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Aliases for SP7 Gene

Aliases for SP7 Gene

  • Sp7 Transcription Factor 2 3
  • OSX 3 4 6
  • Zinc Finger Protein Osterix 3 4
  • OI12 3 6
  • Transcription Factor Sp7 3
  • Osterix 3
  • OI11 3

External Ids for SP7 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SP7 Gene

  • GC12U990220
  • GC12P053775
  • GC12M053437
  • GC12M052006
  • GC12M053721
  • GC12M050761
  • GC12M053722

Summaries for SP7 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for SP7 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the Sp subfamily of Sp/XKLF transcription factors. Sp family proteins are sequence-specific DNA-binding proteins characterized by an amino-terminal trans-activation domain and three carboxy-terminal zinc finger motifs. This protein is a bone specific transcription factor and is required for osteoblast differentiation and bone formation.[provided by RefSeq, Jul 2010]

GeneCards Summary for SP7 Gene

SP7 (Sp7 Transcription Factor) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SP7 include osteogenesis imperfecta, type xii and sp7-related osteogenesis imperfecta. GO annotations related to this gene include DEAD/H-box RNA helicase binding. An important paralog of this gene is KLF2.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SP7 Gene

  • Transcriptional activator essential for osteoblast differentiation. Binds to SP1 and EKLF consensus sequences and to other G/C-rich sequences (By similarity).

Gene Wiki entry for SP7 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for SP7 Gene

Genomics for SP7 Gene

Regulatory Elements for SP7 Gene

Genomic Location for SP7 Gene

53,326,575 bp from pter
53,345,315 bp from pter
18,741 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for SP7 Gene

UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track
Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for SP7 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for SP7 Gene

Proteins for SP7 Gene

  • Protein details for SP7 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Transcription factor Sp7
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B3KY26
    • Q3MJ72
    • Q7Z718

    Protein attributes for SP7 Gene

    431 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    44994 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with NO66/C14orf169; the interaction is direct and inhibits transcription activator activity.

    Alternative splice isoforms for SP7 Gene


neXtProt entry for SP7 Gene

Proteomics data for SP7 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for SP7 Gene

  • Ubiquitination at leads to proteasomal degradation. SP7 is a short-live protein with an endogenous half-life of approximately 12 hours.
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for SP7 Gene

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for SP7 Gene

Domains for SP7 Gene

Gene Families for SP7 Gene

  • SP :Specificity protein transcription factors
  • ZNF :Zinc fingers, C2H2-type

Protein Domains for SP7 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for SP7 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Q8TDD2
  • Belongs to the Sp1 C2H2-type zinc-finger protein family.
  • Contains 3 C2H2-type zinc fingers.
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Function for SP7 Gene

Molecular function for SP7 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Transcriptional activator essential for osteoblast differentiation. Binds to SP1 and EKLF consensus sequences and to other G/C-rich sequences (By similarity).

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for SP7 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003677 DNA binding ISS 11792318
GO:0005515 protein binding --
GO:0017151 DEAD/H-box RNA helicase binding ISS 17303075
GO:0046872 metal ion binding IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with SP7: view
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Animal Models for SP7 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for SP7:
  • Sp7 tm1.1Rnis

miRNA for SP7 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target SP7

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for SP7 Gene

Localization for SP7 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SP7 Gene


Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for SP7 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for SP7 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 4
extracellular 3
cytosol 2
plasma membrane 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for SP7 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus IDA 18471237
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IDA 18471237
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Pathways for SP7 Gene

SuperPathways for SP7 Gene

No Data Available

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for SP7 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001649 osteoblast differentiation ISS 11792318
GO:0006351 transcription, DNA-templated IEA --
GO:0006357 regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter ISS 11792318
GO:0045944 positive regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter IDA 18932205
GO:0060218 hematopoietic stem cell differentiation IDA 18932205
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with SP7: view

No data available for Pathways by source for SP7 Gene

Compounds for SP7 Gene

(6) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for SP7 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
alizarin 73 1
ascorbic acid 46.1 1
dexamethasone 35.7 5
vegf 5.67 1
calcium 2.23 3
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with SP7: view

