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Aliases for ZDHHC9 Gene

Aliases for ZDHHC9 Gene

  • Zinc Finger DHHC-Type Containing 9 2 3 5
  • Zinc Finger Protein 379 3 4
  • Zinc Finger Protein 380 3 4
  • CXorf11 3 4
  • ZDHHC10 3 4
  • ZNF379 3 4
  • ZNF380 3 4
  • DHHC9 3 4
  • Zinc Finger DHHC Domain-Containing Protein 9 4
  • Asp-His-His-Cys Domain Containing Protein 9 3
  • Zinc Finger, DHHC Domain Containing 10 3
  • Zinc Finger, DHHC-Type Containing 10 2
  • Chromosome X Open Reading Frame 11 2
  • Palmitoyltransferase ZDHHC9 3
  • Antigen MMSA-1 3
  • EC 4
  • EC 61
  • EC 2.3.1 61
  • DHHC-9 4
  • CGI89 3
  • MMSA1 3
  • MRXSZ 3

External Ids for ZDHHC9 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for ZDHHC9 Gene

  • ZDHHC10
  • CXorf11

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ZDHHC9 Gene

  • GC0XM123585
  • GC0XM125785
  • GC0XM126883
  • GC0XM127645
  • GC0XM128664
  • GC0XM128766
  • GC0XM128938
  • GC0XM118338

Summaries for ZDHHC9 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for ZDHHC9 Gene

  • This gene encodes an integral membrane protein that is a member of the zinc finger DHHC domain-containing protein family. The encoded protein forms a complex with golgin subfamily A member 7 and functions as a palmitoyltransferase. This protein specifically palmitoylates HRAS and NRAS. Mutations in this gene are associated with X-linked mental retardation. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants that encode the same protein.[provided by RefSeq, May 2010]

GeneCards Summary for ZDHHC9 Gene

ZDHHC9 (Zinc Finger DHHC-Type Containing 9) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ZDHHC9 include Mental Retardation, X-Linked Syndromic, Raymond Type and Lujan-Fryns Syndrome. GO annotations related to this gene include protein-cysteine S-palmitoyltransferase activity and Ras palmitoyltransferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is ZDHHC14.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ZDHHC9 Gene

  • The ZDHHC9-GOLGA7 complex is a palmitoyltransferase specific for HRAS and NRAS.

Gene Wiki entry for ZDHHC9 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for ZDHHC9 Gene

Genomics for ZDHHC9 Gene

Regulatory Elements for ZDHHC9 Gene

Enhancers for ZDHHC9 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
GH0XF129621 0.8 Ensembl ENCODE 15.8 +220.9 220855 2.5 ZNF146 JUN ZNF623 ZDHHC9 APLN XPNPEP2 OCRL
GH0XF129823 0.6 Ensembl ENCODE 14.1 +20.4 20352 0.8 CTCF ZNF654 TRIM22 REST RAD21 ZFP69B ZNF664 ZNF692 SMC3 ZNF143 ZDHHC9 UTP14A APLN XPNPEP2 ENSG00000275070
GH0XF129808 0.9 FANTOM5 Ensembl 13.3 +35.0 34979 1.7 ZNF146 XPNPEP2 ZDHHC9 ELF4 ENSG00000275070
GH0XF129754 1.4 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 12.2 +86.1 86134 7.6 BCOR CTCF USF1 ZMYM3 RAD21 ZNF121 ZNF316 EGR1 POLR2A ZNF366 SASH3 APLN ZDHHC9 ELF4 ENSG00000240143 XPNPEP2
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Enhancers around ZDHHC9 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for ZDHHC9 Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters

Genomic Location for ZDHHC9 Gene

129,803,288 bp from pter
129,843,934 bp from pter
40,647 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for ZDHHC9 Gene

Genes around ZDHHC9 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
ZDHHC9 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for ZDHHC9 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for ZDHHC9 Gene

Proteins for ZDHHC9 Gene

  • Protein details for ZDHHC9 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Palmitoyltransferase ZDHHC9
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B4F6G2
    • D3DTF9
    • Q59EK4
    • Q5JSW5
    • Q8WWS7
    • Q9BPY4
    • Q9NSP0
    • Q9NVL0
    • Q9NVR6

