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Aliases for UGCG Gene

Aliases for UGCG Gene

  • UDP-Glucose Ceramide Glucosyltransferase 2 3 4 5
  • Glucosylceramide Synthase 2 3 4
  • UDP-Glucose:N-Acylsphingosine D-Glucosyltransferase 3 4
  • Ceramide Glucosyltransferase 2 3
  • GCS 3 4
  • EC 2.4.1.80 4
  • GLCT-1 4
  • GLCT1 3

External Ids for UGCG Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for UGCG Gene

  • GC09P105457
  • GC09P106391
  • GC09P108116
  • GC09P110039
  • GC09P111738
  • GC09P113698
  • GC09P114659
  • GC09P084257

Summaries for UGCG Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for UGCG Gene

  • This gene encodes an enzyme that catalyzes the first glycosylation step in the biosynthesis of glycosphingolipids, which are membrane components containing lipid and sugar moieties. The product of this reaction is glucosylceramide, which is the core structure of many glycosphingolipids. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2014]

GeneCards Summary for UGCG Gene

UGCG (UDP-Glucose Ceramide Glucosyltransferase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with UGCG include Gaucher Disease, Type I and Niemann-Pick Disease. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Sphingolipid metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include ceramide glucosyltransferase activity.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for UGCG Gene

  • Catalyzes the first glycosylation step in glycosphingolipid biosynthesis, the transfer of glucose to ceramide. May also serve as a "flippase".

Gene Wiki entry for UGCG Gene

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

Genomics for UGCG Gene

Regulatory Elements for UGCG Gene

Enhancers for UGCG Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Enhancer Score Enhancer Sources Gene-Enhancer Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Gene Targets for Enhancer
GH09F111923 1.1 Ensembl ENCODE 17.9 +30.7 30677 7.1 PKNOX1 TBL1XR1 SIN3A BMI1 CBX5 ETV6 FOS CREM CBFB CEBPB UGCG GNG10 MIR4668
GH09F111972 1.2 Ensembl ENCODE 12.3 +77.9 77915 4.6 PKNOX1 INSM2 ARID4B FEZF1 ZNF2 RAD21 RARA SCRT2 FOS MIXL1 UGCG RNU6-710P RNU6-1013P MIR4668
GH09F112749 1.1 ENCODE 11.1 +854.1 854111 2.7 PKNOX1 CREB3L1 MLX ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 ZNF2 YY1 KLF13 ZNF263 PRPF4 FKBP15 UGCG ENSG00000226609 ENSG00000271631 PIR49803
GH09F112376 1.1 ENCODE 11.1 +482.6 482579 4.8 HDGF PKNOX1 ARNT CREB3L1 WRNIP1 ARID4B SIN3A FEZF1 DMAP1 YY1 HSDL2 PRPF4 UGCG FKBP15 SUSD1 PTBP3 GC09M112376 RPL32P22
GH09F111942 1 Ensembl ENCODE 12.1 +47.7 47688 3.9 PKNOX1 MTA2 CBFB CEBPB BMI1 TBX21 EP300 RELA EED IKZF1 UGCG RNU6-710P RNU6-1013P GNG10 DNAJC25 MIR4668
- Elite enhancer and/or Elite enhancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

Enhancers around UGCG on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for UGCG Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters
ENSR00001311658 1434 4801 HDGF PKNOX1 CREB3L1 ARID4B SIN3A YBX1 DMAP1 ZNF2 CBX5 ZNF143

Genomic Location for UGCG Gene

Chromosome:
9
Start:
111,896,766 bp from pter
End:
111,935,374 bp from pter
Size:
38,609 bases
Orientation:
Plus strand

Genomic View for UGCG Gene

Genes around UGCG on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

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

RefSeq DNA sequence for UGCG Gene

Proteins for UGCG Gene

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

    Protein Symbol:
    Q16739-CEGT_HUMAN
    Recommended name:
    Ceramide glucosyltransferase
    Protein Accession:
    Q16739
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q5T258

    Protein attributes for UGCG Gene

    Size:
    394 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    44854 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for UGCG Gene

Post-translational modifications for UGCG Gene

  • Ubiquitination at Lys 44, Lys 49, Lys 57, Lys 104, and Lys 124
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for UGCG Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

Antibody Products

  • Santa Cruz Biotechnology (SCBT) Antibodies for UGCG

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for UGCG Gene

Domains & Families for UGCG Gene

Gene Families for UGCG Gene

Protein Domains for UGCG Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for UGCG Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry

Q16739

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot:

CEGT_HUMAN :
  • The D1, D2, D3, (Q/R)XXRW motif is a critical part of the GCS active site, involved in catalysis and UDP-sugar binding.
  • Belongs to the glycosyltransferase 2 family.
Domain:
  • The D1, D2, D3, (Q/R)XXRW motif is a critical part of the GCS active site, involved in catalysis and UDP-sugar binding.
Family:
  • Belongs to the glycosyltransferase 2 family.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with UGCG: view

Function for UGCG Gene

Molecular function for UGCG Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
UDP-glucose-ceramide glycosyltransferase,catalyzing the first glycosylation step of glycosphingolipid synthesis
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
UDP-glucose + N-acylsphingosine = UDP + D-glucosyl-N-acylsphingosine.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Catalyzes the first glycosylation step in glycosphingolipid biosynthesis, the transfer of glucose to ceramide. May also serve as a "flippase".

