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Aliases for MAGEA8 Gene

Aliases for MAGEA8 Gene

  • MAGE Family Member A8 2 3 5
  • MAGE-8 Antigen 2 3 4
  • Melanoma Antigen Family A8 2 3
  • Cancer/Testis Antigen 1.8 3 4
  • MAGE8 3 4
  • CT1.8 3 4
  • Cancer/Testis Antigen Family 1, Member 8 3
  • Cancer/Testis Antigen Family 1 2
  • Melanoma Antigen Family A, 8 3
  • Member 8 2

External Ids for MAGEA8 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for MAGEA8 Gene

  • MAGE8

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MAGEA8 Gene

  • GC0XP143633
  • GC0XP146013
  • GC0XP146853
  • GC0XP147668
  • GC0XP148668
  • GC0XP148770
  • GC0XP149009

Summaries for MAGEA8 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for MAGEA8 Gene

  • This gene is a member of the MAGEA gene family. The members of this family encode proteins with 50 to 80% sequence identity to each other. The promoters and first exons of the MAGEA genes show considerable variability, suggesting that the existence of this gene family enables the same function to be expressed under different transcriptional controls. The MAGEA genes are clustered at chromosomal location Xq28. They have been implicated in some hereditary disorders, such as dyskeratosis congenita. Multiple alternatively spliced variants, encoding the same protein, have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2009]

GeneCards Summary for MAGEA8 Gene

MAGEA8 (MAGE Family Member A8) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MAGEA8 include Melanoma and Dyskeratosis Congenita. An important paralog of this gene is MAGEC3.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MAGEA8 Gene

  • Not known, though may play a role in embryonal development and tumor transformation or aspects of tumor progression.

No data available for Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for MAGEA8 Gene

Genomics for MAGEA8 Gene

Regulatory Elements for MAGEA8 Gene

Enhancers for MAGEA8 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 MAGEA8 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the MAGEA8 gene promoter:

Genomic Location for MAGEA8 Gene

149,881,141 bp from pter
149,885,835 bp from pter
4,695 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for MAGEA8 Gene

Genes around MAGEA8 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
MAGEA8 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for MAGEA8 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for MAGEA8 Gene

Proteins for MAGEA8 Gene

  • Protein details for MAGEA8 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Melanoma-associated antigen 8
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q9BUN9

    Protein attributes for MAGEA8 Gene

    318 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    35215 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for MAGEA8 Gene

Proteomics data for MAGEA8 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for MAGEA8 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for MAGEA8 Gene

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for MAGEA8 Gene

Domains & Families for MAGEA8 Gene

Gene Families for MAGEA8 Gene

Protein Domains for MAGEA8 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for MAGEA8 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Contains 1 MAGE domain.
  • Contains 1 MAGE domain.
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Function for MAGEA8 Gene

Molecular function for MAGEA8 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
human melanoma antigen,family A,member 8,expressed in melanoma,testis
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Not known, though may play a role in embryonal development and tumor transformation or aspects of tumor progression.

Phenotypes for MAGEA8 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with MAGEA8: view

Animal Model Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for MAGEA8 Gene

Localization for MAGEA8 Gene

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for MAGEA8 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for MAGEA8 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytosol 3

No data available for Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for MAGEA8 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for MAGEA8 Gene

SuperPathways for MAGEA8 Gene

No Data Available

Interacting Proteins for MAGEA8 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for MAGEA8 Gene


No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for MAGEA8 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for MAGEA8 Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for MAGEA8 Gene

Unigene Clusters for MAGEA8 Gene

Melanoma antigen family A, 8:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for MAGEA8 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b ^ 2 ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4a · 4b · 4c
SP1: -
SP2: - -
SP3: -

Relevant External Links for MAGEA8 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for MAGEA8 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for MAGEA8 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for MAGEA8 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Testis (x15.7).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for MAGEA8 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Monocytes (62.0) and Platelet (7.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for MAGEA8 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for MAGEA8 Gene Hs.522803

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for MAGEA8 Gene

Tissue specificity: Expressed in many tumors of several types, such as melanoma, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, lung carcinoma and breast carcinoma, but not in normal tissues except for testis and placenta.
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with MAGEA8: view

Protein tissue co-expression partners for MAGEA8 Gene

- Elite partner

Primer Products

No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery for MAGEA8 Gene

Orthologs for MAGEA8 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of mammals.

Orthologs for MAGEA8 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia MAGEA8 35
  • 99.58 (n)
  • 99.06 (a)
  • 99 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 36 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 42 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia 1700080O16Rik 36
  • 40 (a)
3830417A13Rik 36
  • 39 (a)
Magea1 36
  • 42 (a)
Magea10 36
  • 43 (a)
Magea2 36
  • 42 (a)
Magea3 36
  • 42 (a)
Magea4 36
  • 42 (a)
Magea5 36
  • 43 (a)
Magea6 36
  • 42 (a)
Magea8 36
  • 42 (a)
Species with no ortholog for MAGEA8:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rat (Rattus norvegicus)
  • 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)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for MAGEA8 Gene

Gene Tree for MAGEA8 (if available)
Gene Tree for MAGEA8 (if available)

Paralogs for MAGEA8 Gene Pseudogenes for MAGEA8 Gene

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Variants for MAGEA8 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for MAGEA8 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 0X pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
VAR_053494 -
VAR_053495 -

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for MAGEA8 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv525908 CNV Gain 19592680
essv14876 CNV CNV 17122850
esv22974 CNV Gain 19812545
nsv442819 CNV CNV 18776908
nsv515182 CNV Complex 21397061

Variation tolerance for MAGEA8 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 90.8% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 2.76; 47.07% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Relevant External Links for MAGEA8 Gene

Disorders for MAGEA8 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(2) MalaCards diseases for MAGEA8 Gene - From: GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
  • malignant melanoma
dyskeratosis congenita
  • revesz syndrome
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards

Relevant External Links for MAGEA8

Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with MAGEA8: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for MAGEA8 Gene

Publications for MAGEA8 Gene

  1. The melanoma antigen gene (MAGE) family is clustered in the chromosomal band Xq28. (PMID: 8575766) Rogner U.C. … Poustka A. (Genomics 1995) 2 3 67
  2. Protein interaction network of alternatively spliced isoforms from brain links genetic risk factors for autism. (PMID: 24722188) Corominas R. … Iakoucheva L.M. (Nat. Commun. 2014) 3
  3. A proteome-scale map of the human interactome network. (PMID: 25416956) Rolland T. … Vidal M. (Cell 2014) 3
  4. Next-generation sequencing to generate interactome datasets. (PMID: 21516116) Yu H. … Vidal M. (Nat. Methods 2011) 3
  5. Generation and initial analysis of more than 15,000 full-length human and mouse cDNA sequences. (PMID: 12477932) Strausberg R.L. … Marra M.A. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2002) 3

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