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Aliases for CPA3 Gene

Aliases for CPA3 Gene

  • Carboxypeptidase A3 2 3 4 5
  • Carboxypeptidase A3 (Mast Cell) 2 3
  • Mast Cell Carboxypeptidase A 2 3
  • Tissue Carboxypeptidase A 2 3
  • MC-CPA 3 4
  • EC 4

External Ids for CPA3 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CPA3 Gene

  • GC03P145532
  • GC03P149468
  • GC03P149864
  • GC03P149903
  • GC03P150065
  • GC03P148583
  • GC03P145955

Summaries for CPA3 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for CPA3 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the carboxypeptidase A family of zinc metalloproteases. The encoded preproprotein is proteolytically processed to generate a mature protease that is released by mast cells and may be involved in the degradation of endogenous proteins and the inactivation of venom-associated peptides. Expression of this gene may be elevated in human asthma patients. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2015]

GeneCards Summary for CPA3 Gene

CPA3 (Carboxypeptidase A3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CPA3 include Asthma. Among its related pathways are Peptide hormone metabolism and Collagen chain trimerization. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include peptidase activity and carboxypeptidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is CPB1.

Gene Wiki entry for CPA3 Gene

Additional gene information for CPA3 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for CPA3 Gene

Genomics for CPA3 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for CPA3 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for CPA3 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
GH03J148865 Promoter 0.6 EPDnew 650.7 +0.0 21 0.1 POLR2A CPA3 ENSG00000240521
GH03J148863 Enhancer 0.4 FANTOM5 658.4 -1.2 -1235 0.1 KLF1 CPA3 HMGB1P30 ENSG00000240521
GH03J148790 Promoter/Enhancer 1.3 EPDnew FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 10.7 -73.7 -73733 2.9 POLR2A RCOR1 CPB1 CPA3 HMGB1P30
GH03J148902 Enhancer 0.6 ENCODE 6.2 +37.6 37648 1.3 JUN CEBPB EP300 JUND ZNF629 CREB1 STAT3 FOS SP7 CPA3 ENSG00000240521
GH03J148867 Enhancer 0.2 FANTOM5 16.1 +2.4 2375 0.2 CPA3 ENSG00000240521
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data from 2017 publication | Request up-to-date GeneHancer data (full dataset)

GeneHancers around CPA3 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the CPA3 gene promoter:
  • FOXJ2 (long isoform)
  • FOXJ2
  • TBP
  • STAT1beta
  • STAT1alpha
  • STAT1
  • Ik-1
  • HSF1 (long)
  • HSF1short
  • USF1

Genomic Locations for CPA3 Gene

Genomic Locations for CPA3 Gene
31,941 bases
Plus strand
31,941 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for CPA3 Gene

Genes around CPA3 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
CPA3 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for CPA3 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for CPA3 Gene

Proteins for CPA3 Gene

  • Protein details for CPA3 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Mast cell carboxypeptidase A
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q96E94

    Protein attributes for CPA3 Gene

    417 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    48670 Da
    Name=Zn(2+); Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:29105;
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for CPA3 Gene

Post-translational modifications for CPA3 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for CPA3 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for CPA3 Gene

Domains & Families for CPA3 Gene

Gene Families for CPA3 Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Enzymes
  • Plasma proteins
  • Predicted secreted proteins

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for CPA3 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the peptidase M14 family.
  • Belongs to the peptidase M14 family.
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Function for CPA3 Gene

Molecular function for CPA3 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
Release of a C-terminal amino acid, but little or no action with -Asp, -Glu, -Arg, -Lys or -Pro.
GENATLAS Biochemistry:
carboxypeptidase A3,mast cell,highly induced by histone deacetylase inhibitor during differentiation of prostate epithelial cancer cells

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for CPA3 Gene

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for CPA3 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for CPA3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004180 carboxypeptidase activity IEA --
GO:0004181 metallocarboxypeptidase activity EXP,TAS 1629626
GO:0008233 peptidase activity IEA --
GO:0008237 metallopeptidase activity IEA --
GO:0008270 zinc ion binding IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with CPA3: view
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Animal Models for CPA3 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for CPA3:
  • Cpa3 Cpa3<tm1Hrr>
  • Cpa3 Cpa3<tm1.1(KOMP)Vlcg>

Animal Model Products

  • Taconic Biosciences Mouse Models for CPA3

CRISPR Products

miRNA for CPA3 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target CPA3

Inhibitory RNA Products

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No data available for Human Phenotype Ontology , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for CPA3 Gene

Localization for CPA3 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CPA3 Gene

Cytoplasmic vesicle, secretory vesicle. Note=Secretory granules.

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 CPA3 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
mitochondrion 1
peroxisome 1
endoplasmic reticulum 1
lysosome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for CPA3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region TAS,IDA --
GO:0005615 extracellular space IBA --
GO:0030133 transport vesicle IEA --
GO:0030141 secretory granule NAS 2594780
GO:0031012 extracellular matrix IDA 27559042
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with CPA3: view

No data available for Subcellular locations from the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) for CPA3 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for CPA3 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with CPA3: view

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for CPA3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0002003 angiotensin maturation TAS --
GO:0006508 proteolysis TAS 2708524
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with CPA3: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for CPA3 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for CPA3 Gene

(3) Drugs for CPA3 Gene - From: HMDB and Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Zinc Approved, Investigational Pharma 2430
CPA inhibitor Pharma Potent carboxypeptidase A (CPA) inhibitor 0
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Transcripts for CPA3 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for CPA3 Gene

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

Unigene Clusters for CPA3 Gene

Carboxypeptidase A3 (mast cell):
Representative Sequences:

CRISPR Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for CPA3 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for CPA3 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for CPA3 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for CPA3 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for CPA3 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Lung (x4.9).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for CPA3 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Rectum (12.6), Urinary Bladder (11.3), Gallbladder (9.9), and Adipocyte (8.3).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB and MOPED for CPA3 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for CPA3 Gene

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NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of CPA3 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for CPA3 Gene:


Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for CPA3 Gene

  • Lung(4.5)
  • Bone marrow(4.2)
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with CPA3: view

No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for CPA3 Gene

Orthologs for CPA3 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals and fungi.

