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Aliases for CSH2 Gene

Aliases for CSH2 Gene

  • Chorionic Somatomammotropin Hormone 2 2 3 5
  • Placental Lactogen 2 3 4
  • Chorionic Somatomammotropin B 2 3
  • Choriomammotropin 3 4
  • Lactogen 3 4
  • PL 3 4
  • Growth Hormone B1 3
  • HCS-B 3
  • CS-2 3
  • GHB1 3
  • CSB 3

External Ids for CSH2 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CSH2 Gene

  • GC17M061599
  • GC17M064375
  • GC17M062290
  • GC17M062423
  • GC17M062426
  • GC17M059303
  • GC17M061949
  • GC17M057317

Summaries for CSH2 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for CSH2 Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the somatotropin/prolactin family of hormones and plays an important role in growth control. The gene is located at the growth hormone locus on chromosome 17 along with four other related genes in the same transcriptional orientation; an arrangement which is thought to have evolved by a series of gene duplications. Although the five genes share a remarkably high degree of sequence identity, they are expressed selectively in different tissues. Alternative splicing generates additional isoforms of each of the five growth hormones. This particular family member is expressed mainly in the placenta and utilizes multiple transcription initiation sites. Expression of the identical mature proteins for chorionic somatomammotropin hormones 1 and 2 is upregulated during development, while the ratio of 1 to 2 increases by term. Structural and expression differences provide avenues for developmental regulation and tissue specificity. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for CSH2 Gene

CSH2 (Chorionic Somatomammotropin Hormone 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CSH2 include Choriocarcinoma and Testicular Trophoblastic Tumor. Among its related pathways are Jak-STAT signaling pathway (KEGG) and Peptide ligand-binding receptors. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include hormone activity. An important paralog of this gene is CSH1.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CSH2 Gene

  • Produced only during pregnancy and is involved in stimulating lactation, fetal growth and metabolism. Does not interact with GHR but only activates PRLR through zinc-induced dimerization.

Additional gene information for CSH2 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for CSH2 Gene

Genomics for CSH2 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for CSH2 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for CSH2 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
GH17I063873 Promoter 0.5 EPDnew 550.8 +0.1 69 0.1 CSH2 GC17M063873 GC17P063832
GH17I063837 Promoter/Enhancer 2.6 EPDnew FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 19.5 +32.8 32795 7.4 CLOCK ZFP64 YBX1 FEZF1 DMAP1 IRF4 YY1 SLC30A9 ZNF213 E2F8 SMARCD2 GC17P063839 FTSJ3 CEP95 POLG2 DDX42 ENSG00000265982 PLEKHM1P1 DDX5 DCAF7
GH17I063771 Promoter/Enhancer 2.3 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 16.9 +99.7 99658 5.4 CLOCK MLX ZFP64 DMAP1 IRF4 YY1 SLC30A9 ZNF213 E2F8 ZNF143 DDX42 CCDC47 GC17M063765 FTSJ3 CEP95 POLG2 SMARCD2 DDX5 ENSG00000281311 CSH2
GH17I063694 Promoter/Enhancer 2.2 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 16.7 +174.5 174495 10.2 HDGF PKNOX1 ARID4B ZBTB7B IRF4 ZNF48 GLIS2 E2F8 ZNF207 ZNF143 GC17M063698 GC17M063699 LOC729683 PIR54058 LIMD2 FTSJ3 CSH2 STRADA ENSG00000125695 PSMC5
GH17I063825 Promoter/Enhancer 2.1 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE 17.4 +46.7 46705 3.6 HDGF PKNOX1 CLOCK ARNT ARID4B NEUROD1 SIN3A DMAP1 ZNF2 YY1 FTSJ3 PSMC5 CEP95 DDX42 POLG2 SMARCD2 CSH2 DDX5 ENSG00000281311 ENSG00000265982
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

GeneHancers around CSH2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the CSH2 gene promoter:

Genomic Locations for CSH2 Gene

Genomic Locations for CSH2 Gene
1,755 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for CSH2 Gene

Genes around CSH2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
CSH2 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for CSH2 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for CSH2 Gene

Proteins for CSH2 Gene

  • Protein details for CSH2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Chorionic somatomammotropin hormone 2
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • P01243
    • Q0VDB1
    • Q14407

    Protein attributes for CSH2 Gene

    217 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    24994 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Can be found in a monomeric as well as dimeric form.
    • CSH2 sequence only differs from CSH1 sequence in 1 aa.

    Alternative splice isoforms for CSH2 Gene


neXtProt entry for CSH2 Gene

Post-translational modifications for CSH2 Gene

No Post-translational modifications

Other Protein References for CSH2 Gene

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for CSH2 Gene

Domains & Families for CSH2 Gene

Gene Families for CSH2 Gene

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

Protein Domains for CSH2 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for CSH2 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the somatotropin/prolactin family.
  • Belongs to the somatotropin/prolactin family.
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Function for CSH2 Gene

Molecular function for CSH2 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
chorionic somatomammotropin hormone 2 (see GH@)
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Produced only during pregnancy and is involved in stimulating lactation, fetal growth and metabolism. Does not interact with GHR but only activates PRLR through zinc-induced dimerization.

