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Aliases for RNF170 Gene

Aliases for RNF170 Gene

  • Ring Finger Protein 170 2 3
  • Putative LAG1-Interacting Protein 3 4
  • SNAX1 3 6
  • Sensory Ataxia 1 (Autosomal Dominant) 2
  • E3 Ubiquitin-Protein Ligase RNF170 3
  • RING Finger Protein 170 4
  • EC 6.3.2.- 4
  • ADSA 3

External Ids for RNF170 Gene

Previous Symbols for RNF170 Gene

  • SNAX1

Summaries for RNF170 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for RNF170 Gene

  • This gene encodes a RING domain-containing protein that resides in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane. This protein functions as an E3 ubiquitin ligase and mediates ubiquitination and processing of inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3) receptors via the ER-associated protein degradation pathway. It is recruited to the activated IP3 receptors by the ERLIN1/ERLIN2 complex to which it is constitutively bound. Mutations in this gene are associated with autosomal dominant sensory ataxia. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2012]

GeneCards Summary for RNF170 Gene

RNF170 (Ring Finger Protein 170) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RNF170 include ataxia, sensory, 1, autosomal dominant and ataxia. GO annotations related to this gene include ligase activity.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RNF170 Gene

  • E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase that plays an essential role in stimulus-induced inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor type 1 (ITPR1) ubiquitination and degradation via the endoplasmic reticulum-associated degradation (ERAD) pathway. Also involved in ITPR1 turnover in resting cells.

No data available for Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for RNF170 Gene

Genomics for RNF170 Gene

Genomic Location for RNF170 Gene

42,849,637 bp from pter
42,897,290 bp from pter
47,654 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for RNF170 Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for RNF170 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for RNF170 Gene

Regulatory Elements for RNF170 Gene

Proteins for RNF170 Gene

  • Protein details for RNF170 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase RNF170
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • D3DSY6
    • E9PIL4
    • Q7Z483
    • Q86YC0
    • Q8IXR7
    • Q8N2B5
    • Q8N5G9
    • Q8NG30
    • Q9H0V6

    Protein attributes for RNF170 Gene

    258 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    29815 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Constitutively associated with the ERLIN1/ERLIN 2 complex. Interacts with activated ITPR1.
    • Sequence=AAH39461.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally shortened.; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=AAH44566.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally shortened.; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for RNF170 Gene

neXtProt entry for RNF170 Gene

Proteomics data for RNF170 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for RNF170 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Ubiquitination at Lys3

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for RNF170 Gene

Domains for RNF170 Gene

Gene Families for RNF170 Gene

  • RNF :RING-type (C3HC4) zinc fingers

Protein Domains for RNF170 Gene


  • Contains 1 RING-type zinc finger.:
    • Q96K19
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Function for RNF170 Gene

Molecular function for RNF170 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase that plays an essential role in stimulus-induced inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor type 1 (ITPR1) ubiquitination and degradation via the endoplasmic reticulum-associated degradation (ERAD) pathway. Also involved in ITPR1 turnover in resting cells.

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for RNF170 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for RNF170 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 25416956
GO:0008270 zinc ion binding IEA --
GO:0016874 ligase activity IEA --
GO:0046872 metal ion binding --
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miRNA for RNF170 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target RNF170

No data available for Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for RNF170 Gene

Localization for RNF170 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RNF170 Gene

Endoplasmic reticulum membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for RNF170 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for RNF170 gene
Compartment Confidence
endoplasmic reticulum 5
plasma membrane 3
lysosome 1
nucleus 1
peroxisome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for RNF170 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005783 endoplasmic reticulum --
GO:0005789 endoplasmic reticulum membrane IEA --
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane IEA --
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Pathways for RNF170 Gene

SuperPathways for RNF170 Gene

No Data Available

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Q96K19-RN170_HUMAN

  • Pathway: Protein modification; protein ubiquitination

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for RNF170 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0016567 protein ubiquitination IEA --
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No data available for Pathways by source for RNF170 Gene

Transcripts for RNF170 Gene

Unigene Clusters for RNF170 Gene

Ring finger protein 170:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for RNF170 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7a · 7b ^ 8 ^ 9
SP2: -
SP3: - -
SP4: - - - -

