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Aliases for ATXN8 Gene

Aliases for ATXN8 Gene

  • Ataxin 8 2 3
  • Protein 1C2 3 4
  • Ataxin-8 3

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Summaries for ATXN8 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for ATXN8 Gene

  • Spinocerebellar ataxia-8 (SCA8; {608768}) is a neurodegenerative disorder caused by a CTG/CAG trinucleotide repeat expansion on chromosome 13q21 (see {603680.0001} and {613289.0001}). Two genes span the CTG/CAG repeat and are expressed in opposite directions: ATXN8, which encodes a nearly pure polyglutamine expansion protein in the CAG direction, and ATXN8OS ({603680}), which, when transcribed, produces a noncoding CUG expansion RNA ({2:Moseley et al., 2006}).[supplied by OMIM, Mar 2010]

GeneCards Summary for ATXN8 Gene

ATXN8 (Ataxin 8) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ATXN8 include Spinocerebellar Ataxia 8 and Autosomal Dominant Cerebellar Ataxia.

Additional gene information for ATXN8 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for ATXN8 Gene

Genomics for ATXN8 Gene

Genomic Locations for ATXN8 Gene

Genomic Locations for ATXN8 Gene
Unknown strand

Genomic View for ATXN8 Gene

Cytogenetic band:
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No data available for GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements and RefSeq DNA sequence for ATXN8 Gene

Proteins for ATXN8 Gene

  • Protein details for ATXN8 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:

    Protein attributes for ATXN8 Gene

    80 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    10272 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available
    • It is unknown whether this protein exists in non-SCA8 individuals.

neXtProt entry for ATXN8 Gene

Post-translational modifications for ATXN8 Gene

No Post-translational modifications

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for ATXN8 Gene

Domains & Families for ATXN8 Gene

Gene Families for ATXN8 Gene

Protein Domains for ATXN8 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for ATXN8 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry

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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ATXN8 Gene

Function for ATXN8 Gene

Human Phenotype Ontology for ATXN8 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Model Products

No data available for Molecular function , Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Phenotypes , Animal Models , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for ATXN8 Gene

Localization for ATXN8 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ATXN8 Gene

Nucleus. Note=Present in SCA8-specific 1C2-positive intranuclear inclusions.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for ATXN8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus IEA --
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No data available for Subcellular locations from COMPARTMENTS and Subcellular locations from the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) for ATXN8 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for ATXN8 Gene

SuperPathways for ATXN8 Gene

No Data Available

Interacting Proteins for ATXN8 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for ATXN8 Gene


No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for ATXN8 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for ATXN8 Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for ATXN8 Gene

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for ATXN8 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for ATXN8 Gene

ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

No data available for mRNA/cDNA for ATXN8 Gene

Expression for ATXN8 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for ATXN8 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for ATXN8 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of ATXN8 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for ATXN8 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for ATXN8 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Specifically found in brains from SCA8 patients (at protein level).

Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for ATXN8 Gene

Germ Layers:
  • ectoderm
  • endoderm
  • mesoderm
  • digestive
  • nervous
  • skeletal muscle
Head and neck:
  • brain
  • cerebellum
  • cranial nerve
  • eye
  • head
  • mouth
  • pharynx
  • esophagus
  • stomach
  • peripheral nerve
  • peripheral nervous system
  • spinal cord
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No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery , mRNA differential expression in normal tissues , Protein differential expression in normal tissues , Protein expression , Protein tissue co-expression partners and Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for ATXN8 Gene

Orthologs for ATXN8 Gene

No data available for Orthologs and Evolution for ATXN8 Gene

Paralogs for ATXN8 Gene

No data available for Paralogs for ATXN8 Gene

Variants for ATXN8 Gene

Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ATXN8 Gene

The length of the poly-Gln expansion is variable and may contain one or more interruptions that introduce arginines into the polyglutamine repeat tract.

Additional Variant Information for ATXN8 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar , Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) and Variation tolerance for ATXN8 Gene

Disorders for ATXN8 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(2) MalaCards diseases for ATXN8 Gene - From: HGMD, OMIM, GTR, Orphanet, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
spinocerebellar ataxia 8
  • sca8
autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia
  • spinocerebellar ataxia
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  • Spinocerebellar ataxia 8 (SCA8) [MIM:608768]: Spinocerebellar ataxia is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of cerebellar disorders. Patients show progressive incoordination of gait and often poor coordination of hands, speech and eye movements, due to degeneration of the cerebellum with variable involvement of the brainstem and spinal cord. SCA8 is an autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia (ADCA). It is caused by expansion of a CAG repeat in ATXN8, which is translated into a nearly pure polyglutamine protein which forms 1C2-positive inclusions in Purkinje cells and other neurons. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:16804541}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Additional Disease Information for ATXN8

Genetic Association Database
Human Genome Epidemiology Navigator
ATLAS of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology
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No data available for Genatlas for ATXN8 Gene

Publications for ATXN8 Gene

  1. Bidirectional expression of CUG and CAG expansion transcripts and intranuclear polyglutamine inclusions in spinocerebellar ataxia type 8. (PMID: 16804541) Moseley ML … Ranum LP (Nature genetics 2006) 2 3 4 58
  2. SCA8 repeat expansion: large CTA/CTG repeat alleles in neurological disorders and functional implications. (PMID: 19229559) Wu YR … Chen CM (Human genetics 2009) 3 44 58
  3. The genetic aetiology of late-onset chronic progressive cerebellar ataxia. A population-based study. (PMID: 19259763) Wardle M … Robertson NP (Journal of neurology 2009) 3 44 58
  4. The Repeat Expansion Diseases: The dark side of DNA repair. (PMID: 26002199) Zhao XN … Usdin K (DNA repair 2015) 3 58
  5. ATXN8 -62 G/A promoter polymorphism and risk of Taiwanese Parkinson's disease. (PMID: 22577844) Chen IC … Chen CM (European journal of neurology 2012) 3 58

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