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Aliases for NAPSA Gene

Aliases for NAPSA Gene

  • Napsin A Aspartic Peptidase 2 3 5
  • Kidney-Derived Aspartic Protease-Like Protein 2 3
  • Aspartyl Protease 4 3 4
  • TA01/TA02 3 4
  • Napsin-1 3 4
  • Asp 4 3 4
  • NAP1 3 4
  • ASP4 3 4
  • NAPA 3 4
  • EC 63
  • Pronapsin A 3
  • EC 63
  • EC 63
  • EC 3.4.23.- 4
  • EC 3.4.23 63
  • SNAPA 3
  • KDAP 3
  • KAP 3

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NAPSA Gene

  • GC19M055554
  • GC19M055555
  • GC19M050861
  • GC19M047199
  • GC19M050366
  • GC19M050367

Summaries for NAPSA Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for NAPSA Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the peptidase A1 family of aspartic proteases. The encoded preproprotein is proteolytically processed to generate an activation peptide and the mature protease. The activation peptides of aspartic proteinases function as inhibitors of the protease active site. These peptide segments, or pro-parts, are deemed important for correct folding, targeting, and control of the activation of aspartic proteinase zymogens. The encoded protease may play a role in the proteolytic processing of pulmonary surfactant protein B in the lung and may function in protein catabolism in the renal proximal tubules. This gene has been described as a marker for lung adenocarcinoma and renal cell carcinoma. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2016]

GeneCards Summary for NAPSA Gene

NAPSA (Napsin A Aspartic Peptidase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NAPSA include Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma and Ovarian Clear Cell Adenofibroma. Among its related pathways are Lysosome and Surfactant metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include peptidase activity and aspartic-type endopeptidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is REN.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NAPSA Gene

  • May be involved in processing of pneumocyte surfactant precursors.

Gene Wiki entry for NAPSA Gene

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

Genomics for NAPSA Gene

Regulatory Elements for NAPSA Gene

Enhancers for NAPSA Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Score Enhancer Sources TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Other Gene Targets for Enhancer

Enhancers around NAPSA on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

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

ENSRs around NAPSA on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for NAPSA Gene

50,358,472 bp from pter
50,369,331 bp from pter
10,860 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for NAPSA Gene

Genes around NAPSA on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

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

RefSeq DNA sequence for NAPSA Gene

Proteins for NAPSA Gene

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

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q8WWD9

    Protein attributes for NAPSA Gene

    420 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    45387 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for NAPSA Gene

Proteomics data for NAPSA Gene at MOPED

Selected DME Specific Peptides for NAPSA Gene

Post-translational modifications for NAPSA Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn 90, Asn 133, and Asn 336
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for NAPSA Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

Antibody Products

Domains & Families for NAPSA Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for NAPSA Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Contains 1 peptidase A1 domain.
  • Belongs to the peptidase A1 family.
  • Contains 1 peptidase A1 domain.
  • Belongs to the peptidase A1 family.
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No data available for Gene Families for NAPSA Gene

Function for NAPSA Gene

Molecular function for NAPSA Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
May be involved in processing of pneumocyte surfactant precursors.

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for NAPSA Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with NAPSA: view

Animal Model Products

  • Taconic Biosciences Mouse Models for NAPSA

No data available for Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for NAPSA Gene

Localization for NAPSA Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NAPSA Gene


Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for NAPSA Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for NAPSA gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
lysosome 5
vacuole 5
endosome 4
cytoskeleton 1
cytosol 1
endoplasmic reticulum 1
nucleus 1
peroxisome 1

No data available for Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for NAPSA Gene

Pathways & Interactions for NAPSA Gene

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

Pathways by source for NAPSA Gene

2 Reactome pathways for NAPSA Gene
1 KEGG pathway for NAPSA Gene

Interacting Proteins for NAPSA Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for NAPSA Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006508 proteolysis IEA,NAS 9877162
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with NAPSA: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for NAPSA Gene

Drugs & Compounds for NAPSA Gene

(1) Drugs for NAPSA Gene - From: ApexBio

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Pepstatin A Pharma Aspartic proteinases inhibitor 0

(1) ApexBio Compounds for NAPSA Gene

Compound Action Cas Number
Pepstatin A Aspartic proteinases inhibitor 26305-03-3
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Transcripts for NAPSA Gene

Unigene Clusters for NAPSA Gene

Napsin A aspartic peptidase:
Representative Sequences:

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

ExUns: 1a · 1b ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3 ^ 4a · 4b ^ 5a · 5b ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9a · 9b · 9c
SP1: - - -
SP2: - -
SP3: - - - -
SP4: - -

Relevant External Links for NAPSA Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for NAPSA Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for NAPSA Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

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

This gene is overexpressed in Lung (x39.1) and Kidney - Cortex (x9.7).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for NAPSA Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Urine (42.8) and Lung (22.2).

