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Aliases for PC Gene

Aliases for PC Gene

  • Pyruvate Carboxylase 2 3
  • Pyruvic Carboxylase 3 4
  • EC 4 63
  • PCB 3 4
  • EC 6.4.1 63

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PC Gene

  • GC11M069150
  • GC11M068297
  • GC11M066391
  • GC11M066372
  • GC11M066615
  • GC11M062945

Summaries for PC Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for PC Gene

  • This gene encodes pyruvate carboxylase, which requires biotin and ATP to catalyse the carboxylation of pyruvate to oxaloacetate. The active enzyme is a homotetramer arranged in a tetrahedron which is located exclusively in the mitochondrial matrix. Pyruvate carboxylase is involved in gluconeogenesis, lipogenesis, insulin secretion and synthesis of the neurotransmitter glutamate. Mutations in this gene have been associated with pyruvate carboxylase deficiency. Alternatively spliced transcript variants with different 5' UTRs, but encoding the same protein, have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for PC Gene

PC (Pyruvate Carboxylase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PC include pyruvate carboxylase deficiency and pyruvate carboxylase deficiency, benign type. Among its related pathways are Infectious disease and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include ligase activity and biotin carboxylase activity.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PC Gene

  • Pyruvate carboxylase catalyzes a 2-step reaction, involving the ATP-dependent carboxylation of the covalently attached biotin in the first step and the transfer of the carboxyl group to pyruvate in the second. Catalyzes in a tissue specific manner, the initial reactions of glucose (liver, kidney) and lipid (adipose tissue, liver, brain) synthesis from pyruvate

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

Genomics for PC Gene

Regulatory Elements for PC Gene

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Genomic Location for PC Gene

66,848,233 bp from pter
66,958,376 bp from pter
110,144 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for PC Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for PC Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for PC Gene

Proteins for PC Gene

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

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Pyruvate carboxylase, mitochondrial
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B4DN00
    • Q16705

    Protein attributes for PC Gene

    1178 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    129634 Da
    Name=biotin; Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:57586;
    Name=Mn(2+); Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:29035; Note=Binds 1 Mn(2+) ion per subunit.;
    Quaternary structure:
    • Homotetramer.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for PC Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for PC Gene


neXtProt entry for PC Gene

Proteomics data for PC Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for PC Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

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Domains & Families for PC Gene

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Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for PC Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Contains 1 ATP-grasp domain.
  • Contains 1 ATP-grasp domain.
  • Contains 1 biotin carboxylation domain.
  • Contains 1 biotinyl-binding domain.
  • Contains 1 carboxyltransferase domain.
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Function for PC Gene

Molecular function for PC Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
pyruvate carboxylase,biotin dependent,mitochondrial conversion of pyruvate to oxalocetate,branched chain,valine catabolism,gluconeogenesis,energy pathway
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
ATP + pyruvate + HCO(3)(-) = ADP + phosphate + oxaloacetate
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Pyruvate carboxylase catalyzes a 2-step reaction, involving the ATP-dependent carboxylation of the covalently attached biotin in the first step and the transfer of the carboxyl group to pyruvate in the second. Catalyzes in a tissue specific manner, the initial reactions of glucose (liver, kidney) and lipid (adipose tissue, liver, brain) synthesis from pyruvate

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for PC Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for PC Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003677 DNA binding IEA --
GO:0003824 catalytic activity --
GO:0004075 biotin carboxylase activity IEA --
GO:0004736 pyruvate carboxylase activity TAS --
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 23861867
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miRNA for PC Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target PC

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Localization for PC Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PC Gene

Mitochondrion matrix.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for PC Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for PC gene
Compartment Confidence
mitochondrion 5
cytosol 4
nucleus 2
peroxisome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for PC Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IDA 23861867
GO:0005739 mitochondrion IDA 16729965
GO:0005759 mitochondrial matrix TAS --
GO:0005829 cytosol TAS --
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Pathways & Interactions for PC Gene

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PCR Array Products

  • Pathway & Disease-focused RT² Profiler PCR Arrays

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot P11498-PYC_HUMAN

  • Pathway: Carbohydrate biosynthesis; gluconeogenesis

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for PC Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005975 carbohydrate metabolic process TAS --
GO:0006006 glucose metabolic process TAS --
GO:0006090 pyruvate metabolic process IEA --
GO:0006094 gluconeogenesis TAS --
GO:0006629 lipid metabolic process IEA --
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for PC Gene

