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Aliases for MUC20 Gene

Aliases for MUC20 Gene

  • Mucin 20, Cell Surface Associated 2 3 5
  • MUC-20 3 4
  • Transmembrane Mucin MUC20S 3
  • Mucin-20 3
  • KIAA1359 4

External Ids for MUC20 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MUC20 Gene

  • GC03P196775
  • GC03P196937
  • GC03P195447
  • GC03P192723
  • GC03P195343

Summaries for MUC20 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for MUC20 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the mucin protein family. Mucins are high molecular weight glycoproteins secreted by many epithelial tissues to form an insoluble mucous barrier. The C-terminus of this family member associates with the multifunctional docking site of the MET proto-oncogene and suppresses activation of some downstream MET signaling cascades. The protein features a mucin tandem repeat domain that varies between two and six copies in most individuals. Multiple variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. A related pseudogene, which is also located on chromosome 3, has been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2014]

GeneCards Summary for MUC20 Gene

MUC20 (Mucin 20, Cell Surface Associated) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Immune System and HIV Life Cycle.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MUC20 Gene

  • May regulate MET signaling cascade. Seems to decrease hepatocyte growth factor (HGF)-induced transient MAPK activation. Blocks GRB2 recruitment to MET thus suppressing the GRB2-RAS pathway. Inhibits HGF-induced proliferation of MMP1 and MMP9 expression.

Gene Wiki entry for MUC20 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for MUC20 Gene

Genomics for MUC20 Gene

Regulatory Elements for MUC20 Gene

Enhancers for MUC20 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
GH03F195595 0.5 ENCODE 25.1 -124.2 -124181 3.3 FOXP2 MNT CUX1 ZIC2 PRDM1 MUC20 MUC20P1 ENSG00000271662 ENSG00000223711 PPP1R2 MUC4 APOD
GH03F195613 0.6 Ensembl ENCODE 24.1 -105.6 -105553 3.4 MNT ZBTB33 FOS MUC20 MUC20P1 SDHAP2 ENSG00000282206
GH03F195727 0.4 ENCODE 19.9 +8.0 7995 2.2 HIC1 GATA3 GATA1 ZBTB33 REST TCF7L2 LINC00969 MUC20 MUC20P1 MIR570 ENSG00000271662 MUC4 SDHAP2 PIR47199 GC03M195778 GC03M195779
GH03F195715 1 Ensembl ENCODE 19.6 -4.3 -4250 2.1 HDGF PKNOX1 ARNT CREB3L1 ARID4B SIN3A YY1 ZNF143 ZNF207 FOS MUC20 MUC20P1 MUC4 SDHAP2 ENSG00000271662 RNF168 GC03M195712 ENSG00000283426
GH03F195747 1.2 Ensembl ENCODE 18.3 +27.2 27202 0.7 YBX3 HDGF CBX3 YBX1 RAD21 CREM SMARCA5 ZBTB2 MIER1 ZEB2 MUC20 MUC20P1 MUC4 MIR570 LINC00969 PIR47199 GC03M195778 GC03M195779
- Elite enhancer/Elite enhancer-gene association Download Table
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Enhancers around MUC20 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for MUC20 Gene

195,720,882 bp from pter
195,741,123 bp from pter
20,242 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for MUC20 Gene

Genes around MUC20 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
MUC20 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for MUC20 Gene
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Proteins for MUC20 Gene

  • Protein details for MUC20 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q6UX97
    • Q76I83
    • Q76I85
    • Q86ST8
    • Q8NBY6
    • Q96KA1
    • Q9P2I8

    Protein attributes for MUC20 Gene

    709 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    71982 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with MET; oligomerization increases affinity for MET.
    • Sequence=AAQ88814.1; Type=Frameshift; Positions=638; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=BAA92597.1; Type=Miscellaneous discrepancy; Note=Dubious isoform. Probable cloning artifact.; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for MUC20 Gene


neXtProt entry for MUC20 Gene

Post-translational modifications for MUC20 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Thr 70, Asn 423, Ser 547, Asn 616, Asn 622, and Thr 652
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for MUC20 Gene

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for MUC20 Gene

Domains & Families for MUC20 Gene

Gene Families for MUC20 Gene


Protein Domains for MUC20 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for MUC20 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry

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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MUC20 Gene

Function for MUC20 Gene

Molecular function for MUC20 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
May regulate MET signaling cascade. Seems to decrease hepatocyte growth factor (HGF)-induced transient MAPK activation. Blocks GRB2 recruitment to MET thus suppressing the GRB2-RAS pathway. Inhibits HGF-induced proliferation of MMP1 and MMP9 expression.

