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Aliases for BMP15 Gene

Aliases for BMP15 Gene

  • Bone Morphogenetic Protein 15 2 3 3 5
  • Growth/Differentiation Factor 9B 3 4
  • GDF9B 3 4
  • BMP-15 4
  • GDF-9B 4
  • ODG2 3
  • POF4 3

External Ids for BMP15 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for BMP15 Gene

  • GC0XP049198
  • GC0XP048656
  • GC0XP049338
  • GC0XP049570
  • GC0XP050486
  • GC0XP050670
  • GC0XP048097

Summaries for BMP15 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for BMP15 Gene

  • This gene encodes a secreted ligand of the TGF-beta (transforming growth factor-beta) superfamily of proteins. Ligands of this family bind various TGF-beta receptors leading to recruitment and activation of SMAD family transcription factors that regulate gene expression. The encoded preproprotein is proteolytically processed to generate subunits of a disulfide-linked homodimer, or alternatively, a heterodimer, with the related protein, growth differentiation factor 9 (GDF9). This protein plays a role in oocyte maturation and follicular development, through activation of granulosa cells. Defects in this gene are the cause of ovarian dysgenesis and are associated with premature ovarian failure. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2016]

GeneCards Summary for BMP15 Gene

BMP15 (Bone Morphogenetic Protein 15) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with BMP15 include Ovarian Dysgenesis 2 and 46,Xx Sex Reversal 1. Among its related pathways are Akt Signaling and Ovarian steroidogenesis. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include cytokine activity and transforming growth factor beta receptor binding. An important paralog of this gene is GDF9.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BMP15 Gene

  • May be involved in follicular development. Oocyte-specific growth/differentiation factor that stimulates folliculogenesis and granulosa cell (GC) growth.

Gene Wiki entry for BMP15 Gene

Additional gene information for BMP15 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for BMP15 Gene

Genomics for BMP15 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for BMP15 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for BMP15 Gene
GeneHancer (GH) Identifier GH Type GH
GH Sources Gene Association Score Total Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor
Binding Sites
Gene Targets
GH0XJ050798 Enhancer 0.7 Ensembl ENCODE 11.2 -111.1 -111095 1.8 HLF SCRT2 TCF7 ATF2 ZNF644 ZNF7 BMP15 SHROOM4 RNU6-935P
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data from 2017 publication | Request up-to-date GeneHancer data (full dataset)

GeneHancers around BMP15 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the BMP15 gene promoter:
  • Chx10
  • Nkx2-5
  • RP58
  • POU2F1a
  • POU2F1
  • STAT5A
  • AML1a
  • MIF-1
  • NF-E2 p45
  • NF-E2

Genomic Locations for BMP15 Gene

Genomic Locations for BMP15 Gene
5,907 bases
Plus strand
5,907 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for BMP15 Gene

Genes around BMP15 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
BMP15 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for BMP15 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for BMP15 Gene

Proteins for BMP15 Gene

  • Protein details for BMP15 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Bone morphogenetic protein 15
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q17RM6
    • Q5JST1
    • Q9UMS1

    Protein attributes for BMP15 Gene

    392 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    45055 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Homodimer. But, in contrast to other members of this family, cannot be disulfide-linked.
    • The mature protein migrates in two distinct mature proteins, P16 (16KDa) and P17 (17KDa).
    • Ovarian physiology and fertility are controlled by endocrine and paracrine signals. These act in a species-dependent manner and determine the ovulation quota in different mammalian species. While humans, and mammals such as the cow or red deer, normally ovulate only one egg per cycle, other mammals such as mouse and pig can ovulate in excess of ten per cycle. The mechanisms that regulate the species-specific differences in the number of follicles that go onto ovulate during each reproductive cycle are poorly understood. According to PubMed:21970812, mRNA expression levels of GDF9 and BMP15 are tightly coregulated within each species and influence species-specific ovulation-rates.

neXtProt entry for BMP15 Gene

Post-translational modifications for BMP15 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn373, Thr277, posLast=237237, Asn147, and Asn87
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for BMP15 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

