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Aliases for BMP4 Gene

Aliases for BMP4 Gene

  • Bone Morphogenetic Protein 4 2 3 5
  • Bone Morphogenetic Protein 2B 3 4
  • BMP2B 3 4
  • Bone Morphogenetic Protein 4 Preproprotein 3
  • BMP2B1 3
  • MCOPS6 3
  • BMP-2B 4
  • OFC11 3
  • BMP-4 4
  • ZYME 3
  • DVR4 4

External Ids for BMP4 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for BMP4 Gene

  • BMP2B

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for BMP4 Gene

  • GC14M051739
  • GC14M048212
  • GC14M052406
  • GC14M053486
  • GC14M054416
  • GC14M034579

Summaries for BMP4 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for BMP4 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) family of proteins, which is part of the transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) superfamily. Members of the BMP family play an important role in bone and cartilage development. The encoded preproprotein is proteolytically processed to generate each subunit of the disulfide-linked homodimer. Mutations in this gene are associated with orofacial cleft and microphthalmia in human patients. The encoded protein may also be involved in the pathology of multiple cardiovascular diseases and human cancers. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2015]

GeneCards Summary for BMP4 Gene

BMP4 (Bone Morphogenetic Protein 4) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with BMP4 include Orofacial Cleft 11 and Microphthalmia, Syndromic 6. Among its related pathways are p70S6K Signaling and ERK Signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include cytokine activity and heparin binding. An important paralog of this gene is BMP2.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BMP4 Gene

  • Induces cartilage and bone formation. Also act in mesoderm induction, tooth development, limb formation and fracture repair. Acts in concert with PTHLH/PTHRP to stimulate ductal outgrowth during embryonic mammary development and to inhibit hair follicle induction (By similarity).

Gene Wiki entry for BMP4 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for BMP4 Gene

Genomics for BMP4 Gene

Regulatory Elements for BMP4 Gene

Enhancers for BMP4 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 BMP4 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the BMP4 gene promoter:

Genomic Location for BMP4 Gene

53,949,736 bp from pter
53,958,761 bp from pter
9,026 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for BMP4 Gene

Genes around BMP4 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
BMP4 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for BMP4 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for BMP4 Gene

Proteins for BMP4 Gene

  • Protein details for BMP4 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Bone morphogenetic protein 4
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q9UM80

    Protein attributes for BMP4 Gene

    408 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    46555 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Homodimer; disulfide-linked (By similarity). Interacts with GREM2. Part of a complex consisting of TWSG1 and CHRD. Interacts with the serine proteases, HTRA1 and HTRA3; the interaction with either inhibits BMP4-mediated signaling. The HTRA protease activity is required for this inhibition (By similarity). Interacts with SOSTDC1.

neXtProt entry for BMP4 Gene

Proteomics data for BMP4 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for BMP4 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn 143, Asn 208, Asn 350, and Asn 365
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Antibody Products

  • Cell Signaling Technology (CST) Antibodies for BMP4 (BMP4)

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for BMP4 Gene

Domains & Families for BMP4 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for BMP4 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the TGF-beta family.
  • Belongs to the TGF-beta family.
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Function for BMP4 Gene

Molecular function for BMP4 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
bone morphogenetic protein 4 (Drosophila decapentaplegic-Vg-related,DVR family;TGFB superfamily),BMP4 expression under MSX2 control,inducing ventralizing signals inhibited by noggin,also inducing apoptosis and chondrogenesis in the chick limb bud,inhibited by FGF4,regulating myogenesis through dosage-dependent PAX3 expression in pre-myogenic cells
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Induces cartilage and bone formation. Also act in mesoderm induction, tooth development, limb formation and fracture repair. Acts in concert with PTHLH/PTHRP to stimulate ductal outgrowth during embryonic mammary development and to inhibit hair follicle induction (By similarity).

LifeMap Function Summary for BMP4 Gene

During embryonic development, BMP4 as signaling molecule is secreted from the following cells
It affects the following cells:
BMP4 as growth factor is involved in stem cell differentiation protocols towards the derivation of the following cells:
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with BMP4: view

Human Phenotype Ontology for BMP4 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for BMP4 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for BMP4:

Animal Model Products

miRNA for BMP4 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target BMP4

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for BMP4 Gene

Localization for BMP4 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BMP4 Gene

Secreted, extracellular space, extracellular matrix.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for BMP4 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for BMP4 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
cytoskeleton 2
endoplasmic reticulum 2
nucleus 2
plasma membrane 2
cytosol 1
golgi apparatus 1

No data available for Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for BMP4 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for BMP4 Gene

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SIGNOR curated interactions for BMP4 Gene

Is activated by:
Is inactivated by:

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for BMP4 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000122 negative regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter IDA 9187146
GO:0000186 activation of MAPKK activity IDA 17600318
GO:0001501 skeletal system development IEA --
GO:0001525 angiogenesis IEA --
GO:0001541 ovarian follicle development IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with BMP4: view

Drugs & Compounds for BMP4 Gene

(23) Drugs for BMP4 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials

(23) Additional Compounds for BMP4 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with BMP4: view

