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Aliases for UCN Gene

Aliases for UCN Gene

  • Urocortin 2 3
  • Prepro-Urocortin 2 3
  • UROC 3 6
  • Urocortin, Preproprotein 3
  • UI 3

External Ids for UCN Gene

Summaries for UCN Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for UCN Gene

  • This gene is a member of the sauvagine/corticotropin-releasing factor/urotensin I family. It is structurally related to the corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) gene and the encoded product is an endogenous ligand for CRF type 2 receptors. In the brain it may be responsible for the effects of stress on appetite. In spite of the gene family name similarity, the product of this gene has no sequence similarity to urotensin II. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for UCN Gene

UCN (Urocortin) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with UCN include pheochromocytoma and anorexia nervosa. Among its related pathways are Activation of cAMP-Dependent PKA and Activation of cAMP-Dependent PKA. GO annotations related to this gene include neuropeptide hormone activity and corticotropin-releasing hormone receptor 1 binding.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for UCN Gene

  • Acts in vitro to stimulate the secretion of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) (PubMed:8612563). Binds with high affinity to CRF receptor types 1, 2-alpha, and 2-beta (PubMed:8612563). Plays a role in the establishment of normal hearing thresholds (By similarity). Reduces food intake and regulates ghrelin levels in gastric body and plasma (By similarity).

Gene Wiki entry for UCN Gene

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

Genomics for UCN Gene

Genomic Location for UCN Gene

Start:
27,307,397 bp from pter
End:
27,308,445 bp from pter
Size:
1,049 bases
Orientation:
Minus strand

Genomic View for UCN Gene

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

RefSeq DNA sequence for UCN Gene

Regulatory Elements for UCN Gene

Proteins for UCN Gene

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

    Protein Symbol:
    P55089-UCN1_HUMAN
    Recommended name:
    Urocortin
    Protein Accession:
    P55089
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q6FG64

    Protein attributes for UCN Gene

    Size:
    124 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    13458 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with CRHR1 and CRHR2 (via their N-terminal extracellular domain).
    Miscellaneous:
    • Positive correlation between increased expression in colonic lamina propria and severity of inflammation in patients with ulcerative colitis.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for UCN Gene

neXtProt entry for UCN Gene

Proteomics data for UCN Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for UCN Gene

No Post-translational modifications

Other Protein References for UCN Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for UCN Gene

Domains for UCN Gene

Gene Families for UCN Gene

HGNC:

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot:

UCN1_HUMAN
Family:
  • Belongs to the sauvagine/corticotropin-releasing factor/urotensin I family.:
    • P55089
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Function for UCN Gene

Molecular function for UCN Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry: urocortin,corticotropin releasing factor family,containing in its 5utr region the MPV17 gene
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Acts in vitro to stimulate the secretion of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) (PubMed:8612563). Binds with high affinity to CRF receptor types 1, 2-alpha, and 2-beta (PubMed:8612563). Plays a role in the establishment of normal hearing thresholds (By similarity). Reduces food intake and regulates ghrelin levels in gastric body and plasma (By similarity).

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for UCN Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001664 G-protein coupled receptor binding --
GO:0005179 hormone activity --
GO:0005184 neuropeptide hormone activity TAS 8612563
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 18234674
GO:0046811 histone deacetylase inhibitor activity IEA --
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Animal Models for UCN Gene

MGI Knock Outs for UCN:

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

Localization for UCN Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for UCN Gene

Secreted.

Subcellular locations from

COMPARTMENTS
Jensen Localization Image for UCN Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for UCN gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
mitochondrion 3
nucleus 2

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for UCN Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region IEA --
GO:0030424 axon --
GO:0030425 dendrite IEA --
GO:0043025 neuronal cell body --
GO:0043196 varicosity IEA --
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Pathways for UCN Gene

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Pathways by source for UCN Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for UCN Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001934 positive regulation of protein phosphorylation --
GO:0006954 inflammatory response IEA --
GO:0006979 response to oxidative stress IEA --
GO:0007186 G-protein coupled receptor signaling pathway TAS 8612563
GO:0007218 neuropeptide signaling pathway IEA --
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Compounds for UCN Gene

