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Aliases for MDGA1 Gene

Aliases for MDGA1 Gene

  • MAM Domain Containing Glycosylphosphatidylinositol Anchor 1 2 3
  • GPIM 3 4 6
  • Glycosylphosphatidylinositol-MAM 3 4
  • MAM Domain-Containing Protein 3 3 4
  • GPI And MAM Protein 3 4
  • MAMDC3 3 4
  • MAM Domain-Containing Glycosylphosphatidylinositol Anchor Protein 1 3
  • Glycosyl-Phosphatidyl-Inositol-MAM 3

External Ids for MDGA1 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MDGA1 Gene

  • GC06U990326
  • GC06M037596
  • GC06M037647
  • GC06M037708
  • GC06M037319

Summaries for MDGA1 Gene

GeneCards Summary for MDGA1 Gene

MDGA1 (MAM Domain Containing Glycosylphosphatidylinositol Anchor 1) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is MALRD1.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MDGA1 Gene

  • Required for radial migration of cortical neurons in the superficial layer of the neocortex (By similarity). Plays a role in the formation or maintenance of inhibitory synapses. May function by inhibiting the activity of NLGN2.

No data available for Entrez Gene Summary , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for MDGA1 Gene

Genomics for MDGA1 Gene

Regulatory Elements for MDGA1 Gene

Genomic Location for MDGA1 Gene

37,630,679 bp from pter
37,699,306 bp from pter
68,628 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for MDGA1 Gene

UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track
Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for MDGA1 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for MDGA1 Gene

Proteins for MDGA1 Gene

  • Protein details for MDGA1 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    MAM domain-containing glycosylphosphatidylinositol anchor protein 1
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A6NHG0
    • Q8NBE3

    Protein attributes for MDGA1 Gene

    955 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    105790 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts heterophilically through its MAM domain with proteins in axon-rich regions and through its Ig-like domains with proteins in differentiating muscle (By similarity). Interacts (through the Ig-like domains) with NLGN2.
    • Sequence=BAC03502.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for MDGA1 Gene


neXtProt entry for MDGA1 Gene

Proteomics data for MDGA1 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for MDGA1 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn42, Asn90, Asn235, Asn247, Asn257, Asn307, Asn331, Asn432, Asn655, Asn747, and Asn826
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for MDGA1 Gene

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for MDGA1 Gene

Domains for MDGA1 Gene

Gene Families for MDGA1 Gene

  • IGD :Immunoglobulin superfamily / Immunoglobulin-like domain containing
  • ISET :Immunoglobulin superfamily / I-set domain containing

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Q8NFP4
  • Contains 1 fibronectin type-III domain.
  • Contains 6 Ig-like (immunoglobulin-like) domains.
  • Contains 1 MAM domain.
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Function for MDGA1 Gene

Molecular function for MDGA1 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Required for radial migration of cortical neurons in the superficial layer of the neocortex (By similarity). Plays a role in the formation or maintenance of inhibitory synapses. May function by inhibiting the activity of NLGN2.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for MDGA1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003674 molecular_function ND --
GO:0005515 protein binding --
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Phenotypes for MDGA1 Gene

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miRNA for MDGA1 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target MDGA1

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for MDGA1 Gene

Localization for MDGA1 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MDGA1 Gene

Cell membrane; Lipid-anchor, GPI-anchor. Note=Associated with lipid rafts.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for MDGA1 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for MDGA1 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
extracellular 2
cytosol 1
lysosome 1
nucleus 1
peroxisome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for MDGA1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005615 extracellular space IDA 22664934
GO:0005794 Golgi apparatus IDA --
GO:0005886 plasma membrane IDA --
GO:0016020 membrane --
GO:0046658 anchored component of plasma membrane ISS 15019943
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Pathways for MDGA1 Gene

SuperPathways for MDGA1 Gene

No Data Available

Interacting Proteins for MDGA1 Gene

STRING Interaction Network Preview (showing 2 interactants - click image to see details)
Selected Interacting proteins: ENSP00000402584 for MDGA1 Gene via STRING

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for MDGA1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001764 neuron migration ISS --
GO:0007420 brain development ISS 15019943
GO:0021527 spinal cord association neuron differentiation ISS 15019943
GO:0021799 cerebral cortex radially oriented cell migration IEA --
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No data available for Pathways by source for MDGA1 Gene

