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Aliases for MFSD8 Gene

Aliases for MFSD8 Gene

  • Major Facilitator Superfamily Domain Containing 8 2 3
  • CLN7 3 4 6
  • Ceroid-Lipofuscinosis, Neuronal 7, Late Infantile, Variant 2
  • Major Facilitator Superfamily Domain-Containing Protein 8 3
  • Ceroid-Lipofuscinosis, Neuronal 7, Late Infantile 3
  • Ceroid-Lipofuscinosis Neuronal Protein 7 4
  • MGC33302 6
  • CCMD 3

External Ids for MFSD8 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for MFSD8 Gene

  • CLN7

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MFSD8 Gene

  • GC04M129061
  • GC04M128838
  • GC04M124567

Summaries for MFSD8 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for MFSD8 Gene

  • This gene encodes a ubiquitous integral membrane protein that contains a transporter domain and a major facilitator superfamily (MFS) domain. Other members of the major facilitator superfamily transport small solutes through chemiosmotic ion gradients. The substrate transported by this protein is unknown. The protein likely localizes to lysosomal membranes. Mutations in this gene are correlated with a variant form of late infantile-onset neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (vLINCL). [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2008]

GeneCards Summary for MFSD8 Gene

MFSD8 (Major Facilitator Superfamily Domain Containing 8) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MFSD8 include ceroid lipofuscinosis, neuronal, 7 and macular dystrophy with central cone involvement. Among its related pathways are Lysosome.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MFSD8 Gene

  • May be a carrier that transport small solutes by using chemiosmotic ion gradients.

Gene Wiki entry for MFSD8 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for MFSD8 Gene

Genomics for MFSD8 Gene

Regulatory Elements for MFSD8 Gene

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Genomic Location for MFSD8 Gene

127,917,805 bp from pter
127,965,995 bp from pter
48,191 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for MFSD8 Gene

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Genomic Location for MFSD8 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for MFSD8 Gene

Proteins for MFSD8 Gene

  • Protein details for MFSD8 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Major facilitator superfamily domain-containing protein 8
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B2RDM1
    • B7Z205
    • Q8N2P3

    Protein attributes for MFSD8 Gene

    518 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    57628 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Alternative splice isoforms for MFSD8 Gene


neXtProt entry for MFSD8 Gene

Proteomics data for MFSD8 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for MFSD8 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn371 and Asn376
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for MFSD8 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

Antibody Products

  • Santa Cruz Biotechnology (SCBT) Antibodies for MFSD8

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for MFSD8 Gene

Domains for MFSD8 Gene

Protein Domains for MFSD8 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for MFSD8 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the major facilitator superfamily.
  • Belongs to the major facilitator superfamily.
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No data available for Gene Families for MFSD8 Gene

Function for MFSD8 Gene

Molecular function for MFSD8 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
May be a carrier that transport small solutes by using chemiosmotic ion gradients.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for MFSD8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0022857 transmembrane transporter activity --
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Phenotypes for MFSD8 Gene

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miRNA for MFSD8 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target MFSD8

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for MFSD8 Gene

Localization for MFSD8 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MFSD8 Gene

Lysosome membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein. Note=Sorting to lysosomes involves tyrosine- and/or dileucine-based motifs.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for MFSD8 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for MFSD8 gene
Compartment Confidence
lysosome 5
vacuole 5
nucleus 4
plasma membrane 3
peroxisome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for MFSD8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus --
GO:0005654 nucleoplasm IDA --
GO:0005764 lysosome --
GO:0005765 lysosomal membrane IDA 17897319
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane IEA --
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Pathways for MFSD8 Gene

SuperPathways for MFSD8 Gene

Superpath Contained pathways
1 Lysosome
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Pathways by source for MFSD8 Gene

1 KEGG pathway for MFSD8 Gene

Interacting Proteins for MFSD8 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for MFSD8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007040 lysosome organization IEA --
GO:0008219 cell death --
GO:0055085 transmembrane transport IEA --
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Transcripts for MFSD8 Gene

Unigene Clusters for MFSD8 Gene

Major facilitator superfamily domain containing 8:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for MFSD8 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2a · 2b · 2c ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6a · 6b · 6c ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9a · 9b ^ 10 ^ 11a · 11b ^ 12a · 12b ^ 13
SP1: - -
SP2: - -
SP3: -
SP5: -

Relevant External Links for MFSD8 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for MFSD8 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for MFSD8 Gene

Protein differential expression in normal tissues for MFSD8 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Nasal epithelium (59.5).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, MOPED, and MaxQB for MFSD8 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for MFSD8 Gene Hs.480701

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for MFSD8 Gene

Tissue specificity: Expressed at very low levels in all tissues tested.
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Expression partners for MFSD8 Gene

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No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery and mRNA differential expression in normal tissues for MFSD8 Gene

