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Aliases for PCDHA8 Gene

Aliases for PCDHA8 Gene

  • Protocadherin Alpha 8 2 3 5
  • KIAA0345-Like 6 2 3
  • PCDH-Alpha-8 3 4

External Ids for PCDHA8 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PCDHA8 Gene

  • GC05P140037
  • GC05P140755
  • GC05P140157
  • GC05P140212
  • GC05P140219
  • GC05P140174
  • GC05P140228
  • GC05P140233
  • GC05P140238
  • GC05P140246
  • GC05P140256
  • GC05P140265
  • GC05P140275
  • GC05P140284
  • GC05P140295
  • GC05P140305
  • GC05P140316
  • GC05P140332
  • GC05P140335
  • GC05P135365
  • GC05P140351
  • GC05P140369
  • GC05P140384
  • GC05P140398
  • GC05P140413
  • GC05P140427
  • GC05P140446
  • GC05P141264
  • GC05P141491

Summaries for PCDHA8 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for PCDHA8 Gene

  • This gene is a member of the protocadherin alpha gene cluster, one of three related gene clusters tandemly linked on chromosome five that demonstrate an unusual genomic organization similar to that of B-cell and T-cell receptor gene clusters. The alpha gene cluster is composed of 15 cadherin superfamily genes related to the mouse CNR genes and consists of 13 highly similar and 2 more distantly related coding sequences. The tandem array of 15 N-terminal exons, or variable exons, are followed by downstream C-terminal exons, or constant exons, which are shared by all genes in the cluster. The large, uninterrupted N-terminal exons each encode six cadherin ectodomains while the C-terminal exons encode the cytoplasmic domain. These neural cadherin-like cell adhesion proteins are integral plasma membrane proteins that most likely play a critical role in the establishment and function of specific cell-cell connections in the brain. Alternative splicing has been observed and additional variants have been suggested but their full-length nature has yet to be determined. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for PCDHA8 Gene

PCDHA8 (Protocadherin Alpha 8) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding. An important paralog of this gene is PCDHGA5.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PCDHA8 Gene

  • Potential calcium-dependent cell-adhesion protein. May be involved in the establishment and maintenance of specific neuronal connections in the brain.

No data available for Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for PCDHA8 Gene

Genomics for PCDHA8 Gene

Regulatory Elements for PCDHA8 Gene

Enhancers for PCDHA8 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 PCDHA8 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for PCDHA8 Gene

140,841,187 bp from pter
141,012,344 bp from pter
171,158 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for PCDHA8 Gene

Genes around PCDHA8 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
PCDHA8 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for PCDHA8 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for PCDHA8 Gene

Proteins for PCDHA8 Gene

  • Protein details for PCDHA8 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protocadherin alpha-8
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B9EGT7
    • O75281

    Protein attributes for PCDHA8 Gene

    950 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    103051 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Alternative splice isoforms for PCDHA8 Gene


neXtProt entry for PCDHA8 Gene

Proteomics data for PCDHA8 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for PCDHA8 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn 257, Asn 265, and Asn 548
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for PCDHA8 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for PCDHA8 Gene

Domains & Families for PCDHA8 Gene

Gene Families for PCDHA8 Gene

Protein Domains for PCDHA8 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for PCDHA8 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Contains 6 cadherin domains.
  • Contains 6 cadherin domains.
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Function for PCDHA8 Gene

Molecular function for PCDHA8 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Potential calcium-dependent cell-adhesion protein. May be involved in the establishment and maintenance of specific neuronal connections in the brain.
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with PCDHA8: view

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miRNA for PCDHA8 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target PCDHA8

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for PCDHA8 Gene

Localization for PCDHA8 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PCDHA8 Gene

Cell membrane; Single-pass type I membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for PCDHA8 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for PCDHA8 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
extracellular 2
cytosol 1
lysosome 1
peroxisome 1
vacuole 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for PCDHA8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0016020 membrane IEA --
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Pathways & Interactions for PCDHA8 Gene

SuperPathways for PCDHA8 Gene

No Data Available

Interacting Proteins for PCDHA8 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for PCDHA8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007155 cell adhesion IEA,TAS 10380929
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with PCDHA8: view

No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for PCDHA8 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for PCDHA8 Gene

(1) Drugs for PCDHA8 Gene - From: HMDB

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
calcium Nutra 0
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with PCDHA8: view

Transcripts for PCDHA8 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for PCDHA8 Gene

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for PCDHA8 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for PCDHA8 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for PCDHA8 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for PCDHA8 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for PCDHA8 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Brain - Cerebellar Hemisphere (x10.2) and Brain - Cerebellum (x8.5).
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with PCDHA8: view

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No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery , Protein differential expression in normal tissues , Protein expression , mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt and Protein tissue co-expression partners for PCDHA8 Gene

