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Aliases for CLDN14 Gene

Aliases for CLDN14 Gene

  • Claudin 14 2 3 5
  • Claudin-14 3 4
  • DFNB29 3

External Ids for CLDN14 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for CLDN14 Gene

  • DFNB29

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CLDN14 Gene

  • GC21M034410
  • GC21M036753
  • GC21M036754
  • GC21M037832
  • GC21M023308

Summaries for CLDN14 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for CLDN14 Gene

  • Tight junctions represent one mode of cell-to-cell adhesion in epithelial or endothelial cell sheets, forming continuous seals around cells and serving as a physical barrier to prevent solutes and water from passing freely through the paracellular space. These junctions are comprised of sets of continuous networking strands in the outwardly facing cytoplasmic leaflet, with complementary grooves in the inwardly facing extracytoplasmic leaflet. The protein encoded by this gene, a member of the claudin family, is an integral membrane protein and a component of tight junction strands. The encoded protein also binds specifically to the WW domain of Yes-associated protein. Defects in this gene are the cause of an autosomal recessive form of nonsyndromic sensorineural deafness. It is also reported that four synonymous variants in this gene are associated with kidney stones and reduced bone mineral density. Several transcript variants encoding the same protein have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2010]

GeneCards Summary for CLDN14 Gene

CLDN14 (Claudin 14) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CLDN14 include Deafness, Autosomal Recessive 29 and Perrault Syndrome. Among its related pathways are Cell junction organization and Blood-Brain Barrier and Immune Cell Transmigration: VCAM-1/CD106 Signaling Pathways. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include identical protein binding and structural molecule activity. An important paralog of this gene is CLDN2.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CLDN14 Gene

  • Plays a major role in tight junction-specific obliteration of the intercellular space, through calcium-independent cell-adhesion activity.

Gene Wiki entry for CLDN14 Gene

Additional gene information for CLDN14 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for CLDN14 Gene

Genomics for CLDN14 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for CLDN14 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for CLDN14 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
GH21J036477 Promoter/Enhancer 1.6 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE 616.4 +101.4 101384 3.8 ELF3 MNT CEBPG MAFK TFE3 SP1 HNF1A ZNF384 ZNF644 KAT8 CLDN14 ENSG00000233818 ENSG00000279365 GC21P036474 LOC105369301 ENSG00000230479
GH21J036466 Promoter/Enhancer 0.8 EPDnew Ensembl 600.1 +113.4 113385 0.6 POLR2A CLDN14 GC21P036474 ENSG00000279365 ENSG00000233818 ENSG00000230479 LOC105369301
GH21J036487 Promoter 0.5 EPDnew 600.2 +92.6 92646 0.1 ENSG00000279365 PSMD4P1 CLDN14 ENSG00000233818
GH21J036500 Enhancer 1 Ensembl ENCODE 10.7 +79.7 79684 2 ZNF121 ZNF384 SP1 ZNF680 CREB1 RXRA ZBTB8A PRDM10 ZIC2 ZEB2 MORC3 CLDN14 ENSG00000242553 DYRK1A RPL23AP3 PSMD4P1 ENSG00000233818
GH21J036646 Enhancer 1 Ensembl ENCODE 10.6 -67.2 -67241 2.1 ZNF652 ZNF644 FOSL2 RXRB GABPA IRF2 ZNF316 SOX13 MAFK USF1 ENSG00000242553 RIMKLBP1 MORC3 CLDN14 SETD4 LOC105369308 GC21M036690
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GeneHancers around CLDN14 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the CLDN14 gene promoter:
  • AML1a
  • c-Ets-1
  • Chx10
  • FOXO1
  • FOXO1a
  • GR
  • GR-alpha
  • ZID

Genomic Locations for CLDN14 Gene

Genomic Locations for CLDN14 Gene
119,465 bases
Minus strand
115,949 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for CLDN14 Gene

Genes around CLDN14 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
CLDN14 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for CLDN14 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for CLDN14 Gene

Proteins for CLDN14 Gene

  • Protein details for CLDN14 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:

