN2C 3
  • HspB3 4

External Ids for HSPB3 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HSPB3 Gene

  • GC05P053915
  • GC05P055181
  • GC05P053721
  • GC05P053767
  • GC05P053787
  • GC05P050725

Summaries for HSPB3 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for HSPB3 Gene

  • This gene encodes a muscle-specific small heat shock protein. A mutation in this gene is the cause of autosomal dominant distal hereditary motor neuropathy type 2C.[provided by RefSeq, Sep 2010]

GeneCards Summary for HSPB3 Gene

HSPB3 (Heat Shock Protein Family B (Small) Member 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HSPB3 include Neuronopathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type Iic and Distal Hereditary Motor Neuropathy, Type Ii. An important paralog of this gene is HSPB6.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HSPB3 Gene

  • Inhibitor of actin polymerization.

No data available for Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for HSPB3 Gene

Genomics for HSPB3 Gene

Regulatory Elements for HSPB3 Gene

Enhancers for HSPB3 Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Score Enhancer Sources TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Other Gene Targets for Enhancer

Enhancers around HSPB3 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for HSPB3 Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters

ENSRs around HSPB3 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for HSPB3 Gene

54,455,601 bp from pter
54,456,384 bp from pter
784 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for HSPB3 Gene

Genes around HSPB3 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
HSPB3 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for HSPB3 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for HSPB3 Gene

Proteins for HSPB3 Gene

  • Protein details for HSPB3 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Heat shock protein beta-3
    Protein Accession:

    Protein attributes for HSPB3 Gene

    150 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    16966 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for HSPB3 Gene

Proteomics data for HSPB3 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for HSPB3 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for HSPB3 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for HSPB3 Gene

Domains & Families for HSPB3 Gene

Gene Families for HSPB3 Gene

Protein Domains for HSPB3 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for HSPB3 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the small heat shock protein (HSP20) family.
  • Belongs to the small heat shock protein (HSP20) family.
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Function for HSPB3 Gene

Molecular function for HSPB3 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
heat shock protein 3
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Inhibitor of actin polymerization.
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Human Phenotype Ontology for HSPB3 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Model Products

miRNA for HSPB3 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target HSPB3

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for HSPB3 Gene

Localization for HSPB3 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HSPB3 Gene

Cytoplasm. Nucleus. Note=Translocates to nuclear foci during heat shock.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for HSPB3 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for HSPB3 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 5
cytosol 4
cytoskeleton 3
mitochondrion 3
endoplasmic reticulum 2
endosome 2
extracellular 2
lysosome 2
plasma membrane 2
vacuole 2
golgi apparatus 1

No data available for Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for HSPB3 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for HSPB3 Gene

SuperPathways for HSPB3 Gene

No Data Available

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for HSPB3 Gene


No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for HSPB3 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for HSPB3 Gene

(8) Drugs for HSPB3 Gene - From: ApexBio

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Geldanamycin Experimental Pharma Hsp90 inhibitor,potent and specific, Selective Hsp90 inhibitor 0
AT13387 Pharma Hsp90 inhibitor 0
BIIB021 Pharma Hsp90 inhibitor,selective and competitive 0
CH5138303 Pharma 0
HSP990 (NVP-HSP990) Pharma 0

(8) ApexBio Compounds for HSPB3 Gene

Compound Action Cas Number
AT13387 Hsp90 inhibitor 912999-49-6
BIIB021 Hsp90 inhibitor,selective and competitive 848695-25-0
CH5138303 959763-06-5
Geldanamycin Hsp90 inhibitor,potent and specific 30562-34-6
HSP990 (NVP-HSP990) 934343-74-5
NMS-E973 Hsp90 inhibitor,potent and selective 1253584-84-7
VER-49009 558640-51-0
VER-50589 747413-08-7
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Transcripts for HSPB3 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for HSPB3 Gene

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

Unigene Clusters for HSPB3 Gene

Heat shock 27kDa protein 3:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for HSPB3 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for HSPB3 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for HSPB3 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for HSPB3 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for HSPB3 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Heart - Left Ventricle (x21.5), Heart - Atrial Appendage (x15.7), and Muscle - Skeletal (x8.3).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for HSPB3 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Tonsil (33.7), Fetal heart (17.2), and Heart (16.5).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for HSPB3 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for HSPB3 Gene Hs.41707

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Protein tissue co-expression partners for HSPB3 Gene

