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Aliases for PNPLA1 Gene

Aliases for PNPLA1 Gene

  • Patatin Like Phospholipase Domain Containing 1 2 3 5
  • Patatin-Like Phospholipase Domain-Containing Protein 1 3
  • Patatin-Like Phospholipase Domain Containing 1 2
  • EC 3.1.1.- 4
  • DJ50J22.1 3
  • ARCI10 3

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PNPLA1 Gene

  • GC06P036212
  • GC06P036257
  • GC06P036318
  • GC06P035930
  • GC06P036337
  • GC06P037304
  • GC06P036919
  • GC06P036958
  • GC06P037784
  • GC06P038409

Summaries for PNPLA1 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for PNPLA1 Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the patatin-like phospholipase (PNPLA) family, which is characterized by the presence of a highly conserved patatin domain. PNPLA family members have diverse lipolytic and acyltransferase activities, and are key elements in lipid metabolism. While other members of this family have been well characterized, the function of this gene remained an enigma. However, recent studies show that this gene is expressed in the skin epidermal keratinocytes, and has a role in glycerophospholipid metabolism in the cutaneous barrier. Consistent with these observations, mutations in this gene are associated with ichthyosis in human (autosomal recessive congenital ichthyoses, ARCI) and dog. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2012]

GeneCards Summary for PNPLA1 Gene

PNPLA1 (Patatin Like Phospholipase Domain Containing 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PNPLA1 include Ichthyosis, Congenital, Autosomal Recessive 10 and Autosomal Recessive Congenital Ichthyosis. GO annotations related to this gene include hydrolase activity. An important paralog of this gene is PNPLA2.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PNPLA1 Gene

  • Lipid hydrolase. Important in the formation of the epidermal lipid barrier. Plays a role in glycerophospholipid metabolism.

No data available for Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for PNPLA1 Gene

Genomics for PNPLA1 Gene

Regulatory Elements for PNPLA1 Gene

Enhancers for PNPLA1 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
GH06F036357 1.5 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 10.2 +118.8 118761 1.4 HDGF TBP PKNOX1 TBL1XR1 WRNIP1 BMI1 ZBTB40 RFX5 GATA2 EGR1 C6orf222 LOC105375037 ETV7 MAPK13 KCTD20 PXT1 PNPLA1 CPNE5 PIR35042
GH06F036296 1.2 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 11.4 +57.4 57356 1.8 ZNF211 ZNF146 CBX3 NR2F1 CEBPB MAFG EP300 ZNF121 ZNF341 NFE2 BRPF3 MAPK13 C6orf222 PNPLA1 LOC105375037 ETV7 LOC102723648 SLC26A8 CLPS SRPK1
GH06F036289 1.2 Ensembl ENCODE 11.4 +51.3 51316 3.6 ZNF121 GATA2 FOS REST ZNF623 ATF4 SMARCA4 GLIS1 KDM1A BRD4 MAPK13 C6orf222 PNPLA1 CLPS BRPF3 LOC105375036
GH06F036302 1.2 Ensembl ENCODE 10.7 +62.8 62835 0.8 ARNT WRNIP1 ARID4B ZNF2 ZNF143 DEK MIER2 REST TBX21 PPARG C6orf222 PNPLA1 MAPK13 RAB44 SLC26A8 ENSG00000219023 LOC105375036
GH06F036216 1 Ensembl ENCODE 12.4 -20.6 -20622 5.4 CREB3L1 TAL1 ZBTB40 ZNF664 ZNF121 ZNF366 POLR2A NCOR1 NR2F6 CREM LOC102723648 MAPK13 PNPLA1 BRPF3 C6orf222 SLC26A8 GC06M037508
- Elite enhancer and/or Elite enhancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

Enhancers around PNPLA1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for PNPLA1 Gene

36,239,766 bp from pter
36,313,955 bp from pter
74,190 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for PNPLA1 Gene

