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Aliases for UCN3 Gene

Aliases for UCN3 Gene

  • Urocortin 3 2 3 5
  • Stresscopin 2 3 4
  • Prepro-Urocortin 3 2 3
  • Urocortin III 3 4
  • Ucn III 3 4
  • SPC 3 4
  • UCNIII 3
  • SCP 3

External Ids for UCN3 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for UCN3 Gene

  • GC10P005369

Summaries for UCN3 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for UCN3 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 UCN3 Gene

UCN3 (Urocortin 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are G-Beta Gamma Signaling and Glucocorticoid Pathway (HPA Axis), Pharmacodynamics. GO annotations related to this gene include hormone activity and corticotropin-releasing hormone receptor 2 binding.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for UCN3 Gene

  • Suppresses food intake, delays gastric emptying and decreases heat-induced edema. Might represent an endogenous ligand for maintaining homeostasis after stress.

Gene Wiki entry for UCN3 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for UCN3 Gene

Genomics for UCN3 Gene

Regulatory Elements for UCN3 Gene

Enhancers for UCN3 Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Score Enhancer Sources TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Other Gene Targets for Enhancer

Enhancers around UCN3 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for UCN3 Gene

5,365,009 bp from pter
5,374,692 bp from pter
9,684 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for UCN3 Gene

Genes around UCN3 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
UCN3 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for UCN3 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for UCN3 Gene

Proteins for UCN3 Gene

  • Protein details for UCN3 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q496H2
    • Q5SR91

    Protein attributes for UCN3 Gene

    161 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    17961 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Binds with high affinity to CRF receptors 2-alpha and 2-beta.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for UCN3 Gene

neXtProt entry for UCN3 Gene

Proteomics data for UCN3 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for UCN3 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for UCN3 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for UCN3 Gene

Domains & Families for UCN3 Gene

Gene Families for UCN3 Gene

Protein Domains for UCN3 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for UCN3 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the sauvagine/corticotropin-releasing factor/urotensin I family.
  • Belongs to the sauvagine/corticotropin-releasing factor/urotensin I family.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with UCN3: view

Function for UCN3 Gene

Molecular function for UCN3 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Suppresses food intake, delays gastric emptying and decreases heat-induced edema. Might represent an endogenous ligand for maintaining homeostasis after stress.
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with UCN3: view

Animal Models for UCN3 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for UCN3:

Animal Model Products

  • Taconic Biosciences Mouse Models for UCN3

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Human Phenotype Ontology , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for UCN3 Gene

Localization for UCN3 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for UCN3 Gene


Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for UCN3 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for UCN3 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 3
endoplasmic reticulum 1
nucleus 1

No data available for Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for UCN3 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for UCN3 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with UCN3: view

Pathways by source for UCN3 Gene

1 PharmGKB pathway for UCN3 Gene
1 Qiagen pathway for UCN3 Gene

Interacting Proteins for UCN3 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for UCN3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006950 response to stress IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with UCN3: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for UCN3 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for UCN3 Gene

(4) Drugs for UCN3 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials

(2) Additional Compounds for UCN3 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with UCN3: view

Transcripts for UCN3 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for UCN3 Gene

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

Unigene Clusters for UCN3 Gene

Urocortin 3:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for UCN3 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for UCN3 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for UCN3 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for UCN3 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for UCN3 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Pancreas (x12.7), Pituitary (x11.9), Colon - Transverse (x8.4), and Small Intestine - Terminal Ileum (x5.7).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for UCN3 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Pancreas (35.1) and Islet of Langerhans (33.9).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for UCN3 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for UCN3 Gene Hs.511775

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Protein tissue co-expression partners for UCN3 Gene

Primer Products

No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for UCN3 Gene

Orthologs for UCN3 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for UCN3 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia UCN3 35
  • 75.98 (n)
  • 65.22 (a)
UCN3 36
  • 64 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia UCN3 35
  • 77.43 (n)
  • 67.08 (a)
UCN3 36
  • 65 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Ucn3 35
  • 74.33 (n)
  • 64.6 (a)
Ucn3 16
Ucn3 36
  • 63 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia UCN3 35
  • 99.17 (n)
  • 98.76 (a)
UCN3 36
  • 99 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Ucn3 35
  • 76.6 (n)
  • 66.46 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia UCN3 36
  • 60 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves UCN3 35
  • 70.8 (n)
  • 64.34 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia UCN3 36
  • 55 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia LOC100488336 35
  • 62.69 (n)
  • 61.19 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii ucn3l 35
  • 59.4 (n)
  • 48.12 (a)
ucn3l 36
  • 49 (a)
Species with no ortholog for UCN3:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for UCN3 Gene

Gene Tree for UCN3 (if available)
Gene Tree for UCN3 (if available)

Paralogs for UCN3 Gene

No data available for Paralogs for UCN3 Gene

Variants for UCN3 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for UCN3 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 10 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs12768730 - 5,373,949(+) GCAAA(A/G)AGAAA reference, missense
rs10904481 - 5,373,991(+) GAGCC(A/G)GAGGC reference, missense
rs4075424 -- 5,372,735(+) ttttt(G/T)tgtag intron-variant
rs10795267 -- 5,363,020(+) ATGAA(C/T)GAATG upstream-variant-2KB
rs10795268 -- 5,366,498(+) GACTT(C/T)ATGTG intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for UCN3 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv894783 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv894792 CNV Gain 21882294
esv2660343 CNV Deletion 23128226
esv2669711 CNV Deletion 23128226

Variation tolerance for UCN3 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 86.7% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 1.46; 28.55% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Relevant External Links for UCN3 Gene

Disorders for UCN3 Gene

Relevant External Links for UCN3

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:

No disorders were found for UCN3 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for UCN3 Gene

Publications for UCN3 Gene

  1. Identification of urocortin III, an additional member of the corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) family with high affinity for the CRF2 receptor. (PMID: 11416224) Lewis K. … Vale W.W. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2001) 2 3 4 23 67
  2. Suppression of progesterone production by stresscopin/urocortin 3 in cultured human granulosa-lutein cells. (PMID: 19351656) Yata A. … Maruo T. (Hum. Reprod. 2009) 3 23
  3. Expression of urocortin 3/stresscopin in human adrenal glands and adrenal tumors. (PMID: 16095756) Takahashi K. … Murakami O. (Peptides 2006) 3 23
  4. Urocortin 2 and urocortin 3 are expressed by the human placenta, deciduas, and fetal membranes. (PMID: 16626608) Imperatore A. … Petraglia F. (Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 2006) 3 23
  5. Human endometrium expresses urocortin II and III messenger RNA and peptides. (PMID: 17074339) Florio P. … Petraglia F. (Fertil. Steril. 2006) 3 23

Products for UCN3 Gene

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