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Aliases for PLIN3 Gene

Aliases for PLIN3 Gene

  • Perilipin 3 2 3
  • Placental Protein 17 2 3 4
  • M6PRBP1 3 4 6
  • TIP47 3 4 6
  • Mannose-6-Phosphate Receptor-Binding Protein 1 3 4
  • Cargo Selection Protein TIP47 3 4
  • 47 KDa MPR-Binding Protein 3 4
  • PP17 3 4
  • Cargo Selection Protein (Mannose 6 Phosphate Receptor Binding Protein) 2
  • 47 KDa Mannose 6-Phosphate Receptor-Binding Protein 4
  • Mannose-6-Phosphate Receptor Binding Protein 1 2
  • Tail-Interacting Protein, 47 KD 3
  • Perilipin-3 3
  • 47-KD 2

External Ids for PLIN3 Gene

Previous Symbols for PLIN3 Gene

  • M6PRBP1

Summaries for PLIN3 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for PLIN3 Gene

  • Mannose 6-phophate receptors (MPRs) deliver lysosomal hydrolase from the Golgi to endosomes and then return to the Golgi complex. The protein encoded by this gene interacts with the cytoplasmic domains of both cation-independent and cation-dependent MPRs, and is required for endosome-to-Golgi transport. This protein also binds directly to the GTPase RAB9 (RAB9A), a member of the RAS oncogene family. The interaction with RAB9 has been shown to increase the affinity of this protein for its cargo. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.[provided by RefSeq, Aug 2009]

GeneCards Summary for PLIN3 Gene

PLIN3 (Perilipin 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PLIN3 include sebaceous adenoma. Among its related pathways are Delta508-CFTR traffic / ER-to-Golgi in CF and Cholesterol and Sphingolipids transport / Distribution to the intracellular membrane compartments (normal and CF). An important paralog of this gene is PLIN2.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PLIN3 Gene

  • Required for the transport of mannose 6-phosphate receptors (MPR) from endosomes to the trans-Golgi network.

Gene Wiki entry for PLIN3 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for PLIN3 Gene

Genomics for PLIN3 Gene

Genomic Location for PLIN3 Gene

4,838,334 bp from pter
4,867,768 bp from pter
29,435 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for PLIN3 Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for PLIN3 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for PLIN3 Gene

No data available for Regulatory Elements for PLIN3 Gene

Proteins for PLIN3 Gene

  • Protein details for PLIN3 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A8K4Y9
    • K7EQF4
    • Q53G77
    • Q9BS03
    • Q9UBD7
    • Q9UP92

    Protein attributes for PLIN3 Gene

    434 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    47075 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Homooligomer. Interacts with M6PR (via the cytoplasmic domain). Interacts with IGF2R (via the cytoplasmic domain). Isoform 2 may exist as a homodimer (known as PP17C).

    Alternative splice isoforms for PLIN3 Gene


neXtProt entry for PLIN3 Gene

Proteomics data for PLIN3 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for PLIN3 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for PLIN3 Gene

Domains for PLIN3 Gene

Gene Families for PLIN3 Gene


Protein Domains for PLIN3 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for PLIN3 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the perilipin family.:
    • O60664
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Function for PLIN3 Gene

Molecular function for PLIN3 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Required for the transport of mannose 6-phosphate receptors (MPR) from endosomes to the trans-Golgi network.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for PLIN3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 19490898
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Phenotypes for PLIN3 Gene

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for PLIN3 Gene

Localization for PLIN3 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PLIN3 Gene

Cytoplasm. Endosome membrane; Peripheral membrane protein; Cytoplasmic side. Lipid droplet. Note=Membrane associated on endosomes. Detected in the envelope and the core of lipid bodies and in lipid sails.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for PLIN3 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for PLIN3 gene
Compartment Confidence
endosome 5
golgi apparatus 4
cytosol 3
nucleus 2
endoplasmic reticulum 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for PLIN3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IDA --
GO:0005768 endosome TAS 9590177
GO:0005794 Golgi apparatus TAS 9590177
GO:0005811 lipid particle IDA 14741744
GO:0010008 endosome membrane IEA --
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Pathways for PLIN3 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for PLIN3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0016192 vesicle-mediated transport TAS 9590177
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Compounds for PLIN3 Gene

(1) HMDB Compounds for PLIN3 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
Mannose 6-phosphate
  • D-Mannose 6-phosphate

(2) Drugbank Compounds for PLIN3 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number Type Actions PubMed IDs
552858-79-4 target
50936-59-9 target

(4) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for PLIN3 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
mannose 6-phosphate 84.1 18
triacylglycerol 54.6 1
lipid 53 28
oleic acid 25.9 1
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with PLIN3: view

