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Aliases for EFEMP2 Gene

Aliases for EFEMP2 Gene

  • EGF Containing Fibulin-Like Extracellular Matrix Protein 2 2 3
  • FBLN4 3 4 6
  • EGF-Containing Fibulin-Like Extracellular Matrix Protein 2 2 3
  • Fibulin 4 2 3
  • Fibulin-4 3 4
  • ARCL1B 3 6
  • FIBL-4 3 4
  • UPH1 3 6
  • Mutant P53 Binding Protein 1 3
  • Protein UPH1 4
  • MBP1 3

External Ids for EFEMP2 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for EFEMP2 Gene

  • GC11M068168
  • GC11M067315
  • GC11M065884
  • GC11M065409
  • GC11M065390
  • GC11M065633
  • GC11M061960

Summaries for EFEMP2 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for EFEMP2 Gene

  • A large number of extracellular matrix proteins have been found to contain variations of the epidermal growth factor (EGF) domain and have been implicated in functions as diverse as blood coagulation, activation of complement and determination of cell fate during development. The protein encoded by this gene contains four EGF2 domains and six calcium-binding EGF2 domains. This gene is necessary for elastic fiber formation and connective tissue development. Defects in this gene are cause of an autosomal recessive cutis laxa syndrome. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been identified for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2011]

GeneCards Summary for EFEMP2 Gene

EFEMP2 (EGF Containing Fibulin-Like Extracellular Matrix Protein 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with EFEMP2 include cutis laxa, autosomal recessive, type ib and efemp2-related cutis laxa. Among its related pathways are ERK Signaling and ERK Signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding and extracellular matrix structural constituent. An important paralog of this gene is LTBP3.

Gene Wiki entry for EFEMP2 Gene

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for EFEMP2 Gene

Genomics for EFEMP2 Gene

Regulatory Elements for EFEMP2 Gene

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Genomic Location for EFEMP2 Gene

65,866,441 bp from pter
65,873,592 bp from pter
7,152 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for EFEMP2 Gene

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Genomic Location for EFEMP2 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for EFEMP2 Gene

Proteins for EFEMP2 Gene

  • Protein details for EFEMP2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    EGF-containing fibulin-like extracellular matrix protein 2
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A8K7R4
    • B3KM31
    • B3KQT1
    • O75967

    Protein attributes for EFEMP2 Gene

    443 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    49405 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for EFEMP2 Gene

neXtProt entry for EFEMP2 Gene

Proteomics data for EFEMP2 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for EFEMP2 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn198 and Asn394
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for EFEMP2 Gene

Domains for EFEMP2 Gene

Gene Families for EFEMP2 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for EFEMP2 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • O95967
  • Contains 6 EGF-like domains.
  • Belongs to the fibulin family.
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Function for EFEMP2 Gene

Molecular function for EFEMP2 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry: EGF-containing fibrillin-like extracellular matrix protein 2,expressed in both fetal and adult retina in fetal brain,kidney and heart,EFEMP1 paralog

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for EFEMP2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004888 transmembrane signaling receptor activity --
GO:0005201 extracellular matrix structural constituent TAS 10601734
GO:0005509 calcium ion binding IEA --
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 16189514
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Animal Models for EFEMP2 Gene

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miRNA for EFEMP2 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target EFEMP2

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for EFEMP2 Gene

Localization for EFEMP2 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for EFEMP2 Gene


Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for EFEMP2 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for EFEMP2 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
plasma membrane 2
cytoskeleton 1
cytosol 1
lysosome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for EFEMP2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region TAS --
GO:0005604 basement membrane TAS 10601734
GO:0016020 membrane --
GO:0031982 vesicle IDA 24769233
GO:0070062 extracellular exosome IDA 19199708
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Pathways for EFEMP2 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for EFEMP2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007165 signal transduction --
GO:0007596 blood coagulation --
GO:0030198 extracellular matrix organization TAS --
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Transcripts for EFEMP2 Gene

Unigene Clusters for EFEMP2 Gene

EGF containing fibulin-like extracellular matrix protein 2:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for EFEMP2 Gene

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

Relevant External Links for EFEMP2 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for EFEMP2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for EFEMP2 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for EFEMP2 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for EFEMP2 Gene Hs.731454