Transcripts for BMP4 Gene

Unigene Clusters for BMP4 Gene

Bone morphogenetic protein 4:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for BMP4 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2a · 2b · 2c · 2d ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4a · 4b · 4c · 4d · 4e ^ 5a · 5b · 5c · 5d · 5e · 5f
SP1: - - - -
SP2: - - -
SP3: - -
SP4: - - - - - -
SP5: - -
SP7: -

Relevant External Links for BMP4 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for BMP4 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for BMP4 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for BMP4 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Tlymphocyte (40.5) and Heart (28.5).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for BMP4 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for BMP4 Gene Hs.68879

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for BMP4 Gene

Tissue specificity: Expressed in the lung and lower levels seen in the kidney. Present also in normal and neoplastic prostate tissues, and prostate cancer cell lines.
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with BMP4: view

Protein tissue co-expression partners for BMP4 Gene

- Elite partner

No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues for BMP4 Gene

Orthologs for BMP4 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for BMP4 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia BMP4 35
  • 94.28 (n)
  • 97.55 (a)
BMP4 36
  • 98 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia BMP4 35
  • 95.02 (n)
  • 98.04 (a)
BMP4 36
  • 98 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Bmp4 35
  • 92.55 (n)
  • 97.54 (a)
Bmp4 16
Bmp4 36
  • 97 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia BMP4 35
  • 99.92 (n)
  • 99.75 (a)
BMP4 36
  • 100 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Bmp4 35
  • 92.14 (n)
  • 97.54 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia BMP4 36
  • 88 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves BMP4 35
  • 79.38 (n)
  • 85.79 (a)
BMP4 36
  • 85 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia BMP4 36
  • 69 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia bmp4 35
  • 76.05 (n)
  • 84.42 (a)
Str.490 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii -- 35
bmp4 35
  • 69.64 (n)
  • 73.54 (a)
bmp4 36
  • 71 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta dpp 37
  • 42 (a)
dpp 36
  • 29 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea dbl-1 37
  • 37 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 40 (a)
Species with no ortholog for BMP4:
  • 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)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • 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 BMP4 Gene

Gene Tree for BMP4 (if available)
Gene Tree for BMP4 (if available)

Paralogs for BMP4 Gene

Paralogs for BMP4 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share paralogs with BMP4: view

Variants for BMP4 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for BMP4 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 14 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs17563 - 53,950,804(-) CGAGG(C/T)GATCT reference, missense
VAR_043531 Non-syndromic orofacial cleft 11 (OFC11)
VAR_043532 Microphthalmia, syndromic, 6 (MCOPS6)
VAR_043533 -
VAR_043534 -

Variation tolerance for BMP4 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 56.4% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 10.75; 91.58% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for BMP4 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for BMP4 Gene

Disorders for BMP4 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(28) MalaCards diseases for BMP4 Gene - From: OMIM, ClinVar, GeneTests, Orphanet, Swiss-Prot, DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
orofacial cleft 11
  • cleft lip, congenital healed
microphthalmia, syndromic 6
  • orofacial cleft 11
microphthalmia with brain and digit anomalies
  • microphthalmia, syndromic 6
renal agenesis, unilateral
orofacial cleft
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search BMP4 in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases


  • Microphthalmia, syndromic, 6 (MCOPS6) [MIM:607932]: A disease characterized by microphthalmia/anophthalmia associated with facial, genital, skeletal, neurologic and endocrine anomalies. Microphthalmia is a disorder of eye formation, ranging from small size of a single eye to complete bilateral absence of ocular tissues (anophthalmia). In many cases, microphthalmia/anophthalmia occurs in association with syndromes that include non-ocular abnormalities. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:18252212}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.
  • Non-syndromic orofacial cleft 11 (OFC11) [MIM:600625]: A birth defect consisting of cleft lips with or without cleft palate. Cleft lips are associated with cleft palate in two-third of cases. A cleft lip can occur on one or both sides and range in severity from a simple notch in the upper lip to a complete opening in the lip extending into the floor of the nostril and involving the upper gum. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:19249007}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Relevant External Links for BMP4

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 BMP4: view

No data available for Genatlas for BMP4 Gene

Publications for BMP4 Gene

  1. Cloning and sequence of bone morphogenetic protein 4 (BMP-4) from a human placental cDNA library. (PMID: 7579580) Oida S. … Sasaki S. (DNA Seq. 1995) 2 3 4 23 67
  2. The inductive effect of bone morphogenetic protein-4 on chondral-lineage differentiation and in situ cartilage repair. (PMID: 20001220) Jiang Y. … Ouyang H.W. (Tissue Eng Part A 2010) 3 23
  3. BMP4 mediates oxidative stress-induced retinal pigment epithelial cell senescence and is overexpressed in age-related macular degeneration. (PMID: 19158083) Zhu D. … Hinton D.R. (J. Biol. Chem. 2009) 3 23
  4. Overexpression of bone morphogenetic protein 4 enhances the invasiveness of Smad4-deficient human colorectal cancer cells. (PMID: 19321257) Deng H. … Yang W.L. (Cancer Lett. 2009) 3 23
  5. Acid and bile salt up-regulate BMP4 expression in human esophageal epithelium cells. (PMID: 19488929) Zhou G. … Fang D.C. (Scand. J. Gastroenterol. 2009) 3 23

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