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Aliases for MLANA Gene

Aliases for MLANA Gene

  • Melan-A 2 3 5
  • Antigen LB39-AA 3 4
  • Antigen SK29-AA 3 4
  • Protein Melan-A 3 4
  • MART-1 3 4
  • MART1 3 4

External Ids for MLANA Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MLANA Gene

  • GC09P006044
  • GC09P005872
  • GC09P005880
  • GC09P005892

Summaries for MLANA Gene

GeneCards Summary for MLANA Gene

MLANA (Melan-A) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MLANA include Melanoma and Granular Cell Tumor.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MLANA Gene

  • Involved in melanosome biogenesis by ensuring the stability of GPR143. Plays a vital role in the expression, stability, trafficking, and processing of melanocyte protein PMEL, which is critical to the formation of stage II melanosomes.

Gene Wiki entry for MLANA Gene

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

Genomics for MLANA Gene

Regulatory Elements for MLANA Gene

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

Genomic Location for MLANA Gene

5,890,802 bp from pter
5,910,606 bp from pter
19,805 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for MLANA Gene

Genes around MLANA on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

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

RefSeq DNA sequence for MLANA Gene

Proteins for MLANA Gene

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

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Melanoma antigen recognized by T-cells 1
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q6ICU4

    Protein attributes for MLANA Gene

    118 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    13157 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with PMEL. Interacts with GPR143.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for MLANA Gene

neXtProt entry for MLANA Gene

Proteomics data for MLANA Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for MLANA Gene

Other Protein References for MLANA Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for MLANA Gene

Domains & Families for MLANA Gene

Protein Domains for MLANA Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for MLANA Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry

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No data available for Gene Families and UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MLANA Gene

Function for MLANA Gene

Molecular function for MLANA Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Involved in melanosome biogenesis by ensuring the stability of GPR143. Plays a vital role in the expression, stability, trafficking, and processing of melanocyte protein PMEL, which is critical to the formation of stage II melanosomes.
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Animal Models for MLANA Gene

MGI Knock Outs for MLANA:

Animal Model Products

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

Localization for MLANA Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MLANA Gene

Endoplasmic reticulum membrane; Single-pass type III membrane protein. Golgi apparatus. Golgi apparatus, trans-Golgi network membrane. Melanosome. Note=Also found in small vesicles and tubules dispersed over the entire cytoplasm. A small fraction of the protein is inserted into the membrane in an inverted orientation. Inversion of membrane topology results in the relocalization of the protein from a predominant Golgi/post-Golgi area to the endoplasmic reticulum. Melanoma cells expressing the protein with an inverted membrane topology are more effectively recognized by specific cytolytic T-lymphocytes than those expressing the protein in its native membrane orientation.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for MLANA Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for MLANA gene
Compartment Confidence
endoplasmic reticulum 5
golgi apparatus 5
plasma membrane 5
cytoskeleton 3
cytosol 2
extracellular 2
nucleus 2
mitochondrion 1
peroxisome 1
vacuole 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for MLANA Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005802 trans-Golgi network IDA 12191019
GO:0005887 integral component of plasma membrane TAS 8170938
GO:0042470 melanosome IEA,IDA 15695812
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Pathways & Interactions for MLANA Gene

SuperPathways for MLANA Gene

No Data Available

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for MLANA Gene


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

Drugs & Compounds for MLANA Gene

(4) Additional Compounds for MLANA Gene - From: Novoseek

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

Unigene Clusters for MLANA Gene

Representative Sequences:

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

ExUns: 1a · 1b ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b ^ 6a · 6b · 6c
SP1: - - -
SP2: -
SP3: - -
SP4: - -

Relevant External Links for MLANA Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for MLANA Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for MLANA Gene

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

This gene is overexpressed in Skin - Not Sun Exposed (Suprapubic) (x18.9) and Skin - Sun Exposed (Lower leg) (x16.7).

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

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for MLANA Gene Hs.154069

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for MLANA Gene

Tissue specificity: Expression is restricted to melanoma and melanocyte cell lines and retina.
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Primer Products

No data available for Protein differential expression in normal tissues and Protein tissue co-expression partners for MLANA Gene

Orthologs for MLANA Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for MLANA Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia MLANA 35
  • 83.62 (n)
  • 74.58 (a)
  • 75 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia MLANA 35
  • 85.31 (n)
  • 77.97 (a)
  • 78 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Mlana 35
  • 77.58 (n)
  • 71.68 (a)
Mlana 16
Mlana 36
  • 72 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia MLANA 35
  • 100 (n)
  • 100 (a)
  • 100 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Mlana 35
  • 78.74 (n)
  • 72.41 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia MLANA 36
  • 60 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves MLANA 35
  • 60.71 (n)
  • 51.79 (a)
  • 48 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia MLANA 36
  • 46 (a)
Species with no ortholog for MLANA:
  • 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)
  • 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 MLANA Gene

Gene Tree for MLANA (if available)
Gene Tree for MLANA (if available)

Paralogs for MLANA Gene

No data available for Paralogs for MLANA Gene

Variants for MLANA Gene

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

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv892155 CNV Gain 21882294
nsv6464 CNV Insertion 18451855
nsv892156 CNV Gain 21882294

Variation tolerance for MLANA Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 66.4% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 0.73; 15.49% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar and Relevant External Links for MLANA Gene

Disorders for MLANA Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(40) MalaCards diseases for MLANA Gene - From: DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
  • malignant melanoma
granular cell tumor
  • granular cell tumor nos
  • angiomyolipoma of kidney
balloon cell malignant melanoma
undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma
  • malignant fibrous histiocytoma
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search MLANA in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases

Relevant External Links for MLANA

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with MLANA: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for MLANA Gene

Publications for MLANA Gene

  1. The melanocytic protein Melan-A/MART-1 has a subcellular localization distinct from typical melanosomal proteins. (PMID: 12191019) De Maziere A.M. … Rimoldi D. (Traffic 2002) 2 3 4 67
  2. Comparison of immunohistochemical markers in the differential diagnosis of adrenocortical tumors: immunohistochemical analysis of adrenocortical tumors. (PMID: 18091323) Zhang H. … Zhang Z. (Appl. Immunohistochem. Mol. Morphol. 2008) 3 23
  3. Differential expression of melanocytic markers in myoid, lipomatous, and vascular components of renal angiomyolipomas. (PMID: 17227112) Roma A.A. … Zhou M. (Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med. 2007) 3 23
  4. Expression of Melan-A/MART-1 in primary melanoma cell cultures has prognostic implication in metastatic melanoma patients. (PMID: 15305155) Murer K. … Dummer R. (Melanoma Res. 2004) 3 23
  5. MLANA/MART1 and SILV/PMEL17/GP100 are transcriptionally regulated by MITF in melanocytes and melanoma. (PMID: 12819038) Du J. … Fisher D.E. (Am. J. Pathol. 2003) 3 23

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