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Aliases for TP73 Gene

Aliases for TP73 Gene

  • Tumor Protein P73 2 3
  • P53-Like Transcription Factor 3 4
  • P53-Related Protein 3 4
  • P73 3 4

External Ids for TP73 Gene

Summaries for TP73 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for TP73 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the p53 family of transcription factors involved in cellular responses to stress and development. It maps to a region on chromosome 1p36 that is frequently deleted in neuroblastoma and other tumors, and thought to contain multiple tumor suppressor genes. The demonstration that this gene is monoallelically expressed (likely from the maternal allele), supports the notion that it is a candidate gene for neuroblastoma. Many transcript variants resulting from alternative splicing and/or use of alternate promoters have been found for this gene, but the biological validity and the full-length nature of some variants have not been determined. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2011]

GeneCards Summary for TP73 Gene

TP73 (Tumor Protein P73) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with TP73 include neuroblastoma and neurofibrosarcoma. Among its related pathways are Nanog in Mammalian ESC Pluripotency and Hippo signaling pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity and identical protein binding. An important paralog of this gene is TP63.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TP73 Gene

  • Participates in the apoptotic response to DNA damage. Isoforms containing the transactivation domain are pro-apoptotic, isoforms lacking the domain are anti-apoptotic and block the function of p53 and transactivating p73 isoforms. May be a tumor suppressor protein.

Gene Wiki entry for TP73 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for TP73 Gene

Genomics for TP73 Gene

Genomic Location for TP73 Gene

3,652,520 bp from pter
3,736,201 bp from pter
83,682 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for TP73 Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for TP73 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for TP73 Gene

Regulatory Elements for TP73 Gene

Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the TP73 gene promoter:

Proteins for TP73 Gene

  • Protein details for TP73 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Tumor protein p73
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B7Z7J4
    • B7Z8Z1
    • B7Z9C1
    • C9J521
    • O15351
    • Q17RN8
    • Q5TBV5
    • Q5TBV6
    • Q8NHW9
    • Q8TDY5
    • Q8TDY6
    • Q9NTK8

    Protein attributes for TP73 Gene

    636 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    69623 Da
    Name=Zn(2+); Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:29105; Note=Binds 1 zinc ion per subunit.;
    Quaternary structure:
    • Found in a complex with p53/TP53 and CABLES1. The C-terminal oligomerization domain binds to the ABL1 tyrosine kinase SH3 domain. Interacts with HECW2. Isoform Beta interacts homotypically and with p53/TP53, whereas isoform Alpha does not. Isoform Gamma interacts homotypically and with all p73 isoforms. Isoform Delta interacts with isoform Gamma, isoform Alpha, and homotypically. Isoforms Alpha and Beta interact with HIPK2. Isoform Alpha interacts with RANBP9. Isoform Beta interacts with WWOX. Interacts (via SAM domain) with FBXO45 (via B30.2/SPRY domain). Interacts with YAP1 (phosphorylated form). Interacts with HCK (via SH3 domain); this inhibits TP73 activity and degradation.
    • Activated and stabilized by interaction with RANBP9
    • Maps to a chromosome region frequently mutated in diverse cell lines of human cancer. Appears not to be frequently mutated in human cancers, in contrast to p53/TP53. Hemizygosity is observed in neuroblastoma and oligodendroglioma

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for TP73 Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for TP73 Gene

neXtProt entry for TP73 Gene

Proteomics data for TP73 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for TP73 Gene

  • Higher levels of phosphorylation seen in the brain from patients with Huntington disease
  • Isoform alpha (but not isoform beta) is sumoylated on Lys-627, which potentiates proteasomal degradation but does not affect transcriptional activity. Phosphorylation by PLK1 and PLK3 inhibits the transcription regulator activity and pro-apoptotic function.
  • Polyubiquitinated by RCHY1/PIRH2; leading to its degradation by the proteasome.
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for TP73 Gene

Domains for TP73 Gene


  • Possesses an acidic transactivation domain, a central DNA binding domain and a C-terminal oligomerization domain that binds to the ABL1 tyrosine kinase SH3 domain.:
    • O15350
  • The WW-binding motif mediates interaction with WWOX.:
    • O15350
  • Contains 1 SAM (sterile alpha motif) domain.:
    • O15350
  • Belongs to the p53 family.:
    • O15350
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No data available for Gene Families for TP73 Gene

Function for TP73 Gene

Molecular function for TP73 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry: tumor protein 73,with two alternatively spliced isoforms,alpha and beta,activating transcription of p53-responsive genes and inhibiting cell growth by inducing apoptosis,also target of ABL1 (c-ABL) in response to DNA damage in a mismatch repair-dependent apoptosis,monoallelicaly expressed (?,paternally imprinted),frequently deleted in neuroblastoma in advanced stage but unlikely to be a suppressor gene in neuroblastoma,and other tumors (see TSG1A) (not in oligodendrogliomas,in colorectal or in oesophageal carcinomas),overexpressed in bladder carcinoma
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Participates in the apoptotic response to DNA damage. Isoforms containing the transactivation domain are pro-apoptotic, isoforms lacking the domain are anti-apoptotic and block the function of p53 and transactivating p73 isoforms. May be a tumor suppressor protein.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Induction: Not induced by DNA damage. Isoforms lacking the transactivation domain block gene induction.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for TP73 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000978 RNA polymerase II core promoter proximal region sequence-specific DNA binding IDA 16343436
GO:0000981 sequence-specific DNA binding RNA polymerase II transcription factor activity IDA 24652652
GO:0001077 RNA polymerase II core promoter proximal region sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity involved in positive regulation of transcription IDA 16343436
GO:0002039 p53 binding IBA --
GO:0003677 DNA binding --
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Animal Models for TP73 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for TP73:

miRNA for TP73 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target TP73

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for TP73 Gene

Localization for TP73 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TP73 Gene

