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Aliases for SURF1 Gene

Aliases for SURF1 Gene

  • Surfeit 1 2 3 5
  • Surfeit Locus Protein 1 2
  • SURF-1 4
  • CMT4K 3

External Ids for SURF1 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SURF1 Gene

  • GC09M127308
  • GC09M127775
  • GC09M129572
  • GC09M131494
  • GC09M133248
  • GC09M135208
  • GC09M136218
  • GC09M105718

Summaries for SURF1 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for SURF1 Gene

  • This gene encodes a protein localized to the inner mitochondrial membrane and thought to be involved in the biogenesis of the cytochrome c oxidase complex. The protein is a member of the SURF1 family, which includes the related yeast protein SHY1 and rickettsial protein RP733. The gene is located in the surfeit gene cluster, a group of very tightly linked genes that do not share sequence similarity, where it shares a bidirectional promoter with SURF2 on the opposite strand. Defects in this gene are a cause of Leigh syndrome, a severe neurological disorder that is commonly associated with systemic cytochrome c oxidase deficiency. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for SURF1 Gene

SURF1 (Surfeit 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SURF1 include Surf1-Related Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Type 4 and Leigh Syndrome. Among its related pathways are Gene Expression and Respiratory electron transport, ATP synthesis by chemiosmotic coupling, and heat production by uncoupling proteins.. GO annotations related to this gene include cytochrome-c oxidase activity.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SURF1 Gene

  • Probably involved in the biogenesis of the COX complex.

Gene Wiki entry for SURF1 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for SURF1 Gene

Genomics for SURF1 Gene

Regulatory Elements for SURF1 Gene

Enhancers for SURF1 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 SURF1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for SURF1 Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters

ENSRs around SURF1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for SURF1 Gene

133,351,755 bp from pter
133,356,676 bp from pter
4,922 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for SURF1 Gene

Genes around SURF1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
SURF1 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for SURF1 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for SURF1 Gene

Proteins for SURF1 Gene

  • Protein details for SURF1 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Surfeit locus protein 1
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q5T8T3
    • Q5T8T4

    Protein attributes for SURF1 Gene

    300 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    33331 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Alternative splice isoforms for SURF1 Gene


neXtProt entry for SURF1 Gene

Proteomics data for SURF1 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for SURF1 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for SURF1 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for SURF1 Gene

Domains & Families for SURF1 Gene

Protein Domains for SURF1 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for SURF1 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the SURF1 family.
  • Belongs to the SURF1 family.
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Function for SURF1 Gene

Molecular function for SURF1 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
surfeit 1 (see SURF@),homolog of SHY1,yeast mitochondrial protein,member of a cluster of housekeeping gene,putatively involved in the assembly or maintenance of an active cytochrome oxidase complex,ubiquitously expressed,located in tightly bound to the mitochondrial inner membrane
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Probably involved in the biogenesis of the COX complex.
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Human Phenotype Ontology for SURF1 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for SURF1 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for SURF1:

Animal Model Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for SURF1 Gene

Localization for SURF1 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SURF1 Gene

Mitochondrion inner membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for SURF1 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for SURF1 gene
Compartment Confidence
mitochondrion 5
cytosol 2
nucleus 2
extracellular 1
golgi apparatus 1
plasma membrane 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for SURF1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005739 mitochondrion IEA --
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane IEA --
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Pathways & Interactions for SURF1 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for SURF1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0008535 respiratory chain complex IV assembly TAS 9843204
GO:0055114 oxidation-reduction process TAS 9843204
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for SURF1 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for SURF1 Gene

(1) Drugs for SURF1 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials

(3) Additional Compounds for SURF1 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
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Transcripts for SURF1 Gene

Unigene Clusters for SURF1 Gene

Surfeit 1:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for SURF1 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b ^ 6 ^ 7a · 7b ^ 8a · 8b ^ 9 ^ 10a · 10b
SP1: -
SP3: - -

Relevant External Links for SURF1 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for SURF1 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for SURF1 Gene

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for SURF1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (14.3) and Bone (8.2).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for SURF1 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for SURF1 Gene Hs.512464

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Protein tissue co-expression partners for SURF1 Gene

Primer Products

No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery , mRNA differential expression in normal tissues and mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for SURF1 Gene