- Elite partner

Primer Products

No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for HSPB3 Gene

Orthologs for HSPB3 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for HSPB3 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia HSPB3 35
  • 86.58 (n)
  • 87.92 (a)
HSPB3 36
  • 87 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia HSPB3 35
  • 89.11 (n)
  • 90 (a)
HSPB3 36
  • 90 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Hspb3 35
  • 84.89 (n)
  • 88 (a)
Hspb3 16
Hspb3 36
  • 86 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia HSPB3 35
  • 99.33 (n)
  • 100 (a)
HSPB3 36
  • 100 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Hspb3 35
  • 86.89 (n)
  • 88.67 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia HSPB3 36
  • 68 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves HSPB3 35
  • 67.12 (n)
  • 68.03 (a)
HSPB3 36
  • 66 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia HSPB3 36
  • 62 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia hspb3 35
  • 61.43 (n)
  • 59.29 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii hspb3 35
  • 58.58 (n)
  • 56.62 (a)
hspb3 36
  • 54 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG13133 36
  • 14 (a)
CG14207 36
  • 18 (a)
CG4461 36
  • 15 (a)
CG7409 36
  • 19 (a)
Hsp22 36
  • 14 (a)
Hsp23 36
  • 19 (a)
Hsp26 36
  • 18 (a)
Hsp27 36
  • 15 (a)
Hsp67Ba 36
  • 7 (a)
Hsp67Bc 36
  • 16 (a)
l(2)efl 36
  • 16 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea F08H9.3 36
  • 17 (a)
F08H9.4 36
  • 19 (a)
hsp-12.1 36
  • 21 (a)
hsp-12.2 36
  • 27 (a)
hsp-12.3 36
  • 25 (a)
hsp-12.6 36
  • 25 (a)
hsp-16.1 36
  • 19 (a)
hsp-16.11 36
  • 19 (a)
hsp-16.2 36
  • 18 (a)
hsp-16.41 36
  • 15 (a)
hsp-16.48 36
  • 17 (a)
hsp-16.49 36
  • 17 (a)
hsp-17 36
  • 16 (a)
hsp-25 36
  • 14 (a)
hsp-43 36
  • 7 (a)
sip-1 36
  • 16 (a)
Y55F3BR.6 36
  • 16 (a)
Species with no ortholog for HSPB3:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for HSPB3 Gene

Gene Tree for HSPB3 (if available)
Gene Tree for HSPB3 (if available)

Paralogs for HSPB3 Gene

(5) SIMAP similar genes for HSPB3 Gene using alignment to 2 proteins:

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Variants for HSPB3 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for HSPB3 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 05 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs35258119 - 54,455,988(+) GAGAA(A/G)GCAAA reference, missense
VAR_063773 Neuronopathy, distal hereditary motor, 2C (HMN2C)
rs7699 -- 54,456,071(+) TGGCT(A/C/G)CTGAT reference, synonymous-codon
rs7823 -- 54,456,158(+) GATGG(C/T)GTGGA reference, synonymous-codon
rs4276366 -- 54,453,792(+) GATGG(A/C)AGACG upstream-variant-2KB

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for HSPB3 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv880713 CNV Gain 21882294
dgv6067n71 CNV Gain 21882294
nsv881404 CNV Gain 21882294

Variation tolerance for HSPB3 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 72.1% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 1.03; 21.04% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for HSPB3 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HSPB3 Gene

Disorders for HSPB3 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(5) MalaCards diseases for HSPB3 Gene - From: OMIM, ClinVar, GeneTests, Orphanet, Swiss-Prot, and DISEASES

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
neuronopathy, distal hereditary motor, type iic
  • distal hereditary motor neuronopathy, type iic
distal hereditary motor neuropathy, type ii
  • spinal muscular atrophy, jerash type
far eastern spotted fever
  • rickettsia heilongjiangensis spotted fever
  • brachyrachia
myopathy, myofibrillar, 3
  • myofibrillar myopathy 3
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
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  • Neuronopathy, distal hereditary motor, 2C (HMN2C) [MIM:613376]: A neuromuscular disorder. Distal hereditary motor neuronopathies constitute a heterogeneous group of neuromuscular disorders caused by selective degeneration of motor neurons in the anterior horn of the spinal cord, without sensory deficit in the posterior horn. The overall clinical picture consists of a classical distal muscular atrophy syndrome in the legs without clinical sensory loss. The disease starts with weakness and wasting of distal muscles of the anterior tibial and peroneal compartments of the legs. Later on, weakness and atrophy may expand to the proximal muscles of the lower limbs and/or to the distal upper limbs. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:20142617}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Relevant External Links for HSPB3

Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
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No data available for Genatlas for HSPB3 Gene

Publications for HSPB3 Gene

  1. HspB3, the most deviating of the six known human small heat shock proteins. (PMID: 9858786) Boelens W.C. … de Jong W.W. (Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1998) 2 3 4 23 67
  2. Isolation and characterization of a human heart cDNA encoding a new member of the small heat shock protein family -- HSPL27. (PMID: 8972725) Lam W.Y. … Waye M.M.Y. (Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1996) 2 3
  3. Structural aspects and chaperone activity of human HspB3: role of the "C-terminal extension". (PMID: 22610661) Asthana A. … Rao C.h.M. (Cell Biochem. Biophys. 2012) 3
  4. Mutant small heat shock protein B3 causes motor neuropathy: utility of a candidate gene approach. (PMID: 20142617) Kolb S.J. … Prior T.W. (Neurology 2010) 3
  5. HSPB7 is a SC35 speckle resident small heat shock protein. (PMID: 19464326) Vos M.J. … Kampinga H.H. (Biochim. Biophys. Acta 2009) 3

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