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Aliases for BAG3 Gene

Aliases for BAG3 Gene

  • BCL2-Associated Athanogene 3 2 3
  • Bcl-2-Binding Protein Bis 3 4
  • Docking Protein CAIR-1 3 4
  • BAG-3 3 4
  • MFM6 3 6
  • BIS 3 4
  • BAG Family Molecular Chaperone Regulator 3 3
  • Bcl-2-Associated Athanogene 3 4
  • BCL2-Binding Athanogene 3 3
  • CAIR-1 3

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for BAG3 Gene

  • GC10P120329
  • GC10P120654
  • GC10P121542
  • GC10P121075
  • GC10P121400
  • GC10P115040

Summaries for BAG3 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for BAG3 Gene

  • BAG proteins compete with Hip for binding to the Hsc70/Hsp70 ATPase domain and promote substrate release. All the BAG proteins have an approximately 45-amino acid BAG domain near the C terminus but differ markedly in their N-terminal regions. The protein encoded by this gene contains a WW domain in the N-terminal region and a BAG domain in the C-terminal region. The BAG domains of BAG1, BAG2, and BAG3 interact specifically with the Hsc70 ATPase domain in vitro and in mammalian cells. All 3 proteins bind with high affinity to the ATPase domain of Hsc70 and inhibit its chaperone activity in a Hip-repressible manner. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for BAG3 Gene

BAG3 (BCL2-Associated Athanogene 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with BAG3 include myopathy, myofibrillar, 6 and cardiomyopathy, dilated, 1hh. Among its related pathways are Apoptosis (WikiPathways) and Busulfan Pathway, Pharmacodynamics. GO annotations related to this gene include protein complex binding and chaperone binding. An important paralog of this gene is BAG4.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BAG3 Gene

  • Inhibits the chaperone activity of HSP70/HSC70 by promoting substrate release. Has anti-apoptotic activity

Gene Wiki entry for BAG3 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for BAG3 Gene

Genomics for BAG3 Gene

Regulatory Elements for BAG3 Gene

Genomic Location for BAG3 Gene

119,651,347 bp from pter
119,677,819 bp from pter
26,473 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for BAG3 Gene

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Genomic Location for BAG3 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for BAG3 Gene

Proteins for BAG3 Gene

  • Protein details for BAG3 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    BAG family molecular chaperone regulator 3
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A8K5L8
    • Q3B763
    • Q9NT20
    • Q9P120

    Protein attributes for BAG3 Gene

    575 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    61595 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Binds to the ATPase domain of HSP/HSC70 chaperones. Binds to Bcl-2 and PLC-gamma. Interacts with DNAJB6.

neXtProt entry for BAG3 Gene

Proteomics data for BAG3 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for BAG3 Gene

  • Ubiquitination at Lys450
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for BAG3 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for BAG3 Gene

Domains for BAG3 Gene

Protein Domains for BAG3 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for BAG3 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • O95817
  • Contains 1 BAG domain.
  • Contains 2 WW domains.
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No data available for Gene Families for BAG3 Gene

Function for BAG3 Gene

Molecular function for BAG3 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Inhibits the chaperone activity of HSP70/HSC70 by promoting substrate release. Has anti-apoptotic activity

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for BAG3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 16189514
GO:0032403 protein complex binding IEA --
GO:0051087 chaperone binding IEA --
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Animal Models for BAG3 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for BAG3:

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miRNA for BAG3 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target BAG3

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for BAG3 Gene

Localization for BAG3 Gene

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for BAG3 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for BAG3 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytosol 5
plasma membrane 4
nucleus 2
cytoskeleton 1
extracellular 1
golgi apparatus 1
vacuole 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for BAG3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IDA --
GO:0005829 cytosol TAS --
GO:0005886 plasma membrane IDA --
GO:0030018 Z disc IEA --
GO:0043005 neuron projection IEA --
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No data available for Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BAG3 Gene

Pathways for BAG3 Gene

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Pathways by source for BAG3 Gene

1 BioSystems pathway for BAG3 Gene
1 PharmGKB pathway for BAG3 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for BAG3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006457 protein folding NAS 9873016
GO:0007420 brain development IEA --
GO:0008625 extrinsic apoptotic signaling pathway via death domain receptors IDA 10597216
GO:0010664 negative regulation of striated muscle cell apoptotic process IEA --
GO:0021510 spinal cord development IEA --
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Transcripts for BAG3 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for BAG3 Gene

Unigene Clusters for BAG3 Gene

BCL2-associated athanogene 3:
Representative Sequences:

