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Aliases for OSBPL6 Gene

Aliases for OSBPL6 Gene

  • Oxysterol Binding Protein Like 6 2 3 5
  • OSBP-Related Protein 6 2 3 4
  • ORP-6 3 4
  • ORP6 3 4
  • Oxysterol-Binding Protein-Related Protein 6 3
  • Oxysterol Binding Protein-Like 6 2

External Ids for OSBPL6 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for OSBPL6 Gene

  • GC02P177121
  • GC02P177730
  • GC02P179023
  • GC02P179261
  • GC02P178884
  • GC02P178767
  • GC02P170932

Summaries for OSBPL6 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for OSBPL6 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the oxysterol-binding protein (OSBP) family, a group of intracellular lipid receptors. Most members contain an N-terminal pleckstrin homology domain and a highly conserved C-terminal OSBP-like sterol-binding domain. Transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for OSBPL6 Gene

OSBPL6 (Oxysterol Binding Protein Like 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Synthesis of bile acids and bile salts. GO annotations related to this gene include lipid binding. An important paralog of this gene is OSBPL3.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for OSBPL6 Gene

  • Weakly binds 25-hydroxycholesterol.

No data available for Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for OSBPL6 Gene

Genomics for OSBPL6 Gene

Regulatory Elements for OSBPL6 Gene

Enhancers for OSBPL6 Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Enhancer Score Enhancer Sources Gene-Enhancer Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Gene Targets for Enhancer
GH02F178245 0.4 ENCODE 20.6 +51.9 51896 1.4 PRDM1 SPI1 OSBPL6 RNU5E-9P LOC100130691 GC02M178241 GC02M178285
GH02F178281 1.3 Ensembl ENCODE 19.8 +87.8 87787 1.1 HDAC1 RFX1 IKZF1 HMBOX1 PRDM10 ZEB2 OSBPL6 GC02M178285 GC02M178241
GH02F178241 1.1 Ensembl ENCODE 17.5 +48.0 48011 2.2 HDGF PKNOX1 ATF1 SIN3A FEZF1 DMAP1 ZNF2 BRCA1 YY1 FOS OSBPL6 GC02M178241 GC02M178285
GH02F178233 0.4 ENCODE 17.2 +39.6 39597 1.9 MTA2 JUNB TBX21 SPI1 OSBPL6 FKBP7 GC02M178238 GC02M178202
GH02F178132 0.7 Ensembl 15.1 -61.9 -61909 0.5 CTCF ZNF654 DPF2 REST RAD21 ZNF316 IKZF1 EED SMC3 KDM1A OSBPL6 GC02M178126 RNU5E-9P
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Enhancers around OSBPL6 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for OSBPL6 Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters
ENSR00000305552 320 2799 MLX SIN3A ARID4B ZNF2 YY1 ZNF263 SP5 REST KAT8 MIER3

Genomic Location for OSBPL6 Gene

178,194,481 bp from pter
178,402,891 bp from pter
208,411 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for OSBPL6 Gene

Genes around OSBPL6 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
OSBPL6 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for OSBPL6 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for OSBPL6 Gene

Proteins for OSBPL6 Gene

  • Protein details for OSBPL6 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Oxysterol-binding protein-related protein 6
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B4DTW1
    • C4AMC0
    • C4AME4
    • D3DPF6
    • D3DPF7
    • Q4ZG68
    • Q53T68
    • Q59H61
    • Q7Z4Q1
    • Q86V84
    • Q8N9T0
    • Q96SR1

    Protein attributes for OSBPL6 Gene

    934 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    106306 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available
    • Sequence=BAB55223.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=BAD92135.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for OSBPL6 Gene

neXtProt entry for OSBPL6 Gene

Post-translational modifications for OSBPL6 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for OSBPL6 Gene

Domains & Families for OSBPL6 Gene

Gene Families for OSBPL6 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for OSBPL6 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Contains 1 PH domain.
  • Belongs to the OSBP family.
  • Contains 1 PH domain.
  • Belongs to the OSBP family.
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Function for OSBPL6 Gene

Molecular function for OSBPL6 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Weakly binds 25-hydroxycholesterol.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for OSBPL6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 22190034
GO:0008289 lipid binding IEA --
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miRNA for OSBPL6 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target OSBPL6

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for OSBPL6 Gene

Localization for OSBPL6 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for OSBPL6 Gene

Cytoplasm, cytosol. Endoplasmic reticulum membrane; Peripheral membrane protein. Nucleus envelope. Cell membrane; Peripheral membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for OSBPL6 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for OSBPL6 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytosol 5
endoplasmic reticulum 5
nucleus 5
plasma membrane 4
mitochondrion 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for OSBPL6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005635 nuclear envelope IEA --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IEA --
GO:0005783 endoplasmic reticulum IEA --
GO:0005789 endoplasmic reticulum membrane IEA --
GO:0005829 cytosol IDA 14593528
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Pathways & Interactions for OSBPL6 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for OSBPL6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006810 transport IEA --
GO:0006869 lipid transport IEA --
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for OSBPL6 Gene

