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Aliases for GJC2 Gene

Aliases for GJC2 Gene

  • Gap Junction Protein Gamma 2 2 3 5
  • Gap Junction Protein, Gamma 2, 47kDa 2 3
  • Gap Junction Alpha-12 Protein 3 4
  • Connexin-46.6 3 4
  • Connexin-47 3 4
  • CX46.6 3 4
  • GJA12 3 4
  • Cx47 3 4
  • Gap Junction Protein, Alpha 12, 47kDa 2
  • Connexin 47 2
  • LMPH1C 3
  • PMLDAR 3
  • SPG44 3
  • HLD2 3

External Ids for GJC2 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for GJC2 Gene

  • GJA12

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GJC2 Gene

  • GC01P226405
  • GC01P228337
  • GC01P198852

Summaries for GJC2 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for GJC2 Gene

  • This gene encodes a gap junction protein. Gap junction proteins are members of a large family of homologous connexins and comprise 4 transmembrane, 2 extracellular, and 3 cytoplasmic domains. This gene plays a key role in central myelination and is involved in peripheral myelination in humans. Defects in this gene are the cause of autosomal recessive Pelizaeus-Merzbacher-like disease-1. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for GJC2 Gene

GJC2 (Gap Junction Protein Gamma 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with GJC2 include spastic paraplegia 44, autosomal recessive and leukodystrophy, hypomyelinating, 2. Among its related pathways are Signaling in Gap Junctions and Myometrial Relaxation and Contraction Pathways. GO annotations related to this gene include gap junction channel activity. An important paralog of this gene is GJA1.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GJC2 Gene

  • One gap junction consists of a cluster of closely packed pairs of transmembrane channels, the connexons, through which materials of low MW diffuse from one cell to a neighboring cell. May play a role in myelination in central and peripheral nervous systems.

Tocris Summary for GJC2 Gene

  • Gap channels (gap junctions) are specialized cell-cell contacts that provide direct intracellular communication. They allow passive diffusion of molecules up to 1 kDa, including nutrients, metabolites (glucose), ions (K+, Ca2+) and second messengers (IP3, cAMP).

Gene Wiki entry for GJC2 Gene

No data available for PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for GJC2 Gene

Genomics for GJC2 Gene

Regulatory Elements for GJC2 Gene

Promoters for GJC2 Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters

ENSRs around GJC2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for GJC2 Gene

Chromosome:
1
Start:
228,149,714 bp from pter
End:
228,159,826 bp from pter
Size:
10,113 bases
Orientation:
Plus strand

Genomic View for GJC2 Gene

Genes around GJC2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
GJC2 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for GJC2 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for GJC2 Gene

Proteins for GJC2 Gene

  • Protein details for GJC2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Q5T442-CXG2_HUMAN
    Recommended name:
    Gap junction gamma-2 protein
    Protein Accession:
    Q5T442
    Secondary Accessions:
    • O43440
    • Q7Z7J2
    • Q8IWJ9

    Protein attributes for GJC2 Gene

    Size:
    439 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    47002 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • A connexon is composed of a hexamer of connexins. Interacts with TJP1 (By similarity).
    SequenceCaution:
    • Sequence=AAB94511.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally extended.; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=AAH35840.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally extended.; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

neXtProt entry for GJC2 Gene

Proteomics data for GJC2 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for GJC2 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for GJC2 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for GJC2 Gene

Domains & Families for GJC2 Gene

Gene Families for GJC2 Gene

Protein Domains for GJC2 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for GJC2 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry

Q5T442

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot:

CXG2_HUMAN :
  • Belongs to the connexin family. Gamma-type subfamily.
Family:
  • Belongs to the connexin family. Gamma-type subfamily.
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Function for GJC2 Gene

Molecular function for GJC2 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
One gap junction consists of a cluster of closely packed pairs of transmembrane channels, the connexons, through which materials of low MW diffuse from one cell to a neighboring cell. May play a role in myelination in central and peripheral nervous systems.
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Human Phenotype Ontology for GJC2 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for GJC2 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for GJC2:

Animal Model Products

miRNA for GJC2 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target GJC2

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for GJC2 Gene

Localization for GJC2 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GJC2 Gene

Cell membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein. Cell junction, gap junction.

Subcellular locations from

COMPARTMENTS
Jensen Localization Image for GJC2 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for GJC2 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5

No data available for Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for GJC2 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for GJC2 Gene

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Pathways by source for GJC2 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for GJC2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007154 cell communication IEA --
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for GJC2 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for GJC2 Gene

(9) Drugs for GJC2 Gene - From: IUPHAR, DGIdb, and Tocris

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Carbenoxolone Experimental Pharma Inhibitor 0
Flufenamic acid Experimental Pharma Channel blocker Activates TRPC6; NSAID 0
Ca<sup>2+</sup> Pharma Activator 0
octanol Pharma Inhibitor 0
10Panx Pharma Panx-1 mimetic inhibitor, Panx-1 mimetic inhibitory peptide; blocks pannexin-1 gap junctions 0
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Transcripts for GJC2 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for GJC2 Gene

(1) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(4) Additional mRNA sequences :
(32) Selected AceView cDNA sequences:
(1) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

Unigene Clusters for GJC2 Gene

Gap junction protein, gamma 2, 47kDa:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for GJC2 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for GJC2 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
GJC2
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for
GJC2

Expression for GJC2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for GJC2 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for GJC2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Brain - Spinal cord (cervical c-1) (x10.9) and Brain - Substantia nigra (x6.0).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for GJC2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Serum (61.1).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for GJC2 Gene



SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for GJC2 Gene Hs.100072

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for GJC2 Gene

Q5T442-CXG2_HUMAN
Tissue specificity: Expressed in central nervous system, in sciatic nerve and sural nerve. Also detected in skeletal muscles.
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Protein tissue co-expression partners for GJC2 Gene

- Elite partner

Primer Products

In Situ Assay Products

Orthologs for GJC2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for GJC2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
chimpanzee
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia GJC2 36
  • 100 (a)
OneToOne
GJC2 35
  • 99.54 (n)
  • 99.54 (a)
cow
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia GJC2 35
  • 81.68 (n)
  • 82.78 (a)
GJC2 36
  • 85 (a)
OneToOne
dog
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia GJC2 35
  • 81.4 (n)
  • 78.91 (a)
mouse
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Gjc2 16
Gjc2 36
  • 84 (a)
OneToOne
Gjc2 35
  • 80.59 (n)
  • 83.33 (a)
oppossum
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia GJC2 36
  • 65 (a)
OneToOne
rat
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Gjc2 35
  • 79.83 (n)
  • 84.25 (a)
chicken
(Gallus gallus)
Aves GJC2 36
  • 57 (a)
OneToOne
lizard
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia GJC2 36
  • 56 (a)
OneToOne
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia Str.2895 35
zebrafish
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii cx47.1 36
  • 53 (a)
OneToOne
Species with no ortholog for GJC2:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • 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)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for GJC2 Gene

ENSEMBL:
Gene Tree for GJC2 (if available)
TreeFam:
Gene Tree for GJC2 (if available)

Paralogs for GJC2 Gene

Paralogs for GJC2 Gene

(6) SIMAP similar genes for GJC2 Gene using alignment to 2 proteins:

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Variants for GJC2 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for GJC2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 01 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
VAR_023754 Leukodystrophy, hypomyelinating, 2 (HLD2)
VAR_023755 Leukodystrophy, hypomyelinating, 2 (HLD2)
VAR_023756 Leukodystrophy, hypomyelinating, 2 (HLD2)
VAR_063172 Spastic paraplegia 44, autosomal recessive (SPG44)
VAR_063876 -

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for GJC2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv32853 CNV Gain 17666407
nsv826908 CNV Gain 20364138
nsv523935 CNV Loss 19592680
nsv873252 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv537n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv873255 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv827019 CNV Loss 20364138
nsv873256 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv873257 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv538n71 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv539n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv827031 CNV Gain 20364138
dgv105n67 CNV Gain 20364138

Variation tolerance for GJC2 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 34.8% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 0.87; 18.23% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for GJC2 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
GJC2
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
GJC2

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GJC2 Gene

Disorders for GJC2 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(28) MalaCards diseases for GJC2 Gene - From: OMIM, ClinVar, GeneTests, Orphanet, Swiss-Prot, DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
spastic paraplegia 44, autosomal recessive
  • spg44
leukodystrophy, hypomyelinating, 2
  • pelizaeus-merzbacher-like disease 1
lymphedema, hereditary, ic
  • lymphedema, hereditary ic
spastic paraplegia 44
  • autosomal recessive spastic paraplegia 44
pelizaeus-merzbacher-like disease due to gjc2 mutation
  • leukodystrophy, hypomyelinating, 2
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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot

CXG2_HUMAN
  • Leukodystrophy, hypomyelinating, 2 (HLD2) [MIM:608804]: An autosomal recessive hypomyelinating leukodystrophy with symptoms of Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease. Clinically characterized by nystagmus, impaired motor development, ataxia, choreoathetotic movements, dysarthria, and progressive spasticity. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:15192806}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.
  • Spastic paraplegia 44, autosomal recessive (SPG44) [MIM:613206]: A form of spastic paraplegia, a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by a slow, gradual, progressive weakness and spasticity of the lower limbs. Rate of progression and the severity of symptoms are quite variable. Initial symptoms may include difficulty with balance, weakness and stiffness in the legs, muscle spasms, and dragging the toes when walking. In some forms of the disorder, bladder symptoms (such as incontinence) may appear, or the weakness and stiffness may spread to other parts of the body. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:19056803}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.
  • Lymphedema, hereditary, 1C (LMPH1C) [MIM:613480]: A chronic disabling condition which results in swelling of the extremities due to altered lymphatic flow. Patients with lymphedema suffer from recurrent local infections and physical impairment. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:20537300}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Relevant External Links for GJC2

Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
GJC2
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No data available for Genatlas for GJC2 Gene

Publications for GJC2 Gene

  1. Hereditary spastic paraplegia is a novel phenotype for GJA12/GJC2 mutations. (PMID: 19056803) Orthmann-Murphy J.L. … Pareyson D. (Brain 2009) 2 3 4 23 67
  2. Two novel gap junction protein alpha 12 gene mutations in two Chinese patients with Pelizaeus-Merzbacher-like disease. (PMID: 19423250) Wang J. … Jiang Y. (Brain Dev. 2010) 3 23
  3. Analysis of human alternative first exons and copy number variation of the GJA12 gene in patients with Pelizaeus-Merzbacher-like disease. (PMID: 18521858) Ruf N. … Uhlenberg B. (Am. J. Med. Genet. B Neuropsychiatr. Genet. 2009) 3 23
  4. GJA12 mutations are a rare cause of Pelizaeus-Merzbacher-like disease. (PMID: 18094336) Henneke M. … GAortner J. (Neurology 2008) 3 23
  5. A novel deletion in the GJA12 gene causes Pelizaeus-Merzbacher-like disease. (PMID: 17031678) Salviati L. … Laverda A. (Neurogenetics 2007) 3 23

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