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Aliases for MFI2 Gene

Aliases for MFI2 Gene

  • Antigen P97 (Melanoma Associated) Identified By Monoclonal Antibodies 133.2 And 96.5 2 3
  • MAP97 3 4 6
  • Membrane-Bound Transferrin-Like Protein 2 3
  • Melanoma-Associated Antigen P97 3 4
  • Melanotransferrin 2 3
  • CD228 Antigen 4
  • CD228 3
  • MTF1 3
  • MTF 3

External Ids for MFI2 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MFI2 Gene

  • GC03M192695
  • GC03M197078
  • GC03M198136
  • GC03M198056
  • GC03M198218
  • GC03M196715
  • GC03M194028

Summaries for MFI2 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for MFI2 Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene is a cell-surface glycoprotein found on melanoma cells. The protein shares sequence similarity and iron-binding properties with members of the transferrin superfamily. The importance of the iron binding function has not yet been identified. This gene resides in the same region of chromosome 3 as members of the transferrin superfamily. Alternative splicing results in two transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for MFI2 Gene

MFI2 (Antigen P97 (Melanoma Associated) Identified By Monoclonal Antibodies 133.2 And 96.5) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MFI2 include melanotic neuroectodermal tumor and melanoma. GO annotations related to this gene include iron ion binding and ferric iron binding. An important paralog of this gene is TF.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MFI2 Gene

  • Involved in iron cellular uptake. Seems to be internalized and then recycled back to the cell membrane. Binds a single atom of iron per subunit. Could also bind zinc.

Gene Wiki entry for MFI2 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for MFI2 Gene

Genomics for MFI2 Gene

Regulatory Elements for MFI2 Gene

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Genomic Location for MFI2 Gene

196,988,621 bp from pter
197,029,816 bp from pter
41,196 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for MFI2 Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for MFI2 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for MFI2 Gene

Proteins for MFI2 Gene

  • Protein details for MFI2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q9BQE2

    Protein attributes for MFI2 Gene

    738 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    80215 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Alternative splice isoforms for MFI2 Gene


neXtProt entry for MFI2 Gene

Proteomics data for MFI2 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for MFI2 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn38, Asn135, and Asn515
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for MFI2 Gene

Antibody Products

  • R&D Systems Antibodies for MFI2 (Melanotransferrin/CD228)

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for MFI2 Gene

Domains for MFI2 Gene

Gene Families for MFI2 Gene

  • CD :CD molecules

Protein Domains for MFI2 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for MFI2 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • P08582
  • Contains 2 transferrin-like domains.
  • Belongs to the transferrin family.
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Function for MFI2 Gene

Molecular function for MFI2 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry: antigen p97 (melanoma associated) identified by monoclonal antibodies 133.2 and 96.5
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Involved in iron cellular uptake. Seems to be internalized and then recycled back to the cell membrane. Binds a single atom of iron per subunit. Could also bind zinc.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for MFI2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005506 iron ion binding IMP 7556058
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 19815549
GO:0008199 ferric iron binding --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with MFI2: view

Phenotypes for MFI2 Gene

MGI mutant phenotypes for MFI2:
inferred from 1 alleles
GenomeRNAi human phenotypes for MFI2:
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Animal Models for MFI2 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for MFI2:

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miRNA for MFI2 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target MFI2

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for MFI2 Gene

Localization for MFI2 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MFI2 Gene

Isoform 1: Cell membrane; Lipid-anchor, GPI-anchor.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for MFI2 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for MFI2 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
extracellular 3
nucleus 1
peroxisome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for MFI2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region --
GO:0005615 extracellular space IEA --
GO:0005887 integral component of plasma membrane TAS 2419904
GO:0009986 cell surface IDA 7556058
GO:0046658 anchored component of plasma membrane IDA 7556058
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with MFI2: view

Pathways for MFI2 Gene

SuperPathways for MFI2 Gene

No Data Available

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for MFI2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001558 NOT regulation of cell growth IMP 7556058
GO:0006879 cellular iron ion homeostasis --
GO:0010756 positive regulation of plasminogen activation IDA 16713448
GO:0042127 NOT regulation of cell proliferation IMP 7556058
GO:0055072 iron ion homeostasis IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with MFI2: view

No data available for Pathways by source for MFI2 Gene

Compounds for MFI2 Gene

(1) HMDB Compounds for MFI2 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
  • Armco iron

(6) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for MFI2 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
ferric ammonium citrate 73.5 2
iron 64.2 31
deferoxamine 50.3 2
fe3+ 39.3 1
zinc 32.2 6
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Transcripts for MFI2 Gene

