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Aliases for PCTP Gene

Aliases for PCTP Gene

  • Phosphatidylcholine Transfer Protein 2 3
  • StAR-Related Lipid Transfer (START) Domain Containing 2 2 3
  • StAR-Related Lipid Transfer Protein 2 3 4
  • START Domain-Containing Protein 2 3 4
  • STARD2 3 4
  • PC-TP 3 4

External Ids for PCTP Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PCTP Gene

  • GC17P053563
  • GC17P056309
  • GC17P054170
  • GC17P054303
  • GC17P054302
  • GC17P051183
  • GC17P053828
  • GC17P049187

Summaries for PCTP Gene

GeneCards Summary for PCTP Gene

PCTP (Phosphatidylcholine Transfer Protein) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PCTP include cannabis dependence. GO annotations related to this gene include phosphatidylcholine binding and phosphatidylcholine transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is STARD7.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PCTP Gene

  • Catalyzes the transfer of phosphatidylcholine between membranes. Binds a single lipid molecule.

Gene Wiki entry for PCTP Gene

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

Genomics for PCTP Gene

Regulatory Elements for PCTP Gene

Genomic Location for PCTP Gene

55,750,979 bp from pter
55,843,156 bp from pter
92,178 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for PCTP Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for PCTP Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for PCTP Gene

Proteins for PCTP Gene

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

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Phosphatidylcholine transfer protein
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q9BSC9
    • Q9UIT3
    • Q9UKW7

    Protein attributes for PCTP Gene

    214 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    24843 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with ACOT13/THEM2.
    • Sequence=AAH05112.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally shortened.; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for PCTP Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for PCTP Gene


neXtProt entry for PCTP Gene

Proteomics data for PCTP Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for PCTP Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for PCTP Gene

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No data available for DME Specific Peptides for PCTP Gene

Domains for PCTP Gene

Protein Domains for PCTP Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Contains 1 START domain.
  • Contains 1 START domain.
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Function for PCTP Gene

Molecular function for PCTP Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
phosphatidylcholine transfer protein,cytosolic protein catalyzing intermembrane transfer of phosphatidylcholines in vitro
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Catalyzes the transfer of phosphatidylcholine between membranes. Binds a single lipid molecule.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for PCTP Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 25416956
GO:0008289 lipid binding --
GO:0008525 phosphatidylcholine transporter activity TAS 10500206
GO:0031210 phosphatidylcholine binding IDA 12055623
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with PCTP: view
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Animal Models for PCTP Gene

MGI Knock Outs for PCTP:

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miRNA for PCTP Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target PCTP

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for PCTP Gene

Localization for PCTP Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PCTP Gene


Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for PCTP Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for PCTP gene
Compartment Confidence
cytosol 5
mitochondrion 2
nucleus 2
extracellular 1
plasma membrane 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for PCTP Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005829 cytosol TAS 12055623
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with PCTP: view

Pathways for PCTP Gene

SuperPathways for PCTP Gene

No Data Available

Interacting Proteins for PCTP Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for PCTP Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006869 lipid transport NAS 10542325
GO:0008203 cholesterol metabolic process IEA --
GO:0015914 phospholipid transport IDA 12055623
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with PCTP: view

No data available for Pathways by source for PCTP Gene

Drugs for PCTP Gene

(2) Drugbank Compounds for PCTP Gene

Compound Status Synonyms Cas Number PubChem ID Type Actions PubMed IDs
46936959 Target experimental
Palmitoyl-Linoleoyl Phosphatidylcholine
46936342 Target experimental

(1148) HMDB Compounds for PCTP Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
  • 1,2-Dimyristoyl-rac-glycero-3-phosphocholine
  • 1-Myristoyl-2-myristoleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine
  • 1-Myristoyl-2-pentadecanoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine
  • 1-Myristoyl-2-palmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine
  • 1-Myristoyl-2-palmitoleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine

(6) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for PCTP Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
pctp 97 10
phosphatidylcholine 81.6 30
phospholipid 50.8 3
phosphatidylinositol 45.6 4
sterol 39.2 1
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Transcripts for PCTP Gene

