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Aliases for TAF13 Gene

Aliases for TAF13 Gene

  • TAF13 RNA Polymerase II, TATA Box Binding Protein (TBP)-Associated Factor, 18kDa 2 3
  • TATA Box Binding Protein (TBP)-Associated Factor, RNA Polymerase II, K, 18kD 2 3
  • Transcription Initiation Factor TFIID 18 KDa Subunit 3 4
  • TAF(II)18 3 4
  • TAFII-18 3 4
  • TAFII18 3 4
  • TAF2K 3 4
  • Transcription Initiation Factor TFIID 18 KD Subunit 3
  • Transcription Initiation Factor TFIID Subunit 13 3

External Ids for TAF13 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for TAF13 Gene

  • TAF2K

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TAF13 Gene

  • GC01M110076
  • GC01M9C0097
  • GC01U900282
  • GC00M9T0035
  • GC01M109318
  • GC01M109406
  • GC01M109605
  • GC01M107499

Summaries for TAF13 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for TAF13 Gene

  • Initiation of transcription by RNA polymerase II requires the activities of more than 70 polypeptides. The protein that coordinates these activities is transcription factor IID (TFIID), which binds to the core promoter to position the polymerase properly, serves as the scaffold for assembly of the remainder of the transcription complex, and acts as a channel for regulatory signals. TFIID is composed of the TATA-binding protein (TBP) and a group of evolutionarily conserved proteins known as TBP-associated factors or TAFs. TAFs may participate in basal transcription, serve as coactivators, function in promoter recognition or modify general transcription factors (GTFs) to facilitate complex assembly and transcription initiation. This gene encodes a small subunit associated with a subset of TFIID complexes. This subunit interacts with TBP and with two other small subunits of TFIID, TAF10 and TAF11. There is a pseudogene located on chromosome 6. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for TAF13 Gene

TAF13 (TAF13 RNA Polymerase II, TATA Box Binding Protein (TBP)-Associated Factor, 18kDa) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Disease and GPCR Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity and protein C-terminus binding.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TAF13 Gene

  • TFIID beta-specific TAFII

Gene Wiki entry for TAF13 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for TAF13 Gene

Genomics for TAF13 Gene

Regulatory Elements for TAF13 Gene

Genomic Location for TAF13 Gene

109,062,486 bp from pter
109,076,002 bp from pter
13,517 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for TAF13 Gene

UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track
Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for TAF13 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for TAF13 Gene

Proteins for TAF13 Gene

  • Protein details for TAF13 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Transcription initiation factor TFIID subunit 13
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B2R5E5
    • Q5TYV6

    Protein attributes for TAF13 Gene

    124 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    14287 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • TFIID is composed of TATA binding protein (TBP) and a number of TBP-associated factors (TAFs). Interacts with TBP, and more strongly with TAF10 and TAF11.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for TAF13 Gene

neXtProt entry for TAF13 Gene

Proteomics data for TAF13 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for TAF13 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for TAF13 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
Reactome Protein details:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for TAF13 Gene

Domains for TAF13 Gene

Protein Domains for TAF13 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Q15543
  • The binding of TAF10 and TAF11 requires distinct domains of TAF13
  • Contains 1 histone-fold domain.
  • Belongs to the TAF13 family.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with TAF13: view

No data available for Gene Families for TAF13 Gene

Function for TAF13 Gene

Molecular function for TAF13 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: TFIID beta-specific TAFII

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for TAF13 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003677 DNA binding IBA --
GO:0003700 sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity NAS 9695952
GO:0003712 transcription cofactor activity IBA --
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 11438666
GO:0008022 protein C-terminus binding IPI 7729427
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with TAF13: view

Phenotypes for TAF13 Gene

GenomeRNAi human phenotypes for TAF13:
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with TAF13: view

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for TAF13 Gene

Localization for TAF13 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TAF13 Gene

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for TAF13 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for TAF13 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 5
cytosol 2
extracellular 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for TAF13 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus IDA --
GO:0005654 nucleoplasm TAS --
GO:0005669 transcription factor TFIID complex NAS 9695952
GO:0005730 nucleolus IDA --
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Pathways for TAF13 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for TAF13 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006352 DNA-templated transcription, initiation NAS 9695952
GO:0006355 regulation of transcription, DNA-templated --
GO:0006357 regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter IBA --
GO:0006366 transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter TAS --
GO:0006367 transcription initiation from RNA polymerase II promoter TAS --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with TAF13: view

