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Aliases for FTHL17 Gene

Aliases for FTHL17 Gene

  • Ferritin Heavy Chain Like 17 2 3 5
  • Cancer/Testis Antigen 38 2 3 4
  • Ferritin, Heavy Polypeptide-Like 17 2 3
  • CT38 3 4
  • Ferritin Heavy Polypeptide-Like 17 3

External Ids for FTHL17 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for FTHL17 Gene

  • GC0XM029592
  • GC0XM029774
  • GC0XM030291
  • GC0XM030451
  • GC0XM030452
  • GC0XM030849
  • GC0XM028830

Summaries for FTHL17 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for FTHL17 Gene

  • This gene encodes a ferritin heavy chain-like protein. This gene is primarily expressed in embryonic germ cells. The encoded protein may lack ferroxidase activity. Multiple pseudogenes of this gene are found on chromosome X. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2016]

GeneCards Summary for FTHL17 Gene

FTHL17 (Ferritin Heavy Chain Like 17) is a Protein Coding gene. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include ferric iron binding. An important paralog of this gene is FTH1.

Additional gene information for FTHL17 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for FTHL17 Gene

Genomics for FTHL17 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for FTHL17 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for FTHL17 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
GH0XI031072 Promoter 0.6 EPDnew 550.8 0.0 -8 0.1 ZBTB33 FTHL17 GC0XP031068 GC0XM031207
GH0XI031208 Enhancer 1.1 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 12.3 -137.3 -137291 1.6 PKNOX1 FEZF1 POLR2A GLI2 ZSCAN5C PRDM10 ZBTB20 TCF7L2 STAT1 CEBPB FTHL17 GC0XM031207
GH0XI031135 Enhancer 0.9 Ensembl ENCODE 12.7 -64.3 -64280 1.1 PKNOX1 BMI1 IRF4 RELA ATF7 IKZF2 RUNX3 CBFB NR2F1 ZBED1 FTHL17 TAB3 GC0XM031207
GH0XI031198 Enhancer 0.9 ENCODE dbSUPER 12.3 -127.5 -127512 1.9 SOX13 FOXA2 JUN BRCA1 RFX5 POLR2A NFYB RCOR1 FOS CHD2 FTHL17 GC0XM031207
GH0XI031223 Enhancer 0.9 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 12.2 -152.2 -152163 2.2 POLR2A BCL11A HMBOX1 BATF RUNX3 GC0XP031223 FTHL17 PIR45832
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

GeneHancers around FTHL17 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the FTHL17 gene promoter:

Genomic Locations for FTHL17 Gene

Genomic Locations for FTHL17 Gene
813 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for FTHL17 Gene

Genes around FTHL17 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
FTHL17 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for FTHL17 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for FTHL17 Gene

Proteins for FTHL17 Gene

  • Protein details for FTHL17 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Ferritin heavy polypeptide-like 17
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q6NT24
    • Q6NTE2

    Protein attributes for FTHL17 Gene

    183 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    21142 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for FTHL17 Gene

Post-translational modifications for FTHL17 Gene

No Post-translational modifications

Other Protein References for FTHL17 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for FTHL17 Gene

Domains & Families for FTHL17 Gene

Gene Families for FTHL17 Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Predicted intracellular proteins

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for FTHL17 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the ferritin family.
  • Belongs to the ferritin family.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with FTHL17: view

Function for FTHL17 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for FTHL17 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005506 iron ion binding IBA --
GO:0008199 ferric iron binding IEA --
GO:0046872 metal ion binding IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with FTHL17: view
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No data available for Molecular function , Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for FTHL17 Gene

Localization for FTHL17 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 FTHL17 gene
Compartment Confidence
mitochondrion 3
extracellular 2
cytosol 2

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for FTHL17 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005739 mitochondrion IBA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with FTHL17: view

No data available for Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Subcellular locations from the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) for FTHL17 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for FTHL17 Gene

SuperPathways for FTHL17 Gene

No Data Available

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for FTHL17 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006826 iron ion transport IEA --
GO:0006879 cellular iron ion homeostasis IEA --
GO:0006880 intracellular sequestering of iron ion IBA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with FTHL17: view

No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for FTHL17 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for FTHL17 Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for FTHL17 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for FTHL17 Gene

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

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for FTHL17 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for FTHL17 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for FTHL17 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for FTHL17 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for FTHL17 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Testis (x51.7).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for FTHL17 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Tlymphocyte (53.1) and Brain (15.9).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MaxQB, and MOPED for FTHL17 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for FTHL17 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of FTHL17 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for FTHL17 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for FTHL17 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Testis specific. Also expressed in several cancers.
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with FTHL17: view

No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery , Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for FTHL17 Gene

Orthologs for FTHL17 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for FTHL17 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia FTHL17 33 34
  • 98.72 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia -- 34
  • 63 (a)
-- 34
  • 57 (a)
-- 34
  • 36 (a)
-- 34
  • 30 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia -- 34
  • 58 (a)
-- 34
  • 56 (a)
-- 34
  • 55 (a)
-- 34
  • 55 (a)
-- 34
  • 51 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Gm14511 34
  • 56 (a)
Gm5634 34
  • 56 (a)
Gm5635 34
  • 56 (a)
Fthl17 34
  • 54 (a)
Gm14458 34
  • 54 (a)
1600014K23Rik 34
  • 48 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia -- 34
  • 51 (a)
-- 34
  • 50 (a)
-- 34
  • 42 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 34
  • 47 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves FTH 34
  • 63 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 34
  • 64 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii fth1a 34
  • 55 (a)
fth1b 34
  • 55 (a)
Species where no ortholog for FTHL17 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)
  • 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 FTHL17 Gene

Gene Tree for FTHL17 (if available)
Gene Tree for FTHL17 (if available)

Paralogs for FTHL17 Gene

Paralogs for FTHL17 Gene

(5) SIMAP similar genes for FTHL17 Gene using alignment to 1 proteins: Pseudogenes for FTHL17 Gene

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Variants for FTHL17 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for FTHL17 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 0X pos Variation AA Info Type
rs1001602359 -- 31,072,271(-) C/T upstream_transcript_variant
rs1003461151 -- 31,072,765(-) A/G upstream_transcript_variant
rs1003535219 -- 31,071,161(-) A/G downstream_transcript_variant
rs1004080251 -- 31,071,418(-) C/T coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant
rs1005746557 -- 31,073,031(-) G/T upstream_transcript_variant

Variation tolerance for FTHL17 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 85.4% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 6.22; 76.14% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for FTHL17 Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for FTHL17 Gene

Disorders for FTHL17 Gene

Additional Disease Information for FTHL17

No disorders were found for FTHL17 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for FTHL17 Gene

Publications for FTHL17 Gene

  1. The Ferritin-Heavy-Polypeptide-Like-17 (FTHL17) gene encodes a ferritin with low stability and no ferroxidase activity and with a partial nuclear localization. (PMID: 25749565) Ruzzenenti P … Poli M (Biochimica et biophysica acta 2015) 2 3 58
  2. 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
  3. Five new human cancer-germline genes identified among 12 genes expressed in spermatogonia. (PMID: 12704671) Loriot A … De Smet C (International journal of cancer 2003) 3 4 58
  4. An abundance of X-linked genes expressed in spermatogonia. (PMID: 11279525) Wang PJ … Page DC (Nature genetics 2001) 3 4 58
  5. Severe XIST hypomethylation clearly distinguishes (SRY+) 46,XX-maleness from Klinefelter syndrome. (PMID: 19812237) Poplinski A … Gromoll J (European journal of endocrinology 2010) 3 58

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