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for CSH2 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for CSH2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005179 hormone activity IEA --
GO:0046872 metal ion binding IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with CSH2: view

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Phenotypes , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for CSH2 Gene

Localization for CSH2 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CSH2 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 CSH2 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
endoplasmic reticulum 5
plasma membrane 2
nucleus 2
cytosol 2
cytoskeleton 1
lysosome 1
golgi apparatus 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for CSH2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region IEA --
GO:0005783 endoplasmic reticulum IDA 6930851
GO:0031982 vesicle IDA 6930851
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No data available for Subcellular locations from the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) for CSH2 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for CSH2 Gene

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Pathways by source for CSH2 Gene

Interacting Proteins for CSH2 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for CSH2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0010469 regulation of receptor activity IEA --
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for CSH2 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for CSH2 Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for CSH2 Gene

Unigene Clusters for CSH2 Gene

Chorionic somatomammotropin hormone 2:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for CSH2 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for CSH2 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for CSH2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for CSH2 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for CSH2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Testis (x29.0), Pituitary (x6.8), Adipose - Subcutaneous (x5.0), Brain - Cerebellum (x4.8), and Brain - Cerebellar Hemisphere (x4.5).

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of CSH2 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for CSH2 Gene:


Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for CSH2 Gene

  • Intestine(2.4)
  • Blood(2.2)
  • Liver(2.1)
  • Nervous system(2.1)
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No data available for Protein differential expression in normal tissues , Protein expression , Protein tissue co-expression partners , mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for CSH2 Gene

Orthologs for CSH2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for CSH2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia PL-D 33
  • 98.16 (n)
CSHL1 34 34
  • 98 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia GH1 34
  • 63 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia GH1 34
  • 63 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Gh 34
  • 60 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia GH1 34
  • 57 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves GH1 34
  • 53 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 34
  • 46 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii gh1 34
  • 34 (a)
Species where no ortholog for CSH2 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)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • 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)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for CSH2 Gene

Gene Tree for CSH2 (if available)
Gene Tree for CSH2 (if available)

Paralogs for CSH2 Gene

Paralogs for CSH2 Gene

(4) SIMAP similar genes for CSH2 Gene using alignment to 4 proteins:

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Variants for CSH2 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for CSH2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 17 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs1000434208 -- 63,873,423(-) TCTCTCTCTC/TCTCTCTC intron_variant
rs1003241292 -- 63,874,955(-) C/T upstream_transcript_variant
rs1004246923 -- 63,873,683(-) G/A 5_prime_UTR_variant
rs1004299147 -- 63,874,024(-) G/C upstream_transcript_variant
rs1005243826 -- 63,872,426(-) G/T 3_prime_UTR_variant, intron_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for CSH2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv960135 CNV duplication 23825009
nsv954553 CNV deletion 24416366
nsv833511 CNV loss 17160897
nsv833510 CNV loss 17160897
nsv517272 CNV gain+loss 19592680
nsv510720 CNV deletion 20534489
nsv436234 CNV deletion 17901297
esv3582856 CNV loss 25503493
esv3573787 CNV gain 25503493
esv2716099 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2716098 CNV deletion 23290073
dgv960e212 CNV loss 25503493
dgv582e214 CNV loss 21293372

Variation tolerance for CSH2 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 76.9% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 0.93; 19.32% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for CSH2 Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CSH2 Gene

Disorders for CSH2 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(16) MalaCards diseases for CSH2 Gene - From: DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
  • chorioepithelioma
testicular trophoblastic tumor
gestational trophoblastic neoplasm
  • hydatidiform mole, recurrent, 1
juvenile type testicular granulosa cell tumor
  • juvenile granulosa cell tumor
testicular granulosa cell tumor
  • granulosa cell tumor of testis
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
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Additional Disease Information for CSH2

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 CSH2 Gene

Publications for CSH2 Gene

  1. Construction and analysis of recombinant DNA for human chorionic somatomammotropin. (PMID: 593368) Shine J … Goodman HM (Nature 1977) 2 3 4 58
  2. Complex signatures of locus-specific selective pressures and gene conversion on Human Growth Hormone/Chorionic Somatomammotropin genes. (PMID: 18473352) Sedman L … Laan M (Human mutation 2008) 4 22 58
  3. Late life metabolic syndrome, early growth, and common polymorphism in the growth hormone and placental lactogen gene cluster. (PMID: 15531513) Day IN … Phillips DI (The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism 2004) 3 44 58
  4. 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
  5. Splicing variants of the human growth hormone mRNA: detection in pituitary, mononuclear cells and dermal fibroblasts. (PMID: 8674830) Palmetshofer A … Barta A (Molecular and cellular endocrinology 1995) 3 22 58

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