Transcripts for TAF13 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for TAF13 Gene

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

Unigene Clusters for TAF13 Gene

TAF13 RNA polymerase II, TATA box binding protein (TBP)-associated factor, 18kDa:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for TAF13 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for TAF13 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for TAF13 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for TAF13 Gene

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for TAF13 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for TAF13 Gene Hs.632426

genes like me logo Genes that share expressions with TAF13: view

No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues and mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for TAF13 Gene

Orthologs for TAF13 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for TAF13 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia TAF13 35
  • 100 (n)
  • 100 (a)
TAF13 36
  • 100 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia TAF13 35
  • 94.35 (n)
  • 100 (a)
TAF13 36
  • 100 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia TAF13 35
  • 95.7 (n)
  • 99.19 (a)
TAF13 36
  • 99 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Taf13 35
  • 90.32 (n)
  • 100 (a)
Taf13 16
Taf13 36
  • 100 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia TAF13 36
  • 96 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves TAF13 35
  • 82.65 (n)
  • 100 (a)
TAF13 36
  • 94 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia TAF13 36
  • 95 (a)
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia Xl.4615 35
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia Str.6597 35
taf13 35
  • 78.91 (n)
  • 98.98 (a)
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.1879 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii taf13 35
  • 74.15 (n)
  • 95.92 (a)
taf13 36
  • 89 (a)
wufc20d03 35
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP008045 35
  • 65.29 (n)
  • 86.6 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta Taf13 35
  • 67.72 (n)
  • 83.16 (a)
Taf13 36
  • 63 (a)
Taf13 37
  • 83 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea taf-13 35
  • 58.7 (n)
  • 50 (a)
taf-13 36
  • 41 (a)
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes TAF13 36
  • 17 (a)
TAF13 38
thale cress
(Arabidopsis thaliana)
eudicotyledons TAF13 35
  • 63.04 (n)
  • 60.87 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona intestinalis)
Ascidiacea Cin.4198 35
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.5080 36
  • 66 (a)
Species with no ortholog for TAF13:
  • 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)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rat (Rattus norvegicus)
  • 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)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for TAF13 Gene

Gene Tree for TAF13 (if available)
Gene Tree for TAF13 (if available)

Paralogs for TAF13 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for TAF13 Gene using alignment to 2 proteins: Pseudogenes for TAF13 Gene

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No data available for Paralogs for TAF13 Gene

Variants for TAF13 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for TAF13 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 01 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs522193 -- 109,064,447(+) TATCA(A/G)AATCT utr-variant-3-prime
rs561096 -- 109,073,928(-) ggcag(A/C)ggtgc intron-variant
rs673365 -- 109,075,635(-) TATGA(A/G)CCAAC intron-variant
rs1149166 -- 109,074,420(-) ccctg(A/G)gtact intron-variant
rs1562225 -- 109,070,844(+) AACAA(A/C)CGACT intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for TAF13 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv831026 CNV Loss 17160897
esv2669667 CNV Deletion 23128226
esv2715973 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2715984 CNV Deletion 23290073

Relevant External Links for TAF13 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TAF13 Gene

Disorders for TAF13 Gene

No disorders were found for TAF13 Gene.

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TAF13 Gene

Publications for TAF13 Gene

  1. Cloning and characterization of hTAFII18, hTAFII20 and hTAFII28: three subunits of the human transcription factor TFIID. (PMID: 7729427) Mengus G. … Davidson I. (EMBO J. 1995) 2 3 4
  2. 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
  3. The DNA sequence and biological annotation of human chromosome 1. (PMID: 16710414) Gregory S.G. … Bentley D.R. (Nature 2006) 3 4
  4. Human TAF(II)28 and TAF(II)18 interact through a histone fold encoded by atypical evolutionary conserved motifs also found in the SPT3 family. (PMID: 9695952) Birck C. … Moras D. (Cell 1998) 3 4
  5. The TFIID components human TAFII140 and Drosophila BIP2 (TAFII155) are novel metazoan homologues of yeast TAFII47 containing a histone fold and a PHD finger. (PMID: 11438666) Gangloff Y.G. … Davidson I. (Mol. Cell. Biol. 2001) 3

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