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for UGCG Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for UGCG Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0008120 ceramide glucosyltransferase activity TAS --
GO:0016740 transferase activity IEA --
GO:0016757 transferase activity, transferring glycosyl groups IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with UGCG: view
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Animal Models for UGCG Gene

MGI Knock Outs for UGCG:

Animal Model Products

miRNA for UGCG Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target UGCG

Inhibitory RNA Products

Clone Products

  • Addgene plasmids for UGCG

Flow Cytometry Products

No data available for Human Phenotype Ontology , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for UGCG Gene

Localization for UGCG Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for UGCG Gene

Golgi apparatus membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

COMPARTMENTS
Extracellular space Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi Apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion 0 1 2 3 4 5 Confidence
COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for UGCG gene
Compartment Confidence
golgi apparatus 5
plasma membrane 3
extracellular 2
endoplasmic reticulum 2
lysosome 2
mitochondrion 1
peroxisome 1
nucleus 1
cytosol 1
endosome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for UGCG Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000139 Golgi membrane TAS --
GO:0005794 Golgi apparatus IEA --
GO:0016020 membrane TAS 8643456
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane IEA --
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Pathways & Interactions for UGCG Gene

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Pathways by source for UGCG Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Q16739-CEGT_HUMAN

  • Pathway: Lipid metabolism; sphingolipid metabolism.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for UGCG Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006629 lipid metabolic process IEA --
GO:0006665 sphingolipid metabolic process IEA --
GO:0006679 glucosylceramide biosynthetic process TAS 8643456
GO:0006687 glycosphingolipid metabolic process TAS --
GO:0006688 glycosphingolipid biosynthetic process TAS 8643456
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with UGCG: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for UGCG Gene

Drugs & Compounds for UGCG Gene

(24) Drugs for UGCG Gene - From: DrugBank, ApexBio, DGIdb, HMDB, and Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Miglustat Approved Pharma inhibitor, Target 21
Eliglustat Approved Pharma Target, antagonist 11
Uridine diphosphate glucose Experimental Pharma 0
Uridine-5'-Diphosphate Experimental Pharma 0
Genz-112638 Investigational Pharma Target 0

(98) Additional Compounds for UGCG Gene - From: HMDB and Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
Dihydroceramide
  • N-Acylsphinganine
  • N-[(2S,3R)-1,3-Dihydroxyoctadecan-2-yl]formamide
glucosylceramide
  • 1-O-b-D-Glucopyranosyl-Ceramide
  • 1-O-beta-delta-Glucopyranosyl-Ceramide
  • Ganglioside GL1a
  • Gaucher cerebroside
  • Glc-beta1->1'Cer
85305-87-9
3-O-Sulfogalactosylceramide (d18:1/12:0)
  • 3'-O-Sulphogalactosylceramide
  • 3-O-Sulfo-beta-D-galactosylceramide
  • 3-O-Sulfo-beta-delta-galactosylceramide
  • 3-O-Sulfogalactosylceramide
  • Cerebroside 3-sulfate
852100-88-0
3-O-Sulfogalactosylceramide (d18:1/14:0)
  • 3'-O-Sulphogalactosylceramide
  • 3-O-Sulfo-beta-D-galactosylceramide
  • 3-O-Sulfo-beta-delta-galactosylceramide
  • 3-O-Sulfogalactosylceramide
  • Cerebroside 3-sulfate
3-O-Sulfogalactosylceramide (d18:1/16:0)
  • 3'-O-Sulphogalactosylceramide
  • 3-O-Sulfo-beta-D-galactosylceramide
  • 3-O-Sulfo-beta-delta-galactosylceramide
  • 3-O-Sulfogalactosylceramide
  • Cerebroside 3-sulfate
862509-48-6

(2) ApexBio Compounds for UGCG Gene

Compound Action Cas Number
Caspofungin Acetate 179463-17-3
Micafungin sodium Inhibitor of β-(1,3)-D-glucan synthesis;fungicide 208538-73-2
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Transcripts for UGCG Gene

Unigene Clusters for UGCG Gene

UDP-glucose ceramide glucosyltransferase:
Representative Sequences:

Inhibitory RNA Products

Clone Products

  • Addgene plasmids for UGCG

Flow Cytometry Products

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

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for UGCG Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
UGCG
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for
UGCG

Expression for UGCG Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and SAGE for UGCG Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for UGCG Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Monocytes (52.5) and Heart (16.5).