    Protein attributes for ZDHHC9 Gene

    364 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    40916 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with GOLGA7.
    • Sequence=AAD34084.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=BAA91683.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=BAD93044.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=CAB82308.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

neXtProt entry for ZDHHC9 Gene

Selected DME Specific Peptides for ZDHHC9 Gene


Post-translational modifications for ZDHHC9 Gene

  • Ubiquitination at Lys 127
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for ZDHHC9 Gene

Domains & Families for ZDHHC9 Gene

Gene Families for ZDHHC9 Gene

Protein Domains for ZDHHC9 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for ZDHHC9 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • The DHHC domain is required for palmitoyltransferase activity.
  • Belongs to the DHHC palmitoyltransferase family. ERF2/ZDHHC9 subfamily.
  • The DHHC domain is required for palmitoyltransferase activity.
  • Contains 1 DHHC domain.
  • Belongs to the DHHC palmitoyltransferase family. ERF2/ZDHHC9 subfamily.
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Function for ZDHHC9 Gene

Molecular function for ZDHHC9 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
Palmitoyl-CoA + [protein]-L-cysteine = [protein]-S-palmitoyl-L-cysteine + CoA.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
The ZDHHC9-GOLGA7 complex is a palmitoyltransferase specific for HRAS and NRAS.

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for ZDHHC9 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for ZDHHC9 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0008270 zinc ion binding IEA --
GO:0016409 palmitoyltransferase activity IDA 23034182
GO:0016740 transferase activity IEA --
GO:0016746 transferase activity, transferring acyl groups IEA --
GO:0019706 protein-cysteine S-palmitoyltransferase activity IEA --
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Human Phenotype Ontology for ZDHHC9 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

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No data available for Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for ZDHHC9 Gene

Localization for ZDHHC9 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ZDHHC9 Gene

Endoplasmic reticulum membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein. Golgi apparatus membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for ZDHHC9 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for ZDHHC9 gene
Compartment Confidence
endoplasmic reticulum 5
golgi apparatus 5
plasma membrane 3
cytosol 2
mitochondrion 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for ZDHHC9 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0002178 palmitoyltransferase complex IDA 16000296
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IDA --
GO:0005783 endoplasmic reticulum IEA,IDA 16000296
GO:0005789 endoplasmic reticulum membrane IEA --
GO:0005794 Golgi apparatus IEA,IDA 16647879
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Pathways & Interactions for ZDHHC9 Gene

SuperPathways for ZDHHC9 Gene

No Data Available

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for ZDHHC9 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0018230 peptidyl-L-cysteine S-palmitoylation IDA 16000296
GO:0018345 protein palmitoylation IDA 23034182
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No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for ZDHHC9 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for ZDHHC9 Gene

(1) Drugs for ZDHHC9 Gene - From: HMDB

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Coenzyme A Nutra 0

(1) Additional Compounds for ZDHHC9 Gene - From: HMDB

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
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Transcripts for ZDHHC9 Gene

Unigene Clusters for ZDHHC9 Gene

Zinc finger, DHHC-type containing 9:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for ZDHHC9 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c ^ 2a · 2b · 2c ^ 3 ^ 4a · 4b · 4c ^ 5a · 5b · 5c · 5d · 5e ^ 6a · 6b ^ 7 ^ 8a · 8b ^ 9 ^ 10 ^ 11 ^ 12 ^ 13
SP1: - - - - -
SP2: - - - - - - - -
SP3: - - -
SP5: - - - - -
SP6: - - - -
SP7: - - - -

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GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for ZDHHC9 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and SAGE for ZDHHC9 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for ZDHHC9 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Frontal cortex (69.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for ZDHHC9 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for ZDHHC9 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of ZDHHC9 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for ZDHHC9 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for ZDHHC9 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Highly expressed in kidney, skeletal muscle, brain, lung and liver. Absent in thymus, spleen and leukocytes.
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No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues for ZDHHC9 Gene

