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Aliases for DUSP18 Gene

Aliases for DUSP18 Gene

  • Dual Specificity Phosphatase 18 2 3 5
  • Low Molecular Weight Dual Specificity Phosphatase 20 3 4
  • LMWDSP20 3 4
  • Dual Specificity Protein Phosphatase 18 3
  • EC 4
  • EC 4
  • LMW-DSP20 4
  • DUSP20 3
  • DSP18 3

External Ids for DUSP18 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DUSP18 Gene

  • GC22M027744
  • GC22M029372
  • GC22M029382
  • GC22M031048
  • GC22M014021

Summaries for DUSP18 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for DUSP18 Gene

  • Dual-specificity phosphatases (DUSPs) constitute a large heterogeneous subgroup of the type I cysteine-based protein-tyrosine phosphatase superfamily. DUSPs are characterized by their ability to dephosphorylate both tyrosine and serine/threonine residues. They have been implicated as major modulators of critical signaling pathways. DUSP18 contains the consensus DUSP C-terminal catalytic domain but lacks the N-terminal CH2 domain found in the MKP (mitogen-activated protein kinase phosphatase) class of DUSPs (see MIM 600714) (summary by Patterson et al., 2009 [PubMed 19228121]).[supplied by OMIM, Dec 2009]

GeneCards Summary for DUSP18 Gene

DUSP18 (Dual Specificity Phosphatase 18) is a Protein Coding gene. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include phosphatase activity and protein tyrosine/serine/threonine phosphatase activity. An important paralog of this gene is DUSP21.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DUSP18 Gene

  • Can dephosphorylate single and diphosphorylated synthetic MAPK peptides, with preference for the phosphotyrosine and diphosphorylated forms over phosphothreonine. In vitro, dephosphorylates p-nitrophenyl phosphate (pNPP).

Gene Wiki entry for DUSP18 Gene

Additional gene information for DUSP18 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for DUSP18 Gene

Genomics for DUSP18 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for DUSP18 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for DUSP18 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
GH22J030666 Promoter/Enhancer 1.9 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE 650.7 +0.2 160 2.1 HDGF ARID4B SIN3A ZNF48 YY1 GLIS2 ZNF143 KLF7 ATF7 SP3 DUSP18 PIR40493 PIR46747 ENSG00000250318 SLC35E4 OSBP2
GH22J031623 Promoter/Enhancer 2.9 VISTA EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 11.2 -959.8 -959793 8.6 HDGF PKNOX1 SMAD1 FOXA2 ARNT ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 ZNF2 ZNF766 PISD TUG1 PRR14L DEPDC5 SLC5A4 LOC100422292 MORC2 SFI1 DUSP18 RTCB
GH22J030415 Promoter/Enhancer 2.3 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 11.3 +246.5 246451 11.6 MLX FEZF1 DMAP1 YBX1 IRF4 YY1 SLC30A9 ZNF213 ZNF143 SP3 RNF215 ENSG00000272689 ENSG00000273350 RNU6-564P MTFP1 TUG1 SF3A1 TBC1D10A SEC14L3 PES1
GH22J030693 Promoter/Enhancer 1.9 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE 12 -27.0 -26972 2.1 RB1 NFIB SIN3A ZNF195 FEZF1 YY1 ZNF335 GLIS2 EGR2 SP3 OSBP2 ENSG00000250318 DUSP18 SLC35E4 SEC14L6 MIR3200
GH22J030234 Promoter/Enhancer 2.8 EPDnew FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 6.6 +421.2 421160 24.6 PKNOX1 ARID4B SIN3A ZNF2 ZBTB7B ZNF416 ZNF143 FOS ZNF263 SP5 LIF ENSG00000268812 TUG1 SF3A1 EWSR1 MORC2 PES1 RNF215 TBC1D10A THOC5
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data from 2017 publication | Request up-to-date GeneHancer data (full dataset)

GeneHancers around DUSP18 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the DUSP18 gene promoter:
  • SRF (504 AA)
  • SRF
  • Evi-1
  • C/EBPalpha
  • CP2
  • NF-1/L
  • NF-1
  • Roaz
  • Pax-5
  • SEF-1 (1)

