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Aliases for BMP6 Gene

Aliases for BMP6 Gene

  • Bone Morphogenetic Protein 6 2 3 3 5
  • Vegetal Related Growth Factor (TGFB-Related) 2 3
  • VG-1-Related Protein 3 4
  • VG-1-R 3 4
  • VGR 3 4
  • BMP-6 4
  • VGR-1 4
  • VGR1 3

External Ids for BMP6 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for BMP6 Gene

  • VGR

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for BMP6 Gene

  • GC06P007712
  • GC06P007672
  • GC06P007604

Summaries for BMP6 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for BMP6 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 each subunit of the disulfide-linked homodimer. This protein regulates a wide range of biological processes including iron homeostasis, fat and bone development, and ovulation. Differential expression of this gene may be associated with progression of breast and prostate cancer. Mutations in this gene may be associated with iron overload in human patients. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2016]

GeneCards Summary for BMP6 Gene

BMP6 (Bone Morphogenetic Protein 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with BMP6 include Hemochromatosis, Type 5 and Bone Marrow Necrosis. Among its related pathways are ERK Signaling and Akt Signaling. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include protein heterodimerization activity and growth factor activity. An important paralog of this gene is BMP7.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BMP6 Gene

  • Induces cartilage and bone formation.

Gene Wiki entry for BMP6 Gene

Additional gene information for BMP6 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for BMP6 Gene

Genomics for BMP6 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for BMP6 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for BMP6 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
GH06J007725 Promoter/Enhancer 2.6 EPDnew FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 655.3 +2.6 2591 6.9 PKNOX1 FOXA2 SIN3A ZNF2 BRCA1 ZNF48 GLIS2 FOS SP3 NFYC BMP6 LOC105374907 BLOC1S5 TXNDC5 GC06M007768
GH06J007908 Promoter/Enhancer 2.4 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 10.7 +183.5 183528 3.4 PKNOX1 MLX ZFP64 ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 ZNF2 YY1 SLC30A9 SP3 TXNDC5 BMP6 BLOC1S5 GC06P007902 BLOC1S5-TXNDC5
GH06J007996 Enhancer 1.5 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 13.9 +270.2 270212 1 KLF17 MZF1 ZNF335 ZNF366 ATF7 CEBPB ZNF398 REST ZEB2 ZNF518A BMP6 BLOC1S5 TXNDC5 PIR38170 GC06P007990 PIR57650 BLOC1S5-TXNDC5
GH06J007974 Enhancer 1.5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 11.5 +249.0 248956 2.8 FOXA2 MLX ARNT ARID4B FEZF1 DMAP1 ZNF2 YY1 SLC30A9 ZNF766 BMP6 RIOK1 LOC101928076 TXNDC5 GC06M007967 PIP5K1P1 BLOC1S5-TXNDC5
GH06J007991 Enhancer 1.2 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 11.1 +265.7 265716 1.8 ELF3 FOXA2 ARNT RAD21 RFX5 CHAMP1 ARID2 SMARCC2 RCOR1 FOS BLOC1S5 BMP6 PIP5K1P1 RIOK1 GC06P007990 PIR38170 PIR57650 BLOC1S5-TXNDC5
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data from 2017 publication | Request up-to-date GeneHancer data (full dataset)

GeneHancers around BMP6 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the BMP6 gene promoter:
  • ATF-2
  • c-Jun
  • p53
  • AP-1
  • PPAR-gamma2
  • PPAR-gamma1
  • MRF-2
  • HTF

Genomic Locations for BMP6 Gene

Genomic Locations for BMP6 Gene
154,951 bases
Plus strand
154,951 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for BMP6 Gene

Genes around BMP6 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
BMP6 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for BMP6 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for BMP6 Gene

Proteins for BMP6 Gene

  • Protein details for BMP6 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Bone morphogenetic protein 6
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q5TCP3

    Protein attributes for BMP6 Gene

    513 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    57226 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with SOSTDC1.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for BMP6 Gene

neXtProt entry for BMP6 Gene

Post-translational modifications for BMP6 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for BMP6 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for BMP6 Gene

Domains & Families for BMP6 Gene

Gene Families for BMP6 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the TGF-beta family.
  • Belongs to the TGF-beta family.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with BMP6: view

Function for BMP6 Gene

Molecular function for BMP6 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Induces cartilage and bone formation.
GENATLAS Biochemistry:
bone morphogenetic protein 6 (Drosophila decapentaplegic-Vg-related,DVR family;TGFB superfamily),potential mediator of skeletal metastases particularly in prostate carcinoma

LifeMap Function Summary for BMP6 Gene

During embryonic development, BMP6 as signaling molecule is secreted from the following cells
BMP6 as growth factor is involved in stem cell differentiation protocols towards the derivation of the following cells:

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for BMP6 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for BMP6 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 --
GO:0046982 protein heterodimerization activity IDA 7811286
GO:0070700 BMP receptor binding IDA 7811286
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with BMP6: view
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with BMP6: view

Animal Models for BMP6 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for BMP6:

Animal Model Products

  • Taconic Biosciences Mouse Models for BMP6

miRNA for BMP6 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target BMP6

Clone Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Human Phenotype Ontology , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for BMP6 Gene

Localization for BMP6 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BMP6 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 BMP6 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
mitochondrion 3
plasma membrane 2
cytosol 2
cytoskeleton 1
nucleus 1
lysosome 1

Subcellular locations from the

Human Protein Atlas (HPA)

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for BMP6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region IEA --
GO:0005615 extracellular space IBA --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IEA --
GO:0031982 vesicle IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with BMP6: view

Pathways & Interactions for BMP6 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with BMP6: view