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No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues and mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for EFEMP2 Gene

Orthologs for EFEMP2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for EFEMP2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia EFEMP2 35
  • 99.55 (n)
  • 99.32 (a)
  • 99 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia EFEMP2 35
  • 90.97 (n)
  • 96.84 (a)
  • 97 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia EFEMP2 35
  • 90.97 (n)
  • 96.84 (a)
  • 96 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Efemp2 35
  • 88.34 (n)
  • 94.81 (a)
Efemp2 16
Efemp2 36
  • 91 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia EFEMP2 36
  • 69 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia EFEMP2 36
  • 82 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Efemp2 35
  • 88.11 (n)
  • 95.49 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia EFEMP2 36
  • 72 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia efemp2 35
  • 70.63 (n)
  • 74.35 (a)
Str.16372 35
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.3862 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii efemp2a 36
  • 69 (a)
efemp2b 36
  • 65 (a)
efemp2b 36
  • 65 (a)
wufb22f10 35
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG31999 36
  • 17 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea fbl-1 36
  • 20 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 12 (a)
Species with no ortholog for EFEMP2:
  • 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)
  • 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 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 EFEMP2 Gene

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Paralogs for EFEMP2 Gene

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Variants for EFEMP2 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for EFEMP2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 11 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs501630 -- 65,869,802(+) ACGGC(A/G)TAGCT intron-variant
rs558167 -- 65,873,698(+) CGTCT(C/T)TGGGC upstream-variant-2KB
rs570387 -- 65,869,605(+) TGATA(C/G/T)GTGGG intron-variant
rs594689 -- 65,868,088(+) AATGA(A/G)CTCCT intron-variant
rs601314 Benign, - 65,868,582(+) GTTGA(C/T)GCAGC reference, missense, nc-transcript-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for EFEMP2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv897736 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv393e1 CNV Complex 17122850
dgv1185n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv897763 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv897764 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv897766 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv832191 CNV Loss 17160897
esv999644 CNV Deletion 20482838

Relevant External Links for EFEMP2 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for EFEMP2 Gene

Disorders for EFEMP2 Gene

(1) OMIM Diseases for EFEMP2 Gene (604633)


  • Cutis laxa, autosomal recessive, 1B (ARCL1B) [MIM:614437]: A connective tissue disorder characterized by loose, hyperextensible skin with decreased resilience and elasticity leading to a premature aged appearance. Face, hands, feet, joints, and torso may be differentially affected. The clinical spectrum of autosomal recessive cutis laxa is highly heterogeneous with respect to organ involvement and severity. ARCL1B features include emphysema, lethal pulmonary artery occlusion, aortic aneurysm, cardiopulmonary insufficiency, birth fractures, arachnodactyly, and fragility of blood vessels. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:16685658, ECO:0000269 PubMed:17937443, ECO:0000269 PubMed:19664000}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

(1) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for EFEMP2 Gene

Relevant External Links for EFEMP2

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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Publications for EFEMP2 Gene

  1. Sequence, recombinant expression and tissue localization of two novel extracellular matrix proteins, fibulin-3 and fibulin-4. (PMID: 10601734) Giltay R. … Kostka G. (Matrix Biol. 1999) 2 3 4 23
  2. Isolation of a paralog of the Doyne honeycomb retinal dystrophy gene from the multiple retinopathy critical region on 11q13. (PMID: 10982184) Katsanis N. … Lupski J.R. (Hum. Genet. 2000) 2 3 4 23
  3. Fibulin-4: a novel gene for an autosomal recessive cutis laxa syndrome. (PMID: 16685658) Hucthagowder V. … Urban Z. (Am. J. Hum. Genet. 2006) 3 4 23
  4. Fibrillin-1 interactions with fibulins depend on the first hybrid domain and provide an adaptor function to tropoelastin. (PMID: 17255108) El-Hallous E. … Reinhardt D.P. (J. Biol. Chem. 2007) 3 23
  5. Compound heterozygous mutations in fibulin-4 causing neonatal lethal pulmonary artery occlusion, aortic aneurysm, arachnodactyly, and mild cutis laxa. (PMID: 17937443) Dasouki M. … Chu M.L. (Am. J. Med. Genet. A 2007) 4 23

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