Orthologs for CPA3 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia CPA3 34 33
  • 99.2 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia CPA3 34 33
  • 90.73 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia CPA3 34 33
  • 89.21 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Cpa3 33
  • 83.53 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Cpa3 16 34 33
  • 83.37 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia CPA3 34
  • 67 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 34
  • 55 (a)
-- 34
  • 51 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia cpb1 33
  • 61.31 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii cpb1 34
  • 47 (a)
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP013181 33
  • 44.27 (n)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG18585 34 35
  • 31 (a)
CG4017 34 35
  • 31 (a)
CG3108 35
  • 31 (a)
CG3097 35
  • 31 (a)
CG14820 34 35
  • 30 (a)
CG8562 34 35
  • 29 (a)
CG32379 34
  • 29 (a)
CG7025 34 35
  • 29 (a)
CG18415 35
  • 29 (a)
CG2915 34 35
  • 28 (a)
CG17633 34 35
  • 28 (a)
CG18417 34 35
  • 28 (a)
CG15769 35
  • 28 (a)
CG8945 35
  • 27 (a)
CG12374 34 35
  • 26 (a)
CG8560 34
  • 26 (a)
CG4408 34 35
  • 25 (a)
CG8563 34
  • 24 (a)
CG8539 34
  • 21 (a)
CG8564 34 35
  • 17 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea Y59C2A.1 35
  • 31 (a)
R11A5.7 35
  • 30 (a)
Y18H1A.9 34 35
  • 29 (a)
T06A4.3 34 35
  • 27 (a)
F02D8.4 34
  • 26 (a)
Y47G6A.19 34
  • 25 (a)
T06A4.1 34
  • 24 (a)
W01A8.6 34
  • 24 (a)
suro-1 34
  • 19 (a)
ZC434.9 34
  • 17 (a)
K. lactis yeast
(Kluyveromyces lactis)
Saccharomycetes KLLA0F27929g 33
  • 46.72 (n)
A. gosspyii yeast
(Ashbya gossypii)
Saccharomycetes AGOS_AFR045W 33
  • 43.96 (n)
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes ECM14 34 33
  • 43.56 (n)
fission yeast
(Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
Schizosaccharomycetes SPBC337.07c 33
  • 46.21 (n)
bread mold
(Neurospora crassa)
Ascomycetes NCU01464 33
  • 44.87 (n)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 34
  • 34 (a)
-- 34
  • 34 (a)
CSA.11311 34
  • 34 (a)
CSA.4005 34
  • 17 (a)
Species where no ortholog for CPA3 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • 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 CPA3 Gene

Gene Tree for CPA3 (if available)
Gene Tree for CPA3 (if available)
Evolutionary constrained regions (ECRs) for CPA3: view image

Paralogs for CPA3 Gene

Paralogs for CPA3 Gene

(9) SIMAP similar genes for CPA3 Gene using alignment to 1 proteins:

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Variants for CPA3 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for CPA3 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 03 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs1000149856 -- 148,875,927(+) T/C intron_variant
rs1000150732 -- 148,896,859(+) C/T 3_prime_UTR_variant
rs1000173826 -- 148,873,368(+) CGCACACGCGCACAC/C intron_variant
rs1000201125 -- 148,867,116(+) C/T intron_variant
rs1000204078 -- 148,869,736(+) C/A intron_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for CPA3 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv3349668 CNV insertion 20981092
esv3598135 CNV loss 21293372
nsv829751 CNV loss 17160897

Variation tolerance for CPA3 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 95.4% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 4.26; 62.52% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for CPA3 Gene

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No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CPA3 Gene

Disorders for CPA3 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(1) MalaCards diseases for CPA3 Gene - From: DISEASES and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
  • asthma, susceptibility to
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
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Additional Disease Information for CPA3

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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for CPA3 Gene

Publications for CPA3 Gene

  1. Human skin mast cell carboxypeptidase: functional characterization, cDNA cloning, and genealogy. (PMID: 1629626) Natsuaki M … Goldstein SM (The Journal of investigative dermatology 1992) 3 4 22 58
  2. Cloning and characterization of the novel gene for mast cell carboxypeptidase A. (PMID: 1729276) Reynolds DS … Austen KF (The Journal of clinical investigation 1992) 3 4 22 58
  3. The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC). (PMID: 15489334) Gerhard DS … MGC Project Team (Genome research 2004) 3 4 58
  4. Human mast cell carboxypeptidase. Purification and characterization. (PMID: 2708524) Goldstein SM … Wintroub BU (The Journal of clinical investigation 1989) 3 4 58
  5. Cloning of cDNAs that encode human mast cell carboxypeptidase A, and comparison of the protein with mouse mast cell carboxypeptidase A and rat pancreatic carboxypeptidases. (PMID: 2594780) Reynolds DS … Serafin WE (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 1989) 3 4 58

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