Transcripts for MDGA1 Gene

Unigene Clusters for MDGA1 Gene

MAM domain containing glycosylphosphatidylinositol anchor 1:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for MDGA1 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2 ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b ^ 6a · 6b ^ 7 ^ 8a · 8b ^ 9a · 9b ^ 10 ^ 11 ^ 12 ^ 13a · 13b · 13c ^ 14a · 14b ^ 15 ^ 16 ^ 17 ^ 18a ·
SP2: - -
SP3: -
SP6: - -
SP7: -
SP8: -
SP11: -
SP12: -

ExUns: 18b · 18c ^ 19 ^ 20a · 20b · 20c

Relevant External Links for MDGA1 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for MDGA1 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for MDGA1 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for MDGA1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Brain - Cerebellum (19.2) and Brain - Cerebellar Hemisphere (16.8).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB and MOPED for MDGA1 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for MDGA1 Gene Hs.437993

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for MDGA1 Gene

Tissue specificity: Has been found in brain, heart, skeletal muscle and kidney. Found to be overexpressed in tumor tissues
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Orthologs for MDGA1 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for MDGA1 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia MDGA1 35
  • 99.72 (n)
  • 99.9 (a)
MDGA1 36
  • 100 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia MDGA1 35
  • 92.36 (n)
  • 97.28 (a)
MDGA1 36
  • 97 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia MDGA1 35
  • 92.42 (n)
  • 97.27 (a)
MDGA1 36
  • 98 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Mdga1 35
  • 89.83 (n)
  • 96.09 (a)
Mdga1 16
Mdga1 36
  • 96 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia MDGA1 36
  • 78 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia MDGA1 36
  • 63 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Mdga1 35
  • 89.38 (n)
  • 95.33 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves MDGA1 35
  • 74.53 (n)
  • 79.24 (a)
MDGA1 36
  • 79 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia MDGA1 36
  • 76 (a)
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia Xl.13549 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii LOC569180 35
  • 65.07 (n)
  • 62.63 (a)
MDGA1 36
  • 61 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 33 (a)
Species with no ortholog for MDGA1:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • 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)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for MDGA1 Gene

Gene Tree for MDGA1 (if available)
Gene Tree for MDGA1 (if available)

Paralogs for MDGA1 Gene

Paralogs for MDGA1 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for MDGA1 Gene using alignment to 7 proteins:

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Variants for MDGA1 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for MDGA1 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 06 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs708020 -- 37,649,793(+) TCATC(C/T)TGTTA intron-variant, utr-variant-3-prime
rs708021 -- 37,649,753(+) AACTC(C/T)TAGAA intron-variant, downstream-variant-500B
rs708022 -- 37,649,743(+) AGTGC(A/C)TTAAA intron-variant, downstream-variant-500B
rs708023 -- 37,636,559(-) TCCTA(G/T)CCTCA utr-variant-3-prime
rs761413 -- 37,664,458(+) CCTCC(C/T)GGCTC intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for MDGA1 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv2752124 CNV Gain 17911159
esv2731934 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2667581 CNV Deletion 23128226
esv27953 CNV Loss 19812545

Relevant External Links for MDGA1 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MDGA1 Gene

Disorders for MDGA1 Gene

Relevant External Links for MDGA1

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MDGA1 Gene

Publications for MDGA1 Gene

  1. Characterization of MDGA1, a novel human glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored protein localized in lipid rafts. (PMID: 15922729) Diaz-Lopez A. … De Juan C. (Exp. Cell Res. 2005) 2 3 4
  2. Human plasma N-glycoproteome analysis by immunoaffinity subtraction, hydrazide chemistry, and mass spectrometry. (PMID: 16335952) Liu T. … Smith R.D. (J. Proteome Res. 2005) 3 4
  3. Association analysis of schizophrenia on 18 genes involved in neuronal migration: MDGA1 as a new susceptibility gene. (PMID: 18384059) KAohler A.K. … Andreassen O.A. (Am. J. Med. Genet. B Neuropsychiatr. Genet. 2008) 3 48
  4. WITHDRAWN: Common polymorphisms in the MDGA1 gene are associated with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia in the Chinese Han population. (PMID: 20036297) Li J. … Shi Y. (Prog. Neuropsychopharmacol. Biol. Psychiatry 2009) 3 48
  5. Personalized smoking cessation: interactions between nicotine dose, dependence and quit-success genotype score. (PMID: 20379614) Rose J.E. … Uhl G.R. (Mol. Med. 2010) 3 48

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