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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
  • Protocadherin Alpha-8 3

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
  • GC05P141598
  • GC05P141699
  • GC05P141801
  • GC05P141897

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 PCDHA6.

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.

Additional gene information for PCDHA8 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , 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 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
GH05H141039 1.6 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 10.5 +199.3 199348 2.6 PKNOX1 ATF1 ARID4B SIN3A YY1 CBX5 ELK1 ZNF143 KLF7 ATF7 ANKHD1 PCDHB16 HDAC3 WDR55 LOC102723915 TMCO6 HARS2 PCDHA4 PCDHA9 KIAA0141
- Elite enhancer and/or Elite enhancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

Enhancers around PCDHA8 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Locations for PCDHA8 Gene

Genomic Locations for PCDHA8 Gene
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

Post-translational modifications for PCDHA8 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn257, posLast=265265, and Asn548
  • 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

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Predicted membrane proteins

Protein Domains for PCDHA8 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for PCDHA8 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry

genes like me logo Genes that share domains with PCDHA8: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PCDHA8 Gene

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.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for PCDHA8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005509 calcium ion binding IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with PCDHA8: view
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with PCDHA8: view

miRNA for PCDHA8 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target PCDHA8

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog , 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

Extracellular space Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi Apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion 0 1 2 3 4 5 Confidence
COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for PCDHA8 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
extracellular 2
peroxisome 1
cytosol 1
lysosome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for PCDHA8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005886 plasma membrane IEA --
GO:0005887 integral component of plasma membrane TAS 10380929
GO:0016020 membrane IEA --
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with PCDHA8: view

No data available for Subcellular locations from the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) for PCDHA8 Gene

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 TAS 10380929
GO:0007156 homophilic cell adhesion via plasma membrane adhesion molecules IEA --
GO:0007267 cell-cell signaling IBA --
GO:0007399 nervous system development 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

Clone Products

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 from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE 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).

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of PCDHA8 Gene:


Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for PCDHA8 Gene

  • Nervous system(4.2)
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with PCDHA8: view

No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery , Protein differential expression in normal tissues , Protein expression , Protein tissue co-expression partners , mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer 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
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia PCDHA8 33 34
  • 98.91 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Pcdha8 33
  • 82.19 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia PCDHA5 33
  • 81.8 (n)
-- 34
  • 79 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia -- 34
  • 81 (a)
LOC539857 33
  • 76.84 (n)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 34
  • 69 (a)
-- 34
  • 68 (a)
-- 34
  • 68 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia -- 34
  • 66 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves PCDHA11 34
  • 54 (a)
-- 34
  • 48 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 34
  • 58 (a)
-- 34
  • 57 (a)
-- 34
  • 57 (a)
-- 34
  • 56 (a)
-- 34
  • 56 (a)
-- 34
  • 56 (a)
-- 34
  • 56 (a)
-- 34
  • 56 (a)
-- 34
  • 56 (a)
-- 34
  • 55 (a)
-- 34
  • 55 (a)
-- 34
  • 55 (a)
-- 34
  • 54 (a)
-- 34
  • 54 (a)
-- 34
  • 53 (a)
-- 34
  • 52 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii pcdh2ab12 33 34
  • 52.65 (n)
pcdh2ab3 34
  • 43 (a)
pcdh2ab8 34
  • 43 (a)
CR847851.6 34
  • 42 (a)
CT573264.4 34
  • 42 (a)
CT573264.5 34
  • 42 (a)
pcdh2ab1 34
  • 42 (a)
pcdh2ab11 34
  • 42 (a)
pcdh2ab2 34 34
  • 42 (a)
pcdh2ab6 34
  • 42 (a)
pcdh2ab7 34
  • 42 (a)
CR847851.8 34
  • 41 (a)
pcdh1a6 34
  • 41 (a)
pcdh2ab10 34
  • 41 (a)
pcdh2ab9 34
  • 41 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 34
  • 31 (a)
CSA.7308 34
  • 20 (a)
Species where no ortholog for PCDHA8 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)
  • 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
rs193920994 Uncertain significance 140,857,214(+) TCTGA(C/T)GCCTC intron-variant, reference, missense
rs386352346 Uncertain significance 140,929,288(+) GATTC(A/G)GAATA intron-variant, reference, missense
rs1000122176 -- 140,965,777(+) TTTGC(C/T)TACAG intron-variant, upstream-variant-2KB
rs1000158608 -- 140,908,533(+) GTTTC(C/T)ACCAA intron-variant
rs1000201941 -- 140,868,269(+) TTTTT(A/T)AAACT intron-variant, utr-variant-5-prime