Unigene Clusters for MFI2 Gene

Antigen p97 (melanoma associated) identified by monoclonal antibodies 133.2 and 96.5:
Representative Sequences:

Inhibitory RNA Products

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for MFI2 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4a · 4b ^ 5a · 5b ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9 ^ 10 ^ 11 ^ 12 ^ 13 ^ 14 ^ 15 ^ 16 ^ 17 ^ 18
SP1: - - - - -
SP2: - - - -
SP3: - -
SP4: -

Relevant External Links for MFI2 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for MFI2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for MFI2 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for MFI2 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for MFI2 Gene Hs.184727

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for MFI2 Gene

Tissue specificity: Found predominantly in human melanomas and in certain fetal tissues; also found in liver, epithelium, umbilical chord, placenta and sweat gland ducts
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In Situ Assay Products

No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues for MFI2 Gene

Orthologs for MFI2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for MFI2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia MFI2 35
  • 99.02 (n)
  • 98.91 (a)
MFI2 36
  • 98 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia MFI2 35
  • 89.31 (n)
  • 91 (a)
MFI2 36
  • 89 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia MFI2 35
  • 87.31 (n)
  • 87.62 (a)
MFI2 36
  • 86 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Mfi2 35
  • 83.22 (n)
  • 84.81 (a)
Mfi2 16
Mfi2 36
  • 83 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia MFI2 36
  • 59 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia MFI2 36
  • 73 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Mfi2 35
  • 83.12 (n)
  • 85.51 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves MFI2 35
  • 65.21 (n)
  • 62.91 (a)
MFI2 36
  • 61 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia MFI2 36
  • 54 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia mfi2 35
  • 59.11 (n)
  • 59.16 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii mfi2 35
  • 56.32 (n)
  • 49.71 (a)
mfi2 36
  • 47 (a)
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP005003 35
  • 50.41 (n)
  • 40.83 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta Tsf2 35
  • 49.57 (n)
  • 38.47 (a)
Tsf2 36
  • 30 (a)
Tsf2 37
  • 37 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 40 (a)
Species with no ortholog for MFI2:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for MFI2 Gene

Gene Tree for MFI2 (if available)
Gene Tree for MFI2 (if available)

Paralogs for MFI2 Gene

Paralogs for MFI2 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for MFI2 Gene using alignment to 3 proteins:

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Variants for MFI2 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for MFI2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 03 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs481068 -- 196,993,167(-) GATTG(C/T)GCCAC intron-variant
rs481074 -- 196,993,161(-) GCCAC(C/T)GCACT intron-variant
rs482877 -- 196,998,453(-) GGCCT(C/T)GACGA intron-variant
rs509016 -- 196,992,400(-) ACCGC(A/G)GTGAA intron-variant
rs509732 -- 196,991,284(-) ccccg(G/T)gctgc intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for MFI2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv822421 CNV Loss 20364138
nsv878191 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv517987 CNV Loss 19592680
nsv878192 CNV Gain 21882294
esv29143 CNV Loss 19812545
nsv822422 CNV Loss 20364138

Relevant External Links for MFI2 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MFI2 Gene

Disorders for MFI2 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

MalaCards: The human disease database. (3) Diseases for MFI2 Gene including...

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(1) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for MFI2 Gene

(7) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for MFI2 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
melanoma 67.7 30
senile plaques 19.1 2
alzheimers disease 11.3 6
tumors 7.56 11
metastasis 0 2

Relevant External Links for MFI2

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MFI2 Gene

Publications for MFI2 Gene

  1. Human melanotransferrin (p97) has only one functional iron-binding site. (PMID: 1544447) Baker E.N. … Hellstroem I. (FEBS Lett. 1992) 3 4 23
  2. Transport and expression in human melanomas of a transferrin-like glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored protein. (PMID: 8300636) Food M.R. … Jefferies W.A. (J. Biol. Chem. 1994) 3 4 23
  3. A novel iron uptake mechanism mediated by GPI-anchored human p97. (PMID: 7556058) Kennard M.L. … Jefferies W.A. (EMBO J. 1995) 3 4 23
  4. Coincident expression and distribution of melanotransferrin and transferrin receptor in human brain capillary endothelium. (PMID: 8705293) Rothenberger S. … Jefferies W.A. (Brain Res. 1996) 3 23
  5. Molecular detection of tumor-associated antigens shared by human cutaneous melanomas and gliomas. (PMID: 9176405) Chi D.D. … Hoon D.S. (Am. J. Pathol. 1997) 3 23

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