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Aliases for PCDHB8 Gene

Aliases for PCDHB8 Gene

  • Protocadherin Beta 8 2 3
  • Protocadherin-3i 3 4
  • PCDH3I 3 4
  • Protocadherin Beta-8 3
  • PCDH-Beta-8 4
  • PCDH-BETA8 3

External Ids for PCDHB8 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PCDHB8 Gene

  • GC05P140373
  • GC05P141140
  • GC05P140541
  • GC05P140585
  • GC05P140537
  • GC05P135702
  • GC05P140557

Summaries for PCDHB8 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for PCDHB8 Gene

  • This gene is a member of the protocadherin beta gene cluster, one of three related gene clusters tandemly linked on chromosome five. The gene clusters demonstrate an unusual genomic organization similar to that of B-cell and T-cell receptor gene clusters. The beta cluster contains 16 genes and 3 pseudogenes, each encoding 6 extracellular cadherin domains and a cytoplasmic tail that deviates from others in the cadherin superfamily. The extracellular domains interact in a homophilic manner to specify differential cell-cell connections. Unlike the alpha and gamma clusters, the transcripts from these genes are made up of only one large exon, not sharing common 3' exons as expected. These neural cadherin-like cell adhesion proteins are integral plasma membrane proteins. Their specific functions are unknown but they most likely play a critical role in the establishment and function of specific cell-cell neural connections. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for PCDHB8 Gene

PCDHB8 (Protocadherin Beta 8) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding. An important paralog of this gene is PCDHGA11.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PCDHB8 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 PCDHB8 Gene

Genomics for PCDHB8 Gene

Regulatory Elements for PCDHB8 Gene

Genomic Location for PCDHB8 Gene

141,177,790 bp from pter
141,180,529 bp from pter
2,740 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for PCDHB8 Gene

UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track
Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for PCDHB8 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for PCDHB8 Gene

Proteins for PCDHB8 Gene

  • Protein details for PCDHB8 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protocadherin beta-8
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B9EGV1

    Protein attributes for PCDHB8 Gene

    801 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    87639 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for PCDHB8 Gene

Proteomics data for PCDHB8 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for PCDHB8 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn419, Asn437, and Asn568
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for PCDHB8 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for PCDHB8 Gene

Domains for PCDHB8 Gene

Gene Families for PCDHB8 Gene

  • PCDHC :Cadherins / Protocadherins : Clustered

Protein Domains for PCDHB8 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for PCDHB8 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Q9UN66
  • Contains 6 cadherin domains.
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Function for PCDHB8 Gene

Molecular function for PCDHB8 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 PCDHB8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005509 calcium ion binding IEA --
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miRNA for PCDHB8 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target PCDHB8

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Phenotypes , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for PCDHB8 Gene

Localization for PCDHB8 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PCDHB8 Gene

Cell membrane; Single-pass type I membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for PCDHB8 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for PCDHB8 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for PCDHB8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005886 plasma membrane IEA --
GO:0016020 membrane --
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane IEA --
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Pathways for PCDHB8 Gene

SuperPathways for PCDHB8 Gene

No Data Available

Interacting Proteins for PCDHB8 Gene

STRING Interaction Network Preview (showing 4 interactants - click image to see details)
Selected Interacting proteins: ENSP00000239444 for PCDHB8 Gene via STRING

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for PCDHB8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007156 homophilic cell adhesion via plasma membrane adhesion molecules IEA --
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No data available for Pathways by source for PCDHB8 Gene

Compounds for PCDHB8 Gene

(1) HMDB Compounds for PCDHB8 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
  • Ca
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Transcripts for PCDHB8 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for PCDHB8 Gene

(3) Selected AceView cDNA sequences:
(2) Additional mRNA sequences :
(1) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(1) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

Unigene Clusters for PCDHB8 Gene

Protocadherin beta 8:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for PCDHB8 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for PCDHB8 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for PCDHB8 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for PCDHB8 Gene

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for PCDHB8 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for PCDHB8 Gene Hs.287793

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No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery , mRNA differential expression in normal tissues and mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for PCDHB8 Gene

Orthologs for PCDHB8 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of mammals.

