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Aliases for CPZ Gene

Aliases for CPZ Gene

  • Carboxypeptidase Z 2 3 3 5
  • Metallocarboxypeptidase Z 2 3
  • VEZT/CPZ Fusion 3
  • EC 3.4.17.- 4

External Ids for CPZ Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CPZ Gene

  • GC04P008774
  • GC04P008786
  • GC04P008712

Summaries for CPZ Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for CPZ Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the metallocarboxypeptidase family. This enzyme displays carboxypeptidase activity towards substrates with basic C-terminal residues. It is most active at neutral pH and is inhibited by active site-directed inhibitors of metallocarboxypeptidases. Alternative splicing in the coding region results in multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for CPZ Gene

CPZ (Carboxypeptidase Z) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CPZ include Yaws. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include metallocarboxypeptidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is CPD.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CPZ Gene

  • Cleaves substrates with C-terminal arginine residues. Probably modulates the Wnt signaling pathway, by cleaving some undefined protein. May play a role in cleavage during prohormone processing.

Gene Wiki entry for CPZ Gene

Additional gene information for CPZ Gene

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

Genomics for CPZ Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for CPZ Gene

Promoters and enhancers for CPZ 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
GH04J008591 Promoter/Enhancer 1.8 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 650.7 +0.7 670 3.3 PKNOX1 ATF1 ARNT SIN3A GLIS2 E2F8 ARID2 ZNF143 ATF7 NCOA1 CPZ TRMT44 GPR78 GC04P008645
GH04J008600 Promoter 0.7 EPDnew 650.4 +8.3 8273 0.1 ZFHX2 POLR2A EGR2 CPZ GC04P008645 GPR78
GH04J008621 Promoter 0.5 EPDnew 650.3 +26.8 26827 0.1 CPZ GC04P008645 GPR78
GH04J007936 Promoter/Enhancer 1.7 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 14.3 -653.3 -653330 5.5 NFIB SIN3A ZNF48 ZEB1 ZNF335 GLIS2 RCOR1 EGR2 NFYC CEBPB AFAP1 LOC389199 GC04P007938 TRMT44 CPZ GPR78
GH04J007870 Promoter/Enhancer 1.6 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 12.5 -720.7 -720710 3.9 MXI1 JUN SIN3A BRCA1 POLR2A ZNF26 SCRT2 ATF7 MAFK ZNF639 AFAP1 GC04M007832 CPZ TRMT44 LOC389199 GPR78 PIR60658
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

GeneHancers around CPZ on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

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

Genomic Locations for CPZ Gene

Genomic Locations for CPZ Gene
27,102 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for CPZ Gene

Genes around CPZ on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

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

RefSeq DNA sequence for CPZ Gene

Proteins for CPZ Gene

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

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Carboxypeptidase Z
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • O00520
    • Q96MX2

    Protein attributes for CPZ Gene

    652 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    73655 Da
    Name=Zn(2+); Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:29105;
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available
    • Sequence=BAB71147.1; Type=Frameshift; Positions=358; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for CPZ Gene


neXtProt entry for CPZ Gene

Post-translational modifications for CPZ Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn281
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for CPZ Gene

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for CPZ Gene

Domains & Families for CPZ Gene

Gene Families for CPZ Gene

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

Protein Domains for CPZ Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for CPZ 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 CPZ Gene

Molecular function for CPZ Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Cleaves substrates with C-terminal arginine residues. Probably modulates the Wnt signaling pathway, by cleaving some undefined protein. May play a role in cleavage during prohormone processing.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot EnzymeRegulation:
Inhibited by 2-mercaptomethyl-3-guanidinoethylthiopropanoic acid (MGTA) and guanidinoethylmercaptosuccinic acid (GEMSA). Inhibited by chelating agents such as EDTA and EGTA.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot BiophysicochemicalProperties:
Kinetic parameters: KM=2 mM for dansyl-Phe-Ala-Arg {ECO:0000269 PubMed:10080937, ECO:0000269 PubMed:9099699}; KM=2 mM for dansyl-Pro-Ala-Arg {ECO:0000269 PubMed:10080937, ECO:0000269 PubMed:9099699}; pH dependence: Optimum pH is 7.8. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:10080937, ECO:0000269 PubMed:9099699};

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for CPZ Gene

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for CPZ Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for CPZ Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004181 metallocarboxypeptidase activity IBA,TAS --
GO:0004185 serine-type carboxypeptidase activity IBA --
GO:0005515 protein binding IEA --
GO:0008233 peptidase activity IEA --
GO:0008237 metallopeptidase activity IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with CPZ: view
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Animal Model Products

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CRISPR Products

miRNA for CPZ Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target CPZ

Inhibitory RNA Products

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Clone Products

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No data available for Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for CPZ Gene

Localization for CPZ Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CPZ Gene

Secreted, extracellular space, extracellular matrix.

