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Aliases for DEFB132 Gene

Aliases for DEFB132 Gene

  • Defensin Beta 132 2 3 5
  • Defensin, Beta 132 2 4
  • Beta-Defensin 32 3 4
  • Defensin HEL-75 3 4
  • DEFB-32 3 4
  • DEFB32 3 4
  • BD-32 3 4
  • Beta-Defensin 132 3
  • Defensin, Beta 32 3
  • RP5-1103G7.6 3
  • KFLL827 3
  • HEL-75 3
  • UNQ827 3

External Ids for DEFB132 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DEFB132 Gene

  • GC20P000189

Summaries for DEFB132 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for DEFB132 Gene

  • Defensins are cysteine-rich cationic polypeptides that are important in the immunologic response to invading microorganisms. The protein encoded by this gene is secreted and is a member of the beta defensin protein family. This protein binds spermatozoa and has antimicrobial activity against E. coli. Beta defensin genes are found in several clusters throughout the genome, with this gene mapping to a cluster at 20p13. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2014]

GeneCards Summary for DEFB132 Gene

DEFB132 (Defensin Beta 132) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Defensins and Innate Immune System.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DEFB132 Gene

  • Has antibacterial activity.

Additional gene information for DEFB132 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for DEFB132 Gene

Genomics for DEFB132 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for DEFB132 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for DEFB132 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
GH20J000257 Promoter 0.9 EPDnew 650.7 0.0 -31 0.1 MEIS2 PKNOX1 RXRA RAD21 YY1 SP1 GATA3 HNF4A CHD2 DEFB132 DEFB129
GH20J000323 Promoter/Enhancer 2.3 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 10.7 +68.8 68771 7 CLOCK MLX ZFP64 FEZF1 DMAP1 YY1 SLC30A9 ZNF143 SP3 NFYC C20orf96 SOX12 TBC1D20 ACTG1P3 DEFB129 ENSG00000272874 DEFB126 DEFB125 ZCCHC3 NRSN2-AS1
GH20J000330 Enhancer 1.3 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 10.6 +73.1 73113 1.1 ELF3 ARID4B KLF17 SIN3A KLF14 THRB RAD21 RFX5 ZNF207 ZNF143 GC20M000330 ZCCHC3 C20orf96 RBCK1 TRIB3 DEFB132 DEFB129 GC20P000328 NRSN2-AS1
GH20J000237 Enhancer 0.8 Ensembl ENCODE 0.4 -20.0 -19966 1.3 SMARCE1 HDAC1 MTA2 MAX JUNB BATF ZFHX2 EGR1 MTA1 VEZF1 DEFB128 NRSN2-AS1 C20orf96 ZCCHC3 NRSN2 DEFB129 DEFB132
GH20J000228 Enhancer 0.4 Ensembl ENCODE 0.3 -29.7 -29735 0.4 DEFB129 DEFB132
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

GeneHancers around DEFB132 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the DEFB132 gene promoter:

Genomic Locations for DEFB132 Gene

Genomic Locations for DEFB132 Gene
3,361 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for DEFB132 Gene

Genes around DEFB132 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
DEFB132 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for DEFB132 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for DEFB132 Gene

Proteins for DEFB132 Gene

  • Protein details for DEFB132 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Beta-defensin 132
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B2RP72
    • Q4QY40

    Protein attributes for DEFB132 Gene

    95 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    10610 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for DEFB132 Gene

Post-translational modifications for DEFB132 Gene

No Post-translational modifications

Other Protein References for DEFB132 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for DEFB132 Gene

Domains & Families for DEFB132 Gene

Gene Families for DEFB132 Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Predicted secreted proteins

Protein Domains for DEFB132 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for DEFB132 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the beta-defensin family.
  • Belongs to the beta-defensin family.
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Function for DEFB132 Gene

Molecular function for DEFB132 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Has antibacterial activity.
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with DEFB132: view

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miRNA for DEFB132 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target DEFB132

