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Aliases for PSCA Gene

Aliases for PSCA Gene

  • Prostate Stem Cell Antigen 2 3 5
  • PRO232 3

External Ids for PSCA Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PSCA Gene

  • GC08U990071
  • GC08M143995
  • GC08P143556
  • GC08P143824
  • GC08P143758
  • GC08P139004

Summaries for PSCA Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for PSCA Gene

  • This gene encodes a glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored cell membrane glycoprotein. In addition to being highly expressed in the prostate it is also expressed in the bladder, placenta, colon, kidney, and stomach. This gene is up-regulated in a large proportion of prostate cancers and is also detected in cancers of the bladder and pancreas. This gene includes a polymorphism that results in an upstream start codon in some individuals; this polymorphism is thought to be associated with a risk for certain gastric and bladder cancers. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2010]

GeneCards Summary for PSCA Gene

PSCA (Prostate Stem Cell Antigen) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PSCA include Colloid Carcinoma Of The Pancreas and Gastric Cancer. Among its related pathways are Metabolism of proteins and Post-translational modification- synthesis of GPI-anchored proteins.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PSCA Gene

  • May be involved in the regulation of cell proliferation. Has a cell-proliferation inhibition activity in vitro.

Gene Wiki entry for PSCA Gene

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

Genomics for PSCA Gene

Regulatory Elements for PSCA Gene

Enhancers for PSCA 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
GH08F142674 1.3 Ensembl ENCODE 23.6 +9.4 9443 11.0 HDGF SIN3A ZNF48 GLIS2 ZNF143 FOS DEK SP5 PPARG SMARCB1 LY6K PSCA THEM6 JRK ZNF623 ZNF696 SLURP1
GH08F142667 1.1 ENCODE 22.3 -0.4 -369 5.8 HDGF PKNOX1 CREB3L1 WRNIP1 ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 ZNF143 DEK ZHX2 JRK LY6K PSCA ZNF623 SLURP1 C8orf31 LOC101928087 PIR47130
GH08F142698 0.9 ENCODE 12.5 +29.7 29726 3.2 TBP INSM2 SIN3A KLF17 FEZF1 ZNF2 ZEB1 SCRT2 ZNF391 FOS LY6K THEM6 SLURP1 PSCA LYPD2 PIR40452
GH08F142725 1.5 FANTOM5 ENCODE 4.8 +56.9 56921 3.2 PKNOX1 CREB3L1 ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 ZNF2 YY1 ZNF207 ZNF143 ZNF548 LY6K JRK ZNF623 ZNF696 AK3P2 THEM6 LYNX1 PSCA ENSG00000253806
GH08F142787 1 FANTOM5 ENCODE 1.5 +118.2 118189 2.9 HDGF PKNOX1 JUN ZIC2 ZKSCAN1 CTBP1 ZNF207 FOS RFX1 ZNF687 LYNX1 LY6D SLURP1 PSCA ENSG00000283686
- Elite enhancer and/or Elite enhancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

Enhancers around PSCA on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

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

Genomic Location for PSCA Gene

142,670,308 bp from pter
142,682,727 bp from pter
12,420 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for PSCA Gene

Genes around PSCA on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

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

RefSeq DNA sequence for PSCA Gene

Proteins for PSCA Gene

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

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Prostate stem cell antigen
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q6UW92

    Protein attributes for PSCA Gene

    123 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    12912 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for PSCA Gene

Post-translational modifications for PSCA Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn 40, Asn 83, and Asn 93
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for PSCA Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

Antibody Products

  • Santa Cruz Biotechnology (SCBT) Antibodies for PSCA

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for PSCA Gene

Domains & Families for PSCA Gene

Gene Families for PSCA Gene

Protein Domains for PSCA Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for PSCA Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Contains 1 UPAR/Ly6 domain.
  • Contains 1 UPAR/Ly6 domain.
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Function for PSCA Gene

Molecular function for PSCA Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
prostate stem cell antigen,expressed at the cell surface of the basal cell epithelium,putative stem cell compartment of normal prostate,overexpressed in prostate carcinoma
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
May be involved in the regulation of cell proliferation. Has a cell-proliferation inhibition activity in vitro.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Induction:
Down-regulated in gastric cancer cells.
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with PSCA: view

Animal Models for PSCA Gene

MGI Knock Outs for PSCA:

Animal Model Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

Clone Products

Flow Cytometry Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Human Phenotype Ontology , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for PSCA Gene

Localization for PSCA Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PSCA Gene

Cell membrane; Lipid-anchor, GPI-anchor.