Antibody Products

  • R&D Systems Antibodies for BMP15 (BMP-15/GDF-9B)
  • Abcam antibodies for BMP15
  • Boster Bio Antibodies for BMP15
  • Santa Cruz Biotechnology (SCBT) Antibodies for BMP15

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for BMP15 Gene

Domains & Families for BMP15 Gene

Gene Families for BMP15 Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Disease related genes
  • Predicted secreted proteins

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for BMP15 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

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 BMP15 Gene

Molecular function for BMP15 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
May be involved in follicular development. Oocyte-specific growth/differentiation factor that stimulates folliculogenesis and granulosa cell (GC) growth.
GENATLAS Biochemistry:
bone morphogenetic protein 15,expressed in oocytes,co-localized with GDF9,and likely involved in follicular development

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for BMP15 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005125 cytokine activity IBA --
GO:0005160 transforming growth factor beta receptor binding IBA --
GO:0008083 growth factor activity IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with BMP15: view
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Human Phenotype Ontology for BMP15 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for BMP15 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for BMP15:

Animal Model Products

miRNA for BMP15 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target BMP15

Clone Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for BMP15 Gene

Localization for BMP15 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BMP15 Gene


Subcellular locations from

Extracellular space Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi Apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion 0 1 2 3 4 5 Confidence
COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for BMP15 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
endoplasmic reticulum 5
nucleus 2
plasma membrane 1
peroxisome 1
lysosome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for BMP15 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region IEA --
GO:0005615 extracellular space IBA --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IEA --
GO:0005788 endoplasmic reticulum lumen TAS --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with BMP15: view

No data available for Subcellular locations from the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) for BMP15 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for BMP15 Gene

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SIGNOR curated interactions for BMP15 Gene


Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for BMP15 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001541 ovarian follicle development IEA --
GO:0007292 female gamete generation TAS 9849956
GO:0010469 regulation of signaling receptor activity IEA --
GO:0010862 positive regulation of pathway-restricted SMAD protein phosphorylation IBA --
GO:0030509 BMP signaling pathway IBA --
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Drugs & Compounds for BMP15 Gene

(1) Drugs for BMP15 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
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Transcripts for BMP15 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for BMP15 Gene

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

Unigene Clusters for BMP15 Gene

Bone morphogenetic protein 15:
Representative Sequences:

Clone Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for BMP15 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for BMP15 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for BMP15 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for BMP15 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for BMP15 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Testis (x35.6), Ovary (x8.8), Cervix - Endocervix (x4.4), and Lung (x4.1).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for BMP15 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Monocytes (64.3).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB and MOPED for BMP15 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for BMP15 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of BMP15 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for BMP15 Gene:


Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for BMP15 Gene

Germ Layers:
  • ectoderm
  • mesoderm
  • endocrine
  • integumentary
  • nervous
  • reproductive
  • skeleton
Head and neck:
  • brain
  • face
  • head
  • jaw
  • mandible
  • maxilla
  • mouth
  • neck
  • pituitary gland
  • skull
  • breast
  • chest wall
  • clavicle
  • rib
  • rib cage
  • scapula
  • sternum
  • ovary
  • pelvis
  • penis
  • prostate
  • testicle
  • uterus
  • vagina
  • vulva
  • ankle
  • arm
  • digit
  • elbow
  • femur
  • fibula
  • finger
  • foot
  • forearm
  • hand
  • hip
  • humerus
  • knee
  • lower limb
  • radius
  • shin
  • shoulder
  • thigh
  • tibia
  • toe
  • ulna
  • upper limb
  • wrist
  • hair
  • skin
  • spinal column
  • vertebrae
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with BMP15: view

No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt and Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for BMP15 Gene