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  • Predesigned siRNA for gene silencing in human,mouse,rat for BAG3

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for BAG3 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b ^ 6a · 6b
SP1: - -
SP2: - -

Relevant External Links for BAG3 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for BAG3 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for BAG3 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for BAG3 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Muscle - Skeletal (8.1).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for BAG3 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for BAG3 Gene Hs.523309

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No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for BAG3 Gene

Orthologs for BAG3 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for BAG3 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia BAG3 35
  • 99.42 (n)
  • 98.96 (a)
BAG3 36
  • 99 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia BAG3 35
  • 85.15 (n)
  • 85.96 (a)
BAG3 36
  • 84 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia BAG3 35
  • 85.16 (n)
  • 83.3 (a)
BAG3 36
  • 84 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Bag3 35
  • 85.29 (n)
  • 84.76 (a)
Bag3 16
Bag3 36
  • 84 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia BAG3 36
  • 53 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia BAG3 36
  • 58 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Bag3 35
  • 86.34 (n)
  • 86.51 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves BAG3 35
  • 65.31 (n)
  • 60.59 (a)
BAG3 36
  • 51 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia BAG3 36
  • 49 (a)
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia bag3-A 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii bag3 35
  • 52.38 (n)
  • 46.87 (a)
bag3 36
  • 33 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta stv 36
  • 13 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.5020 36
  • 28 (a)
Species with no ortholog for BAG3:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for BAG3 Gene

Gene Tree for BAG3 (if available)
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Paralogs for BAG3 Gene

Paralogs for BAG3 Gene Pseudogenes for BAG3 Gene

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Variants for BAG3 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for BAG3 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 10 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs8946 -- 119,677,500(+) TGTTT(C/G)AGAAG utr-variant-3-prime
rs125585 -- 119,661,042(+) gagcc(A/G)agatc intron-variant
rs171909 -- 119,662,927(+) GGAGA(A/G)TGGCG intron-variant
rs171910 -- 119,665,824(+) ACCCC(A/G)CCAGA intron-variant
rs185504 -- 119,662,937(+) GTGAA(C/T)GCGGG intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for BAG3 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv825585 CNV Gain 20364138
nsv522347 CNV Loss 19592680

Relevant External Links for BAG3 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
Locus Specific Mutation Databases (LSDB)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BAG3 Gene

Disorders for BAG3 Gene

(2) OMIM Diseases for BAG3 Gene (603883)


  • Myopathy, myofibrillar, 6 (MFM6) [MIM:612954]: A neuromuscular disorder that results in early-onset, severe, progressive, diffuse muscle weakness associated with cardiomyopathy, severe respiratory insufficiency during adolescence, and a rigid spine in some patients. At ultrastructural level, muscle fibers display structural alterations consisting of replacement of the normal myofibrillar markings by small, dense granules, or larger hyaline masses, or amorphous material. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:19085932, ECO:0000269 PubMed:21361913}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.
  • Cardiomyopathy, dilated 1HH (CMD1HH) [MIM:613881]: A disorder characterized by ventricular dilation and impaired systolic function, resulting in congestive heart failure and arrhythmia. Patients are at risk of premature death. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:21353195, ECO:0000269 PubMed:21459883, ECO:0000269 PubMed:21898660}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

(5) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for BAG3 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
shock 33.3 1
leukemia 13.4 2
cancer 7.8 5
tumors 4.74 4
necrosis 0 1

Relevant External Links for BAG3

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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Publications for BAG3 Gene

  1. An evolutionarily conserved family of Hsp70/Hsc70 molecular chaperone regulators. (PMID: 9873016) Takayama S. … Reed J.C. (J. Biol. Chem. 1999) 2 3 4 23
  2. Bis, a Bcl-2-binding protein that synergizes with Bcl-2 in preventing cell death. (PMID: 10597216) Lee J.H. … Tsujimoto Y. (Oncogene 1999) 3 4 23
  3. A genome-wide association study identifies two loci associated with heart failure due to dilated cardiomyopathy. (PMID: 21459883) Villard E. … Cambien F. (Eur. Heart J. 2011) 3 4 48
  4. MicroRNA-related genetic variations as predictors for risk of second primary tumor and/or recurrence in patients with early-stage head and neck cancer. (PMID: 20819778) Zhang X. … Wu X. (Carcinogenesis 2010) 3 48
  5. Germline variation in apoptosis pathway genes and risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. (PMID: 20855536) Kelly J.L. … Cerhan J.R. (Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev. 2010) 3 48

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