Genes around PNPLA1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
PNPLA1 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for PNPLA1 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for PNPLA1 Gene

Proteins for PNPLA1 Gene

  • Protein details for PNPLA1 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Patatin-like phospholipase domain-containing protein 1
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A3RMU3
    • J3JS20
    • Q2A6N1
    • Q3SY95
    • Q3SY96
    • Q5R3L2

    Protein attributes for PNPLA1 Gene

    532 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    57875 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available
    • Sequence=CAI21612.2; Type=Erroneous gene model prediction; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for PNPLA1 Gene


neXtProt entry for PNPLA1 Gene

Post-translational modifications for PNPLA1 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for PNPLA1 Gene

Domains & Families for PNPLA1 Gene

Gene Families for PNPLA1 Gene

Protein Domains for PNPLA1 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for PNPLA1 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Contains 1 PNPLA (patatin-like phospholipase) domain.
  • Contains 1 PNPLA (patatin-like phospholipase) domain.
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Function for PNPLA1 Gene

Molecular function for PNPLA1 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Lipid hydrolase. Important in the formation of the epidermal lipid barrier. Plays a role in glycerophospholipid metabolism.

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for PNPLA1 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for PNPLA1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004806 triglyceride lipase activity IBA --
GO:0016787 hydrolase activity IEA --
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Human Phenotype Ontology for PNPLA1 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for PNPLA1 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for PNPLA1:

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No data available for miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for PNPLA1 Gene

Localization for PNPLA1 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PNPLA1 Gene

Cytoplasm. Note=Clearly distributed in the cytoplasm of keratinocytes.

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 PNPLA1 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytoskeleton 3
plasma membrane 1
mitochondrion 1
peroxisome 1
nucleus 1
endoplasmic reticulum 1
cytosol 1
golgi apparatus 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for PNPLA1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IEA,IDA 22246504
GO:0005811 lipid particle IBA --
GO:0016020 membrane IBA --
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Pathways & Interactions for PNPLA1 Gene

SuperPathways for PNPLA1 Gene

No Data Available

Interacting Proteins for PNPLA1 Gene

STRING Interaction Network Preview (showing 1 interactants - click image to see details)
Selected Interacting proteins: Q8N8W4-PLPL1_HUMAN ENSP00000378072 for PNPLA1 Gene via IID STRING

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for PNPLA1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006629 lipid metabolic process IEA --
GO:0008152 metabolic process IEA --
GO:0016042 lipid catabolic process IEA --
GO:0019433 triglyceride catabolic process IBA --
GO:0055088 lipid homeostasis IBA --
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No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for PNPLA1 Gene

Transcripts for PNPLA1 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for PNPLA1 Gene

(10) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(6) Additional mRNA sequences :
(4) Selected AceView cDNA sequences:
(5) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

Unigene Clusters for PNPLA1 Gene

Patatin-like phospholipase domain containing 1:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for PNPLA1 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for PNPLA1 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for PNPLA1 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and SAGE for PNPLA1 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for PNPLA1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Skin - Sun Exposed (Lower leg) (x15.9), Skin - Not Sun Exposed (Suprapubic) (x15.6), and Whole Blood (x11.7).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for PNPLA1 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of PNPLA1 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for PNPLA1 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for PNPLA1 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Expressed in the digestive system. Expressed in the epidermis of skin keratinocytes. Strongly expressed in the granular layer. Expressed in the upper epidermis and eccrine sweat glands of the dermis and in the region of keratin filament bundles, which is more pronounced in upper epidermal layers and in the lower cornified layers.
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No data available for Protein differential expression in normal tissues and Protein tissue co-expression partners for PNPLA1 Gene

