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Aliases for RPE Gene

Aliases for RPE Gene

  • Ribulose-5-Phosphate-3-Epimerase 2 3 4
  • EC 4 63
  • Ribulose-Phosphate 3-Epimerase 3
  • RPE2-1 3

External Ids for RPE Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RPE Gene

  • GC02P209142
  • GC02P209591
  • GC02P210831
  • GC02P211069
  • GC02P210692
  • GC02P210575
  • GC02P202712
  • GC02P210867

Summaries for RPE Gene

GeneCards Summary for RPE Gene

RPE (Ribulose-5-Phosphate-3-Epimerase) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include protein homodimerization activity and monosaccharide binding. An important paralog of this gene is RPEL1.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RPE Gene

  • Catalyzes the reversible epimerization of D-ribulose 5-phosphate to D-xylulose 5-phosphate.

Gene Wiki entry for RPE Gene

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

Genomics for RPE Gene

Regulatory Elements for RPE Gene

Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the RPE gene promoter:

Epigenetics Products

  • DNA Methylation CpG Assay Predesigned for Pyrosequencing in human,mouse,rat

Genomic Location for RPE Gene

210,002,565 bp from pter
210,024,601 bp from pter
22,037 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for RPE Gene

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

RefSeq DNA sequence for RPE Gene

Proteins for RPE Gene

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

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Ribulose-phosphate 3-epimerase
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A8K4S0
    • B4E016
    • C9JPQ7
    • O43767
    • Q53TV9
    • Q8N215
    • Q96N34
    • Q9BSB5

    Protein attributes for RPE Gene

    228 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    24928 Da
    Name=Fe(2+); Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:29033; Name=Mn(2+); Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:29035; Name=Zn(2+); Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:29105; Name=Co(2+); Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:48828; Note=Binds 1 divalent metal cation per subunit. Active with Fe(2+), and probably also with Mn(2+), Zn(2+) and Co(2+).;
    Quaternary structure:
    • Homodimer.
    • Sequence=BAB71076.1; Type=Frameshift; Positions=69; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=BAC04212.1; Type=Frameshift; Positions=42; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for RPE Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for RPE Gene


neXtProt entry for RPE Gene

Proteomics data for RPE Gene at MOPED

Selected DME Specific Peptides for RPE Gene

Post-translational modifications for RPE Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

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Domains for RPE Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the ribulose-phosphate 3-epimerase family.
  • Belongs to the ribulose-phosphate 3-epimerase family.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with RPE: view

No data available for Gene Families for RPE Gene

Function for RPE Gene

Molecular function for RPE Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
D-ribulose 5-phosphate = D-xylulose 5-phosphate.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Catalyzes the reversible epimerization of D-ribulose 5-phosphate to D-xylulose 5-phosphate.

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for RPE Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for RPE Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003824 catalytic activity --
GO:0004750 ribulose-phosphate 3-epimerase activity IDA 20923965
GO:0016857 racemase and epimerase activity, acting on carbohydrates and derivatives --
GO:0042802 identical protein binding IPI 16189514
GO:0042803 protein homodimerization activity IPI 20923965
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with RPE: view

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miRNA for RPE Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target RPE

Inhibitory RNA Products

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

In Situ Assay Products

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No data available for Phenotypes , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for RPE Gene

Localization for RPE Gene

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for RPE Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for RPE gene
Compartment Confidence
cytosol 4
chloroplast 2
nucleus 2
plasma membrane 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for RPE Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005829 cytosol TAS --
GO:0070062 extracellular exosome IDA 23533145
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with RPE: view

No data available for Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RPE Gene

Pathways for RPE Gene

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

PCR Array Products

  • Pathway & Disease-focused RT² Profiler PCR Arrays

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for RPE Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005975 carbohydrate metabolic process TAS --
GO:0006098 pentose-phosphate shunt TAS --
GO:0008152 metabolic process --
GO:0009052 pentose-phosphate shunt, non-oxidative branch IBA --
GO:0019323 pentose catabolic process IBA --
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Drugs for RPE Gene

(3) HMDB Compounds for RPE Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
Angiotensin II
  • 1-8-Angiotensin I
D-Ribulose 5-phosphate
  • alpha-D-Ribose 5-phosphate
Xylulose 5-phosphate
  • D-Xylulose 5-phosphate

(5) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for RPE Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
phycoerythrobilin 86.6 2
fluorochrome 72.4 2
fitc 62.6 4
streptavidin 48.2 1
oxygen 0 2
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with RPE: view