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



Protein tissue co-expression partners for UGCG Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of UGCG Gene:

UGCG

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for UGCG Gene:

Hs.304249

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for UGCG Gene:

Q16739-CEGT_HUMAN
Tissue specificity: Found in all tissues examined.
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with UGCG: view

Primer Products

No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues for UGCG Gene

Orthologs for UGCG Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals and fungi.

Orthologs for UGCG Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
chimpanzee
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia UGCG 34 35
  • 99.73 (n)
oppossum
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia UGCG 35
  • 97 (a)
OneToOne
platypus
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia UGCG 35
  • 96 (a)
OneToOne
dog
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia UGCG 34 35
  • 95.01 (n)
cow
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia UGCG 34 35
  • 94.16 (n)
mouse
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Ugcg 34 16 35
  • 91.96 (n)
rat
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Ugcg 34
  • 89.93 (n)
chicken
(Gallus gallus)
Aves UGCG 34 35
  • 84.26 (n)
lizard
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia UGCG 35
  • 95 (a)
OneToOne
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia ugcg 34
  • 81.22 (n)
Str.20419 34
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia Xl.21362 34
zebrafish
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii ugcg 34 35
  • 75.74 (n)
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP012412 34
  • 57.63 (n)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta GlcT-1 34 35
  • 55.41 (n)
CG6437 36
  • 52 (a)
worm
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea cgt-3 34 35
  • 54.69 (n)
F59G1.1c 36
  • 48 (a)
F59G1.1a 36
  • 44 (a)
F59G1.1b 36
  • 44 (a)
F20B4.6 36
  • 38 (a)
T06C12.10 36
  • 38 (a)
cgt-2 35
  • 37 (a)
OneToMany
cgt-1 35
  • 33 (a)
OneToMany
K. lactis yeast
(Kluyveromyces lactis)
Saccharomycetes KLLA0E02641g 34
  • 47.14 (n)
A. gosspyii yeast
(Ashbya gossypii)
Saccharomycetes AGOS_ACR207W 34
  • 40.17 (n)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.9756 35
  • 54 (a)
OneToOne
bread mold
(Neurospora crassa)
Ascomycetes NCU01116 34
  • 42.68 (n)
sea squirt
(Ciona intestinalis)
Ascidiacea Cin.14730 34
Species where no ortholog for UGCG was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • 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)

Evolution for UGCG Gene

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

Paralogs for UGCG Gene

No data available for Paralogs for UGCG Gene

Variants for UGCG Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for UGCG Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 09 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs10119090 -- 111,905,453(+) CATGC(A/G)TTACT intron-variant
rs10121390 -- 111,896,075(+) GTACT(C/G)TTTAC upstream-variant-2KB
rs10125124 -- 111,931,934(+) tgagg(C/T)gggaa intron-variant, upstream-variant-2KB
rs1045976 -- 111,933,546(+) AAATA(C/T)AAATT utr-variant-3-prime
rs1045989 -- 111,934,208(+) TATTC(A/C)AGTTT utr-variant-3-prime

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

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv1136125 CNV deletion 17803354
esv3129366 CNV deletion 24192839
esv3545326 CNV deletion 23714750
nsv1110051 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv1119606 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv831690 CNV loss 17160897

Variation tolerance for UGCG Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 23% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 0.49; 10.71% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for UGCG Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for
UGCG

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

Disorders for UGCG Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(2) MalaCards diseases for UGCG Gene - From: DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
gaucher disease, type i
  • gaucher's disease
niemann-pick disease
  • niemann-pick disease, type a
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search UGCG in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases

Relevant External Links for UGCG

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
UGCG
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
UGCG
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
UGCG
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with UGCG: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for UGCG Gene

Publications for UGCG Gene

  1. Expression cloning of a cDNA for human ceramide glucosyltransferase that catalyzes the first glycosylation step of glycosphingolipid synthesis. (PMID: 8643456) Ichikawa S. … Hirabayashi Y. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 1996) 2 3 4 22 64
  2. Assignment of a UDP-glucose:ceramide glucosyltransferase gene (UGCG) to human chromosome band 9q31 by in situ hybridization. (PMID: 9605861) Ichikawa S. … Hirabayashi Y. (Cytogenet. Cell Genet. 1997) 2 3 22 64
  3. Expression cloning of a cDNA for human ceramide glucosyltransferase that catalyzes the first glycosylation step of glycosphingolipid synthesis. (PMID: 8901638) Ichikawa S. … Hirabayashi Y. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 1996) 3 4 22 64
  4. Prognostic relevance of glucosylceramide synthase (GCS) expression in breast cancer. (PMID: 18560890) RuckhAoberle E. … Rody A. (J. Cancer Res. Clin. Oncol. 2009) 3 22 64
  5. Glucosylceramide synthase decrease in frontal cortex of Alzheimer brain correlates with abnormal increase in endogenous ceramides: consequences to morphology and viability on enzyme suppression in cultured primary neurons. (PMID: 18155680) Marks N. … Saito M. (Brain Res. 2008) 3 22 64

Products for UGCG Gene

  • Addgene plasmids for UGCG

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