Orthologs for SURF1 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for SURF1 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia SURF1 35
  • 84.81 (n)
  • 84.81 (a)
SURF1 36
  • 33 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia SURF1 35
  • 88.24 (n)
  • 88.36 (a)
SURF1 36
  • 76 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Surf1 35
  • 79.69 (n)
  • 79.8 (a)
Surf1 16
Surf1 36
  • 75 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia SURF1 35
  • 99 (n)
  • 98.67 (a)
SURF1 36
  • 99 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Surf1 35
  • 79.75 (n)
  • 78.86 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia SURF1 36
  • 72 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia SURF1 36
  • 48 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves SURF1 35
  • 69.93 (n)
  • 69.8 (a)
SURF1 36
  • 59 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia SURF1 36
  • 22 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia surf1 35
  • 68.27 (n)
  • 70.8 (a)
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia Xl.23733 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii Dr.14568 35
surf1 35
  • 64.06 (n)
  • 66.17 (a)
surf1 36
  • 57 (a)
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.7095 35
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta Surf1 37
  • 46 (a)
Surf1 35
  • 53.23 (n)
  • 47.67 (a)
Surf1 36
  • 41 (a)
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP006533 35
  • 50.13 (n)
  • 47.67 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea sft-1 37
  • 45 (a)
sft-1 35
  • 49.27 (n)
  • 44.62 (a)
sft-1 36
  • 33 (a)
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes SHY1 36
  • 22 (a)
SHY1 38
thale cress
(Arabidopsis thaliana)
eudicotyledons SURF1 35
  • 47.66 (n)
  • 37.02 (a)
(Oryza sativa)
Liliopsida Os03g0200700 35
  • 46.79 (n)
  • 35.78 (a)
Species with no ortholog for SURF1:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • 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)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • 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)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for SURF1 Gene

Gene Tree for SURF1 (if available)
Gene Tree for SURF1 (if available)

Paralogs for SURF1 Gene

No data available for Paralogs for SURF1 Gene

Variants for SURF1 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for SURF1 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 09 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs28933402 Leigh syndrome (LS) 133,353,893(-) CAGGG(A/G)GTGCT reference, missense
rs72619327 - 133,352,593(+) GAGGT(A/C/G)CACTT reference, missense
VAR_007452 Leigh syndrome (LS)
VAR_015258 Leigh syndrome (LS)
VAR_015259 Leigh syndrome (LS)

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for SURF1 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv2739138 CNV Deletion 23290073
nsv894057 CNV Gain 21882294
dgv8325n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv894076 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv894079 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv894080 CNV Loss 21882294

Variation tolerance for SURF1 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 45.6% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 3.82; 58.49% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for SURF1 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SURF1 Gene

Disorders for SURF1 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(17) MalaCards diseases for SURF1 Gene - From: OMIM, ClinVar, GeneTests, Orphanet, Swiss-Prot, DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
surf1-related charcot-marie-tooth disease type 4
  • cmt4k
leigh syndrome
  • leigh syndrome due to mitochondrial complex i deficiency
myasthenic syndrome, congenital, 16
  • congenital myasthenic syndrome due to mutation in scn4a
mitochondrial complex iv deficiency
  • cytochrome-c oxidase deficiency disease
mitochondrial metabolism disease
  • mitochondrial diseases
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
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  • Leigh syndrome (LS) [MIM:256000]: An early-onset progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the presence of focal, bilateral lesions in one or more areas of the central nervous system including the brainstem, thalamus, basal ganglia, cerebellum and spinal cord. Clinical features depend on which areas of the central nervous system are involved and include subacute onset of psychomotor retardation, hypotonia, ataxia, weakness, vision loss, eye movement abnormalities, seizures, and dysphagia. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:10647889, ECO:0000269 PubMed:10746561, ECO:0000269 PubMed:14564068, ECO:0000269 PubMed:21937992, ECO:0000269 PubMed:22410471, ECO:0000269 PubMed:22488715, ECO:0000269 PubMed:9843204}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Genatlas disease for SURF1 Gene

subacute necrotizing encephalopathy Leigh syndrome characterized by lactate acidosis,bilaterally symmetrical necrotic lesions in the brainstem,basal ganglia,thalamus and spinal cord,occuring predominantly in infants and associated with a systemic deficit in cytochrome c oxidase

Relevant External Links for SURF1

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
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Publications for SURF1 Gene

  1. Mutations in the SURF1 gene associated with Leigh syndrome and cytochrome C oxidase deficiency. (PMID: 11317352) Pequignot M.O. … Marsac C. (Hum. Mutat. 2001) 3 4 23 48 67
  2. SURF1, encoding a factor involved in the biogenesis of cytochrome c oxidase, is mutated in Leigh syndrome. (PMID: 9843204) Zhu Z. … Shoubridge E.A. (Nat. Genet. 1998) 2 3 23
  3. The organization and conservation of the human Surfeit gene cluster and its localization telomeric to the c-abl and can proto-oncogenes at chromosome band 9q34.1. (PMID: 8499913) Yon J. … Fried M. (Hum. Mol. Genet. 1993) 2 3 23
  4. [Syndrome Leigh caused by mutations in the SURF1 gene: clinical and molecular-genetic characteristics]. (PMID: 20436434) Tsygankova P.G. … Matiushchenko G.N. (Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova 2010) 3 23
  5. High prevalence of SURF1 c.845_846delCT mutation in Polish Leigh patients. (PMID: 18583168) Piekutowska-Abramczuk D. … Pronicka E. (Eur. J. Paediatr. Neurol. 2009) 3 23

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