Transcripts for RPE Gene

Unigene Clusters for RPE Gene

Representative Sequences:

Inhibitory RNA Products

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

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

ExUns: 1a · 1b ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b ^ 6
SP4: -

Relevant External Links for RPE Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for RPE Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for RPE Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

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

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for RPE Gene Hs.282260

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Expression partners for RPE Gene

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In Situ Assay Products

No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues , Protein differential expression in normal tissues and mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for RPE Gene

Orthologs for RPE Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for RPE Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia RPE 35
  • 95.32 (n)
  • 98.25 (a)
RPE 36
  • 98 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia RPE 35
  • 93.86 (n)
  • 97.81 (a)
-- 36
  • 98 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Rpe 35
  • 91.96 (n)
  • 97.37 (a)
Rpe 16
Rpe 36
  • 97 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia RPE 35
  • 99.71 (n)
  • 100 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Rpe 35
  • 91.46 (n)
  • 97.99 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 97 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 98 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves RPE 35
  • 79.79 (n)
  • 92.5 (a)
-- 36
  • 91 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 36
  • 93 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia rpe 35
  • 76.02 (n)
  • 89.04 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii rpe 35
  • 72.81 (n)
  • 82.46 (a)
rpe 36
  • 82 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta boca 37
  • 62 (a)
CG30499 37
  • 62 (a)
CG30499 35
  • 60.49 (n)
  • 62.5 (a)
CG30499 36
  • 61 (a)
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP005080 35
  • 60.44 (n)
  • 61.21 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea F08F8.7 37
  • 60 (a)
F08F8.7 35
  • 61.6 (n)
  • 60.83 (a)
F08F8.7 36
  • 58 (a)
A. gosspyii yeast
(Ashbya gossypii)
Saccharomycetes AGOS_AFL208C 35
  • 53.79 (n)
  • 54.09 (a)
K. lactis yeast
(Kluyveromyces lactis)
Saccharomycetes KLLA0E15071g 35
  • 58.33 (n)
  • 57.27 (a)
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes RPE1 35
  • 58.03 (n)
  • 57.27 (a)
RPE1 36
  • 53 (a)
RPE1 38
thale cress
(Arabidopsis thaliana)
eudicotyledons AT1G63290 35
  • 57.59 (n)
  • 55.87 (a)
(Oryza sativa)
Liliopsida Os.8665 35
Os09g0505700 35
  • 57.16 (n)
  • 53.39 (a)
(Zea mays)
Liliopsida Zm.14811 35
bread mold
(Neurospora crassa)
Ascomycetes NCU00519 35
  • 55.25 (n)
  • 53.42 (a)
fission yeast
(Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
Schizosaccharomycetes SPAC31G5.05c 35
  • 55.1 (n)
  • 48.4 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 65 (a)
Species with no ortholog for RPE:
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • 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 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 RPE Gene

Gene Tree for RPE (if available)
Gene Tree for RPE (if available)

Paralogs for RPE Gene

Paralogs for RPE Gene

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Variants for RPE Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for RPE Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 02 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs202038954 -- 210,009,705(+) AGCCT(A/T)CGAAA intron-variant, utr-variant-5-prime, synonymous-codon, reference
rs201976641 -- 210,016,069(+) TGAGA(A/G)CCCAG reference, missense
rs201878101 -- 210,005,961(+) ATTAC(A/G)TAAGT intron-variant
rs201792926 -- 210,018,553(+) ACGTT(C/T)CTGCT intron-variant
rs201632661 -- 210,016,628(+) GGAAG(A/T)TATGA reference, missense

Relevant External Links for RPE Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for RPE Gene

Disorders for RPE Gene

No disorders were found for RPE Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , OMIM , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , University of Copenhagen DISEASES , Novoseek inferred disease relationships , Genatlas and External Links for RPE Gene

Publications for RPE Gene

  1. Characterization of 16 novel human genes showing high similarity to yeast sequences. (PMID: 11124703) Stanchi F. … Valle G. (Yeast 2001) 3 4 23
  2. Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs. (PMID: 14702039) Ota T. … Sugano S. (Nat. Genet. 2004) 3 4
  3. 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
  4. Conversion of D-ribulose 5-phosphate to D-xylulose 5-phosphate: new insights from structural and biochemical studies on human RPE. (PMID: 20923965) Liang W. … Liu Z.J. (FASEB J. 2011) 3 4
  5. Alu-SINE exonization: en route to protein-coding function. (PMID: 15901843) Krull M. … Schmitz J. (Mol. Biol. Evol. 2005) 3

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