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Aliases for FERMT1 Gene

Aliases for FERMT1 Gene

  • Fermitin Family Member 1 2 3
  • C20orf42 3 4 6
  • KIND1 3 4 6
  • URP1 3 4 6
  • Unc-112-Related Protein 1 3 4
  • Kindlin Syndrome Protein 3 4
  • Kindlin-1 2 4
  • Kindlerin 3 4
  • Fermitin Family Homolog 1 (Drosophila) 2
  • Chromosome 20 Open Reading Frame 42 2
  • Fermitin Family Homolog 1 3
  • UNC112 Related Protein 1 3
  • Kinderlin 2
  • Kindlin 1 3
  • UNC112A 3
  • DTGCU2 3

External Ids for FERMT1 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for FERMT1 Gene

  • C20orf42

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for FERMT1 Gene

  • GC20M006004
  • GC20M006055

Summaries for FERMT1 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for FERMT1 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the fermitin family, and contains a FERM domain and a pleckstrin homology domain. The encoded protein is involved in integrin signaling and linkage of the actin cytoskeleton to the extracellular matrix. Mutations in this gene have been linked to Kindler syndrome. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2009]

GeneCards Summary for FERMT1 Gene

FERMT1 (Fermitin Family Member 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FERMT1 include kindler syndrome and hereditary acrokeratotic poikiloderma of kindler-weary. GO annotations related to this gene include phospholipid binding. An important paralog of this gene is FERMT3.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FERMT1 Gene

  • Involved in cell adhesion. Contributes to integrin activation. When coexpressed with talin, potentiates activation of ITGA2B. Required for normal keratinocyte proliferation. Required for normal polarization of basal keratinocytes in skin, and for normal cell shape. Required for normal adhesion of keratinocytes to fibronectin and laminin, and for normal keratinocyte migration to wound sites. May mediate TGF-beta 1 signaling in tumor progression.

Gene Wiki entry for FERMT1 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for FERMT1 Gene

Genomics for FERMT1 Gene

Regulatory Elements for FERMT1 Gene

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Genomic Location for FERMT1 Gene

6,074,845 bp from pter
6,123,544 bp from pter
48,700 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for FERMT1 Gene

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Genomic Location for FERMT1 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for FERMT1 Gene

Proteins for FERMT1 Gene

  • Protein details for FERMT1 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Fermitin family homolog 1
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • D3DW10
    • Q8IX34
    • Q8IYH2
    • Q9NWM2
    • Q9NXQ3

    Protein attributes for FERMT1 Gene

    677 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    77437 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with the cytoplasmic domain of integrins ITGB1 and ITGB3.
    • Sequence=BAA91358.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=BAC03826.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for FERMT1 Gene


neXtProt entry for FERMT1 Gene

Proteomics data for FERMT1 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for FERMT1 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for FERMT1 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

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No data available for DME Specific Peptides for FERMT1 Gene

Domains for FERMT1 Gene

Gene Families for FERMT1 Gene

  • FERMT :Fermitins
  • PLEKH :Pleckstrin homology (PH) domain containing

Protein Domains for FERMT1 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for FERMT1 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Q9BQL6
  • The FERM domain is not correctly detected by PROSITE or Pfam techniques because it contains the insertion of a PH domain. The FERM domain contains the subdomains F1, F2 and F3. It is preceded by a F0 domain with a ubiquitin-like fold. The F0 domain is required for integrin activation and for localization at focal adhesions.
  • Contains 1 FERM domain.
  • Contains 1 PH domain.
  • Belongs to the kindlin family.
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Function for FERMT1 Gene

Molecular function for FERMT1 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Involved in cell adhesion. Contributes to integrin activation. When coexpressed with talin, potentiates activation of ITGA2B. Required for normal keratinocyte proliferation. Required for normal polarization of basal keratinocytes in skin, and for normal cell shape. Required for normal adhesion of keratinocytes to fibronectin and laminin, and for normal keratinocyte migration to wound sites. May mediate TGF-beta 1 signaling in tumor progression.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Induction:
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Animal Models for FERMT1 Gene

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miRNA for FERMT1 Gene

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for FERMT1 Gene

Localization for FERMT1 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FERMT1 Gene

Cytoplasm, cytoskeleton. Cell junction, focal adhesion. Cell projection, ruffle membrane; Peripheral membrane protein; Cytoplasmic side. Note=Constituent of focal adhesions. Localized at the basal aspect of skin keratinocytes, close to the cell membrane. Colocalizes with filamentous actin. Upon TGFB1 treatment, it localizes to membrane ruffles.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for FERMT1 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for FERMT1 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytoskeleton 5
cytosol 5
plasma membrane 5
nucleus 2
extracellular 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for FERMT1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005829 cytosol IDA 17012746
GO:0005886 plasma membrane --
GO:0005925 focal adhesion IEA --
GO:0030054 cell junction IDA 17012746
GO:0031941 filamentous actin IEA --
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Pathways for FERMT1 Gene

SuperPathways for FERMT1 Gene

No Data Available

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for FERMT1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007155 cell adhesion IDA 17012746
GO:0043616 keratinocyte proliferation IDA 17012746
GO:0051546 keratinocyte migration IDA 17012746
GO:0090162 establishment of epithelial cell polarity IDA 17012746
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No data available for Pathways by source for FERMT1 Gene

Transcripts for FERMT1 Gene

Unigene Clusters for FERMT1 Gene

Fermitin family member 1:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for FERMT1 Gene