    Protein attributes for CLDN14 Gene

    239 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    25699 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for CLDN14 Gene

Post-translational modifications for CLDN14 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for CLDN14 Gene

Domains & Families for CLDN14 Gene

Gene Families for CLDN14 Gene

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

Protein Domains for CLDN14 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for CLDN14 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:
  • Claudin-14 (CLD14_HUMAN)

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the claudin family.
  • Belongs to the claudin family.
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Function for CLDN14 Gene

Molecular function for CLDN14 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Plays a major role in tight junction-specific obliteration of the intercellular space, through calcium-independent cell-adhesion activity.
GENATLAS Biochemistry:
claudin 14,clostridium perfringens enterotoxin receptor-like,integral membrane protein,claudin family of major structural components of tight junction (TJ) strands

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for CLDN14 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for CLDN14 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005198 structural molecule activity IEA --
GO:0042802 identical protein binding ISS --
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Human Phenotype Ontology for CLDN14 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for CLDN14 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for CLDN14:

Animal Model Products

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CRISPR Products

miRNA for CLDN14 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target CLDN14

Clone Products

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for CLDN14 Gene

Localization for CLDN14 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CLDN14 Gene

Cell junction, tight junction. Cell membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein.

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 CLDN14 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5

Subcellular locations from the

Human Protein Atlas (HPA)

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for CLDN14 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005783 endoplasmic reticulum HDA 16780588
GO:0005886 plasma membrane HDA,IEA 16780588
GO:0005923 bicellular tight junction ISS --
GO:0016020 membrane IEA --
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane IEA --
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Pathways & Interactions for CLDN14 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for CLDN14 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0016338 calcium-independent cell-cell adhesion via plasma membrane cell-adhesion molecules ISS --
GO:0065003 protein-containing complex assembly TAS 7644498
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for CLDN14 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for CLDN14 Gene

(1) Drugs for CLDN14 Gene - From: HMDB

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Calcium Approved Nutra 7611
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Transcripts for CLDN14 Gene

Unigene Clusters for CLDN14 Gene

Claudin 14:
Representative Sequences:

CRISPR Products

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for CLDN14 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8
SP1: - - - - - -
SP2: - - - -
SP3: -
SP6: - -

Relevant External Links for CLDN14 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for CLDN14 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for CLDN14 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for CLDN14 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Liver (x39.5).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for CLDN14 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Urine (69.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB and MOPED for CLDN14 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for CLDN14 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of CLDN14 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for CLDN14 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for CLDN14 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Liver, kidney. Also found in ear.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for CLDN14 Gene

  • Liver(4.4)
  • Skin(4)
  • Kidney(2.1)

Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for CLDN14 Gene

Germ Layers:
  • ectoderm
  • endoderm
  • mesoderm
  • nervous
  • skeletal muscle
  • skeleton
Head and neck:
  • brain
  • cerebellum
  • cranial nerve
  • ear
  • eye
  • head
  • inner ear
  • middle ear
  • outer ear
  • skull
  • peripheral nerve
  • peripheral nervous system
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No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery for CLDN14 Gene

Orthologs for CLDN14 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for CLDN14 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia CLDN14 34 35
  • 99.16 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia CLDN14 35 34
  • 88.19 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Cldn14 34 35 17
  • 86.47 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Cldn14 34
  • 86.33 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia CLDN14 35
  • 84 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia CLDN14 35 34
  • 82.98 (n)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia CLDN14 35
  • 76 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves CLDN14 35 34
  • 70.98 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia CLDN14 35
  • 73 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia cldn14 34
  • 64.8 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii cldn2 34
  • 59 (n)
Species where no ortholog for CLDN14 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)
  • 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 CLDN14 Gene

Gene Tree for CLDN14 (if available)
Gene Tree for CLDN14 (if available)
Evolutionary constrained regions (ECRs) for CLDN14: view image

Paralogs for CLDN14 Gene

(18) SIMAP similar genes for CLDN14 Gene using alignment to 1 proteins:

