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Aliases for TERC Gene

Subcategory (RNA class) for TERC Gene

telomerase RNA

Quality Score for this RNA gene is


Aliases for TERC Gene

  • Telomerase RNA Component 2 3
  • Small Cajal Body-Specific RNA 19 2 3
  • PFBMFT2 3 6
  • DKCA1 3 6
  • TRC3 3 6
  • TR 3 6
  • SCARNA19 3
  • HTR 3

External Ids for TERC Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TERC Gene

  • GC03U990074
  • GC03M170803
  • GC03M170965
  • GC03M169483
  • GC03M166852
  • GC03M169486
  • GC03M169490
  • GC03M169496

Summaries for TERC Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for TERC Gene

  • Telomerase is a ribonucleoprotein polymerase that maintains telomere ends by addition of the telomere repeat TTAGGG. The enzyme consists of a protein component with reverse transcriptase activity, and an RNA component, encoded by this gene, that serves as a template for the telomere repeat. Telomerase expression plays a role in cellular senescence, as it is normally repressed in postnatal somatic cells resulting in progressive shortening of telomeres. Deregulation of telomerase expression in somatic cells may be involved in oncogenesis. Studies in mouse suggest that telomerase also participates in chromosomal repair, since de novo synthesis of telomere repeats may occur at double-stranded breaks. Mutations in this gene cause autosomal dominant dyskeratosis congenita, and may also be associated with some cases of aplastic anemia. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for TERC Gene

TERC (Telomerase RNA Component) is an RNA Gene, and is affiliated with the telomerase RNA class. Diseases associated with TERC include dyskeratosis congenita, autosomal dominant 1 and terc-related dyskeratosis congenita.

Gene Wiki entry for TERC Gene

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for TERC Gene

Genomics for TERC Gene

Regulatory Elements for TERC Gene

Genomic Location for TERC Gene

169,764,520 bp from pter
169,765,060 bp from pter
541 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for TERC Gene

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

RefSeq DNA sequence for TERC Gene

ORGUL Member Location for TERC Gene

ORGUL Member Location for TERC gene

Proteins for TERC Gene

Post-translational modifications for TERC Gene

No Post-translational modifications

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for TERC Gene

Domains for TERC Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry

No data available for Gene Families , Protein Domains , Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences and UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TERC Gene

Function for TERC Gene

Molecular function for TERC Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
telomerase RNA component,involved in telomere maintenance as template in telomeric DNA synthesis,transcription up-regulated by endogeneous TERT,strongly expressed in embryonic tissues (undifferentialed neuroepithelium,epithelium,mesenchymes) absent in differentiated tissues except dividing cells (testis,lymphoid follicles,regenerative epithelia)
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Animal Models for TERC Gene

MGI Knock Outs for TERC:

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

Localization for TERC Gene

No data available for Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Subcellular locations from COMPARTMENTS and Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for TERC Gene

Pathways for TERC Gene

SuperPathways for TERC Gene

No Data Available

Interacting Proteins for TERC Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for TERC Gene


No data available for Pathways by source for TERC Gene

Drugs for TERC Gene

(1) ApexBio Compounds for TERC Gene

Compound Action Cas Number
BIBR 1532 Telomerase inhibitor,novel and selective [321674-73-1]

(32) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for TERC Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
tin(2+) 73.8 6
pseudouridine 51.4 2
2,5-oligoadenylate 48.6 7
oligonucleotide 41.2 15
lipofectamine 30.1 1
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Transcripts for TERC Gene

mRNA/cDNA for TERC Gene

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

Unigene Clusters for TERC Gene

Telomerase RNA component:
Representative Sequences:

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

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for TERC Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for TERC Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for TERC Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

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

This gene is overexpressed in Testis (4.1).

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for TERC Gene Hs.436182

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Primer Products

  • QuantiTect SYBR Green Assays in human,mouse,rat
  • Pre-validated RT² qPCR Primer Assay in human,mouse,rat
  • QuantiFast Probe-based Assays in human,mouse,rat

In Situ Assay Products

No data available for Protein differential expression in normal tissues , Protein expression , mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt and Expression partners for TERC Gene

Orthologs for TERC Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for TERC Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Terc 16
Gm24413 36
  • 63 (a)
Terc 36
  • 66 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia Telomerase-vert 36
  • 83 (a)
Telomerase-vert 36
  • 83 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia Telomerase-vert 36
  • 84 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia Telomerase-vert 36
  • 47 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia Telomerase-vert 36
  • 99 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves Telomerase-vert 36
  • 76 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia Telomerase-vert 36
  • 48 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii Telomerase-vert 36
  • 48 (a)
Species with no ortholog for TERC:
  • 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)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rat (Rattus norvegicus)
  • 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)

Evolution for TERC Gene

Gene Tree for TERC (if available)
Gene Tree for TERC (if available)

Paralogs for TERC Gene

No data available for Paralogs for TERC Gene

Variants for TERC Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for TERC Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 03 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs2293607 -- 169,764,547(-) CGGCA(A/G)TGGGG downstream-variant-500B
rs35073794 -- 169,764,347(-) CTCTG(C/T)AGATT downstream-variant-500B
rs35421373 -- 169,764,321(-) CTTCT(C/G)CCAAG downstream-variant-500B
rs58465486 -- 169,765,773(+) GATGG(-/G)AGTCT upstream-variant-2KB
rs75529447 -- 169,765,740(+) TTTTT(G/T)AGACG upstream-variant-2KB

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

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv7356 OTHER Inversion 18451855
esv2422204 CNV Deletion 17116639

Relevant External Links for TERC Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
Locus Specific Mutation Databases (LSDB)

PCR Panel Products

  • Copy Number PCR Panels: for TERC

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

Disorders for TERC Gene

(3) OMIM Diseases for TERC Gene (602322)

(94) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for TERC Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
dyskeratosis congenita 94.6 30
dyskeratosis congenita, autosomal dominant 92.6 11
hoyeraal-hreidarsson syndrome 77.5 1
anemia aplastic 65.9 16
cancer 60 81

Relevant External Links for TERC

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with TERC: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , University of Copenhagen DISEASES and Genatlas for TERC Gene

Publications for TERC Gene

  1. TERC and TERT gene mutations in patients with bone marrow failure and the significance of telomere length measurements. (PMID: 18931339) Du H.Y. … Bessler M. (Blood 2009) 3 23 48
  2. Telomere shortening in familial and sporadic pulmonary fibrosis. (PMID: 18635888) Cronkhite J.T. … Garcia C.K. (Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2008) 3 23 48
  3. Cell cycle-dependent recruitment of telomerase RNA and Cajal bodies to human telomeres. (PMID: 16319170) JA!dy B.E. … Kiss T. (Mol. Biol. Cell 2006) 2 3 23
  4. Lack of mutations in the human telomerase RNA component (hTERC) gene in Fanconi's anemia. (PMID: 15339688) Calado R.T. … Zago M.A. (Haematologica 2004) 3 23 48
  5. The RNA component of human telomerase. (PMID: 7544491) Feng J. … Yu J. (Science 1995) 2 3 23

Products for TERC Gene

  • Copy Number PCR Panels: for TERC
  • QIAGEN qRT-PCR Assays for microRNAs that regulate TERC
    • QuantiTect SYBR Green Assays in human,mouse,rat
    • Pre-validated RT² qPCR Primer Assay in human,mouse,rat
    • QuantiFast Probe-based Assays in human,mouse,rat
    • Predesigned siRNA for gene silencing in human,mouse,rat for TERC
    • Block miRNA regulation of TERC using miScript Target Protectors

    Sources for TERC Gene

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