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Aliases for DNASE2B Gene

Aliases for DNASE2B Gene

  • Deoxyribonuclease 2 Beta 2 3 5
  • Deoxyribonuclease II Beta 2 3 4
  • DNase II-Like Acid DNase 3 4
  • DNase2-Like Acid DNase 3 4
  • Endonuclease DLAD 3 4
  • DNase II Beta 3 4
  • DLAD 3 4
  • Deoxyribonuclease-2-Beta 3
  • Lysosomal DNase II 3
  • EC 4

External Ids for DNASE2B Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DNASE2B Gene

  • GC01P084577
  • GC01P084864
  • GC01P082974

Summaries for DNASE2B Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for DNASE2B Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene shares considerable sequence similarity to, and is structurally related to DNase II. The latter is a well characterized endonuclease that catalyzes DNA hydrolysis in the absence of divalent cations at acidic pH. Unlike DNase II which is ubiquitously expressed, expression of this gene product is restricted to the salivary gland and lungs. The gene has been localized to chromosome 1p22.3 adjacent (and in opposite orientation) to the uricase pseudogene. Two transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been described for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for DNASE2B Gene

DNASE2B (Deoxyribonuclease 2 Beta) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Lysosome. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include endodeoxyribonuclease activity and deoxyribonuclease II activity. An important paralog of this gene is DNASE2.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DNASE2B Gene

  • Hydrolyzes DNA under acidic conditions. Does not require divalent cations for activity. Participates in the degradation of nuclear DNA during lens cell differentiation.

Additional gene information for DNASE2B Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for DNASE2B Gene

Genomics for DNASE2B Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for DNASE2B Gene

Promoters and enhancers for DNASE2B 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
GH01J084297 Promoter/Enhancer 2.2 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 660.1 -97.5 -97456 6.8 HDGF SMAD1 ARNT SIN3A FEZF1 ZNF2 YY1 POLR2B ZNF143 KLF13 DNASE2B SAMD13 RPF1 ENSG00000271576 BCL10 UOX ENSG00000199959 ENSG00000249237 GC01M084160
GH01J084405 Promoter/Enhancer 1.2 EPDnew ENCODE 660.3 +8.4 8422 3.2 FOXA2 NFIB MAX RAD21 YY1 FOSL1 GATA3 POLR2A EGR1 NFE2 DNASE2B SAMD13 ENSG00000199959 GC01M084333
GH01J084432 Enhancer 0.9 Ensembl ENCODE 16 +36.0 35994 3.3 CTCF PKNOX1 ZNF384 RAD21 RFX5 CC2D1A ZNF213 POLR2A SCRT2 ZNF143 GC01M084333 DNASE2B GNG5 SPATA1 UOX SAMD13 RPF1 ENSG00000199959 ENSG00000285361
GH01J084364 Enhancer 1.2 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 11.1 -32.4 -32397 2.9 ATF1 RAD21 RFX5 ZEB1 ZNF366 RCOR1 FOS SMARCC1 CEBPB SP1 DNASE2B UOX RPF1 GC01M084160 GC01M084333 SAMD13
GH01J084427 Enhancer 0.5 ENCODE 19.5 +29.4 29372 0.6 JUND MAFG STAT3 HMBOX1 FOS EP300 TCF7L2 DNASE2B UOX GC01M084333
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data from 2017 publication | Request up-to-date GeneHancer data (full dataset)

GeneHancers around DNASE2B on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the DNASE2B gene promoter:
  • STAT5B
  • Hand1
  • E47
  • Sox5
  • AML1a
  • NRSF form 2

Genomic Locations for DNASE2B Gene

Genomic Locations for DNASE2B Gene
17,364 bases
Plus strand
16,487 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for DNASE2B Gene

Genes around DNASE2B on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
DNASE2B Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for DNASE2B Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for DNASE2B Gene

Proteins for DNASE2B Gene

  • Protein details for DNASE2B Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q5VXD0
    • Q5VXD1
    • Q8WZ80
    • Q9NQW3

    Protein attributes for DNASE2B Gene

    361 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    41713 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available
    • Sequence=AAF76893.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for DNASE2B Gene


neXtProt entry for DNASE2B Gene

Post-translational modifications for DNASE2B Gene

  • Glycosylation at posLast=278278, posLast=119119, posLast=103103, and Asn81
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for DNASE2B Gene

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for DNASE2B Gene

Domains & Families for DNASE2B Gene

Gene Families for DNASE2B Gene

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

Protein Domains for DNASE2B Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for DNASE2B Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the DNase II family.
  • Belongs to the DNase II family.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with DNASE2B: view

Function for DNASE2B Gene

Molecular function for DNASE2B Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Hydrolyzes DNA under acidic conditions. Does not require divalent cations for activity. Participates in the degradation of nuclear DNA during lens cell differentiation.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
Endonucleolytic cleavage to nucleoside 3-phosphates and 3-phosphooligonucleotide end-products.

