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Aliases for RPL21 Gene

Aliases for RPL21 Gene

  • Ribosomal Protein L21 2 3 5
  • Large Ribosomal Subunit Protein EL21 3 4
  • 60S Ribosomal Protein L21 2 3
  • HYPT12 3
  • L21 3

External Ids for RPL21 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RPL21 Gene

  • GC10M121019
  • GC13P021805
  • GC13P026755
  • GC13P025623
  • GC13P026723
  • GC13P027827

Summaries for RPL21 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for RPL21 Gene

  • Ribosomes, the organelles that catalyze protein synthesis, consist of a small 40S subunit and a large 60S subunit. Together these subunits are composed of 4 RNA species and approximately 80 structurally distinct proteins. This gene encodes a ribosomal protein that is a component of the 60S subunit. The protein belongs to the L21E family of ribosomal proteins. It is located in the cytoplasm. As is typical for genes encoding ribosomal proteins, there are multiple processed pseudogenes of this gene dispersed through the genome. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for RPL21 Gene

RPL21 (Ribosomal Protein L21) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RPL21 include Hypotrichosis 12 and Hypotrichosis Simplex. Among its related pathways are Viral mRNA Translation and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include poly(A) RNA binding and structural constituent of ribosome.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RPL21 Gene

  • Component of the large ribosomal subunit.

Gene Wiki entry for RPL21 Gene

Additional gene information for RPL21 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for RPL21 Gene

Genomics for RPL21 Gene

Regulatory Elements for RPL21 Gene

Enhancers for RPL21 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
GH13H027137 1 ENCODE 24 -113.0 -113024 1.8 PKNOX1 ATF1 TCF12 ZNF766 GATA2 ELK1 CAVIN1 ZNF592 MEF2D SMARCA4 RPL21 SNORA27 USP12 USP12-AS2 PAN3 SNORD102 LINC00412 RASL11A USP12-AS1
GH13H027022 1.5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 11.8 -228.3 -228343 1.5 PKNOX1 FOXA2 ARID4B FEZF1 DMAP1 TCF12 SLC30A9 ZNF766 FOS ZHX2 RPL21 LINC00412 RASL11A POLR1D RPS20P32 GC13P027043
GH13H027034 1.5 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 11.8 -214.9 -214935 3.5 SMARCC1 NRF1 ZMYM3 SIN3A ZNF16 ZIC2 NR2F2 FOSL1 JUND POLR2A RPL21 RASL11A RNU6-70P POLR1D WASF3 GPR12 GC13P027043 RPS20P32
GH13H027182 1.2 Ensembl ENCODE 11.2 -68.1 -68144 2 PKNOX1 FOXA2 ATF1 ARID4B FEZF1 YY1 TCF12 GATA2 FOS ATF7 USP12 LINC00412 RPL21 SNORA27 SNORD102 RASL11A MTIF3 USP12-AS2 PIR56248
- Elite enhancer and/or Elite enhancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

Enhancers around RPL21 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for RPL21 Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters
ENSR00000060310 591 3001 PKNOX1 FOXA2 ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 ZNF2 YY1 ZNF766 ZNF143 ZNF207

Genomic Locations for RPL21 Gene

Genomic Locations for RPL21 Gene
5,383 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for RPL21 Gene

Genes around RPL21 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
RPL21 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for RPL21 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for RPL21 Gene

Proteins for RPL21 Gene

  • Protein details for RPL21 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    60S ribosomal protein L21
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q16699

    Protein attributes for RPL21 Gene

    160 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    18565 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Component of the large ribosomal subunit.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for RPL21 Gene

neXtProt entry for RPL21 Gene

Post-translational modifications for RPL21 Gene

  • Ubiquitination at Lys21 and Lys43
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for RPL21 Gene

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for RPL21 Gene

Domains & Families for RPL21 Gene

Gene Families for RPL21 Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Disease related genes
  • Predicted intracellular proteins
  • Ribosomal proteins

Protein Domains for RPL21 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for RPL21 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the eukaryotic ribosomal protein eL21 family.
  • Belongs to the eukaryotic ribosomal protein eL21 family.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with RPL21: view

Function for RPL21 Gene

Molecular function for RPL21 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
60S ribosomal protein L21,gene or pseudogene
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Component of the large ribosomal subunit.

