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Aliases for USP40 Gene

Aliases for USP40 Gene

  • Ubiquitin Specific Peptidase 40 2 3 5
  • Ubiquitin-Specific-Processing Protease 40 4
  • Ubiquitin Specific Protease 40 2
  • Deubiquitinating Enzyme 40 4
  • Ubiquitin Thioesterase 40 4
  • EC 4

External Ids for USP40 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for USP40 Gene

  • GC02M234400
  • GC02M234670
  • GC02M234168
  • GC02M234050
  • GC02M226184
  • GC02M234384

Summaries for USP40 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for USP40 Gene

  • Modification of cellular proteins by ubiquitin is an essential regulatory mechanism controlled by the coordinated action of multiple ubiquitin-conjugating and deubiquitinating enzymes. USP40 belongs to a large family of cysteine proteases that function as deubiquitinating enzymes (Quesada et al., 2004 [PubMed 14715245]).[supplied by OMIM, Mar 2008]

GeneCards Summary for USP40 Gene

USP40 (Ubiquitin Specific Peptidase 40) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Ubiquitin-Proteasome Dependent Proteolysis. GO annotations related to this gene include cysteine-type endopeptidase activity and thiol-dependent ubiquitin-specific protease activity. An important paralog of this gene is USP41.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for USP40 Gene

  • May be catalytically inactive.

Gene Wiki entry for USP40 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for USP40 Gene

Genomics for USP40 Gene

Regulatory Elements for USP40 Gene

Enhancers for USP40 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 USP40 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for USP40 Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters

ENSRs around USP40 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for USP40 Gene

233,475,519 bp from pter
233,566,787 bp from pter
91,269 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for USP40 Gene

Genes around USP40 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
USP40 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for USP40 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for USP40 Gene

Proteins for USP40 Gene

  • Protein details for USP40 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Ubiquitin carboxyl-terminal hydrolase 40
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q6NX38
    • Q70EL0

    Protein attributes for USP40 Gene

    1235 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    140130 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available
    • Sequence=BAA91807.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally extended.; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for USP40 Gene


neXtProt entry for USP40 Gene

Proteomics data for USP40 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for USP40 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for USP40 Gene

Domains & Families for USP40 Gene

Gene Families for USP40 Gene

Protein Domains for USP40 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for USP40 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Contains 1 USP domain.
  • Belongs to the peptidase C19 family.
  • Contains 1 USP domain.
  • Belongs to the peptidase C19 family.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with USP40: view

Function for USP40 Gene

Molecular function for USP40 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
Thiol-dependent hydrolysis of ester, thioester, amide, peptide and isopeptide bonds formed by the C-terminal Gly of ubiquitin (a 76-residue protein attached to proteins as an intracellular targeting signal).
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
May be catalytically inactive.

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for USP40 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for USP40 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0008234 cysteine-type peptidase activity IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with USP40: view
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with USP40: view

Animal Model Products

miRNA for USP40 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target USP40

No data available for Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for USP40 Gene

Localization for USP40 Gene

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for USP40 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for USP40 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 4
cytosol 2
peroxisome 2
endoplasmic reticulum 1
extracellular 1
plasma membrane 1

No data available for Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for USP40 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for USP40 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with USP40: view

Pathways by source for USP40 Gene

1 Qiagen pathway for USP40 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for USP40 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006511 ubiquitin-dependent protein catabolic process IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with USP40: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for USP40 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for USP40 Gene

(1) Additional Compounds for USP40 Gene - From: HMDB

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
  • Dihydrogen oxide
  • Steam
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with USP40: view

Transcripts for USP40 Gene

Unigene Clusters for USP40 Gene

Ubiquitin specific peptidase 40:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for USP40 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2 ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9a · 9b ^ 10a · 10b ^ 11 ^ 12 ^ 13 ^ 14 ^ 15 ^ 16 ^ 17 ^ 18a · 18b ^ 19 ^ 20 ^ 21 ^ 22 ^
SP1: - -

ExUns: 23a · 23b · 23c ^ 24 ^ 25 ^ 26 ^ 27a · 27b · 27c ^ 28 ^ 29 ^ 30a · 30b · 30c · 30d ^ 31 ^ 32a · 32b
SP1: - - - -
SP2: - - -
SP5: -
SP9: -

