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Aliases for PCDHAC2 Gene

Aliases for PCDHAC2 Gene

  • Protocadherin Alpha Subfamily C, 2 2 3 5
  • PCDH-ALPHA-C2 3 4
  • Protocadherin Alpha-C2 3

External Ids for PCDHAC2 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PCDHAC2 Gene

  • GC05P140079
  • GC05P140761
  • GC05P140215
  • GC05P140222
  • GC05P140177
  • GC05P140179
  • GC05P140326
  • GC05P140345
  • GC05P135490
  • GC05P141438
  • GC05P141573
  • GC05P141675

Summaries for PCDHAC2 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for PCDHAC2 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 PCDHAC2 Gene

PCDHAC2 (Protocadherin Alpha Subfamily C, 2) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding. An important paralog of this gene is PCDHAC1.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PCDHAC2 Gene

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

Gene Wiki entry for PCDHAC2 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for PCDHAC2 Gene

Genomics for PCDHAC2 Gene

Regulatory Elements for PCDHAC2 Gene

Enhancers for PCDHAC2 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
- Elite enhancer/Elite enhancer-gene association

Enhancers around PCDHAC2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for PCDHAC2 Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters

Genomic Location for PCDHAC2 Gene

140,966,162 bp from pter
141,012,344 bp from pter
46,183 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for PCDHAC2 Gene

Genes around PCDHAC2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
PCDHAC2 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for PCDHAC2 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for PCDHAC2 Gene

Proteins for PCDHAC2 Gene

  • Protein details for PCDHAC2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protocadherin alpha-C2
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q2M3V1
    • Q9Y5F4

    Protein attributes for PCDHAC2 Gene

    1007 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    109450 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Alternative splice isoforms for PCDHAC2 Gene


neXtProt entry for PCDHAC2 Gene

Post-translational modifications for PCDHAC2 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn 280, Asn 436, Asn 586, and Asn 657
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for PCDHAC2 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for PCDHAC2 Gene

Domains & Families for PCDHAC2 Gene

Gene Families for PCDHAC2 Gene

Protein Domains for PCDHAC2 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for PCDHAC2 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Contains 6 cadherin domains.
  • Contains 6 cadherin domains.
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Function for PCDHAC2 Gene

Molecular function for PCDHAC2 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 PCDHAC2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005509 calcium ion binding IEA --
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Phenotypes for PCDHAC2 Gene

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Animal Models for PCDHAC2 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for PCDHAC2:

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miRNA for PCDHAC2 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target PCDHAC2

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Human Phenotype Ontology , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for PCDHAC2 Gene

Localization for PCDHAC2 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PCDHAC2 Gene

Cell membrane; Single-pass type I membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for PCDHAC2 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for PCDHAC2 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for PCDHAC2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005887 integral component of plasma membrane TAS 10380929
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Pathways & Interactions for PCDHAC2 Gene

SuperPathways for PCDHAC2 Gene

No Data Available

Interacting Proteins for PCDHAC2 Gene

STRING Interaction Network Preview (showing 5 interactants - click image to see 6)
Selected Interacting proteins: ENSP00000289269 Q9Y5I4-PCDC2_HUMAN for PCDHAC2 Gene via STRING IID

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for PCDHAC2 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:0007399 nervous system development IEA --
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No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for PCDHAC2 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for PCDHAC2 Gene

(1) Drugs for PCDHAC2 Gene - From: HMDB

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
calcium Nutra 0
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Transcripts for PCDHAC2 Gene

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for PCDHAC2 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for PCDHAC2 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for PCDHAC2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for PCDHAC2 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for PCDHAC2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Brain - Cerebellar Hemisphere (x6.7), Brain - Frontal Cortex (BA9) (x6.0), and Brain - Anterior cingulate cortex (BA24) (x5.1).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for PCDHAC2 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of PCDHAC2 Gene:

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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 tissue co-expression partners and mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for PCDHAC2 Gene

Orthologs for PCDHAC2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for PCDHAC2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Pcdhac2 34
  • 89.3 (n)
  • 93.14 (a)
Pcdhac2 16
Pcdha2 35
  • 93 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia PCDHAC2 34
  • 99.74 (n)
  • 99.9 (a)
  • 100 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Pcdhac2 34
  • 89.13 (n)
  • 93.24 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia PCDHGC3 35
  • 40 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia PCDHAC2 35
  • 94 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia PCDHAC2 35
  • 40 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves PCDHAC2 34
  • 70.98 (n)
  • 71.92 (a)
  • 41 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia PCDHAC2 35
  • 42 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia pcdhac2 34
  • 63.96 (n)
  • 63.96 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii pcdh2ac 34
  • 57.5 (n)
  • 53.53 (a)
  • 44 (a)
Species where no ortholog for PCDHAC2 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)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • 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 PCDHAC2 Gene

Gene Tree for PCDHAC2 (if available)
Gene Tree for PCDHAC2 (if available)

Paralogs for PCDHAC2 Gene

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Variants for PCDHAC2 Gene

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for PCDHAC2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv2759382 CNV gain 17122850
nsv1031849 CNV loss 25217958

Variation tolerance for PCDHAC2 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 15.7% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 1.33; 26.34% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for PCDHAC2 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for PCDHAC2 Gene

Disorders for PCDHAC2 Gene

Relevant External Links for PCDHAC2

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

No disorders were found for PCDHAC2 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for PCDHAC2 Gene

Publications for PCDHAC2 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 65
  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 65
  3. Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs. (PMID: 14702039) Ota T. … Sugano S. (Nat. Genet. 2004) 3 65
  4. The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC). (PMID: 15489334) Gerhard D.S. … Malek J. (Genome Res. 2004) 4 65
  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 65

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