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Aliases for MYCN Gene

Aliases for MYCN Gene

  • V-Myc Avian Myelocytomatosis Viral Oncogene Neuroblastoma Derived Homolog 2 3
  • NMYC 3 4 6
  • Class E Basic Helix-Loop-Helix Protein 37 3 4
  • BHLHe37 3 4
  • MODED 3 6
  • ODED 3 6
  • Neuroblastoma-Derived V-Myc Avian Myelocytomatosis Viral Related Oncogene 3
  • N-Myc Proto-Oncogene Protein 3
  • Neuroblastoma MYC Oncogene 3
  • Oncogene NMYC 3
  • Pp65/67 3
  • N-Myc 3

External Ids for MYCN Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for MYCN Gene

  • NMYC

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MYCN Gene

  • GC02P016084
  • GC02P016102
  • GC02P016032
  • GC02P015998
  • GC02P016080

Summaries for MYCN Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for MYCN Gene

  • This gene is a member of the MYC family and encodes a protein with a basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) domain. This protein is located in the nucleus and must dimerize with another bHLH protein in order to bind DNA. Amplification of this gene is associated with a variety of tumors, most notably neuroblastomas. Multiple alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2014]

GeneCards Summary for MYCN Gene

MYCN (V-Myc Avian Myelocytomatosis Viral Oncogene Neuroblastoma Derived Homolog) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MYCN include feingold syndrome and non-hereditary retinoblastoma. Among its related pathways are Transcriptional misregulation in cancer and Neuroscience. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity and protein dimerization activity. An important paralog of this gene is MYC.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MYCN Gene

  • May function as a transcription factor

Gene Wiki entry for MYCN Gene

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

Genomics for MYCN Gene

Regulatory Elements for MYCN Gene

Epigenetics Products

  • DNA Methylation CpG Assay Predesigned for Pyrosequencing in human,mouse,rat

Genomic Location for MYCN Gene

15,940,561 bp from pter
15,947,007 bp from pter
6,447 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for MYCN Gene

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

RefSeq DNA sequence for MYCN Gene

Proteins for MYCN Gene

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

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    N-myc proto-oncogene protein
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q53XS5
    • Q6LDT9

    Protein attributes for MYCN Gene

    464 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    49561 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Efficient DNA binding requires dimerization with another bHLH protein. Binds DNA as a heterodimer with MAX. Interacts with KDM5A, KDM5B and HUWE1.
    • Sequence=AAA36371.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=CAA68678.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

neXtProt entry for MYCN Gene

Proteomics data for MYCN Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for MYCN Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for MYCN Gene

Antibody Products

  • Cell Signaling Technology (CST) Antibodies for MYCN (N-Myc)

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for MYCN Gene

Domains for MYCN Gene

Gene Families for MYCN Gene

  • bHLH :Basic helix-loop-helix proteins

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • P04198
  • Contains 1 bHLH (basic helix-loop-helix) domain.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with MYCN: view

Function for MYCN Gene

Molecular function for MYCN Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
avian myelocytomatosis viral (v-myc) oncogene homolog,neuroblastoma derived,amplified in retinoblastoma,neuroblastoma,small cell carcinoma of the lung,with poor prognosis
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
May function as a transcription factor

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for MYCN Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003677 DNA binding TAS 10597290
GO:0003700 sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity IEA --
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 10597290
GO:0046983 protein dimerization activity IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with MYCN: view
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with MYCN: view

Animal Models for MYCN Gene

MGI Knock Outs for MYCN:

Animal Model Products

Transcription Factor Targeting for MYCN Gene

Selected GeneGlobe predicted Target genes for MYCN
Targeting motifs for MYCN Gene
HOMER Transcription Factor Regulatory Elements motif MYCN
  • Consensus sequence: GNCCACGTGG Submotif: canonical Cell Type: mES GeoId: GSE11431

miRNA Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

  • Predesigned siRNA for gene silencing in human,mouse,rat for MYCN

In Situ Assay Products

Flow Cytometry Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for MYCN Gene

Localization for MYCN Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MYCN Gene

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for MYCN Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for MYCN gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 5
cytoskeleton 2
extracellular 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for MYCN Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000785 chromatin TAS 3796607
GO:0005634 nucleus IDA 10597290
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with MYCN: view

Pathways for MYCN Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with MYCN: view

Pathways by source for MYCN Gene

2 Cell Signaling Technology pathways for MYCN Gene
1 KEGG pathway for MYCN Gene
1 Tocris pathway for MYCN Gene

PCR Array Products

  • Pathway & Disease-focused RT² Profiler PCR Arrays

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for MYCN Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001502 cartilage condensation IEA --
GO:0002053 positive regulation of mesenchymal cell proliferation IEA --
GO:0006355 regulation of transcription, DNA-templated --
GO:0006357 regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter TAS 3796607
GO:0008284 positive regulation of cell proliferation --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with MYCN: view

Compounds for MYCN Gene

(40) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for MYCN Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
retinoic acid 62.8 46
ornithine 36.9 7
catecholamine 30.5 4
hmba 28.8 1
phenylacetate 28.5 1
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with MYCN: view

Transcripts for MYCN Gene

mRNA/cDNA for MYCN Gene

Unigene Clusters for MYCN Gene

V-myc myelocytomatosis viral related oncogene, neuroblastoma derived (avian):
Representative Sequences:

miRNA Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

  • Predesigned siRNA for gene silencing in human,mouse,rat for MYCN

Primer Products

Flow Cytometry Products

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

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for MYCN Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for MYCN Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for MYCN Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Protein differential expression in normal tissues for MYCN Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Adipocyte (46.2) and Tlymphocyte (16.8).

