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Aliases for SPAG8 Gene

Aliases for SPAG8 Gene

  • Sperm Associated Antigen 8 2 3
  • Sperm Membrane Protein BS-84 3 4
  • Sperm Membrane Protein 1 3 4
  • HSD-1 3 4
  • SMP1 3 6
  • Sperm-Associated Antigen 8 3
  • CILD28 3
  • HSMP-1 3
  • BS-84 3
  • CT142 3
  • SPAG3 3
  • SMP-1 4

External Ids for SPAG8 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SPAG8 Gene

  • GC09M036120
  • GC09M035977

Summaries for SPAG8 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for SPAG8 Gene

  • The correlation of anti-sperm antibodies with cases of unexplained infertility implicates a role for these antibodies in blocking fertilization. Improved diagnosis and treatment of immunologic infertility, as well as identification of proteins for targeted contraception, are dependent on the identification and characterization of relevant sperm antigens. The protein encoded by this gene is recognized by sperm agglutinating antibodies from an infertile woman. This protein is localized in germ cells of the testis at all stages of spermatogenesis and is localized to the acrosomal region of mature spermatozoa. This protein interacts with ACT (activator of CREM in testis) and may play a role in CREM (cAMP response element modulator)-ACT-mediated gene transcription during spermatogenesis. This protein may also play a role in spermatogenesis by regulating microtubule formation and cell division. Alternatively spliced variants that encode different protein isoforms have been described but the full-length sequences of only two have been determined. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2012]

GeneCards Summary for SPAG8 Gene

SPAG8 (Sperm Associated Antigen 8) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SPAG8 include infertility. GO annotations related to this gene include microtubule binding.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SPAG8 Gene

  • May play a role in fertility and microtubule formation through interaction with RANBP9.

Gene Wiki entry for SPAG8 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for SPAG8 Gene

Genomics for SPAG8 Gene

Regulatory Elements for SPAG8 Gene

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Genomic Location for SPAG8 Gene

35,807,785 bp from pter
35,812,272 bp from pter
4,488 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for SPAG8 Gene

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Genomic Location for SPAG8 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for SPAG8 Gene

Proteins for SPAG8 Gene

  • Protein details for SPAG8 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Sperm-associated antigen 8
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B4DY89
    • E9PDV6
    • Q12937
    • Q5TCV8
    • Q8WWB4

    Protein attributes for SPAG8 Gene

    426 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    44819 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with RANBP9.
    • Sequence=AAB46833.1; Type=Erroneous termination; Positions=427; Note=Translated as stop.; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for SPAG8 Gene


neXtProt entry for SPAG8 Gene

Proteomics data for SPAG8 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for SPAG8 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Antibody Products

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Domains for SPAG8 Gene

Protein Domains for SPAG8 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for SPAG8 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry

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No data available for Gene Families and UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SPAG8 Gene

Function for SPAG8 Gene

Molecular function for SPAG8 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
May play a role in fertility and microtubule formation through interaction with RANBP9.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for SPAG8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003674 molecular_function ND --
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 25416956
GO:0008017 microtubule binding IEA --
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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Phenotypes , Animal Models , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for SPAG8 Gene

Localization for SPAG8 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SPAG8 Gene

Cytoplasmic vesicle, secretory vesicle, acrosome. Note=Acrosomal region of the head of mature sperm cells.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for SPAG8 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for SPAG8 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 3
cytosol 2

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for SPAG8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001669 acrosomal vesicle IEA --
GO:0005634 nucleus IEA --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm --
GO:0016020 membrane NAS 8788182
GO:0031410 cytoplasmic vesicle --
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Pathways for SPAG8 Gene

SuperPathways for SPAG8 Gene

No Data Available

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for SPAG8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0008150 biological_process ND --
GO:0032092 positive regulation of protein binding IEA --
GO:0045944 positive regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter IEA --
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No data available for Pathways by source for SPAG8 Gene

Transcripts for SPAG8 Gene

Unigene Clusters for SPAG8 Gene

Sperm associated antigen 8:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for SPAG8 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c · 1d ^ 2a · 2b · 2c ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b · 5c ^ 6a · 6b ^ 7a · 7b · 7c
SP1: - - -
SP2: - -
SP3: -
SP4: -
SP5: - -

Relevant External Links for SPAG8 Gene

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Expression for SPAG8 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for SPAG8 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for SPAG8 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Testis (5.5).

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for SPAG8 Gene Hs.256747

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for SPAG8 Gene

Tissue specificity: Expressed in testis (germ cells), but not in liver, kidney, prostate and small intestine.
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No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery , Protein differential expression in normal tissues , Protein expression and Expression partners for SPAG8 Gene

Orthologs for SPAG8 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for SPAG8 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia SPAG8 35
  • 81.36 (n)
  • 72.99 (a)
SPAG8 36
  • 62 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Spag8 35
  • 69.48 (n)
  • 60.42 (a)
Spag8 16
Spag8 36
  • 58 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia SPAG8 35
  • 98.27 (n)
  • 97.51 (a)
SPAG8 36
  • 98 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Spag8 35
  • 73.6 (n)
  • 60.51 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia SPAG8 36
  • 56 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia SPAG8 36
  • 35 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves SPAG8 36
  • 40 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.10155 36
  • 28 (a)
Species with no ortholog for SPAG8:
  • 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)
  • lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • oppossum (Monodelphis domestica)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • 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)
  • 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 SPAG8 Gene

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Paralogs for SPAG8 Gene

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Variants for SPAG8 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for SPAG8 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 09 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs3830980 -- 35,812,115(+) CGCGA(-/CCGCGA)TCCCT cds-indel, upstream-variant-2KB
rs11559132 -- 35,811,696(-) CGTCT(A/G)TGTTT reference, missense, intron-variant
rs11559133 -- 35,811,826(-) TATCT(A/G)CAAAG reference, missense, intron-variant
rs11791045 -- 35,811,553(+) GCCAC(A/G)GCCAG missense, reference, intron-variant
rs11795021 -- 35,811,552(+) AGCCA(C/T)AGCCA missense, reference, intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for SPAG8 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv8168n71 CNV Gain 21882294

Relevant External Links for SPAG8 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SPAG8 Gene

Disorders for SPAG8 Gene

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(1) Diseases for SPAG8 Gene including...

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No data available for OMIM , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , University of Copenhagen DISEASES , Novoseek inferred disease relationships , Genatlas and External Links for SPAG8 Gene

Publications for SPAG8 Gene

  1. Expression and characterization of a novel human sperm membrane protein. (PMID: 8788182) Liu Q.-Y. … Catterall J.F. (Biol. Reprod. 1996) 2 3 4 23
  2. Assignment of chromosomal locus and evidence for alternatively spliced mRNAs of a human sperm membrane protein (hSMP-1). (PMID: 10500252) Wang H. … Koide S.S. (Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1999) 2 3 4 23
  3. Human sperm membrane protein (hSMP-1): a developmental testis-specific component during germ cell differentiation. (PMID: 11111873) Zhang X.D. … Koide S.S. (Arch. Androl. 2000) 3 23
  4. Inhibition of mouse acrosome reaction and sperm-zona pellucida binding by anti-human sperm membrane protein 1 antibody. (PMID: 17187156) Cheng G.Y. … Xu C. (Asian J. Androl. 2007) 3 23
  5. Regulation of the G2/M phase of the cell cycle by sperm associated antigen 8 (SPAG8) protein. (PMID: 19548270) Li R. … Wang L.F. (Cell Biochem. Funct. 2009) 3 23

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