Orthologs for MFSD8 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for MFSD8 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia MFSD8 35
  • 88.74 (n)
  • 87.64 (a)
MFSD8 36
  • 87 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia MFSD8 35
  • 88.8 (n)
  • 86.1 (a)
MFSD8 36
  • 86 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Mfsd8 35
  • 84.04 (n)
  • 81.66 (a)
Mfsd8 16
Mfsd8 36
  • 82 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia MFSD8 35
  • 99.55 (n)
  • 99.23 (a)
MFSD8 36
  • 99 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 74 (a)
-- 36
  • 51 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves MFSD8 35
  • 70.87 (n)
  • 70.35 (a)
MFSD8 36
  • 61 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia MFSD8 36
  • 66 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia mfsd8 35
  • 66.47 (n)
  • 65.42 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii mfsd8 35
  • 63.41 (n)
  • 63.07 (a)
mfsd8 36
  • 62 (a)
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP012381 35
  • 45.31 (n)
  • 36.97 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG8596 35
  • 47.76 (n)
  • 37.23 (a)
CG8596 36
  • 32 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea CELE_F14D7.6 35
  • 47.45 (n)
  • 34.53 (a)
C25E10.4 36
  • 20 (a)
C25E10.5 36
  • 20 (a)
F14D7.6 36
  • 30 (a)
F27D9.2 36
  • 25 (a)
F52F10.2 36
  • 21 (a)
F57A8.7 36
  • 24 (a)
F58G11.4 36
  • 21 (a)
srsx-34 36
  • 18 (a)
T28C12.1 36
  • 30 (a)
T28C12.2 36
  • 28 (a)
W01B6.3 36
  • 25 (a)
W03C9.6 36
  • 22 (a)
W05E10.1 36
  • 27 (a)
Y53G8AR.7 36
  • 26 (a)
ZK550.2 36
  • 30 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 23 (a)
Species with no ortholog for MFSD8:
  • 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)
  • 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 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)

Evolution for MFSD8 Gene

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Paralogs for MFSD8 Gene

No data available for Paralogs for MFSD8 Gene

Variants for MFSD8 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for MFSD8 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 04 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs959822 -- 127,944,900(-) ctttg(A/C)gagtt intron-variant
rs959823 -- 127,944,650(-) aaaCA(A/C)TAGTG intron-variant
rs1565309 -- 127,943,281(-) CACTT(G/T)CTTAT intron-variant
rs1602084 -- 127,922,325(+) CACAA(A/G)AAGTA intron-variant
rs2007733 -- 127,950,998(-) ACTAC(A/G)ACCTC intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for MFSD8 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv879915 CNV Gain 21882294
dgv5711n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv879923 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv512834 CNV Insertion 21212237
esv2620539 CNV Insertion 19546169
esv1374529 CNV Insertion 17803354

Relevant External Links for MFSD8 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
Locus Specific Mutation Databases (LSDB)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MFSD8 Gene

Disorders for MFSD8 Gene

(1) OMIM Diseases for MFSD8 Gene (611124)


  • Ceroid lipofuscinosis, neuronal, 7 (CLN7) [MIM:610951]: A form of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis with onset in early childhood. Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses are progressive neurodegenerative, lysosomal storage diseases characterized by intracellular accumulation of autofluorescent liposomal material, and clinically by seizures, dementia, visual loss, and/or cerebral atrophy. The lipopigment patterns observed most often in neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis type 7 comprise mixed combinations of granular, curvilinear, fingerprint, and rectilinear profiles. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:17564970, ECO:0000269 PubMed:18850119, ECO:0000269 PubMed:19177532, ECO:0000269 PubMed:19201763, ECO:0000269 PubMed:19277732, ECO:0000269 PubMed:21990111, ECO:0000269 PubMed:22612257}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.
  • Macular dystrophy with central cone involvement (CCMD) [MIM:616170]: An ocular disease characterized by decreased visual acuity, slight pigmentary changes and color vision abnormalities, becoming apparent in the third to sixth decade of life. Fundus anomalies are variable and include bulls eye maculopathy, severe atrophy of central fovea, relatively spared fovea with surrounding atrophic ring, central retinal pigment epithelium and/or choroid changes, pale or atrophic peripapillary area, pale optic disk, relatively spared periphery, and slightly or moderately attenuated vessels. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:25227500}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

(1) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for MFSD8 Gene

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Publications for MFSD8 Gene

  1. The novel neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis gene MFSD8 encodes a putative lysosomal transporter. (PMID: 17564970) Siintola E. … Lehesjoki A.-E. (Am. J. Hum. Genet. 2007) 2 3 4
  2. Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis caused by MFSD8 mutations: a common theme emerging. (PMID: 19277732) Aldahmesh M.A. … Alkuraya F.S. (Neurogenetics 2009) 3 4
  3. Mutations in CLN7/MFSD8 are a common cause of variant late-infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis. (PMID: 19201763) Kousi M. … Lehesjoki A.-E. (Brain 2009) 3 4
  4. A novel mutation in the MFSD8 gene in late infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis. (PMID: 18850119) Stogmann E. … Zimprich A. (Neurogenetics 2009) 3 4
  5. Integral and associated lysosomal membrane proteins. (PMID: 17897319) Schroeder B. … Hasilik A. (Traffic 2007) 3 4

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