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Aliases for MDH1 Gene

Aliases for MDH1 Gene

  • Malate Dehydrogenase 1 2 3 5
  • Malate Dehydrogenase 1, NAD (Soluble) 2 3
  • Cytosolic Malate Dehydrogenase 3 4
  • Diiodophenylpyruvate Reductase 3 4
  • EC 4 61
  • MDHA 3 4
  • Epididymis Secretory Protein Li 32 3
  • Malate Dehydrogenase, Cytoplasmic 3
  • Malate Dehydrogenase, Peroxisomal 3
  • Soluble Malate Dehydrogenase 3
  • EC 4
  • HEL-S-32 3
  • MGC:1375 3
  • MDH-S 3
  • MOR2 3

External Ids for MDH1 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MDH1 Gene

  • GC02P063944
  • GC02P063773
  • GC02P063790
  • GC02P063727
  • GC02P063669

Summaries for MDH1 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for MDH1 Gene

  • This gene encodes an enzyme that catalyzes the NAD/NADH-dependent, reversible oxidation of malate to oxaloacetate in many metabolic pathways, including the citric acid cycle. Two main isozymes are known to exist in eukaryotic cells: one is found in the mitochondrial matrix and the other in the cytoplasm. This gene encodes the cytosolic isozyme, which plays a key role in the malate-aspartate shuttle that allows malate to pass through the mitochondrial membrane to be transformed into oxaloacetate for further cellular processes. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found for this gene. A recent study showed that a C-terminally extended isoform is produced by use of an alternative in-frame translation termination codon via a stop codon readthrough mechanism, and that this isoform is localized in the peroxisomes. Pseudogenes have been identified on chromosomes X and 6. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2016]

GeneCards Summary for MDH1 Gene

MDH1 (Malate Dehydrogenase 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MDH1 include Anemia, Sideroblastic, With Ataxia and Retinitis Pigmentosa. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Citrate cycle (TCA cycle). GO annotations related to this gene include oxidoreductase activity and oxidoreductase activity, acting on the CH-OH group of donors, NAD or NADP as acceptor. An important paralog of this gene is MDH1B.

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for MDH1 Gene

Genomics for MDH1 Gene

Regulatory Elements for MDH1 Gene

Enhancers for MDH1 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
GH02F063587 0.2 ENCODE 45.8 +1.3 1316 5.3 HDGF PKNOX1 ARNT CREB3L1 WRNIP1 ZFP64 ARID4B SIN3A FEZF1 DMAP1 MDH1 WDPCP ENSG00000281071
GH02F063665 0.9 Ensembl ENCODE 44 +77.5 77526 1.4 POLR2A ATF2 MDH1 RPL27P6 RPS4XP5
GH02F063595 0.2 Ensembl 42.7 +7.1 7092 0.2 MDH1 ENSG00000281071
GH02F063612 1.3 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 42 +25.7 25747 4.7 HDGF PKNOX1 MLX ARNT CREB3L1 ARID4B SIN3A FEZF1 DMAP1 YY1 MDH1 WDPCP UGP2 ENSG00000281071 PIR47439
GH02F063662 0.9 ENCODE 41.1 +74.0 74013 0.5 POLR2A MDH1 RPS4XP5 RPL27P6
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Enhancers around MDH1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for MDH1 Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters

Genomic Location for MDH1 Gene

63,588,609 bp from pter
63,607,197 bp from pter
18,589 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for MDH1 Gene

Genes around MDH1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
MDH1 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for MDH1 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for MDH1 Gene

Proteins for MDH1 Gene

  • Protein details for MDH1 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Malate dehydrogenase, cytoplasmic
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B2R5V5
    • B4DUN2
    • B7Z3I7
    • F5H098
    • Q6I9V0

    Protein attributes for MDH1 Gene

    334 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    36426 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Homodimer.

