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Aliases for BMP8B Gene

Aliases for BMP8B Gene

  • Bone Morphogenetic Protein 8b 2 3 5
  • Osteogenic Protein 2 2 3 4
  • Bone Morphogenetic Protein 8 (Osteogenic Protein 2) 2 3
  • BMP8 3 4
  • BMP-8B 4
  • BMP-8 4
  • OP-2 4
  • OP2 3

External Ids for BMP8B Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for BMP8B Gene

  • BMP8

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for BMP8B Gene

  • GC01M039638
  • GC01M039639
  • GC01M039892
  • GC01M039996
  • GC01M040222
  • GC01M038342

Summaries for BMP8B Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for BMP8B 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. The encoded protein stimulates thermogenesis in brown adipose tissue. Expression of this gene may be downregulated in pancreatic cancer. This gene may have arose from a gene duplication event and its gene duplicate is also present on chromosome 1. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2016]

GeneCards Summary for BMP8B Gene

BMP8B (Bone Morphogenetic Protein 8b) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with BMP8B include Tritanopia and Achondroplasia. Among its related pathways are PEDF Induced Signaling and Akt Signaling. 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 BMP8A.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BMP8B Gene

  • Induces cartilage and bone formation. May be the osteoinductive factor responsible for the phenomenon of epithelial osteogenesis. Plays a role in calcium regulation and bone homeostasis (By similarity).

Gene Wiki entry for BMP8B Gene

Additional gene information for BMP8B Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for BMP8B Gene

Genomics for BMP8B Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for BMP8B Gene

Promoters and enhancers for BMP8B 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
GH01I039788 Promoter/Enhancer 1.9 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE 561 -0.1 -148 1.6 ATF1 SIN3A GLIS2 SP3 NFYC REST ZNF623 ZNF592 SMARCA4 GLIS1 BMP8B LOC101929536 PPIE OXCT2 LOC105378951 ENSG00000229213
GH01I039738 Promoter/Enhancer 2 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE 18.3 +49.8 49849 1.8 ATF1 SIN3A ZNF2 YY1 ETS1 POLR2B GLIS2 E2F8 ATF7 RUNX3 PPIE BMP8B OXCT2 TRIT1 ENSG00000202222 PIR58872 RNU7-121P GC01M039730
GH01I039865 Enhancer 1 FANTOM5 dbSUPER 28.7 -76.9 -76888 0.2 HDGF ZNF140 SALL2 ZNF366 SMARCA5 ZNF639 ZNF114 ZBTB2 NR3C1 ZBTB5 TRIT1 PPIE BMP8B EXO5 ZMPSTE24 CAP1 PPIEL PPT1 RLF ENSG00000259943
GH01I039404 Promoter/Enhancer 2.7 EPDnew FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 4.9 +379.9 379935 8.2 HDGF FOXA2 ARNT ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 ZNF2 YY1 ZNF143 DEK MACF1 OXCT2P1 ENSG00000226438 BMP8B KIAA0754 PIR47449 GC01P039381 BMP8A
GH01I039931 Enhancer 1.5 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 6.1 -145.9 -145911 6.3 ELF3 FOXA2 MLX ARID4B ZSCAN9 RAD21 ETS1 YY1 SCRT2 ATF7 CAP1 MYCL TRIT1 PPT1 LOC105378668 ENSG00000202222 BMP8B RLF ZMPSTE24 SMAP2
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

GeneHancers around BMP8B on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the BMP8B gene promoter:

Genomic Locations for BMP8B Gene

Genomic Locations for BMP8B Gene
31,680 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for BMP8B Gene

Genes around BMP8B on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
BMP8B Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for BMP8B Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for BMP8B Gene

Proteins for BMP8B Gene

  • Protein details for BMP8B Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Bone morphogenetic protein 8B
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • E7EMY8
    • Q32NE5
    • Q53ZM7
    • Q9NUF0

    Protein attributes for BMP8B Gene

    402 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    44768 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Homodimer; disulfide-linked.

    Alternative splice isoforms for BMP8B Gene


neXtProt entry for BMP8B Gene

Post-translational modifications for BMP8B Gene

  • Glycosylation at posLast=158158 and Asn343
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for BMP8B Gene

Antibody Products

  • Abcam antibodies for BMP8B
  • Santa Cruz Biotechnology (SCBT) Antibodies for BMP8B

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for BMP8B Gene

Domains & Families for BMP8B Gene

Gene Families for BMP8B Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for BMP8B 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.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with BMP8B: view

Function for BMP8B Gene

Molecular function for BMP8B Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Induces cartilage and bone formation. May be the osteoinductive factor responsible for the phenomenon of epithelial osteogenesis. Plays a role in calcium regulation and bone homeostasis (By similarity).