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Variants for CLDN14 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for CLDN14 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 21 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs112112443 uncertain-significance, Nonsyndromic Hearing Loss, Recessive 36,460,869(-) C/T 3_prime_UTR_variant
rs113350364 benign-likely-benign, not specified 36,461,396(-) G/A coding_sequence_variant, synonymous_variant
rs113831133 benign, likely-benign, not specified, Nonsyndromic Hearing Loss, Recessive, - 36,461,685(-) G/A coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant
rs114551506 likely-benign, Nonsyndromic Hearing Loss, Recessive 36,460,925(-) C/T 3_prime_UTR_variant
rs117560775 benign, likely-benign, not specified, Nonsyndromic Hearing Loss, Recessive 36,461,633(-) C/T coding_sequence_variant, synonymous_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for CLDN14 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv1979371 CNV deletion 18987734
esv2582352 CNV deletion 19546169
esv2663397 CNV deletion 23128226
esv2667105 CNV deletion 23128226
esv2723394 CNV deletion 23290073
esv28981 CNV gain 19812545
esv33286 CNV gain+loss 17666407
esv3384461 CNV duplication 20981092
esv3557683 CNV deletion 23714750
esv3557684 CNV deletion 23714750
esv3557685 CNV deletion 23714750
esv3646972 CNV loss 21293372
esv3646973 CNV gain 21293372
esv7482 CNV loss 19470904
nsv1064290 CNV loss 25217958
nsv1072176 CNV deletion 25765185
nsv1114290 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv1116920 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv1126608 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv3506 CNV insertion 18451855
nsv512637 CNV loss 21212237
nsv587470 CNV loss 21841781
nsv834090 CNV loss 17160897
nsv962676 CNV duplication 23825009

Variation tolerance for CLDN14 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 35.5% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 3.73; 57.62% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for CLDN14 Gene

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

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CLDN14 Gene

Disorders for CLDN14 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(7) MalaCards diseases for CLDN14 Gene - From: HGMD, OMIM, ClinVar, GTR, Orphanet, Swiss-Prot, DISEASES, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
deafness, autosomal recessive 29
  • dfnb29
perrault syndrome
  • gonadal dysgenesis, xx type
autosomal recessive non-syndromic sensorineural deafness type dfnb
  • autosomal recessive isolated neurosensory deafness type dfnb
deafness, autosomal dominant 51
  • dfna51
deafness, autosomal recessive 49
  • dfnb49
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards


  • Deafness, autosomal recessive, 29 (DFNB29) [MIM:614035]: A form of non-syndromic sensorineural hearing loss. Sensorineural deafness results from damage to the neural receptors of the inner ear, the nerve pathways to the brain, or the area of the brain that receives sound information. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:11163249, ECO:0000269 PubMed:22246673, ECO:0000269 PubMed:23235333}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Additional Disease Information for CLDN14

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 CLDN14 Gene

Publications for CLDN14 Gene

  1. Frequencies of gap- and tight-junction mutations in Turkish families with autosomal-recessive non-syndromic hearing loss. (PMID: 12791041) Uyguner O … Wollnik B (Clinical genetics 2003) 3 4 23 58
  2. Mutations in the gene encoding tight junction claudin-14 cause autosomal recessive deafness DFNB29. (PMID: 11163249) Wilcox ER … Friedman TB (Cell 2001) 2 3 4 58
  3. Phenotypic variability of CLDN14 mutations causing DFNB29 hearing loss in the Pakistani population. (PMID: 23235333) Bashir ZE … Riazuddin S (Journal of human genetics 2013) 3 4 58
  4. Analysis of CLDN14 gene in deaf Moroccan patients with non-syndromic hearing loss. (PMID: 23590985) Charif M … Barakat A (Gene 2013) 3 4 58
  5. Novel CLDN14 mutations in Pakistani families with autosomal recessive non-syndromic hearing loss. (PMID: 22246673) Lee K … Leal SM (American journal of medical genetics. Part A 2012) 3 4 58

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