Orthologs for BMP15 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for BMP15 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia BMP15 34 33
  • 99.23 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia BMP15 34 33
  • 83.46 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia BMP15 34 33
  • 82.32 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Bmp15 16 34 33
  • 75.95 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Bmp15 33
  • 75.62 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia BMP15 34
  • 52 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia BMP15 34
  • 43 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves BMP15 34 33
  • 54.26 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia BMP15 34
  • 38 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia LOC100485893 33
  • 53.53 (n)
Str.19786 33
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia Xl.18594 33
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii bmp15 34 33
  • 46.92 (n)
wufi35a05 33
Species where no ortholog for BMP15 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 BMP15 Gene

Gene Tree for BMP15 (if available)
Gene Tree for BMP15 (if available)
Evolutionary constrained regions (ECRs) for BMP15: view image

Paralogs for BMP15 Gene

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Variants for BMP15 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for BMP15 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 0X pos Variation AA Info Type
rs104894763 pathogenic, likely-benign, uncertain-significance, Premature ovarian failure 4, Ovarian Dysgenesis, not specified, Premature ovarian failure 4 (POF4) [MIM:300510] 50,910,985(+) C/T coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant
rs104894765 pathogenic, Ovarian dysgenesis 2, Ovarian dysgenesis 2 (ODG2) [MIM:300510] 50,916,132(+) A/C/G coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant
rs104894766 pathogenic, Premature ovarian failure 4, Premature ovarian failure 4 (POF4) [MIM:300510] 50,911,009(+) C/T coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant
rs104894767 pathogenic, likely-benign, Premature ovarian failure 4, Ovarian Dysgenesis, Premature ovarian failure 4 (POF4) [MIM:300510] 50,915,966(+) G/A/T coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant
rs112064937 benign, likely-benign, not specified, Ovarian Dysgenesis 50,916,620(+) G/A 3_prime_UTR_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for BMP15 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv2293e212 CNV loss 25503493

Variation tolerance for BMP15 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 85.9% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 7.30; 81.38% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for BMP15 Gene

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

SNP Genotyping and Copy Number Assay Products

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BMP15 Gene

Disorders for BMP15 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(13) MalaCards diseases for BMP15 Gene - From: HGMD, OMIM, ClinVar, GTR, Orphanet, Swiss-Prot, DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
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  • Ovarian dysgenesis 2 (ODG2) [MIM:300510]: A disorder characterized by lack of spontaneous pubertal development, primary amenorrhea, uterine hypoplasia, and hypergonadotropic hypogonadism as a result of streak gonads. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:15136966}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.
  • Premature ovarian failure 4 (POF4) [MIM:300510]: An ovarian disorder defined as the cessation of ovarian function under the age of 40 years. It is characterized by oligomenorrhea or amenorrhea, in the presence of elevated levels of serum gonadotropins and low estradiol. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:16464940, ECO:0000269 PubMed:16508750, ECO:0000269 PubMed:16645022, ECO:0000269 PubMed:19263482, ECO:0000269 PubMed:19438907}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Additional Disease Information for BMP15

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 BMP15 Gene

Publications for BMP15 Gene

  1. BMP15 mutations associated with primary ovarian insufficiency cause a defective production of bioactive protein. (PMID: 19263482) Rossetti R … Persani L (Human mutation 2009) 3 4 22 44 58
  2. Missense mutations in the BMP15 gene are associated with ovarian failure. (PMID: 16508750) Dixit H … Singh L (Human genetics 2006) 3 4 22 44 58
  3. Mutations and sequence variants in GDF9 and BMP15 in patients with premature ovarian failure. (PMID: 16645022) Laissue P … Veitia RA (European journal of endocrinology 2006) 3 4 22 44 58
  4. The bone morphogenetic protein 15 gene is X-linked and expressed in oocytes. (PMID: 9849956) Dube JL … Matzuk MM (Molecular endocrinology (Baltimore, Md.) 1998) 2 3 4 22 58
  5. Analyses of growth differentiation factor 9 (GDF9) and bone morphogenetic protein 15 (BMP15) mutation in Chinese women with premature ovarian failure. (PMID: 19438907) Wang B … Ma X (Clinical endocrinology 2010) 3 4 22 58

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