Phenotypes for MUC20 Gene

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Animal Model Products

  • Taconic Biosciences Mouse Models for MUC20

Inhibitory RNA Products

Flow Cytometry Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for MUC20 Gene

Localization for MUC20 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MUC20 Gene

Secreted. Apical cell membrane. Basolateral cell membrane. Cell projection, microvillus membrane.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for MUC20 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for MUC20 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
extracellular 4
golgi apparatus 4
cytosol 1
endoplasmic reticulum 1
mitochondrion 1
nucleus 1
peroxisome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for MUC20 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region IEA --
GO:0005796 Golgi lumen TAS --
GO:0005886 plasma membrane IEA --
GO:0009925 basal plasma membrane IDA 15314156
GO:0016020 membrane IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with MUC20: view

Pathways & Interactions for MUC20 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with MUC20: view

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for MUC20 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000187 activation of MAPK activity IBA --
GO:0016266 O-glycan processing TAS --
GO:0048012 hepatocyte growth factor receptor signaling pathway IBA --
GO:0051260 protein homooligomerization IDA 15314156
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with MUC20: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for MUC20 Gene

Transcripts for MUC20 Gene

Unigene Clusters for MUC20 Gene

Mucin 20, cell surface associated:
Representative Sequences:

Inhibitory RNA Products

Flow Cytometry Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for MUC20 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for MUC20 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for MUC20 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and SAGE for MUC20 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for MUC20 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Kidney - Cortex (x5.1), Esophagus - Mucosa (x4.3), and Minor Salivary Gland (x4.3).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for MUC20 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Urine (35.4) and Milk (33.6).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for MUC20 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for MUC20 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of MUC20 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for MUC20 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for MUC20 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Highly expressed in kidney, moderately in placenta, lung, prostate, liver, and digestive system. In the kidney, localized in the proximal tubules but not in the glomerulus or distal tubules. Detected in most of the male urogenital tract epithelia, with the exception of epididymis.
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Primer Products

No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery for MUC20 Gene

Orthologs for MUC20 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of mammals.

Orthologs for MUC20 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia LOC750356 34
  • 95.51 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia MUC20 34 35
  • 72.9 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Muc20 34
  • 63.92 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Muc20 34 16 35
  • 63.39 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia MUC20 35
  • 45 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia MUC20 35
  • 18 (a)
Species where no ortholog for MUC20 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • 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)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • 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)
  • lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
  • 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)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for MUC20 Gene

Gene Tree for MUC20 (if available)
Gene Tree for MUC20 (if available)

Paralogs for MUC20 Gene

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No data available for Paralogs for MUC20 Gene

Variants for MUC20 Gene

Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MUC20 Gene

The region encoding the tandem repeats is highly polymorphic. Divergence of the number of tandem repeats was seen in different cDNA libraries.