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for RPL21 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for RPL21 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003723 RNA binding IDA,TAS 22658674
GO:0003735 structural constituent of ribosome NAS,IEA 12962325
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 24965446
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with RPL21: view
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Human Phenotype Ontology for RPL21 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for RPL21 Gene

Localization for RPL21 Gene

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 RPL21 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytosol 5
nucleus 3
mitochondrion 1

Subcellular locations from the

Human Protein Atlas (HPA)
  • Cytosol (3)
  • Endoplasmic reticulum (3)
  • Nucleoli fibrillar center (3)
See all subcellular structures

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for RPL21 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005622 intracellular IEA --
GO:0005829 cytosol TAS --
GO:0005840 ribosome IEA --
GO:0016020 membrane IDA 19946888
GO:0022625 cytosolic large ribosomal subunit IDA,TAS 12962325
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with RPL21: view

No data available for Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RPL21 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for RPL21 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with RPL21: view

Pathways by source for RPL21 Gene

1 KEGG pathway for RPL21 Gene
1 GeneGo (Thomson Reuters) pathway for RPL21 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for RPL21 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000184 nuclear-transcribed mRNA catabolic process, nonsense-mediated decay TAS --
GO:0006364 rRNA processing TAS --
GO:0006412 translation IEA,NAS 12962325
GO:0006413 translational initiation TAS --
GO:0006614 SRP-dependent cotranslational protein targeting to membrane TAS --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with RPL21: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for RPL21 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for RPL21 Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for RPL21 Gene

Unigene Clusters for RPL21 Gene

Ribosomal protein L21:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for RPL21 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for RPL21 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for RPL21 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for RPL21 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for RPL21 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Amniocyte (11.1) and Tlymphocyte (8.7).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MaxQB, and MOPED for RPL21 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for RPL21 Gene

- Elite partner

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of RPL21 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for RPL21 Gene:


Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for RPL21 Gene

  • Pancreas(4.9)
  • Nervous system(4.9)
  • Intestine(4.8)
  • Muscle(4.8)
  • Liver(4.6)
  • Eye(4.3)
  • Lung(4.2)
  • Skin(4)
  • Blood(3.6)
  • Stomach(3.5)
  • Heart(3.2)
  • Bone(2.9)
  • Kidney(2.5)

Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for RPL21 Gene

Germ Layers:
  • ectoderm
  • mesoderm
  • cardiovascular
  • immune
  • integumentary
Head and neck:
  • eye
  • eyelid
  • face
  • forehead
  • head
  • arm
  • upper limb
  • hair
  • skin
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with RPL21: view

No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues and mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for RPL21 Gene

Orthologs for RPL21 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for RPL21 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia -- 34
  • 100 (a)
-- 34
  • 100 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia -- 34
  • 99 (a)
RPL21 34 33
  • 95.21 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia -- 34
  • 99 (a)
-- 34
  • 97 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Rpl21-ps6 34
  • 94 (a)
Rpl21-ps4 34
  • 93 (a)
Rpl21 33 16 34
  • 89.17 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia RPL21 33 34
  • 93.12 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Rpl21 33
  • 88.75 (n)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia RPL21 34
  • 76 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves RPL21 33 34
  • 85 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia RPL21 34
  • 94 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia rpl21 33
  • 78.12 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii rpl21 33 34
  • 76.46 (n)
-- 33
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.8730 33
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG12775 35
  • 72 (a)
RpL21 33 34
  • 67.3 (n)
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP012138 33
  • 60.17 (n)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea rpl-21 35 33 34
  • 59.79 (n)
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes RPL21B 34 33
  • 60.93 (n)
RPL21A 34 36 36 36
  • 59 (a)
K. lactis yeast
(Kluyveromyces lactis)
Saccharomycetes KLLA0E23651g 33
  • 60.08 (n)
A. gosspyii yeast
(Ashbya gossypii)
Saccharomycetes AGOS_AEL254W 33
  • 59.45 (n)
thale cress
(Arabidopsis thaliana)
eudicotyledons AT1G09590 33
  • 56.26 (n)
(Oryza sativa)
Liliopsida Os03g0141000 33
  • 52.65 (n)
(Hordeum vulgare)
Liliopsida Hv.8168 33
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.11307 34
  • 71 (a)
fission yeast
(Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
Schizosaccharomycetes rpl2102 33
  • 61.78 (n)
bread mold
(Neurospora crassa)
Ascomycetes NCU01948 33
  • 55.41 (n)
Species where no ortholog for RPL21 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • 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)
  • 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 RPL21 Gene