Transcripts for SP7 Gene

Unigene Clusters for SP7 Gene

Sp7 transcription factor:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for SP7 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for SP7 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for SP7 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for SP7 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for SP7 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Testis (8.7) and Brain - Spinal cord (cervical c-1) (4.1).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for SP7 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for SP7 Gene Hs.209402

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for SP7 Gene

Tissue specificity: Restricted to bone-derived cell.
genes like me logo Genes that share expressions with SP7: view

Orthologs for SP7 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for SP7 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia SP7 35
  • 99.3 (n)
  • 99.54 (a)
SP7 36
  • 100 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia SP7 35
  • 90.72 (n)
  • 96.98 (a)
SP7 36
  • 97 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia SP7 35
  • 87.67 (n)
  • 91.63 (a)
SP7 36
  • 93 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Sp7 35
  • 89.33 (n)
  • 95.33 (a)
Sp7 16
Sp7 36
  • 95 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Sp7 35
  • 88.55 (n)
  • 94.86 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves -- 36
  • 22 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia SP7 36
  • 63 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia sp7 35
  • 58.56 (n)
  • 60.55 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii sp7 35
  • 65.57 (n)
  • 69.4 (a)
sp7 36
  • 60 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta Sp1 36
  • 22 (a)
Species with no ortholog for SP7:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for SP7 Gene

Gene Tree for SP7 (if available)
Gene Tree for SP7 (if available)

Paralogs for SP7 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for SP7 Gene using alignment to 2 proteins:

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Variants for SP7 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for SP7 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 12 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs930900 -- 53,333,761(+) CAAGG(C/T)GGAGG intron-variant
rs2016266 -- 53,334,171(+) GCTAC(A/G)GGTAG intron-variant
rs2364599 -- 53,337,788(+) TTACC(C/T)CAAGG upstream-variant-2KB, intron-variant
rs2886129 -- 53,338,200(+) TGTCC(A/G)CTGAT upstream-variant-2KB, intron-variant
rs3847780 -- 53,337,552(+) CAGGG(A/G)AATAA upstream-variant-2KB, intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for SP7 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv517066 CNV Loss 19592680

Relevant External Links for SP7 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
Locus Specific Mutation Databases (LSDB)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SP7 Gene

Disorders for SP7 Gene

(1) OMIM Diseases for SP7 Gene (606633)


  • Osteogenesis imperfecta 12 (OI12) [MIM:613849]: A form of osteogenesis imperfecta, a connective tissue disorder characterized by low bone mass, bone fragility and susceptibility to fractures after minimal trauma. Disease severity ranges from very mild forms without fractures to intrauterine fractures and perinatal lethality. Extraskeletal manifestations, which affect a variable number of patients, are dentinogenesis imperfecta, hearing loss, and blue sclerae. OI12 is an autosomal recessive form characterized by recurrent fractures, mild bone deformations, generalized osteoporosis, delayed teeth eruption, no dentinogenesis imperfecta, normal hearing, and white sclerae. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:20579626}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

(2) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for SP7 Gene

(4) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for SP7 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
calcification 35.2 1
osteosarcoma 29.8 3
tumors 5.62 1
osteoporosis 3.79 1

Relevant External Links for SP7

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with SP7: view

Publications for SP7 Gene

  1. Molecular cloning, structure, expression, and chromosomal localization of the human Osterix (SP7) gene. (PMID: 15474293) Gao Y. … Ganss B. (Gene 2004) 3 4 23
  2. Expression of alternatively spliced isoforms of human Sp7 in osteoblast-like cells. (PMID: 14604442) Milona M.-A. … Edgar A.J. (BMC Genomics 2003) 3 4 23
  3. The novel zinc finger-containing transcription factor osterix is required for osteoblast differentiation and bone formation. (PMID: 11792318) Nakashima K. … de Crombrugghe B. (Cell 2002) 2 3 4
  4. Characterization of Osterix protein stability and physiological role in osteoblast differentiation. (PMID: 23457570) Peng Y. … Ma C. (PLoS ONE 2013) 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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