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

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for NAPSA Gene Hs.512843

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for NAPSA Gene

Tissue specificity: Expressed predominantly in adult lung (type II pneumocytes) and kidney and in fetal lung. Low levels in adult spleen and very low levels in peripheral blood leukocytes.
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Primer Products

No data available for Protein tissue co-expression partners for NAPSA Gene

Orthologs for NAPSA Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals and fungi.

Orthologs for NAPSA Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia NAPSA 35
  • 85.12 (n)
  • 80.94 (a)
  • 77 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia NAPSA 35
  • 84.41 (n)
  • 79.35 (a)
  • 77 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Napsa 35
  • 78.45 (n)
  • 72.18 (a)
Napsa 16
Napsa 36
  • 70 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia NAPSA 35
  • 99.29 (n)
  • 98.57 (a)
  • 99 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Napsa 35
  • 78.56 (n)
  • 71.86 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia NAPSA 36
  • 72 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia NAPSA 36
  • 55 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves -- 36
  • 40 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 36
  • 39 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii NAPSA 36
  • 47 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta cathD 36
  • 48 (a)
CG10104 36
  • 41 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea asp-4 36
  • 40 (a)
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes PEP4 36
  • 39 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.8194 36
  • 45 (a)
Species with no ortholog for NAPSA:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • 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)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for NAPSA Gene

Gene Tree for NAPSA (if available)
Gene Tree for NAPSA (if available)

Paralogs for NAPSA Gene

Paralogs for NAPSA Gene

(7) SIMAP similar genes for NAPSA Gene using alignment to 2 proteins: Pseudogenes for NAPSA Gene

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Variants for NAPSA Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for NAPSA Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 19 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs11670727 - 50,359,511(+) CCCAG(C/T)CAGCA reference, missense
rs676314 - 50,362,278(-) CAGGA(C/T)CCTGA reference, missense
rs12978049 -- 50,367,568(+) tctct(C/G)tctct intron-variant, upstream-variant-2KB
rs12978062 -- 50,367,574(+) tctct(C/G)tctct intron-variant, upstream-variant-2KB
rs8100758 -- 50,362,140(+) GGCGC(A/G)GGGGT intron-variant

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

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv3976n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv2529 CNV Insertion 18451855
nsv912281 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv912282 CNV Loss 21882294

Variation tolerance for NAPSA Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 80.9% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 5.41; 71.22% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for NAPSA Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

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

Disorders for NAPSA Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(17) MalaCards diseases for NAPSA Gene - From: DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
sarcomatoid mesothelioma
  • malignant fibrous mesothelioma
ovarian clear cell adenofibroma
krukenberg carcinoma
  • krukenberg neoplasm
lung cancer susceptibility 3
  • lung adenocarcinoma
ovarian clear cell carcinoma
  • clear-cell ovarian carcinoma
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search NAPSA in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases

Relevant External Links for NAPSA

Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with NAPSA: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for NAPSA Gene

Publications for NAPSA Gene

  1. Napsin A, a member of the aspartic protease family, is abundantly expressed in normal lung and kidney tissue and is expressed in lung adenocarcinomas. (PMID: 10580105) Chuman Y. … Linder S. (FEBS Lett. 1999) 3 4 23 67
  2. Napsin A and thyroid transcription factor-1 expression in carcinomas of the lung, breast, pancreas, colon, kidney, thyroid, and malignant mesothelioma. (PMID: 19740516) Bishop J.A. … Illei P.B. (Hum. Pathol. 2010) 3 23
  3. The aspartic protease napsin A suppresses tumor growth independent of its catalytic activity. (PMID: 18195689) Ueno T. … Linder S. (Lab. Invest. 2008) 3 23
  4. Cathepsin H and napsin A are active in the alveoli and increased in alveolar proteinosis. (PMID: 18216060) Woischnik M. … Griese M. (Eur. Respir. J. 2008) 3 23
  5. Aspartic proteinase napsin is a useful marker for diagnosis of primary lung adenocarcinoma. (PMID: 12698189) Ueno T. … Elmberger G. (Br. J. Cancer 2003) 3 23

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