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 PSCA gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
extracellular 5
nucleus 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for PSCA Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005886 plasma membrane IEA --
GO:0016020 membrane IEA --
GO:0031225 anchored component of membrane IEA --
GO:0070062 extracellular exosome IDA 23376485
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Pathways & Interactions for PSCA Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with PSCA: view

Interacting Proteins for PSCA Gene

Selected Interacting proteins: O43653-PSCA_HUMAN for PSCA Gene via IID

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for PSCA Gene


No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for PSCA Gene

Drugs & Compounds for PSCA Gene

(2) Drugs for PSCA Gene - From: DGIdb

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
AGS-1C4D4 Pharma 0
AGS-PSCA Pharma 0
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Transcripts for PSCA Gene

Unigene Clusters for PSCA Gene

Prostate stem cell antigen:
Representative Sequences:

Inhibitory RNA Products

Clone Products

Flow Cytometry Products

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

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for PSCA Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for PSCA Gene

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

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

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

This gene is overexpressed in Stomach (x32.5), Bladder (x11.4), and Esophagus - Mucosa (x4.2).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for PSCA Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Nasal epithelium (22.0), Urine (12.5), Stomach (9.5), Pancreatic juice (8.1), and Cardia (6.1).

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

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of PSCA Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for PSCA Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for PSCA Gene:

Tissue specificity: Highly expressed in prostate (basal, secretory and neuroendocrine epithelium cells). Also found in bladder (transitional epithelium), placenta (trophoblasts), stomach (neuroendocrine cells), colon (neuroendocrine cells) and kidney (collecting ducts). Overexpressed in prostate cancers and expression is correlated with tumor stage, grade and androgen-independence. Highly expressed in prostate cancer bone metastases. Expressed in gastric epithelial cells, mainly in the isthmus (at protein level). Not detected in normal intestinal epithelium (at protein level).
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No data available for Protein tissue co-expression partners for PSCA Gene

Orthologs for PSCA Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for PSCA Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia PSCA 34 35
  • 99.12 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia PSCA 34 35
  • 79.01 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia PSCA 34 35
  • 77.14 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Psca 34 16 35
  • 70.27 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Psca 34
  • 66.37 (n)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves PSCA 34 35
  • 55.81 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia PSCA 35
  • 37 (a)
Species where no ortholog for PSCA 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)
  • oppossum (Monodelphis domestica)
  • 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)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for PSCA Gene

Gene Tree for PSCA (if available)
Gene Tree for PSCA (if available)

Paralogs for PSCA Gene

(2) SIMAP similar genes for PSCA Gene using alignment to 3 proteins:

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No data available for Paralogs for PSCA Gene

Variants for PSCA Gene

Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PSCA Gene

Genetic variations in PSCA may influence susceptibility to diffuse-type gastric cancer.

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for PSCA Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 08 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs10108059 -- 142,668,610(+) GCAGA(G/T)AAAAG intron-variant, upstream-variant-2KB, utr-variant-5-prime
rs10110864 -- 142,668,654(+) CCTCG(C/T)GGACA intron-variant, upstream-variant-2KB, utr-variant-5-prime
rs10216533 -- 142,682,272(+) TCTGC(A/G)CCCCT nc-transcript-variant, utr-variant-3-prime
rs1045531 -- 142,682,129(+) CAGCT(A/C)TAGGC nc-transcript-variant, reference, synonymous-codon
rs1045547 -- 142,682,339(+) CTCTA(G/T)TGACA nc-transcript-variant, utr-variant-3-prime

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

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv950003 CNV deletion 24416366
nsv831485 CNV loss 17160897
nsv612712 CNV loss 21841781
nsv612709 CNV loss 21841781
nsv428207 CNV gain+loss 18775914
nsv1146468 CNV deletion 26484159
nsv1119190 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv1109999 CNV deletion 24896259
esv3544370 CNV deletion 23714750
esv2737923 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2737922 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2737919 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2737916 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2737915 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2661137 CNV deletion 23128226
esv1920240 CNV deletion 18987734
dgv1235e201 CNV deletion 23290073

Variation tolerance for PSCA Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 63.2% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 2.36; 41.95% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for PSCA Gene

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

Disorders for PSCA Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(10) MalaCards diseases for PSCA Gene - From: DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
colloid carcinoma of the pancreas
gastric cancer
  • stomach cancer
prostate cancer
  • prostate cancer, hereditary, 5
transitional cell carcinoma
  • transitional carcinoma
gallbladder adenocarcinoma
  • adenocarcinoma of the gallbladder
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search PSCA in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases

Relevant External Links for PSCA

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with PSCA: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for PSCA Gene

Publications for PSCA Gene

  1. Genetic variation in PSCA is associated with susceptibility to diffuse-type gastric cancer. (PMID: 18488030) Sakamoto H. … Hirohashi S. (Nat. Genet. 2008) 3 4 22 46 64
  2. Prostate stem cell antigen: a cell surface marker overexpressed in prostate cancer. (PMID: 9465086) Reiter R.E. … Witte O.N. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 1998) 2 3 4 22 64
  3. Genetic variation in PSCA and bladder cancer susceptibility in a Chinese population. (PMID: 20083643) Wang S. … Zhang Z. (Carcinogenesis 2010) 3 22 46 64
  4. Two genetic variants in prostate stem cell antigen and gastric cancer susceptibility in a Chinese population. (PMID: 19554573) Wu C. … Lin D. (Mol. Carcinog. 2009) 3 22 46 64
  5. Genetic variation in the prostate stem cell antigen gene PSCA confers susceptibility to urinary bladder cancer. (PMID: 19648920) Wu X. … Gu J. (Nat. Genet. 2009) 3 22 46 64

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