(29) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for UCN Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
sauvagine 96.3 47
astressin 91.2 18
antalarmin 79 2
acth 57 17
cyclic amp 31 3
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Transcripts for UCN Gene

mRNA/cDNA for UCN Gene

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

Unigene Clusters for UCN Gene

Urocortin:
Representative Sequences:

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

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for UCN Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
UCN
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for
UCN

Expression for UCN Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for UCN Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

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

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for UCN Gene Hs.534363

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for UCN Gene

P55089-UCN1_HUMAN
Tissue specificity: Keratinocytes in epidermis and the outer and inner root sheaths of hair follicles, epithelium of sebaceous and sweat glands, erector pili muscle, cutaneous blood vessel walls, cutaneous nerves and dermal mononuclear cells (PubMed:10690896). Detected in plasma cells in the lamia propria in colon mucosa (PubMed:15531481) (at protein level). Expressed in pituitary and adrenal glands (PubMed:10690896). Detected in plasma cells in the lamia propria in colon mucosa (PubMed:15531481).
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Orthologs for UCN Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for UCN Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
chimpanzee
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia UCN 36
  • 98.12 (n)
  • 97.58 (a)
UCN 37
  • 98 (a)
OneToOne
cow
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia UCN 36
  • 90.05 (n)
  • 87.9 (a)
UCN 37
  • 84 (a)
OneToOne
dog
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia UCN 36
  • 88.71 (n)
  • 87.9 (a)
UCN 37
  • 87 (a)
OneToOne
mouse
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Ucn 36
  • 84.31 (n)
  • 84.87 (a)
Ucn 16
Ucn 37
  • 82 (a)
OneToOne
oppossum
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia UCN 37
  • 68 (a)
OneToOne
rat
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Ucn 36
  • 83.47 (n)
  • 84.87 (a)
zebrafish
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii uts1 37
  • 30 (a)
OneToOne
Species with no ortholog for UCN:
  • 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)
  • lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
  • 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)
  • 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 UCN Gene

ENSEMBL:
Gene Tree for UCN (if available)
TreeFam:
Gene Tree for UCN (if available)

Paralogs for UCN Gene

No data available for Paralogs for UCN Gene

Variants for UCN Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for UCN Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 02 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs6709781 -- 27,307,997(+) CCCCT(C/G)CGGCC intron-variant
rs6731600 -- 27,308,797(+) CAGCA(C/T)TCTTA upstream-variant-2KB
rs11557508 -- 27,308,420(+) GGGGC(C/T)AGCGC upstream-variant-2KB
rs28364046 -- 27,308,147(-) GCTCA(A/G)AGCGT intron-variant
rs35403114 -- 27,308,101(+) GGTGG(C/T)TGAGC intron-variant

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

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv873754 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv833614 CNV Gain 17160897

Relevant External Links for UCN Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
UCN

Disorders for UCN Gene

(3) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for UCN Gene

(34) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for UCN Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
preterm delivery 22.3 6
heart failure 21.2 16
preeclampsia 21 8
inflammation 19.9 8
adrenal tumor 17.7 2

Relevant External Links for UCN

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

Publications for UCN Gene

  1. The structures of the mouse and human urocortin genes (Ucn and UCN). (PMID: 9628819) Zhao L. … Vale W.W. (Genomics 1998) 2 3 4 23
  2. Cloning and characterization of human urocortin. (PMID: 8612563) Donaldson C.J. … Vale W.W. (Endocrinology 1996) 3 4 23
  3. The skin produces urocortin. (PMID: 10690896) Slominski A. … Wortsman J. (J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 2000) 3 4 23
  4. Mutation screening of the urocortin gene: identification of new single nucleotide polymorphisms and association studies with obesity in French Caucasians. (PMID: 11836334) Delplanque J. … Froguel P. (J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 2002) 3 23 49
  5. Urocortin expression in the human central nervous system. (PMID: 10341863) Iino K. … Nagura H. (Clin. Endocrinol. (Oxf) 1999) 3 23

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