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

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv10092n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv10093n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv10094n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv10095n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv10096n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv10097n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv10098n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv10099n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv10100n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv10101n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv10102n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv10103n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv10104n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv10105n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv1043e199 CNV deletion 23128226
dgv1044e199 CNV deletion 23128226
dgv138e203 CNV loss 21179565
dgv1651e212 CNV loss 25503493
dgv1652e212 CNV loss 25503493
dgv1653e212 CNV loss 25503493
dgv3182n106 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv514324 CNV loss 21397061
nsv442962 CNV loss 18776908
nsv437955 CNV loss 16468122
nsv436885 CNV insertion 17901297
nsv1161301 OTHER complex 26073780
nsv1135376 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv1133616 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv10754 CNV gain 18304495
nsv10753 CNV gain 18304495
nsv10752 CNV gain+loss 18304495
nsv1031849 CNV loss 25217958
nsv1024237 CNV loss 25217958
esv8310 CNV loss 19470904
esv3890744 CNV loss 25118596
esv3606959 CNV gain 21293372
esv3606958 CNV loss 21293372
esv3606957 CNV gain 21293372
esv3606956 CNV loss 21293372
esv3566721 CNV deletion 23714750
esv33939 CNV gain+loss 17666407
esv29977 CNV gain 17803354
esv2861013 CNV duplication 24192839
esv2759382 CNV gain 17122850
esv2730839 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2730838 CNV deletion 23290073
esv27071 CNV loss 19812545
esv2657537 CNV deletion 23128226
esv26168 CNV gain 19812545
esv2505753 CNV deletion 19546169
esv2421858 CNV deletion 20811451
dgv972n67 CNV gain 20364138
dgv971n67 CNV loss 20364138
dgv970n67 CNV gain 20364138
dgv724n27 CNV loss 19166990
nsv980734 CNV duplication 23825009
nsv968992 CNV duplication 23825009
nsv968252 CNV duplication 23825009
nsv964956 CNV duplication 23825009
nsv964955 CNV duplication 23825009
nsv964954 CNV duplication 23825009
nsv964953 CNV duplication 23825009
nsv950415 CNV duplication 24416366
nsv830508 CNV loss 17160897
nsv823264 CNV gain 20364138
nsv823263 CNV gain 20364138
nsv823262 CNV gain 20364138
nsv823251 CNV gain 20364138
nsv820841 CNV deletion 20802225
nsv819207 CNV gain 19587683
nsv599904 CNV loss 21841781
nsv599903 CNV loss 21841781
nsv599902 CNV loss 21841781
nsv599894 CNV loss 21841781
nsv599870 CNV loss 21841781
nsv599864 CNV loss 21841781
nsv599859 CNV loss 21841781
nsv599842 CNV loss 21841781
nsv599841 CNV loss 21841781
nsv599839 CNV gain 21841781
nsv515909 CNV loss 19592680

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)

Relevant External Links for PCDHA8 Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot 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 60
  2. The DNA sequence and comparative analysis of human chromosome 5. (PMID: 15372022) Schmutz J … Rubin EM (Nature 2004) 3 4 60
  3. Architecture of the human interactome defines protein communities and disease networks. (PMID: 28514442) Huttlin EL … Harper JW (Nature 2017) 3 60
  4. Genome-wide association for abdominal subcutaneous and visceral adipose reveals a novel locus for visceral fat in women. (PMID: 22589738) Fox CS … Borecki IB (PLoS genetics 2012) 3 60
  5. Systematic identification of SH3 domain-mediated human protein-protein interactions by peptide array target screening. (PMID: 17474147) Wu C … Li SS (Proteomics 2007) 3 60

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