Relevant External Links for RNF170 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for RNF170 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for RNF170 Gene

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for RNF170 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for RNF170 Gene Hs.491626

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for RNF170 Gene

Tissue specificity: Expressed in the spinal chord.
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Orthologs for RNF170 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for RNF170 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia RNF170 36
  • 99.61 (n)
  • 98.84 (a)
RNF170 37
  • 99 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia RNF170 36
  • 91.99 (n)
  • 95.35 (a)
RNF170 37
  • 95 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia RNF170 36
  • 93.54 (n)
  • 96.9 (a)
RNF170 37
  • 39 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Rnf170 36
  • 87.03 (n)
  • 91.05 (a)
Rnf170 16
Rnf170 37
  • 82 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia -- 37
  • 88 (a)
-- 37
  • 78 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia RNF170 37
  • 76 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Rnf170 36
  • 86.77 (n)
  • 91.44 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves RNF170 36
  • 78.26 (n)
  • 81.25 (a)
RNF170 37
  • 81 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia RNF170 37
  • 75 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia rnf170 36
  • 70.33 (n)
  • 72.16 (a)
Str.15438 36
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.10685 36
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii rnf170 36
  • 62.69 (n)
  • 67.9 (a)
rnf170 37
  • 61 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea Y38F1A.2 36
  • 45.74 (n)
  • 36.7 (a)
Y38F1A.2 37
  • 27 (a)
thale cress
(Arabidopsis thaliana)
eudicotyledons AT1G22510 36
  • 47.5 (n)
  • 38.32 (a)
(Oryza sativa)
Liliopsida Os03g0839000 36
  • 48.26 (n)
  • 34.3 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona intestinalis)
Ascidiacea Cin.7977 36
Species with no ortholog for RNF170:
  • 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)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • 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)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for RNF170 Gene

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Paralogs for RNF170 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for RNF170 Gene using alignment to 4 proteins:

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Variants for RNF170 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for RNF170 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 08 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs773069 -- 42,894,545(-) CCTGT(G/T)TTTGG intron-variant
rs2570617 -- 42,883,566(-) tctga(A/G)acaga intron-variant
rs2570618 -- 42,883,529(-) tgcag(G/T)ggccc intron-variant
rs2570619 -- 42,883,525(-) ggggc(C/G)caatc intron-variant
rs2570620 -- 42,883,415(-) attCA(A/G)accat intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for RNF170 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv890846 CNV Gain 21882294
nsv6171 CNV Insertion 18451855
esv2628601 CNV Insertion 19546169
nsv512953 CNV Insertion 21212237

Relevant External Links for RNF170 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

Disorders for RNF170 Gene

(1) OMIM Diseases for RNF170 Gene (614649)


  • Ataxia, sensory, 1, autosomal dominant (SNAX1) [MIM:608984]: A rare disease characterized by progressive ataxia caused by degeneration of the posterior columns of the spinal cord. Affected individuals have a reduced ability to feel pain, temperature and vibration, particularly in the hands and feet. Their most prominent feature is an ataxic gait resulting from a severe loss of proprioception. Thus, patients rely on visual cues for maintaining proper body posture, such that they are unable to remain upright if their eyes are closed (Romberg sign). {ECO:0000269 PubMed:21115467}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Relevant External Links for RNF170

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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Publications for RNF170 Gene

  1. Towards a catalog of human genes and proteins: sequencing and analysis of 500 novel complete protein coding human cDNAs. (PMID: 11230166) Wiemann S. … Poustka A. (Genome Res. 2001) 2 3 4
  2. A mutation in the RNF170 gene causes autosomal dominant sensory ataxia. (PMID: 21115467) Valdmanis P.N. … Rouleau G.A. (Brain 2011) 2 3 4
  3. RNF170 protein, an endoplasmic reticulum membrane ubiquitin ligase, mediates inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor ubiquitination and degradation. (PMID: 21610068) Lu J.P. … Wojcikiewicz R.J. (J. Biol. Chem. 2011) 3 4
  4. Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs. (PMID: 14702039) Ota T. … Sugano S. (Nat. Genet. 2004) 3 4
  5. The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC). (PMID: 15489334) Gerhard D.S. … Malek J. (Genome Res. 2004) 3 4

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