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Aliases for STRA8 Gene

Aliases for STRA8 Gene

  • Stimulated By Retinoic Acid 8 2 3 5
  • Stimulated By Retinoic Acid Gene 8 Homolog (Mouse) 2
  • Stimulated By Retinoic Acid 8 Homolog (Mouse) 2

External Ids for STRA8 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for STRA8 Gene

  • GC07P134568
  • GC07P134916
  • GC07P129219

Summaries for STRA8 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for STRA8 Gene

  • This gene encodes a retinoic acid-responsive protein. A homologous protein in mouse has been shown to be involved in the regulation of meiotic initiation in both spermatogenesis and oogenesis, though feature differences between the mouse and human proteins suggest that these homologs are not entirely functionally equivalent. It is thought that this gene may play a role in spermatogenesis in humans. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2010]

GeneCards Summary for STRA8 Gene

STRA8 (Stimulated By Retinoic Acid 8) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with STRA8 include Male Reproductive System Disease. GO annotations related to this gene include protein dimerization activity.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for STRA8 Gene

  • Meiosis-inducer required for the transition into meiosis for both female and male germ cells. In female germ cells, required for premeiotic DNA replication and subsequent events in meiotic prophase (By similarity).

No data available for Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for STRA8 Gene

Genomics for STRA8 Gene

Regulatory Elements for STRA8 Gene

Enhancers for STRA8 Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Score Enhancer Sources TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Other Gene Targets for Enhancer

Enhancers around STRA8 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for STRA8 Gene

135,231,979 bp from pter
135,258,661 bp from pter
26,683 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for STRA8 Gene

Genes around STRA8 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
STRA8 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for STRA8 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for STRA8 Gene

Proteins for STRA8 Gene

  • Protein details for STRA8 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Stimulated by retinoic acid gene 8 protein homolog
    Protein Accession:

    Protein attributes for STRA8 Gene

    330 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    36908 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for STRA8 Gene

Proteomics data for STRA8 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for STRA8 Gene

Other Protein References for STRA8 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for STRA8 Gene

Domains & Families for STRA8 Gene

Protein Domains for STRA8 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for STRA8 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry

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No data available for Gene Families and UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for STRA8 Gene

Function for STRA8 Gene

Molecular function for STRA8 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Meiosis-inducer required for the transition into meiosis for both female and male germ cells. In female germ cells, required for premeiotic DNA replication and subsequent events in meiotic prophase (By similarity).
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Animal Models for STRA8 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for STRA8:

Animal Model Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Human Phenotype Ontology , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for STRA8 Gene

Localization for STRA8 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for STRA8 Gene


Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for STRA8 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for STRA8 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 5
cytosol 1

No data available for Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for STRA8 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for STRA8 Gene

SuperPathways for STRA8 Gene

No Data Available

Interacting Proteins for STRA8 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for STRA8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001541 ovarian follicle development IEA --
GO:0007066 female meiosis sister chromatid cohesion IEA --
GO:0007129 synapsis IEA --
GO:0007131 reciprocal meiotic recombination IEA --
GO:0007283 spermatogenesis IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with STRA8: view

No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for STRA8 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for STRA8 Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for STRA8 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for STRA8 Gene

(4) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(2) Selected AceView cDNA sequences:
(1) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for STRA8 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for STRA8 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for STRA8 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for STRA8 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for STRA8 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Testis (x15.0), Kidney - Cortex (x12.1), and Skin - Not Sun Exposed (Suprapubic) (x4.6).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for STRA8 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Fetal ovary (69.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB and MOPED for STRA8 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for STRA8 Gene Hs.592279

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for STRA8 Gene

Tissue specificity: Expressed specifically in testis.
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Protein tissue co-expression partners for STRA8 Gene

Primer Products

Orthologs for STRA8 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for STRA8 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia STRA8 35
  • 79.45 (n)
  • 70.16 (a)
STRA8 36
  • 54 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia STRA8 35
  • 81.76 (n)
  • 79.84 (a)
STRA8 36
  • 64 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Stra8 35
  • 79.08 (n)
  • 68.63 (a)
Stra8 16
Stra8 36
  • 53 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia STRA8 35
  • 99.39 (n)
  • 99.39 (a)
STRA8 36
  • 99 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Stra8 35
  • 79.98 (n)
  • 72.73 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia STRA8 36
  • 46 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia STRA8 36
  • 35 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves STRA8 35
  • 65.9 (n)
  • 54.59 (a)
STRA8 36
  • 44 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia STRA8 36
  • 44 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia stra8 35
  • 52.12 (n)
  • 40.87 (a)
Species with no ortholog for STRA8:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for STRA8 Gene

Gene Tree for STRA8 (if available)
Gene Tree for STRA8 (if available)

Paralogs for STRA8 Gene

No data available for Paralogs for STRA8 Gene

Variants for STRA8 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for STRA8 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 07 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs1019619 -- 135,258,018(+) GCACG(C/G)TGTCT intron-variant
rs6950831 -- 135,234,094(+) ATGAT(G/T)ATGAT intron-variant
rs6951100 -- 135,257,125(+) ACTGC(C/T)TCTCC intron-variant
rs6957423 -- 135,244,891(+) tattc(C/G)tgatc intron-variant
rs12669242 -- 135,240,685(+) GACAG(A/T)GTACT reference, missense

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for STRA8 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv2676296 CNV Deletion 23128226
nsv523974 CNV Loss 19592680

Variation tolerance for STRA8 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 55.1% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 1.09; 22.24% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Relevant External Links for STRA8 Gene

Disorders for STRA8 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(1) MalaCards diseases for STRA8 Gene - From: DISEASES

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
male reproductive system disease
  • genital diseases, male
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search STRA8 in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases

Relevant External Links for STRA8

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for STRA8 Gene

Publications for STRA8 Gene

  1. Isolation and expression analysis of the testis-specific gene, STRA8, stimulated by retinoic acid gene 8. (PMID: 12489526) Miyamoto T. … Ishikawa M. (J. Assist. Reprod. Genet. 2002) 2 3 4 67
  2. Genetic variants in meiotic program initiation pathway genes are associated with spermatogenic impairment in a Han Chinese population. (PMID: 23320086) Lu C. … Wang X. (PLoS ONE 2013) 3
  3. Evaluation of 172 candidate polymorphisms for association with oligozoospermia or azoospermia in a large cohort of men of European descent. (PMID: 20378615) Aston K.I. … Carrell D.T. (Hum. Reprod. 2010) 3
  4. Meiosis initiation in the human ovary requires intrinsic retinoic acid synthesis. (PMID: 20670969) Le Bouffant R. … Livera G. (Hum. Reprod. 2010) 3
  5. Global gene expression in the human fetal testis and ovary. (PMID: 19369649) Houmard B. … Griswold M. (Biol. Reprod. 2009) 3

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