    Alternative splice isoforms for MDH1 Gene


neXtProt entry for MDH1 Gene

Selected DME Specific Peptides for MDH1 Gene


Post-translational modifications for MDH1 Gene

  • Acetylation at Lys-118 dramatically enhances enzymatic activity and promotes adipogenic differentiation.
  • ISGylated.
  • Ubiquitination at Lys 118, Lys 125, Lys 142, Lys 164, Lys 205, Lys 214, Lys 298, and Lys 318
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Domains & Families for MDH1 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for MDH1 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the LDH/MDH superfamily. MDH type 2 family.
  • Belongs to the LDH/MDH superfamily. MDH type 2 family.
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No data available for Gene Families for MDH1 Gene

Function for MDH1 Gene

Molecular function for MDH1 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
malate dehydrogenase,NAD,soluble,same as KETAR (keto acid reductase,alpha-1)
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
(S)-malate + NAD(+) = oxaloacetate + NADH.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
3-(3,5-diiodo-4-hydroxyphenyl)lactate + NAD(+) = 3-(3,5-diiodo-4-hydroxyphenyl)pyruvate + NADH.

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for MDH1 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for MDH1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004470 malic enzyme activity TAS 8786100
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 21044950
GO:0016491 oxidoreductase activity IEA --
GO:0016615 malate dehydrogenase activity IEA --
GO:0016616 oxidoreductase activity, acting on the CH-OH group of donors, NAD or NADP as acceptor IEA --
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miRNA for MDH1 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target MDH1

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No data available for Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for MDH1 Gene

Localization for MDH1 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MDH1 Gene


Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for MDH1 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for MDH1 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytoskeleton 5
cytosol 5
extracellular 5
mitochondrion 4
chloroplast 2
peroxisome 2
endoplasmic reticulum 1
lysosome 1
nucleus 1
plasma membrane 1
vacuole 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for MDH1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005615 extracellular space IDA 22664934
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IDA --
GO:0005739 mitochondrion IBA --
GO:0005813 centrosome IDA --
GO:0005829 cytosol TAS --
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Pathways & Interactions for MDH1 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for MDH1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005975 carbohydrate metabolic process IEA --
GO:0006094 gluconeogenesis TAS --
GO:0006099 tricarboxylic acid cycle IEA,IBA --
GO:0006107 oxaloacetate metabolic process IBA --
GO:0006108 malate metabolic process IBA --
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for MDH1 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for MDH1 Gene

(6) Drugs for MDH1 Gene - From: DrugBank, HMDB, and Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
2'-Monophosphoadenosine 5'-Diphosphoribose Experimental Pharma Target 0
NADH Nutra Target 0
malic acid Pharma Agonist, Activator 0
NAD Pharma Full agonist, Agonist 0

(10) Additional Compounds for MDH1 Gene - From: HMDB and Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
Hydrogen Ion
  • Hydrogen cation
  • Hydron
  • Proton
L-Malic acid
  • (-)-(S)-Malate
  • (-)-(S)-Malic acid
  • (-)-Hydroxysuccinate
  • (-)-Hydroxysuccinic acid
  • (-)-L-Malic acid
Oxalacetic acid
  • 2-Ketosuccinate
  • 2-Ketosuccinic acid
  • 2-Oxobutanedioate
  • 2-Oxobutanedioic acid
  • 2-Oxosuccinate
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Transcripts for MDH1 Gene

Unigene Clusters for MDH1 Gene

Malate dehydrogenase 1, NAD (soluble):
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for MDH1 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b ^ 6 ^ 7a · 7b · 7c · 7d ^ 8a · 8b · 8c ^ 9 ^ 10a · 10b ^ 11a · 11b ^ 12 ^ 13a · 13b · 13c
SP1: - - - - - -
SP2: - - - - -
SP3: - - - -
SP4: - - - - - - - -
SP5: - - - - - - - - - - -
SP6: - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
SP7: - - -
SP8: - - - -
SP9: - - - - - - - - -
SP10: - - - - -
SP11: - - -

Relevant External Links for MDH1 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for MDH1 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and SAGE for MDH1 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for MDH1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Heart - Left Ventricle (x6.9) and Heart - Atrial Appendage (x4.1).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MaxQB, and MOPED for MDH1 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for MDH1 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of MDH1 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for MDH1 Gene:

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No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery , Protein differential expression in normal tissues and mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for MDH1 Gene