Orthologs for PNPLA1 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for PNPLA1 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia PNPLA1 34 35
  • 99.19 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia PNPLA1 34 35
  • 84.78 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia PNPLA1 34 35
  • 83.2 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Pnpla1 34 16 35
  • 72.02 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Pnpla1 34
  • 69.37 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia PNPLA1 35
  • 55 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia PNPLA1 35
  • 55 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves PNPLA1 34
  • 63.66 (n)
-- 35
  • 54 (a)
-- 35
  • 38 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 35
  • 45 (a)
-- 35
  • 43 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia LOC100497390 34
  • 55.56 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii CABZ01030033.1 35
  • 16 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta dob 35
  • 23 (a)
bmm 35
  • 21 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea C05D11.7 35
  • 16 (a)
Species where no ortholog for PNPLA1 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)
  • 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 PNPLA1 Gene

Gene Tree for PNPLA1 (if available)
Gene Tree for PNPLA1 (if available)

Paralogs for PNPLA1 Gene

Paralogs for PNPLA1 Gene

(4) SIMAP similar genes for PNPLA1 Gene using alignment to 1 proteins:

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Variants for PNPLA1 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for PNPLA1 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 06 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
VAR_069566 Ichthyosis, congenital, autosomal recessive 10 (ARCI10) [MIM:615024]
rs12197079 Benign 36,306,376(+) TGTAA(C/T)GTAAG reference, missense
rs12199580 Benign 36,302,353(+) TTCAC(A/C)CAGGC reference, missense
rs2239795 Benign 36,293,081(+) TGCTT(C/T)GTCCC reference, synonymous-codon, utr-variant-5-prime
rs2239796 Benign 36,293,137(+) TGCTT(C/T)GGCAT intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for PNPLA1 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv3571006 CNV loss 25503493
esv33691 CNV gain+loss 17666407

Variation tolerance for PNPLA1 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 80.3% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 9.21; 88.00% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for PNPLA1 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 for PNPLA1 Gene

Disorders for PNPLA1 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(4) MalaCards diseases for PNPLA1 Gene - From: OMIM, ClinVar, GeneTests, Orphanet, Swiss-Prot, DISEASES, and GeneCards

- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards


  • Ichthyosis, congenital, autosomal recessive 10 (ARCI10) [MIM:615024]: A form of autosomal recessive congenital ichthyosis, a disorder of keratinization with abnormal differentiation and desquamation of the epidermis, resulting in abnormal skin scaling over the whole body. The main skin phenotypes are lamellar ichthyosis (LI) and non-bullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma (NCIE), although phenotypic overlap within the same patient or among patients from the same family can occur. Lamellar ichthyosis is a condition often associated with an embedment in a collodion-like membrane at birth; skin scales later develop, covering the entire body surface. Non-bullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma characterized by fine whitish scaling on an erythrodermal background; larger brownish scales are present on the buttocks, neck and legs. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:22246504}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Relevant External Links for PNPLA1

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
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No data available for Genatlas for PNPLA1 Gene

Publications for PNPLA1 Gene

  1. Characterization of the human patatin-like phospholipase family. (PMID: 16799181) Wilson P.A. … Crowther D.J. (J. Lipid Res. 2006) 2 3 4 64
  2. PNPLA1 mutations cause autosomal recessive congenital ichthyosis in golden retriever dogs and humans. (PMID: 22246504) Grall A. … Fischer J. (Nat. Genet. 2012) 3 4 64
  3. Genetic variance in the adiponutrin gene family and childhood obesity. (PMID: 19390624) Johansson L.E. … RidderstrAYle M. (PLoS ONE 2009) 3 46 64
  4. Mammalian patatin domain containing proteins: a family with diverse lipolytic activities involved in multiple biological functions. (PMID: 19029121) Kienesberger P.C. … Zechner R. (J. Lipid Res. 2009) 2 3 64
  5. Genetic variants associated with arsenic susceptibility: study of purine nucleoside phosphorylase, arsenic (+3) methyltransferase, and glutathione S-transferase omega genes. (PMID: 18414634) De Chaudhuri S. … Giri A.K. (Environ. Health Perspect. 2008) 3 46 64

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