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Aliases for RETN Gene

Aliases for RETN Gene

  • Resistin 2 3
  • FIZZ3 3 4 6
  • RSTN 3 4 6
  • C/EBP-Epsilon-Regulated Myeloid-Specific Secreted Cysteine-Rich Protein 3 4
  • Cysteine-Rich Secreted Protein A12-Alpha-Like 2 3 4
  • Adipose Tissue-Specific Secretory Factor 3 4
  • Cysteine-Rich Secreted Protein FIZZ3 3 4
  • ADSF 3 4
  • C/EBP-Epsilon Regulated Myeloid-Specific Secreted Cysteine-Rich Protein Precursor 1 3
  • Found In Inflammatory Zone 3 3
  • Resistin Delta2 3
  • RETN1 3
  • HXCP1 4
  • XCP1 3

External Ids for RETN Gene

Summaries for RETN Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for RETN Gene

  • This gene belongs to the family defined by the mouse resistin-like genes. The characteristic feature of this family is the C-terminal stretch of 10 cys residues with identical spacing. The mouse homolog of this protein is secreted by adipocytes, and may be the hormone potentially linking obesity to type II diabetes. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding the same protein have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2010]

GeneCards Summary for RETN Gene

RETN (Resistin) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RETN include acquired generalized lipodystrophy and end stage renal failure. Among its related pathways are IL-9 Signaling Pathways and Adipogenesis. GO annotations related to this gene include hormone activity. An important paralog of this gene is RETNLB.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RETN Gene

  • Hormone that seems to suppress insulin ability to stimulate glucose uptake into adipose cells. Potentially links obesity to diabetes

Gene Wiki entry for RETN Gene

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

Genomics for RETN Gene

Genomic Location for RETN Gene

7,669,044 bp from pter
7,670,454 bp from pter
1,411 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for RETN Gene

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

RefSeq DNA sequence for RETN Gene

Regulatory Elements for RETN Gene

Proteins for RETN Gene

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

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • D6W649
    • Q540D9
    • Q76B53

    Protein attributes for RETN Gene

    108 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    11419 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Homodimer; disulfide-linked.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for RETN Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for RETN Gene


neXtProt entry for RETN Gene

Proteomics data for RETN Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for RETN Gene

No Post-translational modifications

Other Protein References for RETN Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for RETN Gene

Domains for RETN Gene

Protein Domains for RETN Gene



  • Belongs to the resistin/FIZZ family.:
    • Q9HD89
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with RETN: view

No data available for Gene Families for RETN Gene

Function for RETN Gene

Molecular function for RETN Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Hormone that seems to suppress insulin ability to stimulate glucose uptake into adipose cells. Potentially links obesity to diabetes

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for RETN Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005179 hormone activity IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with RETN: view
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with RETN: view

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

Localization for RETN Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RETN Gene


Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for RETN Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for RETN gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
nucleus 2
peroxisome 2

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for RETN Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region --
GO:0005615 extracellular space IEA --
GO:0005634 nucleus IEA --
GO:0070062 extracellular exosome IDA 23376485
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with RETN: view

Pathways for RETN Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with RETN: view

Pathways by source for RETN Gene

1 R&D Systems pathway for RETN Gene
1 BioSystems pathway for RETN Gene

Interacting Proteins for RETN Gene

STRING Interaction Network Preview (showing 2 interactants - click image to see details)
Selected Interacting proteins: ENSP00000221515 Q9HD89-RETN_HUMAN for RETN Gene via STRING I2D

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for RETN Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007568 aging IEA --
GO:0008150 biological_process ND --
GO:0009612 response to mechanical stimulus IEA --
GO:0010714 positive regulation of collagen metabolic process IEA --
GO:0014911 positive regulation of smooth muscle cell migration IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with RETN: view

Compounds for RETN Gene

(54) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for RETN Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
glucose 75.7 168
rosiglitazone 70.6 36
nash 60.3 8
lipid 56.6 74
cholesterol 55.1 43
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with RETN: view

Transcripts for RETN Gene

mRNA/cDNA for RETN Gene

(2) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(9) Additional mRNA sequences :
(15) Selected AceView cDNA sequences:
(2) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

Unigene Clusters for RETN Gene

Representative Sequences:

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

ExUns: 1 ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3 ^ 4a · 4b
SP2: -

Relevant External Links for RETN Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for RETN Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for RETN Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

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

This gene is overexpressed in Whole Blood (44.7).

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

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for RETN Gene Hs.283091

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for RETN Gene

Tissue specificity: Expressed only in fatty tissues
genes like me logo Genes that share expressions with RETN: view

Orthologs for RETN Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for RETN Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia RETN 37
  • 98 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia RETN 36
  • 82.24 (n)
  • 72.9 (a)
  • 72 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia RETN 36
  • 82.77 (n)
  • 74.16 (a)
  • 69 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Retn 36
  • 68.5 (n)
  • 58.24 (a)
Retn 16
Retn 37
  • 50 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 37
  • 48 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Retn 36
  • 68.89 (n)
  • 54.44 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 37
  • 41 (a)
-- 37
  • 40 (a)
Species with no ortholog for RETN:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • oppossum (Monodelphis domestica)
  • 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 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 RETN Gene

Gene Tree for RETN (if available)
Gene Tree for RETN (if available)

Paralogs for RETN Gene

Paralogs for RETN Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for RETN Gene using alignment to 2 proteins:

genes like me logo Genes that share paralogs with RETN: view

Variants for RETN Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for RETN Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 19 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs1862513 -- 7,668,907(-) CCTCC(C/G)TCTTC upstream-variant-2KB
rs3219175 -- 7,668,969(+) TCAGG(A/G)GCTTC upstream-variant-2KB
rs3219176 -- 7,669,160(+) ACCAG(C/T)GGGGA intron-variant
rs3219177 -- 7,669,483(+) GGTCT(C/T)AGAGA intron-variant
rs3745367 -- 7,669,625(+) TCCAC(A/G)GCTCC intron-variant

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

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv2751809 CNV Gain 17911159
nsv910970 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv833731 CNV Loss 17160897

Relevant External Links for RETN Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

Disorders for RETN Gene

(1) OMIM Diseases for RETN Gene (605565)

(81) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for RETN Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
insulin resistance 91.5 207
obesity 86.1 142
insulin sensitivity 84.8 90
niddm 71.4 21
acquired generalized lipodystrophy 70.8 1

Relevant External Links for RETN

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with RETN: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RETN Gene

Publications for RETN Gene

  1. An ATG repeat in the 3'-untranslated region of the human resistin gene is associated with a decreased risk of insulin resistance. (PMID: 12213907) Pizzuti A. … Frittitta L. (J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 2002) 3 23 49
  2. Genetic variants at the resistin locus and risk of type 2 diabetes in Caucasians. (PMID: 12213908) Ma X. … Doria A. (J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 2002) 3 23 49
  3. Variation in resistin gene promoter not associated with polycystic ovary syndrome. (PMID: 12502516) Urbanek M. … Legro R.S. (Diabetes 2003) 3 23 49
  4. A resistin gene polymorphism is associated with body mass index in women. (PMID: 15221446) Mattevi V.S. … Hutz M.H. (Hum. Genet. 2004) 3 23 49
  5. The G/G genotype of a resistin single-nucleotide polymorphism at -420 increases type 2 diabetes mellitus susceptibility by inducing promoter activity through specific binding of Sp1/3. (PMID: 15338456) Osawa H. … Makino H. (Am. J. Hum. Genet. 2004) 3 23 49

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