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for MUC20 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 03 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs10575022 -- 195,729,335(+) TCCTC(-/T)TTTTT intron-variant
rs1060477 -- 195,729,871(+) GAATT(A/G)GGAGC intron-variant
rs10629415 -- 195,722,038(+) AAAAA(-/AA)AGCTG intron-variant
rs1063306 -- 195,726,541(+) ACTGC(C/T)CGGAC reference, synonymous-codon
rs10645654 -- 195,721,258(+) ACAGT(-/GTGA)GTGAG intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for MUC20 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv1443e212 CNV gain 25503493
dgv185n111 CNV duplication 26073780
dgv2683n106 OTHER inversion 24896259
dgv2881e59 CNV duplication 20981092
dgv2885e59 CNV duplication 20981092
dgv5014n100 CNV gain 25217958
dgv5015n100 CNV loss 25217958
dgv5018n100 CNV loss 25217958
dgv5019n100 CNV gain+loss 25217958
dgv5020n100 CNV loss 25217958
dgv5021n100 CNV gain+loss 25217958
dgv5022n100 CNV gain 25217958
dgv5023n100 CNV loss 25217958
dgv5024n100 CNV gain 25217958
dgv5025n100 CNV gain+loss 25217958
dgv5026n100 CNV loss 25217958
dgv5027n100 CNV loss 25217958
dgv5028n100 CNV gain+loss 25217958
dgv5029n100 CNV gain 25217958
dgv5030n100 CNV loss 25217958
dgv5031n100 CNV gain+loss 25217958
dgv5032n100 CNV gain 25217958
dgv5033n100 CNV loss 25217958
dgv850n67 CNV loss 20364138
dgv8837n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv8840n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv8843n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv8845n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv905e199 CNV deletion 23128226
dgv906e199 CNV deletion 23128226
dgv968e214 CNV gain 21293372
dgv969e214 CNV gain 21293372
dgv970e214 CNV loss 21293372
esv22821 CNV gain+loss 19812545
esv2429380 CNV gain 19546169
esv2726477 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2726488 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2726489 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2726490 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2751988 CNV gain 17911159
esv2759213 CNV gain+loss 17122850
esv2760775 CNV gain+loss 21179565
esv2763776 CNV gain+loss 21179565
esv3244495 CNV duplication 24192839
esv32809 CNV gain+loss 17666407
esv3330755 CNV duplication 20981092
esv3361872 CNV duplication 20981092
esv3417335 CNV duplication 20981092
esv3418712 CNV duplication 20981092
esv3563158 CNV deletion 23714750
esv3569211 CNV loss 25503493
esv3893850 CNV gain 25118596
nsv1001387 CNV gain 25217958
nsv1006165 CNV gain 25217958
nsv1006229 CNV gain 25217958
nsv1007562 CNV gain 25217958
nsv1009523 CNV gain 25217958
nsv1010229 CNV gain+loss 25217958
nsv1010930 CNV gain+loss 25217958
nsv1068315 OTHER inversion 25765185
nsv1077430 CNV duplication 25765185
nsv1139195 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv1139806 CNV duplication 24896259
nsv1141447 CNV duplication 24896259
nsv1153989 CNV duplication 26484159
nsv1161018 CNV deletion 26073780
nsv236267 CNV deletion 16902084
nsv237976 CNV deletion 16902084
nsv428430 CNV gain+loss 18775914
nsv436752 CNV insertion 17901297
nsv436932 CNV loss 16327808
nsv469606 CNV gain+loss 16826518
nsv471428 CNV gain 19718026
nsv471621 CNV gain+loss 15918152
nsv593022 CNV gain 21841781
nsv593053 CNV loss 21841781
nsv819699 CNV loss 19587683
nsv820189 CNV gain 19587683
nsv820762 CNV duplication 20802225
nsv821242 CNV duplication 20802225
nsv822408 CNV gain 20364138
nsv822410 CNV loss 20364138
nsv822413 CNV gain 20364138
nsv829825 CNV loss 17160897
nsv950300 CNV duplication 24416366
nsv950301 CNV deletion 24416366
nsv950303 CNV duplication 24416366
nsv965248 CNV duplication 23825009
nsv997633 CNV gain 25217958

Variation tolerance for MUC20 Gene

Gene Damage Index Score: 9.29; 88.23% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for MUC20 Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

Disorders for MUC20 Gene

Relevant External Links for MUC20

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

No disorders were found for MUC20 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for MUC20 Gene

Publications for MUC20 Gene

  1. Tandem repeats polymorphism of MUC20 is an independent factor for the progression of immunoglobulin A nephropathy. (PMID: 16508246) Li G. … Wang H. (Am. J. Nephrol. 2006) 3 4 46 64
  2. Molecular cloning, genomic structure, and expression analysis of MUC20, a novel mucin protein, up-regulated in injured kidney. (PMID: 14565953) Higuchi T. … Nakamura M. (J. Biol. Chem. 2004) 2 3 4 64
  3. MUC20 suppresses the hepatocyte growth factor-induced Grb2-Ras pathway by binding to a multifunctional docking site of met. (PMID: 15314156) Higuchi T. … Nakamura M. (Mol. Cell. Biol. 2004) 3 4 22 64
  4. [Variable number of tandem repeats polymorphism of MUC20 is associated with the progression of IgA nephropathy]. (PMID: 16029633) Li G.S. … Wang H.Y. (Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2005) 3 46 64
  5. Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs. (PMID: 14702039) Ota T. … Sugano S. (Nat. Genet. 2004) 3 4 64

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