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Aliases for PSCA Gene

Aliases for PSCA Gene

  • Prostate Stem Cell Antigen 2 3
  • 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 linitis plastica.

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

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

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for PSCA Gene
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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

Proteomics data for PSCA Gene at MOPED

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:

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No data available for DME Specific Peptides for PSCA Gene

Domains & 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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No data available for Gene Families for PSCA Gene

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.
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Animal Models for PSCA Gene

MGI Knock Outs for PSCA:

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  • Predesigned siRNA for gene silencing in human,mouse,rat for PSCA

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , 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

Jensen Localization Image for PSCA Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for PSCA gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
plasma membrane 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:0031225 anchored component of membrane IEA --
GO:0070062 extracellular exosome IDA 23376485
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Pathways & Interactions for PSCA Gene

SuperPathways for PSCA Gene

No Data Available

Interacting Proteins for PSCA Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for PSCA Gene


No data available for Pathways by source and 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:

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  • Predesigned siRNA for gene silencing in human,mouse,rat for PSCA

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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 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, MOPED, and MaxQB for PSCA Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for PSCA Gene Hs.652235

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
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia PSCA 35
  • 77.14 (n)
  • 63.46 (a)
  • 54 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia PSCA 35
  • 79.01 (n)
  • 71.3 (a)
  • 69 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Psca 35
  • 70.27 (n)
  • 59.46 (a)
Psca 16
Psca 36
  • 56 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia PSCA 35
  • 99.12 (n)
  • 99.12 (a)
  • 92 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Psca 35
  • 66.37 (n)
  • 59.46 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves PSCA 35
  • 55.81 (n)
  • 46.51 (a)
  • 36 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia PSCA 36
  • 37 (a)
Species with no ortholog for PSCA:
  • 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 MAF
rs1045531 -- 142,682,129(+) CAGCT(A/C)TAGGC synonymous-codon, reference, nc-transcript-variant
rs1045547 -- 142,682,339(+) CTCTA(G/T)TGACA utr-variant-3-prime, nc-transcript-variant
rs1045574 -- 142,682,540(+) GGCCC(A/G)GTAAA utr-variant-3-prime, nc-transcript-variant
rs1045605 -- 142,682,683(+) AGCCT(C/G)AGCAC utr-variant-3-prime, nc-transcript-variant
rs2294008 -- 142,680,513(+) GACCA(C/T)GAAGG utr-variant-5-prime, intron-variant

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

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv2661137 CNV Deletion 23128226
dgv7910n71 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv7914n71 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv7915n71 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv7916n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv428207 CNV Gain+Loss 18775914
nsv891637 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv831485 CNV Loss 17160897
esv2737915 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv1920240 CNV Deletion 18987734
esv2737916 CNV Deletion 23290073
nsv891638 CNV Loss 21882294
esv2737919 CNV Deletion 23290073
dgv1287e201 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2737922 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2737923 CNV Deletion 23290073

Variation tolerance for PSCA Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 63.24% 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

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

Disorders for PSCA Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(9) MalaCards diseases for PSCA Gene - From: DISEASES, NovoSeek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
colloid carcinoma of the pancreas
linitis plastica
  • leather-bottle stomach
gastric cancer
gallbladder adenocarcinoma
  • adenocarcinoma of the gallbladder
duodenal ulcer
  • stress ulcer
- elite association
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:
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for PSCA Gene

Publications for PSCA Gene

  1. 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 23 67
  2. Promising tumor-associated antigens for future prostate cancer therapy. (PMID: 19536865) Li Y. … Russell P.J. (Med Res Rev 2010) 23 67
  3. Primary prostate cancer cultures are models for androgen-independent transit amplifying cells. (PMID: 20043108) BA1hler P. … ElsAosser-Beile U. (Oncol. Rep. 2010) 23 67
  4. The choice of the antigen in the dendritic cell-based vaccine therapy for prostate cancer. (PMID: 19954892) Matera L. (Cancer Treat. Rev. 2010) 23 67
  5. Prostate stem cell antigen mRNA in peripheral blood as a potential predictor of biochemical recurrence in high-risk prostate cancer. (PMID: 20039280) Joung J.Y. … Lee K.H. (J Surg Oncol 2010) 23 67

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