Orthologs for ZDHHC9 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for ZDHHC9 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia ZDHHC9 34 35
  • 94.78 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia ZDHHC9 34 35
  • 94.49 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Zdhhc9 34 16 35
  • 93.41 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Zdhhc9 34
  • 92.67 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia ZDHHC9 35
  • 91 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia ZDHHC9 34
  • 90.15 (n)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia ZDHHC9 35
  • 87 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves ZDHHC9 34 35
  • 79.04 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia ZDHHC9 35
  • 80 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia zdhhc9 34
  • 74.41 (n)
Str.12060 34
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii zdhhc9 34 35
  • 71.52 (n)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta app 35
  • 25 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea Y47H9C.2 36
  • 46 (a)
dhhc-2 35
  • 34 (a)
K. lactis yeast
(Kluyveromyces lactis)
Saccharomycetes KLLA0D18370g 34
  • 45.74 (n)
A. gosspyii yeast
(Ashbya gossypii)
Saccharomycetes AGOS_AGL125C 34
  • 45.55 (n)
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes ERF2 34 37
  • 43.18 (n)
(Oryza sativa)
Liliopsida Os11g0534300 34
  • 52.33 (n)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.3762 35
  • 50 (a)
bread mold
(Neurospora crassa)
Ascomycetes NCU02015 34
  • 41 (n)
Species where no ortholog for ZDHHC9 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • 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)
  • 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 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 ZDHHC9 Gene

Gene Tree for ZDHHC9 (if available)
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Paralogs for ZDHHC9 Gene

Paralogs for ZDHHC9 Gene

(4) SIMAP similar genes for ZDHHC9 Gene using alignment to 3 proteins:

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Variants for ZDHHC9 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for ZDHHC9 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 0X pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs137852214 Mental retardation, X-linked, syndromic, ZDHHC9-related (MRXSZ) [MIM:300799], Pathogenic 129,823,724(-) TCTTC(C/T)GGCCT nc-transcript-variant, reference, missense
rs137852215 Mental retardation, X-linked, syndromic, ZDHHC9-related (MRXSZ) [MIM:300799], Pathogenic 129,823,718(-) GGCCT(C/T)CCCGG nc-transcript-variant, reference, missense
rs606231182 Pathogenic 129,829,134(-) GGTGC(-/CGCT)ACCTG nc-transcript-variant, reference, frameshift-variant
rs606231183 Pathogenic 129,841,774(-) AGTGA(C/G)TTTCG intron-variant
rs869312679 Uncertain significance 129,810,990(-) GGATC(A/G)AAGGG nc-transcript-variant, reference, missense

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for ZDHHC9 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv2758893 CNV gain+loss 17122850
esv3577248 CNV gain 25503493
nsv1149298 CNV insertion 26484159
nsv526197 CNV gain 19592680
nsv528290 CNV gain 19592680
nsv7087 CNV deletion 18451855

Variation tolerance for ZDHHC9 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 14.3% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 0.11; 2.55% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for ZDHHC9 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ZDHHC9 Gene

Disorders for ZDHHC9 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(4) MalaCards diseases for ZDHHC9 Gene - From: OMIM, ClinVar, GeneTests, Swiss-Prot, DISEASES, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
mental retardation, x-linked syndromic, raymond type
  • syndromic x-linked intellectual disability raymond type
lujan-fryns syndrome
  • x-linked mental retardation with marfanoid habitus
fryns syndrome
  • diaphragmatic hernia, abnormal face, and distal limb anomalies
centrotemporal epilepsy
  • benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes
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  • Mental retardation, X-linked, syndromic, ZDHHC9-related (MRXSZ) [MIM:300799]: A disorder characterized by significantly below average general intellectual functioning associated with impairments in adaptive behavior and manifested during the developmental period. Some MRXSZ patients have marfanoid habitus as an additional feature. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:17436253, ECO:0000269 PubMed:19377476}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

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Publications for ZDHHC9 Gene

  1. DHHC9 and GCP16 constitute a human protein fatty acyltransferase with specificity for H- and N-Ras. (PMID: 16000296) Swarthout J.T. … Linder M.E. (J. Biol. Chem. 2005) 3 4 22 64
  2. Identification of novel human genes evolutionarily conserved in Caenorhabditis elegans by comparative proteomics. (PMID: 10810093) Lai C.-H. … Lin W.-C. (Genome Res. 2000) 2 3 4 64
  3. Mutations in ZDHHC9, which encodes a palmitoyltransferase of NRAS and HRAS, cause X-linked mental retardation associated with a Marfanoid habitus. (PMID: 17436253) Raymond F.L. … Futreal P.A. (Am. J. Hum. Genet. 2007) 3 4 64
  4. Differential expression of DHHC9 in microsatellite stable and instable human colorectal cancer subgroups. (PMID: 17519897) Mansilla F. … Orntoft T.F. (Br. J. Cancer 2007) 3 22 64
  5. Serological identification and bioinformatics analysis of immunogenic antigens in multiple myeloma. (PMID: 16193335) Zhou F.L. … Liu S.H. (Cancer Immunol. Immunother. 2006) 3 4 64

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