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Aliases for TAC3 Gene

Aliases for TAC3 Gene

  • Tachykinin 3 2 3
  • NKNB 3 4 6
  • Preprotachykinin-B 2 3
  • Neuromedin K 2 3
  • ZNEUROK1 3 4
  • HH10 3 6
  • Gamma Tachykinin 3 3
  • Preprotachykinin B 3
  • Neurokinin Beta 2
  • Neurokinin B 3
  • Tachykinin-3 3
  • PRO1155 3
  • NKB 3

External Ids for TAC3 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for TAC3 Gene

  • NKNB

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TAC3 Gene

  • GC12M057378
  • GC12M057628
  • GC12M057120
  • GC12M055690
  • GC12M057403
  • GC12M054443

Summaries for TAC3 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for TAC3 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the tachykinin family of secreted neuropeptides. The encoded protein is primarily expressed in the central and peripheral nervous system and functions as a neurotransmitter. This protein is the ligand for the neurokinin-3 receptor. This protein is also expressed in the outer syncytiotrophoblast of the placenta and may be associated with pregnancy-induced hypertension and pre-eclampsia. Mutations in this gene are associated with normosmic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, May 2010]

GeneCards Summary for TAC3 Gene

TAC3 (Tachykinin 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with TAC3 include hypogonadotropic hypogonadism 10 with or without anosmia and normosmic congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Signaling by GPCR. GO annotations related to this gene include receptor binding.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TAC3 Gene

  • Tachykinins are active peptides which excite neurons, evoke behavioral responses, are potent vasodilators and secretagogues, and contract (directly or indirectly) many smooth muscles (By similarity). Is a critical central regulator of gonadal function.

Tocris Summary for TAC3 Gene

  • The tachykinin peptides constitute one of the largest peptide families. To date, more than 40 tachykinins have been identified from invertebrate and vertebrate species. In mammals, three prototypical tachykinins have been isolated from neuronal tissue: substance P, neurokinin A and neurokinin B. Recently hemokinin-1 has been isolated from murine blood cells and identified as a new endogenous tachykinin. Three main tachykinin receptor types have been identified: NK1, NK2 and NK3 receptors.

Gene Wiki entry for TAC3 Gene

No data available for PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for TAC3 Gene

Genomics for TAC3 Gene

Genomic Location for TAC3 Gene

57,009,997 bp from pter
57,028,883 bp from pter
18,887 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for TAC3 Gene

UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track
Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for TAC3 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for TAC3 Gene

Proteins for TAC3 Gene

  • Protein details for TAC3 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q6IAG2
    • Q71BC6
    • Q71BC9

    Protein attributes for TAC3 Gene

    121 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    13438 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for TAC3 Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for TAC3 Gene


neXtProt entry for TAC3 Gene

Proteomics data for TAC3 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for TAC3 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for TAC3 Gene

Domains for TAC3 Gene

Gene Families for TAC3 Gene


Protein Domains for TAC3 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for TAC3 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Q9UHF0
  • Belongs to the tachykinin family.
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Function for TAC3 Gene

Molecular function for TAC3 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry: tachykinin 3,neurokinin B (neuromedin K)
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Tachykinins are active peptides which excite neurons, evoke behavioral responses, are potent vasodilators and secretagogues, and contract (directly or indirectly) many smooth muscles (By similarity). Is a critical central regulator of gonadal function.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for TAC3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005102 receptor binding TAS 10866201
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 23597562
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Phenotypes for TAC3 Gene

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Animal Models for TAC3 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for TAC3:

miRNA for TAC3 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target TAC3

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for TAC3 Gene

Localization for TAC3 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TAC3 Gene


Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for TAC3 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for TAC3 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
nucleus 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for TAC3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region TAS --
GO:0005615 extracellular space TAS 10866201
GO:0070062 extracellular exosome IDA 23376485
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Pathways for TAC3 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for TAC3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007217 tachykinin receptor signaling pathway IEA --
GO:0007218 neuropeptide signaling pathway IEA --
GO:0007565 female pregnancy TAS 10866201
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Compounds for TAC3 Gene

(5) Tocris Compounds for TAC3 Gene

Compound Action Cas Number
SB 218795 Potent, selective non-peptide NK3 antagonist [174635-53-1]
SB 222200 Potent, selective non-peptide NK3 antagonist. Brain penetrant [174635-69-9]
SB 223412 Potent, selective non-peptide NK3 antagonist. Brain penetrant [174636-32-9]
Senktide Tachykinin NK3 agonist [106128-89-6]
SSR 146977 hydrochloride Potent and selective NK3 antagonist [264618-38-4]

(25) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for TAC3 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
senktide 93.4 17
eledoisin 86.6 7
septide 85.5 3
physalaemin 76.3 5
kassinin 74.4 2
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Transcripts for TAC3 Gene