Orthologs for PCDHB8 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia PCDHB8 35
  • 98.96 (n)
  • 98.63 (a)
  • 99 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 82 (a)
  • 84.84 (n)
  • 81.86 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Pcdhb16 35
  • 79.61 (n)
  • 75.03 (a)
Pcdhb16 16
Pcdhb16 36
  • 75 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 64 (a)
-- 36
  • 63 (a)
-- 36
  • 63 (a)
-- 36
  • 64 (a)
-- 36
  • 65 (a)
-- 36
  • 64 (a)
-- 36
  • 64 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 59 (a)
-- 36
  • 62 (a)
-- 36
  • 63 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia LOC690826 35
  • 79.1 (n)
  • 74.75 (a)
Species with no ortholog for PCDHB8:
  • 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)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • dog (Canis familiaris)
  • 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)
  • lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
  • 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 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)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for PCDHB8 Gene

Gene Tree for PCDHB8 (if available)
Gene Tree for PCDHB8 (if available)

Paralogs for PCDHB8 Gene

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Variants for PCDHB8 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for PCDHB8 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 05 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs1812054 -- 141,177,673(-) ATCGC(C/T)GGACG upstream-variant-2KB
rs2017124 -- 141,177,756(-) TGTGG(A/G)ATGAT upstream-variant-2KB
rs2910315 -- 141,177,784(+) AGGAC(C/G)CGTGG upstream-variant-2KB
rs2910316 -- 141,178,727(+) TACAT(C/T)GAAGT synonymous-codon, reference
rs2910317 -- 141,178,745(+) GTCAA(C/T)GATAA synonymous-codon, reference

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for PCDHB8 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv1857e1 CNV Complex 17122850
nsv428127 CNV Loss 18775914
dgv6348n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv471634 CNV Gain+Loss 15918152
dgv6349n71 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv1858e1 CNV Complex 17122850
dgv6350n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv509092 CNV Insertion 20534489
nsv823266 CNV Gain 20364138
dgv1005e201 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2730842 CNV Deletion 23290073
nsv819721 CNV Gain 19587683
esv28212 CNV Gain 19812545
dgv973n67 CNV Gain 20364138
nsv10756 CNV Gain 18304495
nsv499084 CNV Gain 21111241
esv33618 CNV Gain+Loss 17666407
esv2664767 CNV Deletion 23128226
nsv5031 CNV Insertion 18451855
nsv471439 CNV Duplication 19718026
nsv882981 CNV Gain 21882294

Relevant External Links for PCDHB8 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PCDHB8 Gene

Disorders for PCDHB8 Gene

No disorders were found for PCDHB8 Gene.

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PCDHB8 Gene

Publications for PCDHB8 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
  2. The human and murine protocadherin-beta one-exon gene families show high evolutionary conservation, despite the difference in gene number. (PMID: 11322959) Vanhalst K. … van Roy F. (FEBS Lett. 2001) 3 4
  3. 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
  4. Diversification of transcriptional modulation: large-scale identification and characterization of putative alternative promoters of human genes. (PMID: 16344560) Kimura K. … Sugano S. (Genome Res. 2006) 3
  5. Hsp90 cochaperone Aha1 downregulation rescues misfolding of CFTR in cystic fibrosis. (PMID: 17110338) Wang X. … Balch W.E. (Cell 2006) 3

Products for PCDHB8 Gene

  • DNA Methylation CpG Assay Predesigned for Pyrosequencing in human,mouse,rat
  • QIAGEN qRT-PCR Assays for microRNAs that regulate PCDHB8
    • QuantiTect SYBR Green Assays in human,mouse,rat
    • Pre-validated RT² qPCR Primer Assay in human,mouse,rat
    • QuantiFast Probe-based Assays in human,mouse,rat
    • Predesigned siRNA for gene silencing in human,mouse,rat for PCDHB8
    • Block miRNA regulation of PCDHB8 using miScript Target Protectors

    Sources for PCDHB8 Gene

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