Orthologs for PCDHA8 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for PCDHA8 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia LOC539857 35
  • 76.84 (n)
  • 75.44 (a)
-- 36
  • 81 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia PCDHA5 35
  • 81.8 (n)
  • 80.56 (a)
-- 36
  • 79 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia PCDHA8 35
  • 98.91 (n)
  • 98.11 (a)
  • 98 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Pcdha8 35
  • 82.19 (n)
  • 82.93 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 66 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 68 (a)
-- 36
  • 68 (a)
-- 36
  • 69 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves -- 36
  • 48 (a)
PCDHA11 36
  • 54 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 36
  • 53 (a)
-- 36
  • 54 (a)
-- 36
  • 56 (a)
-- 36
  • 54 (a)
-- 36
  • 57 (a)
-- 36
  • 57 (a)
-- 36
  • 56 (a)
-- 36
  • 56 (a)
-- 36
  • 55 (a)
-- 36
  • 56 (a)
-- 36
  • 56 (a)
-- 36
  • 58 (a)
-- 36
  • 55 (a)
-- 36
  • 56 (a)
-- 36
  • 52 (a)
-- 36
  • 55 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii pcdh2ab12 35
  • 52.65 (n)
  • 49.12 (a)
CR847851.6 36
  • 42 (a)
CR847851.8 36
  • 41 (a)
CT573264.4 36
  • 42 (a)
CT573264.5 36
  • 42 (a)
pcdh1a6 36
  • 41 (a)
pcdh2ab1 36
  • 42 (a)
pcdh2ab10 36
  • 41 (a)
pcdh2ab11 36
  • 42 (a)
pcdh2ab12 36
  • 43 (a)
pcdh2ab2 36
  • 42 (a)
pcdh2ab2 36
  • 42 (a)
pcdh2ab3 36
  • 43 (a)
pcdh2ab6 36
  • 42 (a)
pcdh2ab7 36
  • 42 (a)
pcdh2ab8 36
  • 43 (a)
pcdh2ab9 36
  • 41 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 31 (a)
CSA.7308 36
  • 20 (a)
Species with no ortholog for PCDHA8:
  • 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)
  • mouse (Mus musculus)
  • 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)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for PCDHA8 Gene

Gene Tree for PCDHA8 (if available)
Gene Tree for PCDHA8 (if available)

Paralogs for PCDHA8 Gene

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Variants for PCDHA8 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for PCDHA8 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 05 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
VAR_021876 -
VAR_021877 -
VAR_048529 -
VAR_059181 -

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for PCDHA8 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv830508 CNV Loss 17160897
nsv882950 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv6343n71 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv1856e1 CNV Complex 17122850
dgv1857e1 CNV Complex 17122850
nsv882952 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv6344n71 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv970n67 CNV Gain 20364138
esv8310 CNV Loss 19470904
nsv882956 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv882957 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv6345n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv882960 CNV Gain 21882294
esv2730838 CNV Deletion 23290073
nsv10752 CNV Gain+Loss 18304495
dgv6346n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv882965 CNV Gain+Loss 21882294
nsv436885 CNV Insertion 17901297
esv27071 CNV Loss 19812545
esv33939 CNV Gain+Loss 17666407
dgv6347n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv823251 CNV Gain 20364138
dgv1043e199 CNV Deletion 23128226
esv2730839 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv26168 CNV Gain 19812545
dgv971n67 CNV Loss 20364138
nsv820841 CNV Deletion 20802225
nsv10753 CNV Gain 18304495
nsv819207 CNV Gain 19587683
dgv972n67 CNV Gain 20364138
dgv1044e199 CNV Deletion 23128226
esv29977 CNV Gain 17803354
nsv514324 CNV Loss 21397061
esv2421858 CNV Deletion 20811451
nsv442962 CNV CNV 18776908
dgv724n27 CNV Loss 19166990
nsv437955 CNV Loss 16468122
nsv515909 CNV Loss 19592680
esv2657537 CNV Deletion 23128226
nsv823262 CNV Gain 20364138
nsv823263 CNV Gain 20364138
nsv823264 CNV Gain 20364138
nsv882970 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv10754 CNV Gain 18304495
esv2505753 CNV Deletion 19546169

Variation tolerance for PCDHA8 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 91.5% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 9.60; 89.04% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Relevant External Links for PCDHA8 Gene

Disorders for PCDHA8 Gene

Relevant External Links for PCDHA8

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:

No disorders were found for PCDHA8 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for PCDHA8 Gene

Publications for PCDHA8 Gene

  1. A striking organization of a large family of human neural cadherin- like cell adhesion genes. (PMID: 10380929) Wu Q. … Maniatis T. (Cell 1999) 2 3 4 67
  2. Genome-wide association for abdominal subcutaneous and visceral adipose reveals a novel locus for visceral fat in women. (PMID: 22589738) Fox C.S. … Borecki I.B. (PLoS Genet. 2012) 3
  3. Systematic identification of SH3 domain-mediated human protein-protein interactions by peptide array target screening. (PMID: 17474147) Wu C. … Li S.S. (Proteomics 2007) 3
  4. The DNA sequence and comparative analysis of human chromosome 5. (PMID: 15372022) Schmutz J. … Rubin E.M. (Nature 2004) 3
  5. Generation and initial analysis of more than 15,000 full-length human and mouse cDNA sequences. (PMID: 12477932) Strausberg R.L. … Marra M.A. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2002) 3

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