Unigene Clusters for TAC3 Gene

Tachykinin 3:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for TAC3 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4a · 4b ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9 ^ 10a · 10b
SP1: -
SP2: - -
SP3: - -
SP4: - - -
SP5: - - -
SP6: - - -
SP7: - - - -
SP8: - - - -
SP9: - - - - -

Relevant External Links for TAC3 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for TAC3 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for TAC3 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for TAC3 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Brain - Spinal cord (cervical c-1) (5.4), Brain - Caudate (basal ganglia) (5.0), Brain - Anterior cingulate cortex (BA24) (4.8), Brain - Hypothalamus (4.8), Stomach (4.4), Brain - Frontal Cortex (BA9) (4.3), and Brain - Cortex (4.2).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for TAC3 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for TAC3 Gene Hs.9730

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No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for TAC3 Gene

Orthologs for TAC3 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for TAC3 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia TAC3 35
  • 99.72 (n)
  • 99.17 (a)
TAC3 36
  • 75 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia TAC3 35
  • 79.61 (n)
  • 68.6 (a)
TAC3 36
  • 66 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia TAC3 35
  • 81.67 (n)
  • 75 (a)
TAC3 36
  • 71 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Tac2 35
  • 76.58 (n)
  • 69.37 (a)
Tac2 16
Tac2 36
  • 66 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia TAC3 36
  • 41 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia TAC3 36
  • 46 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Tac3 35
  • 75.38 (n)
  • 66.67 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia TAC3 36
  • 37 (a)
Species with no ortholog for TAC3:
  • 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)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • 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)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for TAC3 Gene

Gene Tree for TAC3 (if available)
Gene Tree for TAC3 (if available)

Paralogs for TAC3 Gene

No data available for Paralogs for TAC3 Gene

Variants for TAC3 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for TAC3 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 12 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs372775 -- 57,022,968(-) tgatt(A/T)atagg intron-variant
rs384889 -- 57,021,453(-) tgcag(G/T)ggtgc intron-variant
rs387999 -- 57,020,605(-) cTTTT(C/T)TGAGT intron-variant
rs428481 -- 57,021,439(-) cacag(C/T)tcact intron-variant
rs444380 -- 57,021,493(-) tttaa(G/T)gagac intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for TAC3 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv832428 CNV Gain 17160897
nsv820171 CNV Loss 19587683

Relevant External Links for TAC3 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TAC3 Gene

Disorders for TAC3 Gene

(1) OMIM Diseases for TAC3 Gene (162330)


  • Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism 10 with or without anosmia (HH10) [MIM:614839]: A disorder characterized by absent or incomplete sexual maturation by the age of 18 years, in conjunction with low levels of circulating gonadotropins and testosterone and no other abnormalities of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis. In some cases, it is associated with non-reproductive phenotypes, such as anosmia, cleft palate, and sensorineural hearing loss. Anosmia or hyposmia is related to the absence or hypoplasia of the olfactory bulbs and tracts. Hypogonadism is due to deficiency in gonadotropin-releasing hormone and probably results from a failure of embryonic migration of gonadotropin-releasing hormone-synthesizing neurons. In the presence of anosmia, idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism is referred to as Kallmann syndrome, whereas in the presence of a normal sense of smell, it has been termed normosmic idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (nIHH). {ECO:0000269 PubMed:19079066, ECO:0000269 PubMed:23643382}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

(2) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for TAC3 Gene

(4) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for TAC3 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
preeclampsia 55.2 19
hypertrophy 27 4
inflammation 3.19 2
edema 0 1

Relevant External Links for TAC3

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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Publications for TAC3 Gene

  1. Excessive placental secretion of neurokinin B during the third trimester causes pre-eclampsia. (PMID: 10866201) Page N.M. … Lowry P.J. (Nature 2000) 2 3 4 23
  2. The neuropeptide genes TAC1, TAC3, TAC4, VIP and PACAP(ADCYAP1), and susceptibility to multiple sclerosis. (PMID: 17175032) Cunningham S. … Vandenbroeck K. (J. Neuroimmunol. 2007) 3 23 48
  3. TAC3 and TACR3 mutations in familial hypogonadotropic hypogonadism reveal a key role for Neurokinin B in the central control of reproduction. (PMID: 19079066) Topaloglu A.K. … Semple R.K. (Nat. Genet. 2009) 3 4 23
  4. [Relationship between neurokinin B and endothelin-1 and hypertensive disorders complicating pregnancy]. (PMID: 19087492) Li Z.M. … Wang Z.H. (Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke Za Zhi 2008) 3 23
  5. A cDNA encoding the precursor of the rat neuropeptide, neurokinin B. (PMID: 3479225) Bonner T.I. … Young W.S. (Brain Res. 1987) 2 3

Products for TAC3 Gene

  • Addgene plasmids for TAC3

Sources for TAC3 Gene

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