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for BMP6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000122 negative regulation of transcription by RNA polymerase II ISS --
GO:0001501 skeletal system development TAS 8089189
GO:0001503 ossification IEA --
GO:0001649 osteoblast differentiation IEA --
GO:0001654 eye development IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with BMP6: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for BMP6 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for BMP6 Gene

(80) Drugs for BMP6 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials

(53) Additional Compounds for BMP6 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with BMP6: view

Transcripts for BMP6 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for BMP6 Gene

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

Unigene Clusters for BMP6 Gene

Bone morphogenetic protein 6:
Representative Sequences:

Clone Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for BMP6 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for BMP6 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for BMP6 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for BMP6 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for BMP6 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Heart (48.6) and Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (20.4).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB and MOPED for BMP6 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for BMP6 Gene

- Elite partner

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of BMP6 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for BMP6 Gene:


Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for BMP6 Gene

  • Bone(4.5)
  • Spleen(2.5)
  • Bone marrow(2.4)
  • Liver(2.3)
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with BMP6: view

No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues , mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for BMP6 Gene

Orthologs for BMP6 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for BMP6 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia BMP6 34 33
  • 99.48 (n)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia BMP6 34
  • 91 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia BMP6 34
  • 89 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Bmp6 16 34 33
  • 86.51 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia BMP6 34 33
  • 85.99 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Bmp6 33
  • 85.11 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia BMP6 34
  • 82 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves BMP6 34 33
  • 79.8 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia BMP6 34
  • 88 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia bmp6 33
  • 73.4 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii bmp6 34 33
  • 67.27 (n)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta gbb 35
  • 34 (a)
scw 35
  • 29 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea dbl-1 35
  • 32 (a)
Species where no ortholog for BMP6 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • 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)
  • 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)

Evolution for BMP6 Gene

Gene Tree for BMP6 (if available)
Gene Tree for BMP6 (if available)
Evolutionary constrained regions (ECRs) for BMP6: view image

Paralogs for BMP6 Gene

Paralogs for BMP6 Gene

(12) SIMAP similar genes for BMP6 Gene using alignment to 6 proteins:

  • A1L1B5_HUMAN
  • A4FU96_HUMAN
  • A4FU97_HUMAN
  • Q4VBA3_HUMAN Pseudogenes for BMP6 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share paralogs with BMP6: view

Variants for BMP6 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for BMP6 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 06 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs909733732 A colorectal cancer sample 7,880,228(+) C/T coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant
VAR_036200 A colorectal cancer sample p.Ala343Asp
rs1000014668 -- 7,793,660(+) T/C intron_variant
rs1000022742 -- 7,874,839(+) A/G intron_variant
rs1000054938 -- 7,755,375(+) A/C intron_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for BMP6 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv10287n54 CNV loss 21841781
esv25960 CNV gain 19812545
esv2656550 CNV deletion 23128226
esv2658602 CNV deletion 23128226
esv2678437 CNV deletion 23128226
esv2731542 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2731543 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2731544 CNV deletion 23290073
esv28982 CNV loss 19812545
esv33520 CNV gain 17666407
esv3567223 CNV deletion 23714750
esv3567224 CNV deletion 23714750
esv3576095 CNV gain 25503493
esv3608015 CNV loss 21293372
esv3608016 CNV loss 21293372
esv3608017 CNV loss 21293372
esv3890787 CNV loss 25118596
nsv1074374 CNV deletion 25765185
nsv1130843 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv1133014 OTHER inversion 24896259
nsv1151332 OTHER inversion 26484159
nsv348521 CNV deletion 16902084
nsv462625 CNV loss 19166990
nsv473309 CNV novel sequence insertion 20440878
nsv522173 CNV loss 19592680
nsv525566 CNV loss 19592680
nsv526828 CNV loss 19592680
nsv600917 CNV loss 21841781
nsv600918 CNV loss 21841781
nsv600920 CNV loss 21841781
nsv600924 CNV gain 21841781
nsv600925 CNV loss 21841781
nsv830582 CNV loss 17160897
nsv955944 CNV deletion 24416366

Variation tolerance for BMP6 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 75.6% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 8.57; 86.09% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for BMP6 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 BMP6 Gene

Disorders for BMP6 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(32) MalaCards diseases for BMP6 Gene - From: HGMD, Orphanet, DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search BMP6 in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases

Additional Disease Information for BMP6

Genetic Association Database
Human Genome Epidemiology Navigator
ATLAS of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with BMP6: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for BMP6 Gene

Publications for BMP6 Gene

  1. A bone morphogenetic protein subfamily: chromosomal localization of human genes for BMP5, BMP6, and BMP7. (PMID: 1427904) Hahn GV … Kaplan FS (Genomics 1992) 2 3 22 58
  2. Genome wide study of maternal and parent-of-origin effects on the etiology of orofacial clefts. (PMID: 22419666) Shi M … Beaty TH (American journal of medical genetics. Part A 2012) 3 44 58
  3. Personalized smoking cessation: interactions between nicotine dose, dependence and quit-success genotype score. (PMID: 20379614) Rose JE … Uhl GR (Molecular medicine (Cambridge, Mass.) 2010) 3 44 58
  4. The role of height-associated loci identified in genome wide association studies in the determination of pediatric stature. (PMID: 20546612) Zhao J … Grant SF (BMC medical genetics 2010) 3 44 58
  5. Maternal genes and facial clefts in offspring: a comprehensive search for genetic associations in two population-based cleft studies from Scandinavia. (PMID: 20634891) Jugessur A … Murray JC (PloS one 2010) 3 44 58

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