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Aliases for MBD5 Gene

Aliases for MBD5 Gene

  • Methyl-CpG Binding Domain Protein 5 2 3 5
  • Methyl-CpG-Binding Protein MBD5 3 4
  • Methyl-CpG-Binding Domain Protein 5 3
  • KIAA1461 4
  • MRD1 3

External Ids for MBD5 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MBD5 Gene

  • GC02P147594
  • GC02P149238
  • GC02P149426
  • GC02P149049
  • GC02P148932
  • GC02P148495
  • GC02P148778
  • GC02P140776

Summaries for MBD5 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for MBD5 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the methyl-CpG-binding domain (MBD) family. The MBD consists of about 70 residues and is the minimal region required for a methyl-CpG-binding protein binding specifically to methylated DNA. In addition to the MBD domain, this protein contains a PWWP domain (Pro-Trp-Trp-Pro motif), which consists of 100-150 amino acids and is found in numerous proteins that are involved in cell division, growth and differentiation. Mutations in this gene cause mental retardation autosomal dominant type 1. Haploinsufficiency of this gene is associated with a syndrome involving microcephaly, intellectual disabilities, severe speech impairment, and seizures. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found, but their full-length nature is not determined. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2010]

GeneCards Summary for MBD5 Gene

MBD5 (Methyl-CpG Binding Domain Protein 5) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MBD5 include Autosomal Dominant Non-Syndromic Intellectual Disability and Mbd5 Haploinsufficiency. Among its related pathways are Metabolism of proteins and Deubiquitination. GO annotations related to this gene include chromatin binding. An important paralog of this gene is MBD6.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MBD5 Gene

  • Binds to heterochromatin. Does not interact with either methylated or unmethylated DNA (in vitro).

No data available for Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for MBD5 Gene

Genomics for MBD5 Gene

Regulatory Elements for MBD5 Gene

Enhancers for MBD5 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
GH02F147463 1.2 Ensembl ENCODE 14.5 -556.7 -556651 2.5 ZNF280D HNF1A ZNF585B IKZF1 PRDM10 KDM1A SMAD4 TCF7L2 SPI1 MBD5 RNU6-715P RNU6-692P ORC4 GC02M147473 ENSG00000207161 GC02P147457
GH02F148975 0.6 Ensembl 13.9 +955.0 954990 0.4 ZNF202 ZNF680 ZFP64 ZNF266 ZNF140 ZBTB8A REST ZNF781 ZNF623 ZNF518A EPC2 MBD5 LOC101928553 LYPD6B
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Enhancers around MBD5 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for MBD5 Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters

Genomic Location for MBD5 Gene

148,021,011 bp from pter
148,516,971 bp from pter
495,961 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for MBD5 Gene

Genes around MBD5 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
MBD5 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for MBD5 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for MBD5 Gene

Proteins for MBD5 Gene

  • Protein details for MBD5 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Methyl-CpG-binding domain protein 5
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A5HMQ4
    • A7E2B1
    • Q53SR1
    • Q9NUV6

    Protein attributes for MBD5 Gene

    1494 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    159895 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available
    • Sequence=BAA92013.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally extended.; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=BAA95985.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally shortened.; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for MBD5 Gene


neXtProt entry for MBD5 Gene

Post-translational modifications for MBD5 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for MBD5 Gene

Domains & Families for MBD5 Gene

Protein Domains for MBD5 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for MBD5 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Both MBD and PWWP domains are necessary for chromocentric localization.
  • Both MBD and PWWP domains are necessary for chromocentric localization.
  • Contains 1 MBD (methyl-CpG-binding) domain.
  • Contains 1 PWWP domain.
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Function for MBD5 Gene

Molecular function for MBD5 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Binds to heterochromatin. Does not interact with either methylated or unmethylated DNA (in vitro).

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for MBD5 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003677 NOT DNA binding IDA 20700456
GO:0003682 chromatin binding IDA 20700456
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Human Phenotype Ontology for MBD5 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for MBD5 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for MBD5:

Animal Model Products

miRNA for MBD5 Gene

Inhibitory RNA Products

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for MBD5 Gene

Localization for MBD5 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MBD5 Gene

Isoform 1: Nucleus. Chromosome. Note=Associated with pericentric heterochromatin.
Isoform 2: Nucleus. Note=Not associated with pericentric heterochromatin.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for MBD5 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for MBD5 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
nucleus 5
cytosol 2

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for MBD5 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus IEA,IDA 20700456
GO:0005694 chromosome IEA --
GO:0010369 chromocenter IDA 20700456
GO:0070062 extracellular exosome IDA 19056867
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Pathways & Interactions for MBD5 Gene

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Pathways by source for MBD5 Gene

Interacting Proteins for MBD5 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for MBD5 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007399 nervous system development IMP 23587880
GO:0040014 regulation of multicellular organism growth ISS --
GO:0042593 glucose homeostasis ISS --
GO:0044708 single-organism behavior IMP 23587880
GO:0060399 positive regulation of growth hormone receptor signaling pathway ISS --
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for MBD5 Gene

Transcripts for MBD5 Gene

Unigene Clusters for MBD5 Gene

Methyl-CpG binding domain protein 5:
Representative Sequences:

Inhibitory RNA Products

Flow Cytometry Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for MBD5 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for MBD5 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for MBD5 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and SAGE for MBD5 Gene