LifeMap Function Summary for BMP8B Gene

During embryonic development, BMP8B as signaling molecule is secreted from the following cells
It affects the following cells:
BMP8B as growth factor is involved in stem cell differentiation protocols towards the derivation of the following cells:

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for BMP8B 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:0070700 BMP receptor binding IBA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with BMP8B: view

Phenotypes for BMP8B Gene

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Animal Model Products

CRISPR Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for BMP8B Gene

Localization for BMP8B Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BMP8B 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 BMP8B gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 4
mitochondrion 1
peroxisome 1
cytosol 1
lysosome 1
golgi apparatus 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for BMP8B Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region IEA --
GO:0005615 extracellular space IBA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with BMP8B: view

No data available for Subcellular locations from the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) for BMP8B Gene

Pathways & Interactions for BMP8B Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for BMP8B Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001501 skeletal system development TAS 1460021
GO:0001503 ossification IEA --
GO:0007275 multicellular organism development IEA --
GO:0010469 regulation of receptor activity IEA --
GO:0010862 positive regulation of pathway-restricted SMAD protein phosphorylation IBA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with BMP8B: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for BMP8B Gene

Drugs & Compounds for BMP8B Gene

(1) Drugs for BMP8B Gene - From: HMDB

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
calcium Approved Nutra 0
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with BMP8B: view

Transcripts for BMP8B Gene

Unigene Clusters for BMP8B Gene

Bone morphogenetic protein 8b:
Representative Sequences:

CRISPR Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for BMP8B Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for BMP8B Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for BMP8B Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for BMP8B Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for BMP8B Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Nerve - Tibial (x11.6).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for BMP8B Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Heart (69.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for BMP8B Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for BMP8B Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of BMP8B Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for BMP8B Gene:


Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for BMP8B Gene

  • Nervous system(4.3)
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with BMP8B: view

Primer Products

No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for BMP8B Gene

Orthologs for BMP8B Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for BMP8B Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia BMP8B 33 34
  • 98.67 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia -- 34
  • 90 (a)
LOC100855618 33
  • 89.56 (n)
-- 34
  • 85 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia BMP8A 33
  • 88.64 (n)
-- 34
  • 88 (a)
-- 34
  • 75 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Bmp8a 34
  • 83 (a)
Bmp8b 34
  • 75 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia -- 34
  • 68 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 34
  • 64 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves BMP8B 33
  • 76.04 (n)
-- 34
  • 67 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 34
  • 61 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia bmp8b 33
  • 66.58 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii bmp8a 33 34
  • 63.61 (n)
Species where no ortholog for BMP8B 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)
  • 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)
  • rat (Rattus norvegicus)
  • 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 BMP8B Gene

Gene Tree for BMP8B (if available)
Gene Tree for BMP8B (if available)

Paralogs for BMP8B Gene

Paralogs for BMP8B Gene

(4) SIMAP similar genes for BMP8B Gene using alignment to 3 proteins: Pseudogenes for BMP8B Gene

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Variants for BMP8B Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for BMP8B Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 01 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs1000205445 -- 39,767,254(-) A/G genic_downstream_transcript_variant, intron_variant
rs1000255204 -- 39,766,470(-) C/T genic_downstream_transcript_variant, intron_variant
rs1000372818 -- 39,788,649(-) T/G 5_prime_UTR_variant, genic_upstream_transcript_variant, upstream_transcript_variant
rs1000733094 -- 39,787,235(-) G/A intron_variant
rs1000876989 -- 39,760,294(-) G/A 3_prime_UTR_variant, genic_downstream_transcript_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for BMP8B Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv152n100 CNV gain 25217958
dgv153n100 CNV gain 25217958
dgv15n27 CNV gain 19166990
esv2758933 CNV loss 17122850
esv3561048 CNV deletion 23714750
nsv1075454 CNV deletion 25765185
nsv1116447 OTHER inversion 24896259
nsv1136078 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv546063 CNV gain 21841781
nsv7177 OTHER inversion 18451855
nsv945894 CNV duplication 23825009
nsv945895 CNV duplication 23825009
nsv950654 CNV deletion 24416366

Variation tolerance for BMP8B Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 91.9% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 4.44; 64.05% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for BMP8B 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 BMP8B Gene

Disorders for BMP8B Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(3) MalaCards diseases for BMP8B Gene - From: HGMD, DISEASES, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
  • colorblindness, tritanopic
  • ach
irregular astigmatism
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search BMP8B in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases

Additional Disease Information for BMP8B

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 BMP8B: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for BMP8B Gene

Publications for BMP8B Gene

  1. Osteogenic protein-2. A new member of the transforming growth factor-beta superfamily expressed early in embryogenesis. (PMID: 1460021) Ozkaynak E … Oppermann H (The Journal of biological chemistry 1992) 2 3 4 22 58
  2. 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
  3. A large-scale candidate gene association study of age at menarche and age at natural menopause. (PMID: 20734064) He C … Hunter DJ (Human genetics 2010) 3 44 58
  4. The DNA sequence and biological annotation of human chromosome 1. (PMID: 16710414) Gregory SG … Prigmore E (Nature 2006) 3 4 58
  5. Genetic variations in humans associated with differences in the course of hepatitis C. (PMID: 15063762) Saito T … Kawata S (Biochemical and biophysical research communications 2004) 3 44 58

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