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Aliases for TSPAN8 Gene

Aliases for TSPAN8 Gene

  • Tetraspanin 8 2 3 5
  • Transmembrane 4 Superfamily Member 3 2 3 4
  • Tumor-Associated Antigen CO-029 3 4
  • Tspan-8 3 4
  • TM4SF3 3 4
  • CO-029 3

External Ids for TSPAN8 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for TSPAN8 Gene

  • TM4SF3

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TSPAN8 Gene

  • GC12M069806
  • GC12M071518
  • GC12M068568

Summaries for TSPAN8 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for TSPAN8 Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the transmembrane 4 superfamily, also known as the tetraspanin family. Most of these members are cell-surface proteins that are characterized by the presence of four hydrophobic domains. The proteins mediate signal transduction events that play a role in the regulation of cell development, activation, growth and motility. This encoded protein is a cell surface glycoprotein that is known to complex with integrins. This gene is expressed in different carcinomas. The use of alternate polyadenylation sites has been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for TSPAN8 Gene

TSPAN8 (Tetraspanin 8) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is TSPAN9.

Gene Wiki entry for TSPAN8 Gene

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for TSPAN8 Gene

Genomics for TSPAN8 Gene

Regulatory Elements for TSPAN8 Gene

Enhancers for TSPAN8 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 TSPAN8 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for TSPAN8 Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters

ENSRs around TSPAN8 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for TSPAN8 Gene

71,125,085 bp from pter
71,441,898 bp from pter
316,814 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for TSPAN8 Gene

Genes around TSPAN8 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
TSPAN8 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for TSPAN8 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for TSPAN8 Gene

Proteins for TSPAN8 Gene

  • Protein details for TSPAN8 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B2R7T7
    • Q9BS78

    Protein attributes for TSPAN8 Gene

    237 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    26044 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for TSPAN8 Gene

Proteomics data for TSPAN8 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for TSPAN8 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn 118
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for TSPAN8 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

Antibody Products

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for TSPAN8 Gene

Domains & Families for TSPAN8 Gene

Gene Families for TSPAN8 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for TSPAN8 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the tetraspanin (TM4SF) family.
  • Belongs to the tetraspanin (TM4SF) family.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with TSPAN8: view

Function for TSPAN8 Gene

Phenotypes for TSPAN8 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with TSPAN8: view

Animal Model Products

  • Taconic Biosciences Mouse Models for TSPAN8

No data available for Molecular function , Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for TSPAN8 Gene

Localization for TSPAN8 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TSPAN8 Gene

Membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for TSPAN8 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for TSPAN8 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
plasma membrane 4
nucleus 2
endoplasmic reticulum 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for TSPAN8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0070062 extracellular exosome IDA 23533145
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with TSPAN8: view

Pathways & Interactions for TSPAN8 Gene

SuperPathways for TSPAN8 Gene

No Data Available

Interacting Proteins for TSPAN8 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for TSPAN8 Gene


No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for TSPAN8 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for TSPAN8 Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for TSPAN8 Gene

Unigene Clusters for TSPAN8 Gene

Tetraspanin 8:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for TSPAN8 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for TSPAN8 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for TSPAN8 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for TSPAN8 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for TSPAN8 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Colon - Transverse (x22.4), Small Intestine - Terminal Ileum (x8.7), and Stomach (x6.0).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for TSPAN8 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Nasal epithelium (33.9) and Spinal cord (6.6).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, MOPED, and MaxQB for TSPAN8 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for TSPAN8 Gene Hs.170563

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for TSPAN8 Gene

Tissue specificity: Gastric, colon, rectal, and pancreatic carcinomas.
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with TSPAN8: view

Primer Products

No data available for Protein tissue co-expression partners for TSPAN8 Gene

Orthologs for TSPAN8 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for TSPAN8 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia TSPAN8 35
  • 72.29 (n)
  • 55.27 (a)
  • 55 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia TSPAN8 35
  • 81.01 (n)
  • 73.84 (a)
  • 74 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Tspan8 35
  • 73.48 (n)
  • 70.64 (a)
Tspan8 16
Tspan8 36
  • 71 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia TSPAN8 35
  • 98.59 (n)
  • 97.47 (a)
  • 97 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Tspan8 35
  • 75.04 (n)
  • 71.06 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 47 (a)
-- 36
  • 50 (a)
-- 36
  • 49 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia TSPAN8 36
  • 50 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves TSPAN8 35
  • 62.27 (n)
  • 56.6 (a)
  • 55 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia TSPAN8 36
  • 51 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia tspan8 35
  • 60.23 (n)
  • 59.65 (a)
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia tm4sf3-prov 35
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.8588 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii tspan4b 36
  • 30 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta Tsp5D 36
  • 20 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea tsp-8 36
  • 22 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 23 (a)
Species with no ortholog for TSPAN8:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • 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)
  • 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 TSPAN8 Gene

Gene Tree for TSPAN8 (if available)
Gene Tree for TSPAN8 (if available)

Paralogs for TSPAN8 Gene

Paralogs for TSPAN8 Gene

(20) SIMAP similar genes for TSPAN8 Gene using alignment to 2 proteins:

genes like me logo Genes that share paralogs with TSPAN8: view

Variants for TSPAN8 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for TSPAN8 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 12 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs1051334 - 71,129,354(-) GAATA(G/T)CATTT reference, missense
rs3763978 - 71,139,754(+) AGCAT(C/G)CCAGG reference, missense
rs17849952 - 71,144,171(+) GCTTA(C/T)TCGTA reference, missense
rs7295611 -- 71,146,385(+) AAAGT(A/C)AATTT intron-variant
rs12831995 -- 71,135,242(+) GGAGG(A/G)GGAGG intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for TSPAN8 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv832450 CNV Gain 17160897
esv274017 CNV Insertion 20981092
esv268889 CNV Insertion 20981092
esv1243916 CNV Insertion 17803354
esv2746033 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2746034 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2746035 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv24361 CNV Loss 19812545
esv2515057 OTHER Inversion 19546169
nsv821005 CNV Duplication 20802225
dgv294n67 CNV Loss 20364138
esv7710 OTHER Inversion 19470904
esv2569493 CNV Insertion 19546169

Variation tolerance for TSPAN8 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 83.2% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 12.90; 94.87% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Relevant External Links for TSPAN8 Gene

Disorders for TSPAN8 Gene

Relevant External Links for TSPAN8

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:

No disorders were found for TSPAN8 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for TSPAN8 Gene

Publications for TSPAN8 Gene

  1. Molecular cloning of cDNA for the human tumor-associated antigen CO- 029 and identification of related transmembrane antigens. (PMID: 2395876) Szala S. … Linnenbach A.J. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 1990) 2 3 4 23 67
  2. Whole-genome association study of bipolar disorder. (PMID: 18317468) Sklar P. … Purcell S.M. (Mol. Psychiatry 2008) 3 23
  3. Nasopharyngeal gene expression, a novel approach to study the course of respiratory syncytial virus infection. (PMID: 25261323) van den Kieboom C.H. … de Jonge M.I. (Eur. Respir. J. 2015) 3
  4. Over-expression of tetraspanin 8 in malignant glioma regulates tumor cell progression. (PMID: 25680464) Pan S.J. … Sun Q.F. (Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 2015) 3
  5. Generation of a human antibody that inhibits TSPAN8-mediated invasion of metastatic colorectal cancer cells. (PMID: 26562525) Kim T.K. … Lee S. (Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 2015) 3

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