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Aliases for KLHL4 Gene

Aliases for KLHL4 Gene

  • Kelch Like Family Member 4 2 3 5
  • Kelch (Drosophila)-Like 4 2
  • Kelch-Like 4 (Drosophila) 2
  • Kelch-Like Protein 4 3
  • KIAA1687 4
  • KHL4 3

External Ids for KLHL4 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KLHL4 Gene

  • GC0XP082152
  • GC0XP083849
  • GC0XP084808
  • GC0XP085544
  • GC0XP086578
  • GC0XP086772
  • GC0XP080353

Summaries for KLHL4 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for KLHL4 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the kelch family of proteins, which are characterized by kelch repeat motifs and a POZ/BTB protein-binding domain. It is thought that kelch repeats are actin binding domains. However, the specific function of this protein has not been determined. Alternative splicing of this gene results in two transcript variants encoding different isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for KLHL4 Gene

KLHL4 (Kelch Like Family Member 4) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with KLHL4 include Mullerian Aplasia and Ankyloglossia. GO annotations related to this gene include actin binding. An important paralog of this gene is KLHL1.

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for KLHL4 Gene

Genomics for KLHL4 Gene

Regulatory Elements for KLHL4 Gene

Enhancers for KLHL4 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
GH0XF087408 1.2 Ensembl ENCODE 9.2 -107.9 -107904 2.3 PKNOX1 JUN DPF2 NR3C1 ZBTB7A GATA3 JUND PBX2 IKZF1 FOSL2 KLHL4 ENSG00000230478 GC0XP087301
GH0XF087678 0.9 Ensembl ENCODE 6.4 +163.4 163365 3.9 TEAD4 POU5F1 MNT KLHL4 RPSAP15 PIR31318
GH0XF087525 0.9 ENCODE 5.5 +8.5 8527 1.5 JUN CEBPB MAFG EP300 ARID1B JUND ZNF316 ATF3 STAT3 NFE2L1 KLHL4 PIR41748
GH0XF087520 0.9 Ensembl 0.8 +2.7 2661 0.4 KLHL4 PIR41748
- Elite enhancer/Elite enhancer-gene association Download Table
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Enhancers around KLHL4 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for KLHL4 Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters
ENSR00000480088 1059 2400 JUND POLR2A MYNN HMBOX1 CHD1 SIN3A EGR2

Genomic Location for KLHL4 Gene

87,517,541 bp from pter
87,670,050 bp from pter
152,510 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for KLHL4 Gene

Genes around KLHL4 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
KLHL4 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for KLHL4 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for KLHL4 Gene

Proteins for KLHL4 Gene

  • Protein details for KLHL4 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Kelch-like protein 4
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B2RTW2
    • Q9Y3J5

    Protein attributes for KLHL4 Gene

    718 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    80245 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available
    • Sequence=BAB14199.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=BAB21778.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for KLHL4 Gene


neXtProt entry for KLHL4 Gene

Post-translational modifications for KLHL4 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for KLHL4 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for KLHL4 Gene

Domains & Families for KLHL4 Gene

Gene Families for KLHL4 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for KLHL4 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Contains 1 BTB (POZ) domain.
  • Contains 6 Kelch repeats.
  • Contains 1 BTB (POZ) domain.
  • Contains 6 Kelch repeats.
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Function for KLHL4 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for KLHL4 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003674 molecular_function ND --
GO:0003779 actin binding IEA --
GO:0004842 contributes_to ubiquitin-protein transferase activity IBA --
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No data available for Molecular function , Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for KLHL4 Gene

Localization for KLHL4 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KLHL4 Gene

Cytoplasm, cytoskeleton.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for KLHL4 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for KLHL4 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytoskeleton 5
cytosol 3
extracellular 1
mitochondrion 1
nucleus 1
peroxisome 1
plasma membrane 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for KLHL4 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005737 cytoplasm ISS --
GO:0005856 cytoskeleton IEA --
GO:0031463 Cul3-RING ubiquitin ligase complex IBA --
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Pathways & Interactions for KLHL4 Gene