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for DNASE2B Gene

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for DNASE2B Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for DNASE2B Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004519 endonuclease activity IEA --
GO:0004520 endodeoxyribonuclease activity IEA --
GO:0004531 deoxyribonuclease II activity IBA --
GO:0016787 hydrolase activity IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with DNASE2B: view
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with DNASE2B: view

Animal Models for DNASE2B Gene

MGI Knock Outs for DNASE2B:

Animal Model Products

miRNA for DNASE2B Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target DNASE2B

Clone Products

No data available for Human Phenotype Ontology , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for DNASE2B Gene

Localization for DNASE2B Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DNASE2B 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 DNASE2B gene
Compartment Confidence
lysosome 4
extracellular 3
plasma membrane 1
cytoskeleton 1
mitochondrion 1
peroxisome 1
nucleus 1
golgi apparatus 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for DNASE2B Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region IEA --
GO:0005622 intracellular IBA --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IEA --
GO:0005764 lysosome IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with DNASE2B: view

No data available for Subcellular locations from the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) for DNASE2B Gene

Pathways & Interactions for DNASE2B Gene

SuperPathways for DNASE2B Gene

SuperPathway Contained pathways
1 Lysosome
genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with DNASE2B: view

Pathways by source for DNASE2B Gene

1 KEGG pathway for DNASE2B Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for DNASE2B Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006259 DNA metabolic process IEA --
GO:0006309 apoptotic DNA fragmentation IBA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with DNASE2B: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for DNASE2B Gene

Drugs & Compounds for DNASE2B Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for DNASE2B Gene

mRNA/cDNA for DNASE2B Gene

Unigene Clusters for DNASE2B Gene

Deoxyribonuclease II beta:
Representative Sequences:

Clone Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for DNASE2B Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2 ^ 3a · 3b · 3c ^ 4a · 4b ^ 5 ^ 6a · 6b · 6c
SP1: - -
SP2: -

Relevant External Links for DNASE2B Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for DNASE2B Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for DNASE2B Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for DNASE2B Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Minor Salivary Gland (x10.3), Lung (x4.7), and Muscle - Skeletal (x4.6).

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of DNASE2B Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for DNASE2B Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for DNASE2B Gene:

Tissue specificity: Highly expressed in the eye lens and in salivary gland. Detected at lower levels in lung, prostate and lymph node. Isoform 2 is lung specific.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for DNASE2B Gene

  • Lung(4)
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with DNASE2B: view

No data available for Protein differential expression in normal tissues , Protein expression , Protein tissue co-expression partners and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for DNASE2B Gene

Orthologs for DNASE2B Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for DNASE2B Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia DNASE2B 34 33
  • 99.35 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia DNASE2B 34 33
  • 88.62 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia DNASE2B 34 33
  • 86.78 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Dnase2b 16 34 33
  • 76.27 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Dnase2b 33
  • 75.77 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia DNASE2B 34
  • 63 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves DNASE2B 33
  • 61.86 (n)
  • 54 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia DNASE2B 34
  • 52 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia dnase2b 33
  • 61.09 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii LOC562996 33
  • 55.18 (n)
  • 47 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta DNaseII 34 33
  • 43.76 (n)
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP003295 33
  • 42.36 (n)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea nuc-1 34 33
  • 45.45 (n)
crn-6 34
  • 26 (a)
crn-7 34
  • 26 (a)
Species where no ortholog for DNASE2B was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for DNASE2B Gene

Gene Tree for DNASE2B (if available)
Gene Tree for DNASE2B (if available)
Evolutionary constrained regions (ECRs) for DNASE2B: view image

Paralogs for DNASE2B Gene

Paralogs for DNASE2B Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share paralogs with DNASE2B: view

Variants for DNASE2B Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for DNASE2B Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 01 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs1000114087 -- 84,401,801(+) T/C/G genic_upstream_transcript_variant, intron_variant
rs1000152231 -- 84,411,960(+) G/A intron_variant
rs1000332895 -- 84,405,083(+) G/C genic_upstream_transcript_variant, intron_variant
rs1000559826 -- 84,416,102(+) G/C downstream_transcript_variant
rs1000602753 -- 84,398,419(+) G/A upstream_transcript_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for DNASE2B Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv823387 CNV loss 20364138
nsv830437 CNV gain+loss 17160897

Variation tolerance for DNASE2B Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 66.8% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 11.57; 93.04% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for DNASE2B Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DNASE2B Gene

Disorders for DNASE2B Gene

Additional Disease Information for DNASE2B

Genetic Association Database
Human Genome Epidemiology Navigator
ATLAS of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology

No disorders were found for DNASE2B Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for DNASE2B Gene

Publications for DNASE2B Gene

  1. Nuclear cataract caused by a lack of DNA degradation in the mouse eye lens. (PMID: 12944971) Nishimoto S … Nagata S (Nature 2003) 3 4 22 58
  2. Isolation and characterization of the DLAD/Dlad genes, which lie head-to-head with the genes for urate oxidase. (PMID: 11700027) Shiokawa D … Tanuma SI (Biochemical and biophysical research communications 2001) 3 4 22 58
  3. The cloning, genomic structure, localization, and expression of human deoxyribonuclease IIbeta. (PMID: 11376952) Krieser RJ … Eastman A (Gene 2001) 2 3 4 58
  4. Serum ferritin levels are associated with a distinct phenotype of chronic hepatitis C poorly responding to pegylated interferon-alpha and ribavirin therapy. (PMID: 22095909) Lange CM … Swiss Hepatitis C Cohort Study Group (Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.) 2012) 3 44 58
  5. Investigation of genetic susceptibility factors for human longevity - a targeted nonsynonymous SNP study. (PMID: 20800603) Flachsbart F … Nebel A (Mutation research 2010) 3 44 58

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