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Aliases for DEFB135 Gene

Aliases for DEFB135 Gene

  • Defensin Beta 135 2 3 5
  • Defensin, Beta 135 2 4
  • Beta-Defensin 135 3
  • Beta-Defensin 136 3
  • DEFB136 3

External Ids for DEFB135 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DEFB135 Gene

  • GC08P011878
  • GC08P010770
  • GC08P011839

Summaries for DEFB135 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for DEFB135 Gene

  • Defensins are cysteine-rich cationic polypeptides that are important in the immunologic response to invading microorganisms. The antimicrobial protein encoded by this gene is secreted and is a member of the beta defensin protein family. Beta defensin genes are found in several clusters throughout the genome, with this gene mapping to a cluster at 8p23. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2014]

GeneCards Summary for DEFB135 Gene

DEFB135 (Defensin Beta 135) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with DEFB135 include Atrioventricular Septal Defect and Diaphragmatic Hernia, Congenital. Among its related pathways are Defensins and Innate Immune System.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DEFB135 Gene

  • Has antibacterial activity.

Additional gene information for DEFB135 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for DEFB135 Gene

Genomics for DEFB135 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for DEFB135 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for DEFB135 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
GH08I011982 Promoter 0.8 EPDnew 550.8 -0.1 -84 0.1 FOSL1 JUND FOSL2 FOS DEFB135 DEFB136 GC08M011947
GH08I011874 Enhancer 1.8 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 10.9 -105.0 -104963 6 PKNOX1 SMAD1 FOXA2 MLX ARNT ARID4B YY1 ZNF766 E2F8 FOS FDFT1 CTSB LOC105379243 DEFB136 DEFB135 NEIL2 PIR55200
GH08I011895 Enhancer 1.7 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 11.5 -84.8 -84791 3.3 HDGF PKNOX1 FOXA2 SMAD1 ARID4B IRF4 YY1 ZNF766 ZNF143 ATF7 ENSG00000255144 LOC101929290 CTSB LOC105379241 DEFB136 DEFB135 FAM66A OR7E158P
GH08I011890 Enhancer 1.5 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 11.4 -90.7 -90736 2 ELF3 FOXA2 ZSCAN4 ZNF133 INSM2 KLF17 FEZF1 DMAP1 ZNF2 RARA CTSB RPS3AP34 LOC101929290 DEFB136 DEFB135 PIR55200 ENSG00000255144
GH08I011886 Enhancer 1.3 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 10.9 -93.9 -93938 2.8 BCOR ZNF263 SRF HLF CEBPB SP1 ZNF121 ZFHX2 ZBTB33 EGR2 PIR55200 CTSB DEFB136 DEFB135 FDFT1 DEFB131E FAM66D ENSG00000255144
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

GeneHancers around DEFB135 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Locations for DEFB135 Gene

Genomic Locations for DEFB135 Gene
2,270 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for DEFB135 Gene

Genes around DEFB135 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
DEFB135 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for DEFB135 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for DEFB135 Gene

Proteins for DEFB135 Gene

  • Protein details for DEFB135 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Beta-defensin 135
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q4QY37

    Protein attributes for DEFB135 Gene

    77 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    8754 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for DEFB135 Gene

Post-translational modifications for DEFB135 Gene

No Post-translational modifications

Other Protein References for DEFB135 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for DEFB135 Gene

Domains & Families for DEFB135 Gene

Gene Families for DEFB135 Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Predicted secreted proteins

Protein Domains for DEFB135 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for DEFB135 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 DEFB135 Gene

Molecular function for DEFB135 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Has antibacterial activity.

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for DEFB135 Gene

Phenotypes for DEFB135 Gene

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for DEFB135 Gene

Localization for DEFB135 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DEFB135 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 DEFB135 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for DEFB135 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region IEA --
GO:0009986 cell surface IBA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with DEFB135: view

No data available for Subcellular locations from the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) for DEFB135 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for DEFB135 Gene

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Pathways by source for DEFB135 Gene

Interacting Proteins for DEFB135 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for DEFB135 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006952 defense response IEA --
GO:0042742 defense response to bacterium IBA,IEA --
GO:0045087 innate immune response IBA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with DEFB135: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for DEFB135 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for DEFB135 Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for DEFB135 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for DEFB135 Gene

(1) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(1) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for DEFB135 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for DEFB135 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for DEFB135 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for DEFB135 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of DEFB135 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for DEFB135 Gene:

genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with DEFB135: view

No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery , mRNA differential expression in normal tissues , 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 DEFB135 Gene

Orthologs for DEFB135 Gene

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

Orthologs for DEFB135 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia -- 34
  • 98 (a)
DEFB135 33 34
  • 90.48 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Defb30 34
  • 48 (a)
Species where no ortholog for DEFB135 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)
  • 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 DEFB135 Gene

Gene Tree for DEFB135 (if available)
Gene Tree for DEFB135 (if available)

Paralogs for DEFB135 Gene

(4) SIMAP similar genes for DEFB135 Gene using alignment to 1 proteins:

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No data available for Paralogs for DEFB135 Gene

Variants for DEFB135 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for DEFB135 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 08 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs1000659324 -- 11,982,467(+) A/T intron_variant
rs1001011821 -- 11,982,693(+) T/C intron_variant
rs1001315518 -- 11,982,935(+) A/T intron_variant
rs1002066852 -- 11,983,443(+) C/T intron_variant
rs1002307156 -- 11,984,095(+) C/G intron_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for DEFB135 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv610294 CNV gain 21841781
nsv610293 CNV gain 21841781
nsv516685 CNV gain+loss 19592680
nsv465468 CNV gain 19166990
nsv428195 CNV gain 18775914
nsv1034132 CNV gain 25217958
nsv1026344 CNV loss 25217958
nsv1018042 CNV gain 25217958
nsv1016332 CNV gain 25217958
esv3862 OTHER sequence alteration 18987735
esv3616263 CNV loss 21293372
esv2759593 CNV gain+loss 17122850
esv2736614 CNV deletion 23290073
dgv1269e199 CNV deletion 23128226

Variation tolerance for DEFB135 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 61.9% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 4.07; 60.81% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for DEFB135 Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DEFB135 Gene

Disorders for DEFB135 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(2) MalaCards diseases for DEFB135 Gene - From: DISEASES

- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards

Additional Disease Information for DEFB135

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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for DEFB135 Gene

Publications for DEFB135 Gene

  1. Cross-species analysis of the mammalian beta-defensin gene family: presence of syntenic gene clusters and preferential expression in the male reproductive tract. (PMID: 16033865) Patil AA … Zhang G (Physiological genomics 2005) 2 3 4 58
  2. Discovery of five conserved beta -defensin gene clusters using a computational search strategy. (PMID: 11854508) Schutte BC … McCray PB (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2002) 3 58

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