Transcripts for PLIN3 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for PLIN3 Gene

Unigene Clusters for PLIN3 Gene

Perilipin 3:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for PLIN3 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c ^ 2a · 2b · 2c ^ 3 ^ 4a · 4b ^ 5a · 5b ^ 6a · 6b · 6c · 6d ^ 7a · 7b ^ 8 ^ 9a · 9b · 9c · 9d
SP1: - - -
SP2: - - -
SP3: - - - -
SP4: -
SP5: - -
SP6: - - -
SP7: -

Relevant External Links for PLIN3 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for PLIN3 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for PLIN3 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for PLIN3 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Whole Blood (5.4).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for PLIN3 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for PLIN3 Gene Hs.140452

genes like me logo Genes that share expressions with PLIN3: view

No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for PLIN3 Gene

Orthologs for PLIN3 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for PLIN3 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia PLIN3 35
  • 98.56 (n)
  • 98.67 (a)
PLIN3 36
  • 98 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia M6PRBP1 36
  • 82 (a)
PLIN3 35
  • 83.1 (n)
  • 82.7 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia PLIN3 35
  • 84.48 (n)
  • 84.52 (a)
PLIN3 36
  • 82 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Plin3 35
  • 77.12 (n)
  • 75.3 (a)
Plin3 16
Plin3 36
  • 75 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia PLIN3 36
  • 66 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia PLIN3 36
  • 58 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Plin3 35
  • 76.48 (n)
  • 74.35 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves LOC100857433 35
  • 67.74 (n)
  • 55.97 (a)
PLIN3 36
  • 54 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia PLIN3 36
  • 50 (a)
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia MGC53750 35
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia LOC100487248 35
  • 58.48 (n)
  • 54.09 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii si:rp71-61h23.4 35
  • 55.04 (n)
  • 45.64 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea lea-1 36
  • 7 (a)
Species with no ortholog for PLIN3:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • 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)
  • 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)

Evolution for PLIN3 Gene

Gene Tree for PLIN3 (if available)
Gene Tree for PLIN3 (if available)

Paralogs for PLIN3 Gene

Paralogs for PLIN3 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for PLIN3 Gene using alignment to 5 proteins:

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Variants for PLIN3 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for PLIN3 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 19 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs8289 - 4,859,925(-) CGCAC(A/G)TCAAG reference, missense
rs196126 -- 4,862,393(+) tccca(A/G)agtgc intron-variant
rs262540 -- 4,860,298(+) acctc(C/G)caggt intron-variant
rs262541 -- 4,861,849(+) tggct(A/G)gtctt intron-variant
rs262542 -- 4,862,059(+) tcagc(C/T)tccca intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for PLIN3 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv910859 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv470117 CNV Loss 18288195
nsv910860 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv522005 CNV Loss 19592680
nsv910861 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv516323 CNV Loss 19592680
nsv528462 CNV Loss 19592680
esv2664700 CNV Deletion 23128226
nsv910862 CNV Loss 21882294

Relevant External Links for PLIN3 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PLIN3 Gene

Disorders for PLIN3 Gene

(1) MalaCards Diseases for PLIN3 Gene

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(1) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for PLIN3 Gene

(5) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for PLIN3 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
cervical carcinoma 56.8 6
colorectal cancer 0 1
tumors 0 2
obesity 0 1
immunodeficiency 0 1

Relevant External Links for PLIN3

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with PLIN3: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PLIN3 Gene

Publications for PLIN3 Gene

  1. TIP47: a cargo selection device for mannose 6-phosphate receptor trafficking. (PMID: 9590177) Diaz E. … Pfeffer S.R. (Cell 1998) 2 3 4 23
  2. Cloning and sequence analysis of cDNAs encoding human placental tissue protein 17 (PP17) variants. (PMID: 9874244) Than N.G. … Bohn H. (Eur. J. Biochem. 1998) 3 4 23
  3. Cloning and sequencing of human oncodevelopmental soluble placental tissue protein 17 (PP17): homology with adipophilin and the mouse adipose differentiation-related protein. (PMID: 10393528) Than N.G. … Bohn H. (Tumor Biol. 1999) 3 4 23
  4. Spatial integration of TIP47 and adipophilin in macrophage lipid bodies. (PMID: 15545278) Robenek H. … Troyer D. (J. Biol. Chem. 2005) 3 4 23
  5. Purification and characterization of two new soluble placental tissue proteins (PP13 and PP17). (PMID: 6856484) Bohn H. … Winckler W. (Oncodev. Biol. Med. 1983) 2 3 4

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