Drugs & Compounds for PC Gene

(27) Drugs for PC Gene - From: NovoSeek, HMDB, DrugBank, and ClinicalTrials

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Biotin Approved Nutra Target 34
Pyruvic acid Approved Nutra Target 0
Gemcitabine Approved Pharma Ribonucleotide reductase and DNA synthesis inhibitor, Nucleoside Analogs 1800
Zinc Approved Pharma 1404
Adenosine triphosphate Approved Nutra 0

(39) Additional Compounds for PC Gene - From: NovoSeek and HMDB

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
  • Ac-CoA
  • Ac-Coenzyme A
  • Ac-S-CoA
  • Ac-S-Coenzyme A
  • Acetyl coenzyme-A
  • Adenosindiphosphorsaeure
  • Adenosine 5'-pyrophosphate
  • Adenosine diphosphate
  • Adenosine pyrophosphate
  • Adenosine-5'-diphosphate
Antagonist, Gating inhibitor 58-64-0
Carbonic acid
  • Acid of air
  • Aerial acid
  • Bisodium carbonate
  • Calcined
  • Carbonic acid sodium salt
Oxalacetic acid
  • 2-Ketosuccinate
  • 2-Ketosuccinic acid
  • 2-Oxobutanedioate
  • 2-Oxobutanedioic acid
  • 2-Oxosuccinate
  • NFB Orthophosphate
  • O-Phosphoric acid
  • Ortho-phosphate
  • Orthophosphate (PO43-)
  • Orthophosphate(3-)
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Transcripts for PC Gene

Unigene Clusters for PC Gene

Pyruvate carboxylase:
Representative Sequences:

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

ExUns: 1 ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4a · 4b ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8a · 8b ^ 9 ^ 10 ^ 11 ^ 12 ^ 13 ^ 14 ^ 15 ^ 16a · 16b ^ 17 ^ 18 ^ 19 ^ 20 ^ 21 ^ 22 ^ 23a ·
SP1: -
SP2: - - -
SP3: - - -
SP5: -

ExUns: 23b ^ 24 ^ 25

Relevant External Links for PC Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for PC Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for PC Gene

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

This gene is overexpressed in Liver (x11.9).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for PC Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Liver (18.5), Fetal Liver (9.9), Salivary gland (8.5), Kidney (7.1), and Brain (6.3).

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

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for PC Gene Hs.89890

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Protein tissue co-expression partners for PC Gene

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No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery and mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for PC Gene

Orthologs for PC Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals and fungi.

Orthologs for PC Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia PC 35
  • 91.26 (n)
  • 97.2 (a)
PC 36
  • 97 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia PC 35
  • 91.34 (n)
  • 97.71 (a)
PC 36
  • 98 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Pcx 35
  • 89.16 (n)
  • 96.77 (a)
Pcx 16
Pcx 36
  • 97 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia PC 35
  • 99.51 (n)
  • 99.74 (a)
PC 36
  • 100 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Pc 35
  • 88.71 (n)
  • 96.35 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia PC 36
  • 88 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia PC 36
  • 67 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia PC 36
  • 85 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia pc.2 35
  • 73.32 (n)
  • 86.62 (a)
Str.11343 35
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia MGC68971 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii pc 35
pcxb 35
  • 72.77 (n)
  • 83.76 (a)
pcxa 36
  • 83 (a)
pcxb 36
  • 83 (a)
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.6644 35
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta BcDNA:GH06348 37
  • 68 (a)
CG1516 35
  • 69.2 (n)
  • 69.31 (a)
CG1516 36
  • 66 (a)
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP004742 35
  • 63.8 (n)
  • 69.13 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea pyc-1 37
  • 65 (a)
pyc-1 35
  • 60.69 (n)
  • 65.65 (a)
pyc-1 36
  • 64 (a)
A. gosspyii yeast
(Ashbya gossypii)
Saccharomycetes AGOS_AAR162C 35
  • 57.15 (n)
  • 54.63 (a)
K. lactis yeast
(Kluyveromyces lactis)
Saccharomycetes KLLA0C05764g 35
  • 53.63 (n)
  • 54.1 (a)
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes PYC1 35
  • 54.78 (n)
  • 54.75 (a)
PYC1 36
  • 53 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona intestinalis)
Ascidiacea Cin.3275 35
bread mold
(Neurospora crassa)
Ascomycetes NCU02505 35
  • 58.93 (n)
  • 55.19 (a)
fission yeast
(Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
Schizosaccharomycetes pyr1 35
  • 53.59 (n)
  • 53.61 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.4573 36
  • 68 (a)
Species with no ortholog for PC:
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • 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)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • 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 PC Gene