Orthologs for MDH1 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for MDH1 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia MDH1 34 35
  • 99.72 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia MDH1 34 35
  • 93.69 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia MDH1 34 35
  • 93.59 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia MDH1 35
  • 91 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia MDH1 35
  • 91 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Mdh1 34 16 35
  • 90.29 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Mdh1 34
  • 89.19 (n)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves MDH1 34 35
  • 81.83 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia MDH1 35
  • 88 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia mdh1 34
  • 79.09 (n)
Str.84 34
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia MGC68659 34
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii mdh1aa 35
  • 78 (a)
mdh1b 34
  • 73.43 (n)
wufk59d03 34
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.3779 34
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG5362 36
  • 64 (a)
Mdh1 34 35
  • 62.44 (n)
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP009510 34
  • 60.56 (n)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea mdh-1 34 35
  • 59.43 (n)
thale cress
(Arabidopsis thaliana)
eudicotyledons AT1G04410 34
  • 60.69 (n)
Alicante grape
(Vitis vinifera)
eudicotyledons Vvi.7946 34
(Oryza sativa)
Liliopsida Os10g0478200 34
  • 60.99 (n)
(Hordeum vulgare)
Liliopsida Hv.746 34
(Triticum aestivum)
Liliopsida Ta.24987 34
(Zea mays)
Liliopsida Zm.5727 34
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.8282 35
  • 64 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona intestinalis)
Ascidiacea Cin.4600 34
Species where no ortholog for MDH1 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)

Evolution for MDH1 Gene

Gene Tree for MDH1 (if available)
Gene Tree for MDH1 (if available)

Paralogs for MDH1 Gene

Paralogs for MDH1 Gene

(1) SIMAP similar genes for MDH1 Gene using alignment to 8 proteins: Pseudogenes for MDH1 Gene

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Variants for MDH1 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for MDH1 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 02 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs768802269 Uncertain significance 63,588,259(+) GCAAA(A/G)CTCTC intron-variant, nc-transcript-variant, upstream-variant-2KB, reference, missense, utr-variant-5-prime
rs141340867 Benign 63,588,204(+) GTCTC(A/G/T)GGAGT intron-variant, nc-transcript-variant, upstream-variant-2KB, reference, missense, utr-variant-5-prime
rs10173604 -- 63,591,738(+) GCTTC(A/T)TGGCC intron-variant
rs10200146 -- 63,592,214(+) CATCA(A/G)TGGAT intron-variant
rs10202649 -- 63,605,830(+) CAGTA(A/C)TGATG intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for MDH1 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv582126 CNV gain 21841781
nsv7313 OTHER inversion 18451855

Variation tolerance for MDH1 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 25.2% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 1.10; 22.45% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for MDH1 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 MDH1 Gene

Disorders for MDH1 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(2) MalaCards diseases for MDH1 Gene - From: DISEASES and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
anemia, sideroblastic, with ataxia
  • anemia, sideroblastic, and spinocerebellar ataxia
retinitis pigmentosa
  • retinitis pigmentosa 1
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search MDH1 in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases

Relevant External Links for MDH1

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for MDH1 Gene

Publications for MDH1 Gene

  1. Molecular cloning and mapping of a human cDNA for cytosolic malate dehydrogenase (MDH1). (PMID: 8786100) Tanaka T. … Nakamura Y. (Genomics 1996) 3 4 22 64
  2. Acetylation of malate dehydrogenase 1 promotes adipogenic differentiation via activating its enzymatic activity. (PMID: 22693256) Kim E.Y. … Bae K.H. (J. Lipid Res. 2012) 3 4 64
  3. Physiogenomic analysis of statin-treated patients: domain-specific counter effects within the ACACB gene on low-density lipoprotein cholesterol? (PMID: 20602615) RuaA+o G. … Wu A.H. (Pharmacogenomics 2010) 3 46 64
  4. Genetic variants in nuclear-encoded mitochondrial genes influence AIDS progression. (PMID: 20877624) Hendrickson S.L. … O'Brien S.J. (PLoS ONE 2010) 3 46 64
  5. Physiogenomic comparison of edema and BMI in patients receiving rosiglitazone or pioglitazone. (PMID: 18996102) RuaA+o G. … Hanks S. (Clin. Chim. Acta 2009) 3 46 64

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