Unigene Clusters for PCTP Gene

Phosphatidylcholine transfer protein:
Representative Sequences:

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

ExUns: 1a · 1b ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3 ^ 4a · 4b · 4c ^ 5a · 5b ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8a · 8b · 8c · 8d
SP1: - - - - - -
SP2: - - - - -
SP3: - -
SP4: - - - -
SP5: - - -

Relevant External Links for PCTP Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for PCTP Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for PCTP Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

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

This gene is overexpressed in Liver (6.0).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues for PCTP Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Gallbladder (13.3) and Liver (7.1).

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

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for PCTP Gene Hs.285218

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for PCTP Gene

Tissue specificity: Highest expression in liver, placenta, testis, kidney and heart. Low levels in brain and lung. No expression detected in thymus.
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Expression partners for PCTP Gene

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Orthologs for PCTP Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for PCTP Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia PCTP 35
  • 85.53 (n)
  • 80.66 (a)
-- 36
  • 58 (a)
-- 36
  • 53 (a)
-- 36
  • 59 (a)
  • 80 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia PCTP 35
  • 86.6 (n)
  • 81.78 (a)
  • 82 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Pctp 35
  • 83.33 (n)
  • 81.31 (a)
Pctp 16
Pctp 36
  • 81 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia PCTP 35
  • 99.07 (n)
  • 99.07 (a)
  • 99 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Pctp 35
  • 82.87 (n)
  • 79.44 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia PCTP 36
  • 61 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia PCTP 36
  • 62 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves PCTP 35
  • 70.87 (n)
  • 69.9 (a)
  • 68 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia PCTP 36
  • 48 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii pctp 35
  • 65.37 (n)
  • 63.9 (a)
pctp 36
  • 61 (a)
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.10579 35
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG6565 36
  • 14 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 33 (a)
Species with no ortholog for PCTP:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 PCTP Gene

Gene Tree for PCTP (if available)
Gene Tree for PCTP (if available)

Paralogs for PCTP Gene

Paralogs for PCTP Gene

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Variants for PCTP Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for PCTP Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 17 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs13477 -- 55,777,070(-) AAAAG(A/G)TGCAG utr-variant-3-prime, intron-variant
rs467984 -- 55,804,058(-) gtctg(C/T)tcatg intron-variant
rs882090 -- 55,770,122(+) AGAGG(A/G)TGTGC intron-variant
rs882091 -- 55,769,885(+) GGGGC(G/T)ATCAA intron-variant
rs890487 -- 55,750,202(+) TCCAG(A/C)GTTTA upstream-variant-2KB

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

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv908620 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv2100 CNV Loss 18451855

Relevant External Links for PCTP Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

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

Disorders for PCTP Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

MalaCards: The human disease database.

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(1) Disease for PCTP Gene

Relevant External Links for PCTP

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with PCTP: view

No data available for OMIM , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , University of Copenhagen DISEASES , Novoseek inferred disease relationships and Genatlas for PCTP Gene

Publications for PCTP Gene

  1. Cloning, tissue-specific expression, gene structure and chromosomal localization of human phosphatidylcholine transfer protein. (PMID: 10542325) Cohen D.E. … Beier D.R. (Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1999) 3 4 23
  2. Human phosphatidylcholine transfer protein: purification, crystallization and preliminary X-ray diffraction data. (PMID: 11983415) Chan W.W. … Cohen D.E. (Biochim. Biophys. Acta 2002) 3 4 23
  3. Polymorphisms in innate immunity genes and lung cancer risk in Xuanwei, China. (PMID: 19170196) Shen M. … Lan Q. (Environ. Mol. Mutagen. 2009) 3 48
  4. PTEN identified as important risk factor of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (PMID: 19625176) Hosgood H.D. … Lan Q. (Respir Med 2009) 3 48
  5. Genetic susceptibility to distinct bladder cancer subphenotypes. (PMID: 19692168) Guey L.T. … Malats N. (Eur. Urol. 2010) 3 48

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