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Aliases for NHS Gene

Aliases for NHS Gene

  • NHS Actin Remodeling Regulator 2 3 5
  • Nance-Horan Syndrome (Congenital Cataracts And Dental Anomalies) 2 3
  • Congenital Cataracts And Dental Anomalies Protein 3 4
  • CTRCT40 3
  • SCML1 3
  • CXN 3

External Ids for NHS Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NHS Gene

  • GC0XU990167
  • GC0XP016754
  • GC0XP017153
  • GC0XP017303
  • GC0XP015153

Summaries for NHS Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for NHS Gene

  • This gene encodes a protein containing four conserved nuclear localization signals. The encoded protein functions in eye, tooth, craniofacial and brain development, and it can regulate actin remodeling and cell morphology. Mutations in this gene have been shown to cause Nance-Horan syndrome, and also X-linked cataract-40. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been described for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, May 2014]

GeneCards Summary for NHS Gene

NHS (NHS Actin Remodeling Regulator) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NHS include Nance-Horan Syndrome and Cataract 40, X-Linked. An important paralog of this gene is NHSL1.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NHS Gene

  • May function in cell morphology by maintaining the integrity of the circumferential actin ring and controlling lamellipod formation. Involved in the regulation eye, tooth, brain and craniofacial development.

Gene Wiki entry for NHS Gene

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

Genomics for NHS Gene

Regulatory Elements for NHS Gene

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

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

ENSRs around NHS on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for NHS Gene

17,375,420 bp from pter
17,735,994 bp from pter
360,575 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for NHS Gene

Genes around NHS on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

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

RefSeq DNA sequence for NHS Gene

Proteins for NHS Gene

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

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Nance-Horan syndrome protein
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B7ZVX8
    • E2DH69
    • Q5J7Q0
    • Q5J7Q1
    • Q68DR5

    Protein attributes for NHS Gene

    1651 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    179135 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with the tight junction protein TJP1/ZO-1. Associates with actin-rich structures. Interacts with BRK1 and with all three members of the WAVE protein family, WASF1, WASF2 and WASF3.

    Alternative splice isoforms for NHS Gene


neXtProt entry for NHS Gene

Proteomics data for NHS Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for NHS Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for NHS Gene

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for NHS Gene

Domains & Families for NHS Gene

Protein Domains for NHS Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for NHS Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the NHS family.
  • Belongs to the NHS family.
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No data available for Gene Families for NHS Gene

Function for NHS Gene

Molecular function for NHS Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
May function in cell morphology by maintaining the integrity of the circumferential actin ring and controlling lamellipod formation. Involved in the regulation eye, tooth, brain and craniofacial development.
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Human Phenotype Ontology for NHS Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Model Products

miRNA for NHS Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target NHS

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for NHS Gene

Localization for NHS Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NHS Gene

Isoform 1: Apical cell membrane; Peripheral membrane protein. Cell projection, lamellipodium. Cell junction, tight junction. Cell junction, focal adhesion. Note=Colocalizes with the tight junction protein TJP1 in epithelial cells. Localizes to the leading edge of lamellipodia in motile cells.
Isoform 3: Cytoplasm.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for NHS Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for NHS gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
nucleus 3
cytoskeleton 1
cytosol 1
endoplasmic reticulum 1
mitochondrion 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for NHS Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0016324 apical plasma membrane IEA --
GO:0030027 lamellipodium IEA --
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Pathways & Interactions for NHS Gene

SuperPathways for NHS Gene

No Data Available

Interacting Proteins for NHS Gene

STRING Interaction Network Preview (showing 2 interactants - click image to see details)
Selected Interacting proteins: ENSP00000369400 for NHS Gene via STRING

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for NHS Gene


No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for NHS Gene

Drugs & Compounds for NHS Gene

(4) Drugs for NHS Gene - From: ClinicalTrials

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Hypoglycemic Agents Pharma 5465
insulin Pharma 4324
Insulin, Globin Zinc Pharma 4323
Tin Fluorides Pharma 228
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Transcripts for NHS Gene

Unigene Clusters for NHS Gene

Nance-Horan syndrome (congenital cataracts and dental anomalies):
Representative Sequences:

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

ExUns: 1 ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9a · 9b ^ 10a · 10b ^ 11 ^ 12
SP1: - -
SP2: -
SP3: - - - - - -

Relevant External Links for NHS Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for NHS Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for NHS Gene

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for NHS Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Adipocyte (21.8), Adrenal (20.4), Testis (10.5), and Pancreatic juice (10.1).

