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Aliases for NIPAL4 Gene

Aliases for NIPAL4 Gene

  • NIPA-Like Domain Containing 4 2 3
  • Non-Imprinted In Prader-Willi/Angelman Syndrome Region Protein 4 3 4
  • NIPA-Like Protein 4 3 4
  • ICHTHYIN 3 4
  • ARCI6 3 6
  • ICHYN 3 6
  • Magnesium Transporter NIPA4 3
  • NIPA-Like 4 2
  • Ichthyin 2
  • NIPA4 4
  • ICHN 4

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Summaries for NIPAL4 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for NIPAL4 Gene

  • This gene likely encodes a membrane receptor. Mutations in this gene have been associated with autosomal recessive congenital ichthyosis. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2010]

GeneCards Summary for NIPAL4 Gene

NIPAL4 (NIPA-Like Domain Containing 4) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NIPAL4 include ichthyosis, congenital, autosomal recessive 6 and congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma. GO annotations related to this gene include magnesium ion transmembrane transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is NIPAL3.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NIPAL4 Gene

  • Acts as a Mg(2+) transporter. Can also transport other divalent cations such as Ba(2+), Mn(2+), Sr(2+) and Co(2+) but to a much less extent than Mg(2+) (By similarity). May be a receptor for ligands (trioxilins A3 and B3) from the hepoxilin pathway.

No data available for Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for NIPAL4 Gene

Genomics for NIPAL4 Gene

Genomic Location for NIPAL4 Gene

157,460,019 bp from pter
157,474,722 bp from pter
14,704 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for NIPAL4 Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for NIPAL4 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for NIPAL4 Gene

Regulatory Elements for NIPAL4 Gene

Proteins for NIPAL4 Gene

  • Protein details for NIPAL4 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Magnesium transporter NIPA4
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A8S6F1
    • A8S6F5
    • A8S6F8
    • B4DLF3
    • Q0D2J8
    • Q0D2J9

    Protein attributes for NIPAL4 Gene

    466 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    50058 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available
    • Sequence=ABW69630.1; Type=Miscellaneous discrepancy; Note=Protein truncation is due to an exon 5 splice site mutation which is found in a ARCII patient.; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for NIPAL4 Gene


neXtProt entry for NIPAL4 Gene

Proteomics data for NIPAL4 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for NIPAL4 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn69, Asn74, and Asn102

Other Protein References for NIPAL4 Gene

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for NIPAL4 Gene

Domains for NIPAL4 Gene

Protein Domains for NIPAL4 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for NIPAL4 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the NIPA family.:
    • Q0D2K0
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No data available for Gene Families for NIPAL4 Gene

Function for NIPAL4 Gene

Molecular function for NIPAL4 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Acts as a Mg(2+) transporter. Can also transport other divalent cations such as Ba(2+), Mn(2+), Sr(2+) and Co(2+) but to a much less extent than Mg(2+) (By similarity). May be a receptor for ligands (trioxilins A3 and B3) from the hepoxilin pathway.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for NIPAL4 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0015095 magnesium ion transmembrane transporter activity IEA --
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Phenotypes for NIPAL4 Gene

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for NIPAL4 Gene

Localization for NIPAL4 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NIPAL4 Gene

Membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for NIPAL4 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for NIPAL4 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 3
cytosol 1
nucleus 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for NIPAL4 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0016020 membrane --
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane IEA --
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Pathways for NIPAL4 Gene

SuperPathways for NIPAL4 Gene

No Data Available

Interacting Proteins for NIPAL4 Gene

STRING Interaction Network Preview (showing 1 interactants - click image to see details)
Selected Interacting proteins: ENSP00000311687 for NIPAL4 Gene via STRING

Symbol External ID(s) Details

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for NIPAL4 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0015693 magnesium ion transport IEA --
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No data available for Pathways by source for NIPAL4 Gene

Transcripts for NIPAL4 Gene

Unigene Clusters for NIPAL4 Gene

NIPA-like domain containing 4:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for NIPAL4 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8
SP1: - -
SP2: -
SP3: -

Relevant External Links for NIPAL4 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for NIPAL4 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for NIPAL4 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for NIPAL4 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Skin - Sun Exposed (Lower leg) (12.7), Skin - Not Sun Exposed (Suprapubic) (12.2), and Bladder (4.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for NIPAL4 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for NIPAL4 Gene Hs.4285