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

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Expression for FERMT1 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for FERMT1 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for FERMT1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Adrenal Gland (7.6), Esophagus - Mucosa (5.9), Colon - Transverse (4.8), Skin - Not Sun Exposed (Suprapubic) (4.2), and Skin - Sun Exposed (Lower leg) (4.2).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues for FERMT1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Heart (39.4) and Adrenal (13.6).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for FERMT1 Gene

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mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for FERMT1 Gene

Tissue specificity: Expressed in brain, skeletal muscle, kidney, colon, adrenal gland, prostate, and placenta. Weakly or not expressed in heart, thymus, spleen, liver, small intestine, bone marrow, lung and peripheral blood leukocytes. Overexpressed in some colon and lung tumors. In skin, it is localized within the epidermis and particularly in basal keratocytes. Not detected in epidermal melanocytes and dermal fibroblasts.
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Expression partners for FERMT1 Gene

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Orthologs for FERMT1 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for FERMT1 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia FERMT1 35
  • 89.51 (n)
  • 91.73 (a)
  • 92 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia FERMT1 35
  • 89.91 (n)
  • 93.35 (a)
  • 91 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Fermt1 35
  • 85.23 (n)
  • 87.89 (a)
Fermt1 16
Fermt1 36
  • 88 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia FERMT1 35
  • 96.8 (n)
  • 95.95 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Fermt1 35
  • 84.93 (n)
  • 88.63 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia FERMT1 36
  • 85 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia FERMT1 36
  • 78 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves FERMT1 35
  • 76.42 (n)
  • 80.21 (a)
  • 80 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia FERMT1 36
  • 77 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia fermt1 35
  • 72.37 (n)
  • 77.18 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii fermt1 35
  • 66.62 (n)
  • 68.36 (a)
fermt1 36
  • 67 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta Fit1 36
  • 42 (a)
Fit2 36
  • 39 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea unc-112 36
  • 40 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 39 (a)
Species with no ortholog for FERMT1:
  • 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)
  • 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 FERMT1 Gene

Gene Tree for FERMT1 (if available)
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Paralogs for FERMT1 Gene

Paralogs for FERMT1 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for FERMT1 Gene using alignment to 4 proteins:

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Variants for FERMT1 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for FERMT1 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 20 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs10373 -- 6,119,441(-) CTTCA(C/T)GTTGG synonymous-codon, reference
rs12945 -- 6,075,115(-) GGGAG(C/T)GTTTC utr-variant-3-prime
rs717484 -- 6,091,893(+) ATGAC(C/G)TGCAT intron-variant
rs749921 -- 6,088,281(-) TGAGC(A/G)TCCTG intron-variant
rs749922 -- 6,088,216(-) TTGTG(A/G)CAATC intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for FERMT1 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv270117 CNV Insertion 20981092
nsv518036 CNV Loss 19592680
nsv912647 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv912648 CNV Gain 21882294

Relevant External Links for FERMT1 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FERMT1 Gene

Disorders for FERMT1 Gene

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(3) Diseases for FERMT1 Gene including...

(1) OMIM Diseases for FERMT1 Gene (607900)


  • Kindler syndrome (KINDS) [MIM:173650]: Autosomal recessive skin disorder characterized by skin blistering, photosensitivity, progressive poikiloderma, and extensive skin atrophy. Additional clinical features include gingival erosions, ocular, esophageal, gastrointestinal and urogenital involvement, and an increased risk of mucocutaneous malignancy. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:12668616, ECO:0000269 PubMed:12789646, ECO:0000269 PubMed:21936020}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry. Although most FERMT1 mutations are predicted to lead to premature termination of translation, and to loss of FERMT1 function, significant clinical variability is observed among patients. There is an association of FERMT1 missense and in-frame deletion mutations with milder disease phenotypes, and later onset of complications (PubMed:21936020). {ECO:0000269 PubMed:21936020}.

(1) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for FERMT1 Gene

(1) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for FERMT1 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
kindler syndrome 99.2 21

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Publications for FERMT1 Gene

  1. URP1: a member of a novel family of PH and FERM domain-containing membrane-associated proteins is significantly over-expressed in lung and colon carcinomas. (PMID: 12697302) Weinstein E.J. … Mazzarella R. (Biochim. Biophys. Acta 2003) 2 3 4 23
  2. Loss of kindlin-1, a human homolog of the Caenorhabditis elegans actin-extracellular-matrix linker protein UNC-112, causes Kindler syndrome. (PMID: 12789646) Siegel D.H. … Epstein E.H. Jr. (Am. J. Hum. Genet. 2003) 2 3 4 23
  3. The Kindler syndrome protein is regulated by transforming growth factor-beta and involved in integrin-mediated adhesion. (PMID: 14634021) Kloeker S. … Beckerle M.C. (J. Biol. Chem. 2004) 3 4 23
  4. Kindlin-1 is a phosphoprotein involved in regulation of polarity, proliferation, and motility of epidermal keratinocytes. (PMID: 17012746) Herz C. … Has C. (J. Biol. Chem. 2006) 3 4 23
  5. Identification of mutations in a new gene encoding a FERM family protein with a pleckstrin homology domain in Kindler syndrome. (PMID: 12668616) Jobard F. … Fischer J. (Hum. Mol. Genet. 2003) 3 4 23

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