SuperPathways for KLHL4 Gene

No Data Available

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for KLHL4 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0008150 biological_process ND --
GO:0016567 protein ubiquitination IEA --
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No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for KLHL4 Gene

Transcripts for KLHL4 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for KLHL4 Gene

Unigene Clusters for KLHL4 Gene

Kelch-like family member 4:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for KLHL4 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for KLHL4 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for KLHL4 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and SAGE for KLHL4 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for KLHL4 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Adrenal Gland (x13.5) and Brain - Spinal cord (cervical c-1) (x5.9).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for KLHL4 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell (46.5), Heart (8.5), and Testis (8.4).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MaxQB, and MOPED for KLHL4 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for KLHL4 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of KLHL4 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for KLHL4 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for KLHL4 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Expressed in adult fibroblasts and in a range of fetal tissues including tongue, palate, and mandible.
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Orthologs for KLHL4 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for KLHL4 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia KLHL4 34 35
  • 95.6 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia KLHL4 34 35
  • 90.49 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Klhl4 34
  • 87.34 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Klhl4 34 16 35
  • 86 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia KLHL4 35
  • 82 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves KLHL4 34 35
  • 77.44 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia KLHL4 35
  • 79 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia klhl4 34
  • 75.36 (n)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG17754 36 35
  • 57 (a)
CG15097 36
  • 39 (a)
CG3571 36
  • 38 (a)
CG1812 36
  • 27 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea T27E9.4b 36
  • 32 (a)
T27E9.4a 36
  • 31 (a)
W02G9.2 36
  • 29 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 35
  • 59 (a)
Species where no ortholog for KLHL4 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)
  • cow (Bos Taurus)
  • 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)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • 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)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for KLHL4 Gene

Gene Tree for KLHL4 (if available)
Gene Tree for KLHL4 (if available)

Paralogs for KLHL4 Gene

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Variants for KLHL4 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for KLHL4 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 0X pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs1001874 -- 87,553,165(+) TGTGG(C/T)TAGCT intron-variant
rs10046972 -- 87,662,283(+) tcaat(A/C/T)aaaaa intron-variant
rs10126245 -- 87,609,453(+) CATTC(G/T)AACTG intron-variant
rs10521376 -- 87,570,820(-) TCTAT(A/T)CTTAT intron-variant
rs11092964 -- 87,555,999(+) agcag(A/G)ttgtt intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for KLHL4 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv3559064 CNV deletion 23714750
nsv520176 CNV gain 19592680
nsv520266 CNV gain 19592680
nsv521499 CNV gain 19592680
nsv526412 CNV gain 19592680
nsv6989 CNV insertion 18451855

Variation tolerance for KLHL4 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 10.8% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 0.67; 14.29% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for KLHL4 Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KLHL4 Gene

Disorders for KLHL4 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(2) MalaCards diseases for KLHL4 Gene - From: GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
mullerian aplasia
  • mayer-rokitansky-kuster-hauser syndrome
  • tongue-tie
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
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Relevant External Links for KLHL4

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for KLHL4 Gene

Publications for KLHL4 Gene

  1. Identification and characterization of KLHL4, a novel human homologue of the Drosophila Kelch gene that maps within the X-linked cleft palate and ankyloglossia (CPX) critical region. (PMID: 11401425) Braybrook C. … Stanier P. (Genomics 2001) 2 3 4 64
  2. The DNA sequence of the human X chromosome. (PMID: 15772651) Ross M.T. … Bentley D.R. (Nature 2005) 3 4 64
  3. Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs. (PMID: 14702039) Ota T. … Sugano S. (Nat. Genet. 2004) 3 4 64
  4. Prediction of the coding sequences of unidentified human genes. XIX. The complete sequences of 100 new cDNA clones from brain which code for large proteins in vitro. (PMID: 11214970) Nagase T. … Ohara O. (DNA Res. 2000) 3 4 64
  5. Update on the Kelch-like (KLHL) gene family. (PMID: 23676014) Dhanoa B.S. … Friedman J.S. (Hum. Genomics 2013) 3 64

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