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Aliases for ERG Gene

Aliases for ERG Gene

  • V-Ets Avian Erythroblastosis Virus E26 Oncogene Homolog 2 3
  • V-Ets Avian Erythroblastosis Virus E26 Oncogene Related 2 2 3
  • Transcriptional Regulator ERG (Transforming Protein ERG) 2 3
  • V-Ets Erythroblastosis Virus E26 Oncogene Like 2 3
  • V-Ets Erythroblastosis Virus E26 Oncogene Homolog 3
  • TMPRSS2-ERG Prostate Cancer Specific 2
  • Transcriptional Regulator ERG 3
  • Transforming Protein ERG 4
  • TMPRSS2/ERG Fusion 3
  • Ets-Related 3
  • Erg-3 3
  • P55 3

External Ids for ERG Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ERG Gene

  • GC21M036332
  • GC21M038672
  • GC21M038675
  • GC21M039751
  • GC21M025221

Summaries for ERG Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for ERG Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the erythroblast transformation-specific (ETS) family of transcriptions factors. All members of this family are key regulators of embryonic development, cell proliferation, differentiation, angiogenesis, inflammation, and apoptosis. The protein encoded by this gene is mainly expressed in the nucleus. It contains an ETS DNA-binding domain and a PNT (pointed) domain which is implicated in the self-association of chimeric oncoproteins. This protein is required for platelet adhesion to the subendothelium, inducing vascular cell remodeling. It also regulates hematopoesis, and the differentiation and maturation of megakaryocytic cells. This gene is involved in chromosomal translocations, resulting in different fusion gene products, such as TMPSSR2-ERG and NDRG1-ERG in prostate cancer, EWS-ERG in Ewing's sarcoma and FUS-ERG in acute myeloid leukemia. More than two dozens of transcript variants generated from combinatorial usage of three alternative promoters and multiple alternative splicing events have been reported, but the full-length nature of many of these variants has not been determined. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2014]

GeneCards Summary for ERG Gene

ERG (V-Ets Avian Erythroblastosis Virus E26 Oncogene Homolog) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ERG include peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor and ewing sarcoma. Among its related pathways are Prostate Cancer and Transcriptional misregulation in cancer. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity and signal transducer activity. An important paralog of this gene is ETV2.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ERG Gene

  • Transcriptional regulator. May participate in transcriptional regulation through the recruitment of SETDB1 histone methyltransferase and subsequent modification of local chromatin structure

Gene Wiki entry for ERG Gene

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

Genomics for ERG Gene

Regulatory Elements for ERG Gene

Genomic Location for ERG Gene

38,367,261 bp from pter
38,661,780 bp from pter
294,520 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for ERG Gene

UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track
Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for ERG Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for ERG Gene

Proteins for ERG Gene

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

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Transcriptional regulator ERG
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B4DTW5
    • B4E0T4
    • Q16113
    • Q6XXX4
    • Q6XXX5
    • Q8IXK9

    Protein attributes for ERG Gene

    486 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    54608 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Identified in a IGF2BP1-dependent mRNP granule complex containing untranslated mRNAs. Interacts with SETDB1.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for ERG Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for ERG Gene

neXtProt entry for ERG Gene

Proteomics data for ERG Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for ERG Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for ERG Gene

Domains for ERG Gene

Protein Domains for ERG Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • P11308
  • Contains 1 ETS DNA-binding domain.
  • Contains 1 PNT (pointed) domain.
  • Belongs to the ETS family.
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No data available for Gene Families for ERG Gene

Function for ERG Gene

Molecular function for ERG Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry: avian erythroblastosis virus E26 (v-ets) oncogene related protein,rearranged in myeloid leukemia with translocation t(16;21)(p11;q11) (see FUS) and in Ewing sarcoma with t(21;22) translocation
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Transcriptional regulator. May participate in transcriptional regulation through the recruitment of SETDB1 histone methyltransferase and subsequent modification of local chromatin structure

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for ERG Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000981 sequence-specific DNA binding RNA polymerase II transcription factor activity IBA --
GO:0003677 DNA binding TAS 8502479
GO:0003700 sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity --
GO:0004871 signal transducer activity TAS 8502479
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 20478527
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genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with ERG: view

miRNA for ERG Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target ERG
Targeting motifs for ERG Gene
HOMER Transcription Factor Regulatory Elements motif ERG
  • Consensus sequence: ACAGGAAGTG Submotif: canonical Cell Type: VCaP GeoId: GSE14097

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models and Transcription Factor Targeting for ERG Gene

Localization for ERG Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ERG Gene

Nucleus. Cytoplasm. Note=Localized in cytoplasmic mRNP granules containing untranslated mRNAs.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for ERG Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for ERG gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 5
plasma membrane 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for ERG Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus IBA --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IEA --
GO:0030529 ribonucleoprotein complex IDA 17289661
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Pathways for ERG Gene

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Pathways by source for ERG Gene

1 BioSystems pathway for ERG Gene
1 KEGG pathway for ERG Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for ERG Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006355 regulation of transcription, DNA-templated --
GO:0006357 regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter IBA --
GO:0006366 transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter IBA --
GO:0006468 protein phosphorylation TAS 8502479
GO:0007165 signal transduction TAS 8502479
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Transcripts for ERG Gene

Unigene Clusters for ERG Gene

V-ets erythroblastosis virus E26 oncogene homolog (avian):
Representative Sequences:

