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Aliases for RETN Gene

Aliases for RETN Gene

  • Resistin 2 3 5
  • 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
  • FIZZ3 3 4
  • ADSF 3 4
  • RSTN 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

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RETN Gene

  • GC19P007838
  • GC19P007628
  • GC19P007639
  • GC19P007733
  • GC19P007403

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 Diabetes Mellitus, Noninsulin-Dependent and Acquired Generalized Lipodystrophy. Among its related pathways are IL-7 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

Regulatory Elements for RETN Gene

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

Promoters for RETN Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters

ENSRs around RETN on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

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

Genes around RETN on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

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

RefSeq DNA sequence 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

Antibody Products

Assay Products

  • Cloud-Clone Corp Assay Kits for RETN

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for RETN Gene

Domains & Families for RETN Gene

Protein Domains for RETN Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for RETN Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the resistin/FIZZ family.
  • Belongs to the resistin/FIZZ family.
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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.
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Animal Models for RETN Gene

MGI Knock Outs for RETN:

Animal Model Products

  • Taconic Biosciences Mouse Models for RETN

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Human Phenotype Ontology , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets 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 3
cytosol 2
peroxisome 2
mitochondrion 1
plasma membrane 1

No data available for Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for RETN Gene

Pathways & Interactions for RETN Gene

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

Pathways by source for RETN Gene

1 BioSystems pathway for RETN Gene
1 R&D Systems 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:0010714 positive regulation of collagen metabolic process IEA --
GO:0014911 positive regulation of smooth muscle cell migration IEA --
GO:0032868 response to insulin IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with RETN: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for RETN Gene

Drugs & Compounds for RETN Gene

(25) Drugs for RETN Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials

(29) Additional Compounds for RETN Gene - From: Novoseek

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

mRNA/cDNA for RETN Gene

(2) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(9) Additional mRNA sequences :
(15) Selected AceView cDNA sequences:
(3) 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 (x44.7).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for RETN Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Neutrophil (26.3) and Cervix (24.6).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines 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.
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Protein tissue co-expression partners for RETN Gene

- Elite partner

Primer Products

Orthologs for RETN Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for RETN Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia RETN 35
  • 82.24 (n)
  • 72.9 (a)
  • 72 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia RETN 35
  • 82.77 (n)
  • 74.16 (a)
  • 69 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Retn 35
  • 68.5 (n)
  • 58.24 (a)
Retn 16
Retn 36
  • 50 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Retn 35
  • 68.89 (n)
  • 54.44 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 48 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia RETN 36
  • 98 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 36
  • 41 (a)
-- 36
  • 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

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

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Variants for RETN Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for RETN Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 19 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs7408174 -- 7,668,069(+) TTGTA(C/T)TGGAA upstream-variant-2KB
rs7408449 -- 7,668,027(+) ggtaa(A/G)ttgta upstream-variant-2KB
rs12981326 -- 7,670,125(+) CCCCG(C/G)CCCCC intron-variant
rs12985832 -- 7,668,130(+) AAGAA(C/G)AAACA upstream-variant-2KB
rs12985865 -- 7,668,181(+) CTGTT(G/T)CAGGT upstream-variant-2KB

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

Variation tolerance for RETN Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 47.3% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 0.09; 1.98% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for RETN Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

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

Disorders for RETN Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(18) MalaCards diseases for RETN Gene - From: OMIM, ClinVar, DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
diabetes mellitus, noninsulin-dependent
  • diabetes mellitus, noninsulin-dependent, 2
acquired generalized lipodystrophy
  • acquired lipoatrophic diabetes
glucose intolerance
  • fatty stool
  • obesity, association with
gestational diabetes
  • gdm
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search RETN in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases

Relevant External Links for RETN

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 RETN: view

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

Publications for RETN Gene

  1. Human resistin gene: molecular scanning and evaluation of association with insulin sensitivity and type 2 diabetes in Caucasians. (PMID: 12050208) Wang H. … Elbein S.C. (J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 2002) 2 3 48 67
  2. Selected adipokines - plasma concentrations and adipose tissue expressions during 24-hour lipid infusion in healthy men. (PMID: 19249901) KopeckA1 J. … PelikA!novA! T. (Physiol Res 2010) 3 23
  3. Similar effects of resistin and high glucose on P-selectin and fractalkine expression and monocyte adhesion in human endothelial cells. (PMID: 20034466) Manduteanu I. … Simionescu M. (Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 2010) 3 23
  4. Association of resistin with urinary albumin excretion in nondiabetic patients with essential hypertension. (PMID: 20203628) Tsioufis C. … Stefanadis C. (Am. J. Hypertens. 2010) 3 23
  5. Visfatin, resistin, hsCRP and insulin resistance in relation to abdominal obesity in women with rheumatoid arthritis. (PMID: 20346233) StraburzyA8ska-Lupa A. … Sliwicka E. (Clin. Exp. Rheumatol. 2010) 3 23

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