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

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for NHS Gene Hs.201623

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for NHS Gene

Tissue specificity: Detected at low levels in all tissues analyzed. Detected in fetal and adult brain, lens, retina, retinal pigment epithelium, placenta, lymphocytes and fibroblasts. Levels in retinal pigment epithelium, placenta, lymphocytes, and fibroblasts are very low. Expressed also in kidney, lung and thymus.
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Primer Products

No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery , mRNA differential expression in normal tissues and Protein tissue co-expression partners for NHS Gene

Orthologs for NHS Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for NHS Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia NHS 35
  • 88.81 (n)
  • 89.8 (a)
NHS 36
  • 91 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia NHS 35
  • 90.16 (n)
  • 90.84 (a)
NHS 36
  • 90 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Nhs 35
  • 87.14 (n)
  • 88.85 (a)
Nhs 16
Nhs 36
  • 87 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia NHS 35
  • 99.7 (n)
  • 99.51 (a)
NHS 36
  • 98 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Nhs 35
  • 87.12 (n)
  • 88.35 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia NHS 36
  • 76 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia NHS 36
  • 65 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves NHS 35
  • 73.4 (n)
  • 74.98 (a)
NHS 36
  • 72 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia NHS 36
  • 68 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia LOC100498628 35
  • 69.05 (n)
  • 67.17 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii nhsa 35
  • 63.8 (n)
  • 62.07 (a)
NHS (2 of 2) 36
  • 48 (a)
nhsa 36
  • 50 (a)
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.9179 35
Species with no ortholog for NHS:
  • 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)
  • 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 NHS Gene

Gene Tree for NHS (if available)
Gene Tree for NHS (if available)

Paralogs for NHS Gene

Paralogs for NHS Gene

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Variants for NHS Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for NHS Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 0X pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs3747295 - 17,728,124(+) ATCAA(C/T)TTAAG reference, missense
rs2071848 -, - 17,732,174(-) AGGGG(A/T)CTCTG reference, missense
VAR_036225 A breast cancer sample
rs747711915 -- 17,631,758(+) TATCA(G/T)CTGGG intron-variant
rs747714058 -- 17,444,411(+) GTGCT(G/T)CTCTA intron-variant

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

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv503n21 CNV Gain 19592680
nsv7438 OTHER Inversion 18451855
nsv6818 CNV Loss 18451855
nsv525786 CNV Gain 19592680
esv2739992 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2739993 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv1495197 CNV Deletion 17803354
esv2739994 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv4497 CNV Deletion 18987735
esv2739996 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv1528723 CNV Deletion 17803354
esv8205 CNV Loss 19470904
esv2677709 CNV Deletion 23128226
esv23458 CNV Loss 19812545
esv989786 CNV Insertion 20482838

Variation tolerance for NHS Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 92.3% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 5.35; 70.81% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for NHS Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

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

Disorders for NHS Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(13) MalaCards diseases for NHS Gene - From: OMIM, ClinVar, GeneTests, Orphanet, DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
nance-horan syndrome
  • neonatal hemochromatosis
cataract 40, x-linked
  • cataract, congenital, x-linked
early-onset nuclear cataract
bartholin's gland adenoma
  • bartholin gland adenoma
vestibular gland benign neoplasm
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search NHS in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases


  • Cataract 40 (CTRCT40) [MIM:302200]: An opacification of the crystalline lens of the eye that frequently results in visual impairment or blindness. Opacities vary in morphology, are often confined to a portion of the lens, and may be static or progressive. CTRCT40 manifests as a congenital nuclear opacity with severe visual impairment in affected males. Heterozygous females have suture cataracts and only slight reduction in vision. In some cases, cataract is associated with microcornea without any other systemic anomaly or dysmorphism. Microcornea is defined by a corneal diameter inferior to 10 mm in both meridians in an otherwise normal eye. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:19414485}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry. Caused by copy number variations predicted to result in altered transcriptional regulation of the NHS gene: a 0.8 Mb segmental duplication-triplication encompassing the NHS, SCML1 and RAI2 genes, and an 4.8 kb intragenic deletion in NHS intron 1.
  • Nance-Horan syndrome (NHS) [MIM:302350]: Rare X-linked disorder characterized by congenital cataracts, dental anomalies, dysmorphic features, and, in some cases, mental retardation. Distinctive dental anomalies are seen in affected males, including supernumerary incisors and crown shaped permanent teeth. Characteristic facial features are anteverted pinnae, long face, and prominent nasal bridge and nose. Carrier females display milder variable symptoms of disease with lens opacities often involving the posterior Y sutures, and on occasion dental anomalies and the characteristic facial features described. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:14564667, ECO:0000269 PubMed:15466011}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Relevant External Links for NHS

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
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No data available for Genatlas for NHS Gene

Publications for NHS Gene

  1. The Nance-Horan syndrome protein encodes a functional WAVE homology domain (WHD) and is important for co-ordinating actin remodelling and maintaining cell morphology. (PMID: 20332100) Brooks S.P. … Hardcastle A.J. (Hum. Mol. Genet. 2010) 2 3 4 67
  2. Nance-Horan syndrome protein, NHS, associates with epithelial cell junctions. (PMID: 16675532) Sharma S. … Craig J.E. (Hum. Mol. Genet. 2006) 3 23
  3. Truncating mutation in the NHS gene: phenotypic heterogeneity of Nance-Horan syndrome in an asian Indian family. (PMID: 15623749) Ramprasad V.L. … Kumaramanickavel G. (Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2005) 3 23
  4. Refinement of the NHS locus on chromosome Xp22.13 and analysis of five candidate genes. (PMID: 12173028) Toutain A. … Franco B. (Eur. J. Hum. Genet. 2002) 3 23
  5. A human interactome in three quantitative dimensions organized by stoichiometries and abundances. (PMID: 26496610) Hein M.Y. … Mann M. (Cell 2015) 3

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