Gene Tree for PC (if available)
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Paralogs for PC Gene

(3) SIMAP similar genes for PC Gene using alignment to 5 proteins:

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Variants for PC Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for PC Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 11 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs616623 -- 66,850,933(+) GGGAA(G/T)TGGGA intron-variant
rs735498 -- 66,909,524(+) CTGCT(A/G)CTGGA intron-variant, upstream-variant-2KB
rs744465 -- 66,862,011(-) GGGGT(G/T)GTGCC intron-variant
rs746018 -- 66,909,895(-) CAGCC(A/G)TACCA intron-variant
rs746019 -- 66,909,865(-) ATACA(A/G)TGGCC intron-variant, upstream-variant-2KB

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

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv897789 CNV Gain 21882294
nsv897790 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv468602 CNV Loss 19166990
nsv508638 CNV Loss 20534489
nsv897794 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv897795 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv832194 CNV Gain+Loss 17160897
esv2670411 CNV Deletion 23128226
nsv819751 CNV Gain 19587683
esv2457482 CNV Deletion 19546169
esv2744643 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2662361 CNV Deletion 23128226
esv995385 CNV Gain 20482838
nsv821590 CNV Deletion 20802225
nsv825957 CNV Loss 20364138
esv995606 CNV Gain 20482838
esv25520 CNV Gain 19812545
esv32822 CNV Gain+Loss 17666407

Variation tolerance for PC Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 1.3% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 2.56; 44.53% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for PC Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

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

Disorders for PC Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(18) MalaCards diseases for PC Gene - From: OMIM, ClinVar, GeneTests, Orphanet, Swiss-Prot, DISEASES, NovoSeek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
pyruvate carboxylase deficiency
  • pyruvate carboxylase deficiency disease
pyruvate carboxylase deficiency, benign type
  • pyruvate carboxylase deficiency type c
pyruvate carboxylase deficiency, infantile form
  • pyruvate carboxylase deficiency type a
pyruvate carboxylase deficiency, severe neonatal type
  • pyruvate carboxylase deficiency type b
thrombophilia due to protein c deficiency, autosomal dominant
  • proc deficiency autosomal dominant
- elite association
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  • Pyruvate carboxylase deficiency (PC deficiency) [MIM:266150]: Leads to lactic acidosis, mental retardation and death. It occurs in three forms: mild or type A, severe neonatal or type B, and a very mild lacticacidemia. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Genatlas disease for PC Gene

lactate acidosis,presenting as a severe neonatal form with hyperammonemia and abnormal redox state,a milder form with mental retardation,and developmental delay and a benign form

Relevant External Links for PC

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

  1. Detection of 6-nitrotryptophan in proteins by Western blot analysis and its application for peroxynitrite-treated PC12 cells. (PMID: 16765071) Ikeda K. … Yamakura F. (Nitric Oxide 2007) 23 25 26 67
  2. Effect of biotin on activity and gene expression of biotin-dependent carboxylases in the liver of dairy cows. (PMID: 17297119) Ferreira G. … Weiss W.P. (J. Dairy Sci. 2007) 23 25 26 67
  3. Anaplerotic roles of pyruvate carboxylase in mammalian tissues. (PMID: 16505973) Jitrapakdee S. … Wallace J.C. (Cell. Mol. Life Sci. 2006) 23 25 26 67
  4. Metabolic flux analysis of CHO cells in perfusion culture by metabolite balancing and 2D [13C, 1H] COSY NMR spectroscopy. (PMID: 19896555) Goudar C. … Konstantinov K. (Metab. Eng. 2010) 23 67
  5. Ensemble modeling of hepatic fatty acid metabolism with a synthetic glyoxylate shunt. (PMID: 20409457) Dean J.T. … Liao J.C. (Biophys. J. 2010) 23 67

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