Gene Tree for RPL21 (if available)
Gene Tree for RPL21 (if available)

Paralogs for RPL21 Gene

(1) SIMAP similar genes for RPL21 Gene using alignment to 5 proteins: Pseudogenes for RPL21 Gene

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No data available for Paralogs for RPL21 Gene

Variants for RPL21 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for RPL21 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 13 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs587777527 Pathogenic, Hypotrichosis 12 (HYPT12) [MIM:615885] 27,254,247(+) TATGC(A/G)AATCT upstream-variant-2KB, reference, missense
rs1001201636 -- 27,252,738(+) GGTTT(A/G)ACTTT intron-variant
rs1001652937 -- 27,253,070(+) ACACG(C/G)GCCAA intron-variant, upstream-variant-2KB
rs1002343812 -- 27,256,347(+) TTTGG(G/T)GTATA intron-variant
rs1002384259 -- 27,255,960(+) AGAGA(C/T)CATCA intron-variant, downstream-variant-500B

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for RPL21 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv948206 CNV duplication 23825009
nsv976098 CNV duplication 23825009

Variation tolerance for RPL21 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 51.5% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 0.04; 0.88% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for RPL21 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 RPL21 Gene

Disorders for RPL21 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(3) MalaCards diseases for RPL21 Gene - From: HGMD, OMIM, ClinVar, GeneTests, Orphanet, Swiss-Prot, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
hypotrichosis 12
  • hypt12
hypotrichosis simplex
  • hhs
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search RPL21 in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases


  • Hypotrichosis 12 (HYPT12) [MIM:615885]: A form of hypotrichosis, a condition characterized by the presence of less than the normal amount of hair and abnormal hair follicles and shafts, which are thin and atrophic. The extent of scalp and body hair involvement can be very variable, within as well as between families. HYPT12 patients have normal scalp hair density at birth. Hair loss begins during the first 6 months of life and gradually progresses to nearly complete loss of scalp hair. The remaining hairs grow slowly and are thin, sparse, dry, and fragile. Body hair, axillary and pubic hair, eyebrows and eyelashes are also sparse or absent. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:21412954}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Relevant External Links for RPL21

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with RPL21: view

No data available for Genatlas for RPL21 Gene

Publications for RPL21 Gene

  1. Cloning, sequencing and expression of the L5, L21, L27a, L28, S5, S9, S10 and S29 human ribosomal protein mRNAs. (PMID: 7772601) Frigerio JM … Iovanna JL (Biochimica et biophysica acta 1995) 2 3 4 22 60
  2. Characterization and analysis of posttranslational modifications of the human large cytoplasmic ribosomal subunit proteins by mass spectrometry and Edman sequencing. (PMID: 12962325) Odintsova TI … Karpova GG (Journal of protein chemistry 2003) 3 4 22 60
  3. Mutation in ribosomal protein L21 underlies hereditary hypotrichosis simplex. (PMID: 21412954) Zhou C … Zhang J (Human mutation 2011) 3 4 60
  4. Genome-wide association study of electrocardiographic and heart rate variability traits: the Framingham Heart Study. (PMID: 17903306) Newton-Cheh C … Larson MG (BMC medical genetics 2007) 3 45 60
  5. The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC). (PMID: 15489334) Gerhard DS … MGC Project Team (Genome research 2004) 3 4 60

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