Nucleus. Cytoplasm. Note=Accumulates in the nucleus in response to DNA damage.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for TP73 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for TP73 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 5
cytosol 3

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for TP73 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000785 chromatin IBA --
GO:0005634 nucleus IDA --
GO:0005654 nucleoplasm IDA --
GO:0005667 transcription factor complex IBA --
GO:0005794 Golgi apparatus IDA --
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Pathways for TP73 Gene

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Pathways by source for TP73 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for TP73 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000122 negative regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter IBA --
GO:0000187 activation of MAPK activity IEA --
GO:0001822 kidney development IEA --
GO:0001836 release of cytochrome c from mitochondria IEA --
GO:0006298 mismatch repair TAS 10391249
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Compounds for TP73 Gene

(33) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for TP73 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
noxa 63 13
cisplatin 56 79
o6-methylguanine 44.4 4
dmso 44 17
5-aza-2deoxycytidine 42.8 6
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Transcripts for TP73 Gene

Unigene Clusters for TP73 Gene

Tumor protein p73:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for TP73 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for TP73 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for TP73 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for TP73 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for TP73 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Brain - Cerebellum (5.0) and Brain - Cerebellar Hemisphere (4.7).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for TP73 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for TP73 Gene Hs.192132

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for TP73 Gene

Tissue specificity: Expressed in striatal neurons of patients with Huntington disease (at protein level). Brain, kidney, placenta, colon, heart, liver, spleen, skeletal muscle, prostate, thymus and pancreas. Highly expressed in fetal tissue.
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Orthologs for TP73 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for TP73 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia TP73 37
  • 95 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia LOC515105 36
  • 88.47 (n)
  • 90.05 (a)
TP73 37
  • 89 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia P73 37
  • 83 (a)
TP73 36
  • 88.63 (n)
  • 91 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Trp73 36
  • 85.78 (n)
  • 90.1 (a)
Trp73 16
Trp73 37
  • 88 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia TP73 37
  • 73 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia TP73 37
  • 75 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Tp73 36
  • 85.68 (n)
  • 90.05 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves TP73 36
  • 80.28 (n)
  • 84.05 (a)
TP73 37
  • 96 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia TP73 37
  • 80 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia tp73 36
  • 72.34 (n)
  • 79.01 (a)
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.11581 36
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii tp73 36
  • 71.13 (n)
  • 72.61 (a)
tp73 37
  • 71 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 37
  • 30 (a)
CSA.2527 37
  • 27 (a)
Species with no ortholog for TP73:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for TP73 Gene

Gene Tree for TP73 (if available)
Gene Tree for TP73 (if available)

Paralogs for TP73 Gene

Paralogs for TP73 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for TP73 Gene using alignment to 2 proteins:

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Variants for TP73 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for TP73 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 01 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs732899 -- 3,670,254(-) GGTCC(C/T)CCGGC intron-variant
rs732901 -- 3,669,686(+) ACTCA(C/T)GCAGC intron-variant
rs732902 -- 3,669,719(+) GTGGA(C/T)GGCAG intron-variant
rs732903 -- 3,669,886(+) CCTGC(A/G)GACAC intron-variant
rs747827 -- 3,719,783(-) GGAAG(G/T)ACAGC intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for TP73 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv871581 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv96n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv470687 CNV Loss 18288195
dgv99n71 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv103n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv871942 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv109n71 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv110n71 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv111n71 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv112n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv870859 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv410 CNV Insertion 18451855
esv2729028 CNV Deletion 23290073
nsv830314 CNV Gain+Loss 17160897
dgv13e1 CNV Complex 17122850
esv2729139 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2729250 CNV Deletion 23290073
dgv113n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv460061 CNV Loss 19166990
nsv870977 CNV Loss 21882294
esv2729361 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv1394802 CNV Insertion 17803354
esv1032022 CNV Insertion 17803354
esv1115862 CNV Insertion 17803354
esv1634361 CNV Deletion 17803354
esv2729473 CNV Deletion 23290073
nsv871368 CNV Loss 21882294
esv2729584 CNV Deletion 23290073
nsv871021 CNV Loss 21882294
esv2729695 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv994567 CNV Deletion 20482838

Relevant External Links for TP73 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

Disorders for TP73 Gene

(1) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for TP73 Gene

(94) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for TP73 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
tumors 72.1 267
cancer 64 128
allelic loss 60.4 15
oligodendroglial tumors 54 7
carcinoma squamous cell 51.8 23

Relevant External Links for TP73

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Tumor Gene Database (TGDB):
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TP73 Gene

Publications for TP73 Gene

  1. Monoallelically expressed gene related to p53 at 1p36, a region frequently deleted in neuroblastoma and other human cancers. (PMID: 9288759) Kaghad M. … Caput D. (Cell 1997) 2 3 4 23
  2. Two new p73 splice variants, gamma and delta, with different transcriptional activity. (PMID: 9802988) De Laurenzi V. … Melino G. (J. Exp. Med. 1998) 3 4 23
  3. Genomic organization and mutation analysis of p73 in oligodendrogliomas with chromosome 1 p-arm deletions. (PMID: 9721206) Mai M. … Liu W. (Genomics 1998) 3 4 23
  4. The emerging p53 gene family. (PMID: 10203277) Kaelin W.G. Jr. (J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 1999) 3 4 23
  5. Mutational analysis of p73 and p53 in human cancer cell lines. (PMID: 10362363) Yoshikawa H. … Harris C.C. (Oncogene 1999) 3 4 23

Products for TP73 Gene

  • Addgene plasmids for TP73

Sources for TP73 Gene

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