Relevant External Links for USP40 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for USP40 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for USP40 Gene

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for USP40 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Testis (20.9), Pancreas (12.1), and Ovary (11.3).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for USP40 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for USP40 Gene Hs.96513

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for USP40 Gene

Tissue specificity: Broadly expressed.
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with USP40: view

Protein tissue co-expression partners for USP40 Gene

Primer Products

No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery and mRNA differential expression in normal tissues for USP40 Gene

Orthologs for USP40 Gene

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

Orthologs for USP40 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia USP40 35
  • 86.96 (n)
  • 83.93 (a)
USP40 36
  • 84 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Usp40 35
  • 83.56 (n)
  • 79.97 (a)
Usp40 16
Usp40 36
  • 80 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia USP40 35
  • 99.28 (n)
  • 99.2 (a)
USP40 36
  • 99 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Usp40 35
  • 83.16 (n)
  • 78.99 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 80 (a)
-- 36
  • 81 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia USP40 36
  • 59 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia USP40 36
  • 66 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves USP40 35
  • 68.58 (n)
  • 65.08 (a)
USP40 36
  • 64 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia USP40 36
  • 63 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia usp40 35
  • 58.52 (n)
  • 54.67 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii Dr.26632 35
usp40 35
  • 56.94 (n)
  • 52.75 (a)
usp40 36
  • 49 (a)
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes UBP15 36
  • 16 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona intestinalis)
Ascidiacea Cin.187 35
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 57 (a)
Species with no ortholog for USP40:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for USP40 Gene

Gene Tree for USP40 (if available)
Gene Tree for USP40 (if available)

Paralogs for USP40 Gene

Paralogs for USP40 Gene

(2) SIMAP similar genes for USP40 Gene using alignment to 7 proteins:

genes like me logo Genes that share paralogs with USP40: view

Variants for USP40 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for USP40 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 02 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs838543 - 233,523,371(-) ACATG(C/T)CTTTC reference, missense
rs1048603 - 233,485,841(-) TCTAT(C/T)GTCTT downstream-variant-500B, reference, missense
rs34026756 - 233,489,419(+) CCACC(A/G)TCCAG reference, missense
rs745154 -- 233,477,865(+) ATCAC(A/G)CACAC intron-variant
rs745155 -- 233,478,157(+) CTGCC(G/T)TGTAA intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for USP40 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv876013 CNV Gain 21882294
nsv3214 CNV Loss 18451855
dgv768e199 CNV Deletion 23128226
nsv7336 OTHER Inversion 18451855
esv992038 OTHER Inversion 20482838
nsv499765 OTHER Inversion 21111241
esv1030429 OTHER Inversion 17803354
nsv513646 OTHER Inversion 21212237
nsv508134 CNV Loss 20534489

Variation tolerance for USP40 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 87% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 18.03; 98.43% 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 USP40 Gene

Disorders for USP40 Gene

Relevant External Links for USP40

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

No disorders were found for USP40 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for USP40 Gene

Publications for USP40 Gene

  1. Ubiquitin specific proteases USP24 and USP40 and ubiquitin thiolesterase UCHL1 polymorphisms have synergic effect on the risk of Parkinson's disease among Taiwanese. (PMID: 20302855) Wu Y.R. … Lee-Chen G.J. (Clin. Chim. Acta 2010) 3 23 48 67
  2. Human and mouse proteases: a comparative genomic approach. (PMID: 12838346) Puente X.S. … Lopez-Otin C. (Nat. Rev. Genet. 2003) 2 3
  3. A genome-wide scan of Ashkenazi Jewish Crohn's disease suggests novel susceptibility loci. (PMID: 22412388) Kenny E.E. … Peter I. (PLoS Genet. 2012) 3
  4. Association analysis of single-nucleotide polymorphisms of USP24 and USP40 with Parkinson's disease in the Han Chinese population. (PMID: 22923019) Zhao B. … Shang H.F. (Eur. Neurol. 2012) 3
  5. Mayo Genome Consortia: a genotype-phenotype resource for genome-wide association studies with an application to the analysis of circulating bilirubin levels. (PMID: 21646302) Bielinski S.J. … Chute C.G. (Mayo Clin. Proc. 2011) 3

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