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for MBD5 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Tlymphocyte (68.8).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for MBD5 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for MBD5 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of MBD5 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for MBD5 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for MBD5 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Detected in heart, placenta, liver, skeletal muscle, kidney and pancreas.
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with MBD5: view

Primer Products

No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery and mRNA differential expression in normal tissues for MBD5 Gene

Orthologs for MBD5 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for MBD5 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia MBD5 34 35
  • 99.53 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia MBD5 34 35
  • 96.71 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia MBD5 34 35
  • 95.65 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Mbd5 34 16 35
  • 93.75 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia MBD5 35
  • 90 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia MBD5 35
  • 48 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves MBD5 34 35
  • 86 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia MBD5 35
  • 72 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia mbd5 34
  • 75.16 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii mbd5 35
  • 56 (a)
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.14069 34
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta sba 35
  • 11 (a)
Species where no ortholog for MBD5 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for MBD5 Gene

Gene Tree for MBD5 (if available)
Gene Tree for MBD5 (if available)

Paralogs for MBD5 Gene

Paralogs for MBD5 Gene

(2) SIMAP similar genes for MBD5 Gene using alignment to 4 proteins:

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Variants for MBD5 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for MBD5 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 02 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs398122412 Pathogenic 148,462,618(+) CAGGT(-/T)AAAAC nc-transcript-variant, reference, frameshift-variant
rs794727928 Pathogenic 148,463,862(+) TTCAT(-/AAAAGCAT)GGAAG nc-transcript-variant, reference, frameshift-variant
rs796052719 Pathogenic 148,468,833(+) TAATA(-/TA)CCTCT nc-transcript-variant, reference, frameshift-variant
rs35692977 Likely benign 148,489,610(-) GCATC(A/G)ACAAC nc-transcript-variant, reference, synonymous-codon
rs376249586 Likely benign 148,490,364(+) AAAGC(A/G)TTAAT nc-transcript-variant, reference, missense

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for MBD5 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv4092n100 CNV loss 25217958
dgv743e214 CNV loss 21293372
esv1091060 CNV deletion 17803354
esv1092103 CNV deletion 17803354
esv2450736 CNV deletion 19546169
esv2660027 CNV deletion 23128226
esv27183 CNV loss 19812545
esv2720941 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2720942 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2751831 CNV gain 17911159
esv2762913 CNV gain 21179565
esv29150 CNV loss 19812545
esv3336236 CNV insertion 20981092
esv3393608 CNV insertion 20981092
esv3584100 CNV loss 25503493
esv3584101 CNV loss 25503493
esv3592833 CNV loss 21293372
esv3592834 CNV loss 21293372
esv3592835 CNV gain 21293372
esv3592836 CNV loss 21293372
esv3592839 CNV gain 21293372
esv3592840 CNV loss 21293372
esv3592841 CNV loss 21293372
esv3592842 CNV gain 21293372
esv3592843 CNV loss 21293372
esv3592844 CNV loss 21293372
esv3592845 CNV loss 21293372
esv3592846 CNV loss 21293372
esv3893492 CNV loss 25118596
nsv1004431 CNV loss 25217958
nsv1004663 CNV gain 25217958
nsv1009608 CNV loss 25217958
nsv1012123 CNV loss 25217958
nsv1012275 CNV gain 25217958
nsv1015003 CNV gain 25217958
nsv1141368 CNV duplication 24896259
nsv1151248 CNV deletion 26484159
nsv477271 CNV novel sequence insertion 20440878
nsv518198 CNV loss 19592680
nsv523090 CNV loss 19592680
nsv583289 CNV loss 21841781
nsv583290 CNV loss 21841781
nsv961895 CNV duplication 23825009
nsv999952 CNV gain 25217958

Variation tolerance for MBD5 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 2.01% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 2.81; 47.66% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for MBD5 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 MBD5 Gene

Disorders for MBD5 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(11) MalaCards diseases for MBD5 Gene - From: Orphanet, DISEASES, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
autosomal dominant non-syndromic intellectual disability
  • autosomal dominant mental retardation
mbd5 haploinsufficiency
  • 2q23.1 microdeletion syndrome
paralytic lagophthalmos
ptosis, congenital
  • congenital ptosis
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  • Mental retardation, autosomal dominant 1 (MRD1) [MIM:156200]: A disorder characterized by significantly below average general intellectual functioning associated with impairments in adaptive behavior and manifested during the developmental period. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:17847001}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Relevant External Links for MBD5

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
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No data available for Genatlas for MBD5 Gene

Publications for MBD5 Gene

  1. Copy-number variations measured by single-nucleotide-polymorphism oligonucleotide arrays in patients with mental retardation. (PMID: 17847001) Wagenstaller J. … Strom T.M. (Am. J. Hum. Genet. 2007) 3 4 22 64
  2. Comparative study of methyl-CpG-binding domain proteins. (PMID: 12529184) Roloff T.C. … Nuber U.A. (BMC Genomics 2003) 2 3 4 64
  3. The human proteins MBD5 and MBD6 associate with heterochromatin but they do not bind methylated DNA. (PMID: 20700456) Laget S. … Defossez P.A. (PLoS ONE 2010) 3 4 64
  4. Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs. (PMID: 14702039) Ota T. … Sugano S. (Nat. Genet. 2004) 3 4 64
  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 64

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