Transcripts for OSBPL6 Gene

Unigene Clusters for OSBPL6 Gene

Oxysterol binding protein-like 6:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for OSBPL6 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7a · 7b ^ 8 ^ 9 ^ 10 ^ 11 ^ 12 ^ 13 ^ 14a · 14b ^ 15a · 15b ^ 16 ^ 17 ^ 18a · 18b ^ 19 ^ 20 ^
SP1: - - -
SP2: - -
SP3: - - - -
SP4: - - - - -
SP5: - - - - -
SP6: -
SP7: - - - - - - -

ExUns: 21 ^ 22 ^ 23 ^ 24 ^ 25 ^ 26a · 26b ^ 27a · 27b · 27c · 27d
SP7: - - - - - -

Relevant External Links for OSBPL6 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for OSBPL6 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and SAGE for OSBPL6 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for OSBPL6 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Muscle - Skeletal (x9.7).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for OSBPL6 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Frontal cortex (37.3), Fetal Brain (18.0), and Retina (10.3).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MaxQB, and MOPED for OSBPL6 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for OSBPL6 Gene

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NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of OSBPL6 Gene:


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mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for OSBPL6 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Expressed in brain and striated muscle (at protein level) (PubMed:14593528). Widely expressed (PubMed:11735225). Expressed in skeletal muscle (PubMed:14593528).
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Orthologs for OSBPL6 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for OSBPL6 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia OSBPL6 34 35
  • 98.67 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia OSBPL6 35
  • 94 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 35
  • 94 (a)
-- 35
  • 69 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia OSBPL6 34 35
  • 93.88 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia OSBPL6 34 35
  • 93.79 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Osbpl6 34 16 35
  • 89.99 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Osbpl6 34
  • 89.33 (n)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves OSBPL6 34 35
  • 82.33 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia OSBPL6 35
  • 89 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia osbpl6 34
  • 78.16 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii osbpl6 34 35
  • 71.75 (n)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.6737 35
  • 38 (a)
Species where no ortholog for OSBPL6 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • 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 OSBPL6 Gene

Gene Tree for OSBPL6 (if available)
Gene Tree for OSBPL6 (if available)

Paralogs for OSBPL6 Gene

Paralogs for OSBPL6 Gene

(2) SIMAP similar genes for OSBPL6 Gene using alignment to 5 proteins:

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Variants for OSBPL6 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for OSBPL6 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 02 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs101266 -- 178,248,334(+) AAATA(A/C)AATTT intron-variant
rs10165201 -- 178,208,742(+) cttcc(A/C)ttctt intron-variant
rs10165204 -- 178,208,750(+) cttcc(C/T)tcttt intron-variant
rs10165408 -- 178,266,745(+) ATGAA(A/G)CTAAA intron-variant
rs10165823 -- 178,378,993(+) GCCCC(A/C)ACCTC intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for OSBPL6 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv7186n54 CNV gain 21841781
dgv7187n54 CNV gain 21841781
esv21696 CNV loss 19812545
esv2662653 CNV deletion 23128226
esv3304174 CNV mobile element insertion 20981092
esv3310410 CNV mobile element insertion 20981092
esv3377439 CNV insertion 20981092
esv3423732 CNV insertion 20981092
esv3584191 CNV loss 25503493
esv3584192 CNV loss 25503493
esv3584194 CNV loss 25503493
esv3593485 CNV loss 21293372
esv3593486 CNV gain 21293372
esv3593487 CNV loss 21293372
esv3593488 CNV loss 21293372
esv3593489 CNV loss 21293372
nsv1011423 CNV loss 25217958
nsv3056 CNV insertion 18451855
nsv3057 CNV insertion 18451855
nsv511090 OTHER complex 20534489
nsv583742 CNV loss 21841781
nsv583747 CNV gain+loss 21841781
nsv583751 CNV loss 21841781
nsv583752 CNV gain 21841781
nsv583753 CNV loss 21841781
nsv834466 CNV gain 17160897
nsv834467 CNV loss 17160897

Variation tolerance for OSBPL6 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 3.15% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 5.24; 70.08% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for OSBPL6 Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for OSBPL6 Gene

Disorders for OSBPL6 Gene

Relevant External Links for OSBPL6

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:

No disorders were found for OSBPL6 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for OSBPL6 Gene

Publications for OSBPL6 Gene

  1. Subfamily III of mammalian oxysterol-binding protein (OSBP) homologues: the expression and intracellular localization of ORP3, ORP6, and ORP7. (PMID: 14593528) Lehto M. … Olkkonen V.M. (Cell Tissue Res. 2004) 3 4 22 64
  2. The OSBP-related protein family in humans. (PMID: 11483621) Lehto M. … Olkkonen V.M. (J. Lipid Res. 2001) 2 3 4 64
  3. High-density SNP association study and copy number variation analysis of the AUTS1 and AUTS5 loci implicate the IMMP2L-DOCK4 gene region in autism susceptibility. (PMID: 19401682) Maestrini E. … Monaco A.P. (Mol. Psychiatry 2010) 3 46 64
  4. Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs. (PMID: 14702039) Ota T. … Sugano S. (Nat. Genet. 2004) 3 4 64
  5. A family of 12 human genes containing oxysterol-binding domains. (PMID: 11735225) Jaworski C.J. … Rodriguez I.R. (Genomics 2001) 3 4 64

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