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

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for MYCN Gene Hs.25960

genes like me logo Genes that share expressions with MYCN: view

Expression partners for MYCN Gene

In Situ Assay Products

No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues and mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for MYCN Gene

Orthologs for MYCN Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for MYCN Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia MYCN 35
  • 88.73 (n)
  • 92.45 (a)
  • 90 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia MYCN 35
  • 89.18 (n)
  • 96.81 (a)
  • 97 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Mycn 35
  • 82.79 (n)
  • 84.82 (a)
Mycn 16
Mycn 36
  • 84 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia MYCN 35
  • 99.64 (n)
  • 99.57 (a)
  • 100 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Mycn 35
  • 83.51 (n)
  • 85.25 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia MYCN 36
  • 57 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves MYCN 35
  • 72.32 (n)
  • 72.79 (a)
  • 62 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia MYCN 36
  • 54 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia mycn 35
  • 62.95 (n)
  • 63.57 (a)
Str.16732 35
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia mycn-prov 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii mycn 35
  • 59.92 (n)
  • 59.24 (a)
wufb57a02 35
mycn 36
  • 42 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta dm 36
  • 11 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 12 (a)
Species with no ortholog for MYCN:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • oppossum (Monodelphis domestica)
  • 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 MYCN Gene

Gene Tree for MYCN (if available)
Gene Tree for MYCN (if available)

Paralogs for MYCN Gene

Paralogs for MYCN Gene

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

genes like me logo Genes that share paralogs with MYCN: view

Variants for MYCN Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for MYCN Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 02 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs922 -- 15,946,347(+) GGTGA(C/T)GGTTG utr-variant-3-prime
rs1048 -- 15,946,343(+) CGTTG(C/G/T)TGACG utr-variant-3-prime
rs15260 -- 15,946,883(+) TGGTG(C/T)ATAGA utr-variant-3-prime
rs2434042 -- 15,945,089(+) ccgcc(A/T)cccgg intron-variant
rs2515689 -- 15,944,945(+) GGGAA(A/G)GAAAa intron-variant

Relevant External Links for MYCN Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

PCR Panel Products

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for MYCN Gene

Disorders for MYCN Gene

(1) OMIM Diseases for MYCN Gene (164840)


  • Note=Amplification of the N-MYC gene is associated with a variety of human tumors, most frequently neuroblastoma, where the level of amplification appears to increase as the tumor progresses.
  • Feingold syndrome 1 (FGLDS1) [MIM:164280]: A syndrome characterized by variable combinations of esophageal and duodenal atresias, microcephaly, learning disability, mental retardation, and limb malformations. Hand and foot abnormalities may include hypoplastic thumbs, clinodactyly of second and fifth fingers, syndactyly (characteristically between second and third and fourth and fifth toes), and shortened or absent middle phalanges. Cardiac and renal malformations, vertebral anomalies, and deafness have also been described. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:15821734, ECO:0000269 PubMed:16906565}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

(70) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for MYCN Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
neuroblastoma metastatic 78.3 4
stage neuroblastoma 76.1 3
tumors 68.8 214
neuroepithelioma 68.4 3
retinoblastoma 66.2 32

Relevant External Links for MYCN

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Tumor Gene Database (TGDB):
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with MYCN: view

No data available for Genatlas for MYCN Gene

Publications for MYCN Gene

  1. Specific phosphorylation of the acidic central region of the N-myc protein by casein kinase II. (PMID: 1425701) Hagiwara T. … Taya Y. (Eur. J. Biochem. 1992) 3 4 23
  2. N-myc promotes survival and induces S-phase entry of postmitotic sympathetic neurons. (PMID: 11826111) Wartiovaara K. … Kaplan D.R. (J. Neurosci. 2002) 3 23
  3. Neuroblastoma: a single institution's experience with 128 children and an evaluation of clinical and biological prognostic factors. (PMID: 11881792) Lau L. (Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2002) 3 23
  4. Importance of Sp1 consensus motifs in the MYCN promoter. (PMID: 12219017) Inge T.H. … Bates P.J. (Surgery 2002) 3 23
  5. High level amplification of N-MYC is not associated with adverse histology or outcome in primary retinoblastoma tumours. (PMID: 12232763) Lillington D.M. … Young B.D. (Br. J. Cancer 2002) 3 23

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