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 CPZ gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
endoplasmic reticulum 1
lysosome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for CPZ Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region IEA --
GO:0005615 extracellular space IBA --
GO:0005794 Golgi apparatus IBA --
GO:0030141 secretory granule IBA --
GO:0043025 neuronal cell body IBA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with CPZ: view

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

Pathways & Interactions for CPZ Gene

No Data Available

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for CPZ Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006508 proteolysis TAS 9099699
GO:0006518 peptide metabolic process IBA --
GO:0016055 Wnt signaling pathway IEA --
GO:0016485 protein processing IBA --
GO:0030070 insulin processing IBA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with CPZ: view

No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for CPZ Gene

Drugs & Compounds for CPZ Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for CPZ Gene

mRNA/cDNA for CPZ Gene

Unigene Clusters for CPZ Gene

Carboxypeptidase Z:
Representative Sequences:

CRISPR Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

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

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c · 1d ^ 2 ^ 3a · 3b · 3c ^ 4a · 4b · 4c ^ 5a · 5b ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9 ^ 10 ^ 11 ^ 12a · 12b ^ 13a · 13b · 13c
SP1: - - - - -
SP2: - - - - - - - -
SP3: - - - - - -
SP4: -
SP6: -
SP7: - -
SP8: - - -
SP10: -

Relevant External Links for CPZ Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for CPZ Gene

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

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

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

This gene is overexpressed in Ovary (x21.9).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for CPZ Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Plasma (48.1) and Urine (8.2).

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

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of CPZ Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for CPZ Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for CPZ Gene:

Tissue specificity: In placenta, it is present within invasive trophoblasts and in the surrounding extracellular space. Also present in amnion cells, but is not readily apparent in the extracellular matrix of this cell type. Present in normal pituitary gland and neoplastic pituitary gland (especially POMC-, GH- and PRL-producing adenomas) (at protein level). Widely expressed.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for CPZ Gene

  • Muscle(4)
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with CPZ: view

No data available for Protein tissue co-expression partners and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for CPZ Gene

Orthologs for CPZ Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for CPZ Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia CPZ 34 33
  • 97.71 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia CPZ 34 33
  • 86.62 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia CPZ 34 33
  • 84.1 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Cpz 16 34 33
  • 82.27 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Cpz 33
  • 81.9 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia CPZ 34
  • 75 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia CPZ 34
  • 70 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves CPZ 34 33
  • 65.28 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia CPZ 34
  • 11 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia cpz 33
  • 65.95 (n)
Str.12000 33
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii cpz 34 33
  • 61.57 (n)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea F59A3.1 35
  • 41 (a)
F01D4.4 35
  • 40 (a)
egl-21 34
  • 37 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 34
  • 48 (a)
Species where no ortholog for CPZ 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 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 CPZ Gene

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

Paralogs for CPZ Gene

Paralogs for CPZ Gene

(6) SIMAP similar genes for CPZ Gene using alignment to 3 proteins:

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Variants for CPZ Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for CPZ Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 04 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs1000018340 -- 8,611,087(+) T/C intron_variant
rs1000081859 -- 8,617,085(+) G/C intron_variant
rs1000095056 -- 8,618,129(+) G/A intron_variant
rs1000197796 -- 8,616,438(+) G/C intron_variant
rs1000208259 -- 8,593,553(+) G/T intron_variant

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

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv2759222 CNV gain+loss 17122850
esv33219 CNV gain 17666407
esv34196 OTHER inversion 12058347
nsv1005698 CNV gain 25217958
nsv1014219 CNV gain 25217958
nsv10442 CNV gain 18304495
nsv1128032 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv4225 CNV insertion 18451855
nsv4226 CNV deletion 18451855
nsv428437 CNV gain 18775914
nsv470015 CNV loss 18288195
nsv518282 CNV loss 19592680
nsv521867 CNV loss 19592680
nsv829855 CNV gain+loss 17160897
nsv949785 CNV deletion 24416366
nsv949786 CNV duplication 24416366

Variation tolerance for CPZ Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 98.2% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 7.16; 80.75% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for CPZ 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 CPZ Gene

Disorders for CPZ Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(1) MalaCards diseases for CPZ Gene - From: HGMD and DISEASES

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
  • bouba
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
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Additional Disease Information for CPZ

Genetic Association Database
Human Genome Epidemiology Navigator
ATLAS of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for CPZ Gene

Publications for CPZ Gene

  1. Cloning and expression of human carboxypeptidase Z, a novel metallocarboxypeptidase. (PMID: 9099699) Song L … Fricker LD (The Journal of biological chemistry 1997) 2 3 4 22 58
  2. Immunohistochemical localization of carboxypeptidases D, E, and Z in pituitary adenomas and normal human pituitary. (PMID: 12417617) Fan X … Johnson MD (The journal of histochemistry and cytochemistry : official journal of the Histochemistry Society 2002) 3 4 22 58
  3. Carboxypeptidases from A to z: implications in embryonic development and Wnt binding. (PMID: 11766880) Reznik SE … Fricker LD (Cellular and molecular life sciences : CMLS 2001) 3 4 22 58
  4. Carboxypeptidase Z is present in the regulated secretory pathway and extracellular matrix in cultured cells and in human tissues. (PMID: 10671522) Novikova EG … Fricker LD (The Journal of biological chemistry 2000) 3 4 22 58
  5. Purification and characterization of human metallocarboxypeptidase Z. (PMID: 10080937) Novikova EG … Fricker LD (Biochemical and biophysical research communications 1999) 3 4 22 58

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