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

ExUns: 1 ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3 ^ 4a · 4b ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9 ^ 10a · 10b ^ 11 ^ 12a · 12b ^ 13 ^ 14 ^ 15 ^ 16 ^ 17a · 17b · 17c
SP1: - - - - - -
SP2: - - - - -
SP3: - - - - - - - - -
SP4: - - - - -
SP5: - -
SP6: - -

Relevant External Links for ERG Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for ERG Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for ERG Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

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

This gene is overexpressed in Artery - Aorta (5.5).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for ERG Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for ERG Gene Hs.473819

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No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for ERG Gene

Orthologs for ERG Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for ERG Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia ERG 35
  • 99.73 (n)
  • 100 (a)
ERG 36
  • 100 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia ERG 35
  • 90.9 (n)
  • 96.7 (a)
ERG 36
  • 96 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia ERG 35
  • 91.61 (n)
  • 96.21 (a)
ERG 36
  • 96 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Erg 35
  • 89.85 (n)
  • 97.12 (a)
Erg 16
Erg 36
  • 97 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia ERG 36
  • 91 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia ERG 36
  • 92 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Erg 35
  • 88.69 (n)
  • 96.92 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves ERG 35
  • 84.84 (n)
  • 95.18 (a)
ERG 36
  • 95 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia ERG 36
  • 93 (a)
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia erg-A 35
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia erg 35
  • 79.13 (n)
  • 88.5 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii erg 35
  • 71.11 (n)
  • 71.6 (a)
erg 36
  • 72 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta Ets21C 36
  • 30 (a)
Ets65A 37
  • 62 (a)
Ets21C 37
  • 43 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea C42D8.4 37
  • 78 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona intestinalis)
Ascidiacea Cin.1256 35
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 28 (a)
-- 36
  • 31 (a)
-- 36
  • 27 (a)
Species with no ortholog for ERG:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • 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)
  • 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)

Evolution for ERG Gene

Gene Tree for ERG (if available)
Gene Tree for ERG (if available)

Paralogs for ERG Gene

Paralogs for ERG Gene

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Variants for ERG Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for ERG Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 21 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs118331 -- 38,618,131(+) TAGAA(A/G)AGTCT intron-variant
rs364124 -- 38,616,622(+) gactg(A/G)actgg intron-variant
rs386076 -- 38,602,235(+) GTCAG(C/G)AGATC intron-variant
rs394925 -- 38,622,971(+) cacac(A/G)tcaca intron-variant
rs394938 -- 38,622,982(+) cacat(A/T)ttaca intron-variant

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

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv834098 CNV Gain 17160897
nsv3515 CNV Insertion 18451855
esv2723416 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2852 CNV Deletion 18987735
esv2667140 CNV Deletion 23128226
nsv187113 CNV Loss 16902084
esv2723418 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2629526 CNV Insertion 19546169
esv1290531 CNV Insertion 17803354
esv2264168 CNV Deletion 18987734
esv2723419 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2672087 CNV Deletion 23128226
esv2658330 CNV Deletion 23128226
nsv817930 CNV Loss 17921354
esv2751930 CNV Loss 17911159
nsv3516 CNV Loss 18451855
nsv187128 CNV Loss 16902084
esv21857 CNV Loss 19812545

Relevant External Links for ERG Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

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

Disorders for ERG Gene


  • Ewing sarcoma (ES) [MIM:612219]: A highly malignant, metastatic, primitive small round cell tumor of bone and soft tissue that affects children and adolescents. It belongs to the Ewing sarcoma family of tumors, a group of morphologically heterogeneous neoplasms that share the same cytogenetic features. They are considered neural tumors derived from cells of the neural crest. Ewing sarcoma represents the less differentiated form of the tumors. Note=The gene represented in this entry is involved in disease pathogenesis. A chromosomal aberration involving ERG has been found in patients with Erwing sarcoma. Translocation t(21;22)(q22;q12) with EWSR1.
  • Note=Chromosomal aberrations involving ERG have been found in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Translocation t(16;21)(p11;q22) with FUS. Translocation t(X;21)(q25-26;q22) with ELF4.

(1) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for ERG Gene

(8) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for ERG Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
erythroblastosis 76.5 3
ewings sarcoma 74.6 6
liposarcoma myxoid 70.7 1
myeloid leukemia 60.9 4
leukemia 41 7

Relevant External Links for ERG

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Tumor Gene Database (TGDB):
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Publications for ERG Gene

  1. ERG gene is translocated in an Ewing's sarcoma cell line. (PMID: 8076344) Dunn T. … Viola M.V. (Cancer Genet. Cytogenet. 1994) 3 4 23
  2. An RNA-binding protein gene, TLS/FUS, is fused to ERG in human myeloid leukemia with t(16;21) chromosomal translocation. (PMID: 8187069) Ichikawa H. … Ohki M. (Cancer Res. 1994) 3 4 23
  3. ELF4 is fused to ERG in a case of acute myeloid leukemia with a t(X;21)(q25-26;q22). (PMID: 16303180) Moore S.D. … Dal Cin P. (Leuk. Res. 2006) 3 4 23
  4. Imaging Erg and Jun transcription factor interaction in living cells using fluorescence resonance energy transfer analyses. (PMID: 15922298) Camuzeaux B. … Duterque-Coquillaud M. (Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 2005) 3 23
  5. Low ERG and BAALC expression identifies a new subgroup of adult acute T-lymphoblastic leukemia with a highly favorable outcome. (PMID: 17646667) Baldus C.D. … Hofmann W.K. (J. Clin. Oncol. 2007) 3 23

Products for ERG Gene

  • Addgene plasmids for ERG

Sources for ERG Gene

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