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for DEFB132 Gene

Localization for DEFB132 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DEFB132 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 DEFB132 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for DEFB132 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005615 extracellular space IDA 18343807
GO:0009986 cell surface IBA --
GO:0061827 sperm head IDA 18343807
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with DEFB132: view

No data available for Subcellular locations from the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) for DEFB132 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for DEFB132 Gene

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Pathways by source for DEFB132 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for DEFB132 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006952 defense response IEA --
GO:0031640 killing of cells of other organism IDA 18343807
GO:0042742 defense response to bacterium IEA,IBA --
GO:0045087 innate immune response IBA --
GO:0050829 defense response to Gram-negative bacterium IC 18343807
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with DEFB132: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for DEFB132 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for DEFB132 Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for DEFB132 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for DEFB132 Gene

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

Unigene Clusters for DEFB132 Gene

Defensin, beta 132:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for DEFB132 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for DEFB132 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for DEFB132 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for DEFB132 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for DEFB132 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Adipose - Visceral (Omentum) (x17.7), Adipose - Subcutaneous (x16.3), Breast - Mammary Tissue (x9.2), and Prostate (x5.1).

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of DEFB132 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for DEFB132 Gene:

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No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery , Protein differential expression in normal tissues , Protein expression , Protein tissue co-expression partners , mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt , Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for DEFB132 Gene

Orthologs for DEFB132 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of human and chimp.

Orthologs for DEFB132 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia DEFB132 34 33
  • 98.25 (n)
Species where no ortholog for DEFB132 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)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • cow (Bos Taurus)
  • dog (Canis familiaris)
  • 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)
  • lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • mouse (Mus musculus)
  • oppossum (Monodelphis domestica)
  • 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)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for DEFB132 Gene

Gene Tree for DEFB132 (if available)
Gene Tree for DEFB132 (if available)
Evolutionary constrained regions (ECRs) for DEFB132: view image

Paralogs for DEFB132 Gene

(4) SIMAP similar genes for DEFB132 Gene using alignment to 1 proteins:

  • DB132_HUMAN
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No data available for Paralogs for DEFB132 Gene

Variants for DEFB132 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for DEFB132 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 20 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs1000199102 -- 257,845(+) G/A intron_variant
rs1000484166 -- 259,243(+) G/T coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant
rs1001088783 -- 259,485(+) A/G 3_prime_UTR_variant
rs1001410385 -- 260,383(+) T/C 3_prime_UTR_variant
rs1001653795 -- 260,003(+) G/A 3_prime_UTR_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for DEFB132 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv4219n100 CNV gain 25217958
dgv65n68 CNV loss 17160897
dgv770e214 CNV gain 21293372
esv3584398 CNV loss 25503493
esv3893263 CNV loss 25118596
nsv3248 CNV insertion 18451855
nsv469544 CNV loss 16826518

Variation tolerance for DEFB132 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 93.4% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 0.80; 16.83% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for DEFB132 Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DEFB132 Gene

Disorders for DEFB132 Gene

Additional Disease Information for DEFB132

No disorders were found for DEFB132 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for DEFB132 Gene

Publications for DEFB132 Gene

  1. Transcriptome analysis of a cDNA library from adult human epididymis. (PMID: 18390568) Li JY … Zhang YL (DNA research : an international journal for rapid publication of reports on genes and genomes 2008) 3 4 58
  2. Directional and balancing selection in human beta-defensins. (PMID: 18416833) Hollox EJ … Armour JA (BMC evolutionary biology 2008) 2 3 58
  3. The secreted protein discovery initiative (SPDI), a large-scale effort to identify novel human secreted and transmembrane proteins: a bioinformatics assessment. (PMID: 12975309) Clark HF … Gray A (Genome research 2003) 3 4 58
  4. Distribution of new human beta-defensin genes clustered on chromosome 20 in functionally different segments of epididymis. (PMID: 12620395) Rodríguez-Jiménez FJ … Motzkus D (Genomics 2003) 3 4 58
  5. The DNA sequence and comparative analysis of human chromosome 20. (PMID: 11780052) Deloukas P … Rogers J (Nature 2001) 3 4 58

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