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for NIPAL4 Gene

Tissue specificity: Highly expressed in brain, lung, stomach, keratinocytes and leukocytes, and in all other tissues tested except liver, thyroid and fetal brain.
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Orthologs for NIPAL4 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for NIPAL4 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia NIPAL4 35
  • 99.34 (n)
  • 99.56 (a)
  • 100 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia NIPAL4 35
  • 87.14 (n)
  • 86.8 (a)
  • 86 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia NIPAL4 35
  • 88.86 (n)
  • 90.35 (a)
  • 85 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Nipal4 35
  • 83.83 (n)
  • 84.9 (a)
Nipal4 16
Nipal4 36
  • 84 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia NIPAL4 36
  • 77 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia NIPAL4 36
  • 72 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Nipal4 35
  • 83.99 (n)
  • 84.9 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves NIPAL4 35
  • 69.04 (n)
  • 65.99 (a)
  • 62 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia NIPAL4 36
  • 62 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia nipal4 35
  • 62.01 (n)
  • 63.45 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii NIPAL4 36
  • 54 (a)
zgc:91960 35
  • 58.54 (n)
  • 57.11 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta spict 36
  • 42 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea nipa-1 36
  • 43 (a)
A. gosspyii yeast
(Ashbya gossypii)
Saccharomycetes AGOS_AER274W 35
  • 53.57 (n)
  • 43.86 (a)
K. lactis yeast
(Kluyveromyces lactis)
Saccharomycetes KLLA0E11309g 35
  • 51.58 (n)
  • 44.21 (a)
thale cress
(Arabidopsis thaliana)
eudicotyledons AT1G71900 35
  • 52.02 (n)
  • 47.06 (a)
(Oryza sativa)
Liliopsida Os05g0424800 35
  • 54.21 (n)
  • 46.37 (a)
(Triticum aestivum)
Liliopsida Ta.20676 35
bread mold
(Neurospora crassa)
Ascomycetes NCU00490 35
  • 54.3 (n)
  • 44.73 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 53 (a)
Species with no ortholog for NIPAL4:
  • 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)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • 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)
  • 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 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 NIPAL4 Gene

Gene Tree for NIPAL4 (if available)
Gene Tree for NIPAL4 (if available)

Paralogs for NIPAL4 Gene

Paralogs for NIPAL4 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for NIPAL4 Gene using alignment to 2 proteins:

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Variants for NIPAL4 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for NIPAL4 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 05 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs889033 -- 157,462,477(+) CAAGA(A/C)CCCCA intron-variant
rs951957 -- 157,462,247(+) GCCAG(C/T)TGTTG intron-variant
rs951958 -- 157,462,089(+) TGACA(A/C)ACAGC intron-variant
rs951959 -- 157,462,211(+) ATGTC(C/T)TATTT intron-variant
rs1043085 -- 157,473,273(+) TCTGA(C/T)CCACT utr-variant-3-prime

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for NIPAL4 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv830526 CNV Loss 17160897
nsv5089 CNV Loss 18451855
nsv462497 CNV Loss 19166990

Relevant External Links for NIPAL4 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NIPAL4 Gene

Disorders for NIPAL4 Gene

(1) OMIM Diseases for NIPAL4 Gene (609383)


  • Ichthyosis, congenital, autosomal recessive 6 (ARCI6) [MIM:612281]: A form of autosomal recessive congenital ichthyosis, a disorder of keratinization with abnormal differentiation and desquamation of the epidermis, resulting in abnormal skin scaling over the whole body. The main skin phenotypes are lamellar ichthyosis (LI) and non-bullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma (NCIE), although phenotypic overlap within the same patient or among patients from the same family can occur. Lamellar ichthyosis is a condition often associated with an embedment in a collodion-like membrane at birth; skin scales later develop, covering the entire body surface. Non-bullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma characterized by fine whitish scaling on an erythrodermal background; larger brownish scales are present on the buttocks, neck and legs. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:15317751, ECO:0000269 PubMed:17557927}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

(1) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for NIPAL4 Gene

Relevant External Links for NIPAL4

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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Publications for NIPAL4 Gene

  1. Mutations in ichthyin a new gene on chromosome 5q33 in a new form of autosomal recessive congenital ichthyosis. (PMID: 15317751) Lefevre C. … Fischer J. (Hum. Mol. Genet. 2004) 2 3 4 23
  2. Congenital ichthyosis: mutations in ichthyin are associated with specific structural abnormalities in the granular layer of epidermis. (PMID: 17557927) Dahlqvist J. … Dahl N. (J. Med. Genet. 2007) 3 4 23
  3. Expression of retinoid-regulated genes in lamellar ichthyosis vs. healthy control epidermis: changes after oral treatment with liarozole. (PMID: 19197536) Pavez LoriA" E. … Vahlquist A. (Acta Derm. Venereol. 2009) 3 23
  4. NIPAL4/ichthyin is expressed in the granular layer of human epidermis and mutated in two Pakistani families with autosomal recessive ichthyosis. (PMID: 20016120) Wajid M. … Christiano A.M. (Dermatology (Basel) 2010) 3 23
  5. A "double adaptor" method for improved shotgun library construction. (PMID: 8619474) Andersson B. … Gibbs R.A. (Anal. Biochem. 1996) 2 3

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