Genomic Locations for DUSP18 Gene

Genomic Locations for DUSP18 Gene
15,840 bases
Minus strand
15,840 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for DUSP18 Gene

Genes around DUSP18 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
DUSP18 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for DUSP18 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for DUSP18 Gene

Proteins for DUSP18 Gene

  • Protein details for DUSP18 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Dual specificity protein phosphatase 18
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B3KPA4

    Protein attributes for DUSP18 Gene

    188 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    21066 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for DUSP18 Gene

neXtProt entry for DUSP18 Gene

Post-translational modifications for DUSP18 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for DUSP18 Gene

Domains & Families for DUSP18 Gene

Gene Families for DUSP18 Gene

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

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for DUSP18 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the protein-tyrosine phosphatase family. Non-receptor class dual specificity subfamily.
  • Belongs to the protein-tyrosine phosphatase family. Non-receptor class dual specificity subfamily.
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Function for DUSP18 Gene

Molecular function for DUSP18 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Can dephosphorylate single and diphosphorylated synthetic MAPK peptides, with preference for the phosphotyrosine and diphosphorylated forms over phosphothreonine. In vitro, dephosphorylates p-nitrophenyl phosphate (pNPP).
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
Protein tyrosine phosphate + H(2)O = protein tyrosine + phosphate.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
[a protein]-serine/threonine phosphate + H(2)O = [a protein]-serine/threonine + phosphate.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot EnzymeRegulation:
Activated by manganese ions, inhibited by iodoaretic acid.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot BiophysicochemicalProperties:
pH dependence: Optimum pH is 6.0. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:12591617}; Temperature dependence: Optimum temperature is 55 degrees Celsius. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:12591617};

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for DUSP18 Gene

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for DUSP18 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for DUSP18 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004721 phosphoprotein phosphatase activity IEA --
GO:0004725 protein tyrosine phosphatase activity IDA,IEA 12408986
GO:0008138 protein tyrosine/serine/threonine phosphatase activity IEA,IDA 12591617
GO:0016787 hydrolase activity IEA --
GO:0016791 phosphatase activity IDA,IEA 24531476
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Animal Model Products

  • Taconic Biosciences Mouse Models for DUSP18

miRNA for DUSP18 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target DUSP18

Clone Products

No data available for Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for DUSP18 Gene

Localization for DUSP18 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DUSP18 Gene

Cytoplasm. Nucleus. Mitochondrion inner membrane; Peripheral membrane protein; Intermembrane side. Note=Translocates to cytoplasm in response to apoptotic stimuli such as staurosporine treatment. {ECO:0000250 UniProtKB:Q8VE01}.

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 DUSP18 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 5
mitochondrion 4
cytosol 3
extracellular 1
peroxisome 1

Subcellular locations from the

Human Protein Atlas (HPA)

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for DUSP18 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus IDA,IEA 12408986
GO:0005654 nucleoplasm IDA --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IDA,IEA 12408986
GO:0005739 mitochondrion IEA --
GO:0005743 mitochondrial inner membrane IEA --
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Pathways & Interactions for DUSP18 Gene

SuperPathways for DUSP18 Gene

No Data Available

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for DUSP18 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000188 inactivation of MAPK activity IEA --
GO:0006470 protein dephosphorylation IEA --
GO:0016311 dephosphorylation IEA,IDA 24531476
GO:0035335 peptidyl-tyrosine dephosphorylation IDA,IEA 12408986
GO:0035970 peptidyl-threonine dephosphorylation IDA 12591617
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with DUSP18: view

No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for DUSP18 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for DUSP18 Gene

(4) Drugs for DUSP18 Gene - From: HMDB

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Phosphoric acid Approved Pharma 0
Water Approved Pharma 0
calcium Approved Nutra 0
Manganese Approved Nutra 37

(1) Additional Compounds for DUSP18 Gene - From: HMDB

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
  • [po(OH)3]
  • Acide phosphorique
  • Acidum phosphoricum
  • H3PO4
  • Orthophosphoric acid
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Transcripts for DUSP18 Gene

Unigene Clusters for DUSP18 Gene

Dual specificity phosphatase 18:
Representative Sequences:

Clone Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for DUSP18 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for DUSP18 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for DUSP18 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for DUSP18 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for DUSP18 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Testis (x6.6) and Whole Blood (x4.8).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, MaxQB, and MOPED for DUSP18 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of DUSP18 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for DUSP18 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for DUSP18 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Widely expressed with highest levels in liver, brain, ovary and testis.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for DUSP18 Gene

  • Nervous system(4.3)
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with DUSP18: view

No data available for Protein differential expression in normal tissues , Protein tissue co-expression partners and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for DUSP18 Gene

Orthologs for DUSP18 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for DUSP18 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia DUSP18 34 33
  • 100 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia DUSP18 34 33
  • 89.01 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia DUSP18 34 33
  • 87.94 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Dusp18 33
  • 84.22 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Dusp18 16 34 33
  • 82.45 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia -- 34
  • 80 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 34
  • 75 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves DUSP18 33
  • 68.46 (n)
-- 34
  • 52 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 34
  • 63 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia dusp18 33
  • 57.36 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii DUSP18 34
  • 47 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG15528 34
  • 36 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea F26A3.4 34
  • 29 (a)
F13D11.3 34
  • 29 (a)
C04F12.8 34
  • 25 (a)
ZK757.2 34
  • 19 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.10229 34
  • 45 (a)
Species where no ortholog for DUSP18 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)
  • 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 DUSP18 Gene

Gene Tree for DUSP18 (if available)
Gene Tree for DUSP18 (if available)
Evolutionary constrained regions (ECRs) for DUSP18: view image

Paralogs for DUSP18 Gene

(12) SIMAP similar genes for DUSP18 Gene using alignment to 5 proteins:

  • F2Z2P2_HUMAN
  • F8VX42_HUMAN
  • H7C401_HUMAN
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Variants for DUSP18 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for DUSP18 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 22 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs1000095639 -- 30,652,366(-) T/C genic_downstream_transcript_variant, intron_variant
rs1000148986 -- 30,660,115(-) T/C 3_prime_UTR_variant, genic_downstream_transcript_variant, intron_variant, non_coding_transcript_variant
rs1000354461 -- 30,666,697(-) A/G intron_variant
rs1000356204 -- 30,661,694(-) G/A 3_prime_UTR_variant, intron_variant, non_coding_transcript_variant
rs1000447800 -- 30,652,679(-) G/A genic_downstream_transcript_variant, intron_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for DUSP18 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv1110864 OTHER inversion 24896259
nsv834175 CNV gain 17160897

Variation tolerance for DUSP18 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 72.6% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 0.89; 18.46% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for DUSP18 Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DUSP18 Gene

Disorders for DUSP18 Gene

Additional Disease Information for DUSP18

No disorders were found for DUSP18 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for DUSP18 Gene

Publications for DUSP18 Gene

  1. Structure of human DSP18, a member of the dual-specificity protein tyrosine phosphatase family. (PMID: 16699184) Jeong DG … Kim SJ (Acta crystallographica. Section D, Biological crystallography 2006) 3 4 22 58
  2. Identification and characterization of two novel low-molecular-weight dual specificity phosphatases. (PMID: 12408986) Hood KL … Yoon C (Biochemical and biophysical research communications 2002) 2 3 4 58
  3. Dual specificity phosphotase 18, interacting with SAPK, dephosphorylates SAPK and inhibits SAPK/JNK signal pathway in vivo. (PMID: 16720344) Wu Q … Mao Y (Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual library 2006) 3 22 58
  4. Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs. (PMID: 14702039) Ota T … Sugano S (Nature genetics 2004) 3 4 58
  5. A genome annotation-driven approach to cloning the human ORFeome. (PMID: 15461802) Collins JE … Dunham I (Genome biology 2004) 3 4 58

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