The glypicans comprise a family of glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored heparan sulfate proteoglycans, and they have been implicated in the control of cell growth and cell division. The glypican encoded by this gene is a putative cell surface coreceptor for growth factors, extracellular matrix proteins, proteases and anti-proteases. Mutations in this gene are associated with o... See more...

Aliases for GPC6 Gene

Aliases for GPC6 Gene

  • Glypican 6 2 3 5
  • Glypican Proteoglycan 6 2 3
  • Glypican-6 3 4
  • OMIMD1 3
  • GPC6 5

External Ids for GPC6 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GPC6 Gene

  • GC13P092238
  • GC13P088266
  • GC13P092715
  • GC13P091577
  • GC13P092677
  • GC13P093879
  • GC13P074476

Summaries for GPC6 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for GPC6 Gene

  • The glypicans comprise a family of glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored heparan sulfate proteoglycans, and they have been implicated in the control of cell growth and cell division. The glypican encoded by this gene is a putative cell surface coreceptor for growth factors, extracellular matrix proteins, proteases and anti-proteases. Mutations in this gene are associated with omodysplasia 1. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2016]

GeneCards Summary for GPC6 Gene

GPC6 (Glypican 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with GPC6 include Omodysplasia 1 and Omodysplasia. Among its related pathways are Chondroitin sulfate/dermatan sulfate metabolism and Metabolism of water-soluble vitamins and cofactors. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include heparan sulfate proteoglycan binding. An important paralog of this gene is GPC4.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for GPC6 Gene

  • Cell surface proteoglycan that bears heparan sulfate. Putative cell surface coreceptor for growth factors, extracellular matrix proteins, proteases and anti-proteases (By similarity). Enhances migration and invasion of cancer cells through WNT5A signaling.

Gene Wiki entry for GPC6 Gene

No data available for CIViC Summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , Rfam classification and piRNA Summary for GPC6 Gene

Genomics for GPC6 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements Pubs

Promoters and enhancers for GPC6 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
GH13J093224 Promoter/Enhancer 2.4 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE CraniofacialAtlas dbSUPER 250.7 +1.6 1639 8.5 EZH2 ZNF600 SSRP1 ZNF580 ATF2 CEBPA ATF3 ZSCAN16 ZIC2 ZBTB10 ENSG00000278177 GPC6 HSALNG0098637 HSALNG0098638-002
GH13J093248 Enhancer 1.3 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 11.8 +22.7 22705 2.2 ZNF654 JUND ZMYM3 CEBPA ATF3 ZIC2 CHD4 YY1 MXD4 FEZF1 GPC6 HSALNG0098638-002 ENSG00000278177
GH13J093861 Enhancer 0.7 Ensembl ENCODE 21.3 +635.4 635394 1.2 JUND BHLHE40 CHD1 NFE2L2 EP300 FOS CEBPB NR2F2 GPC6 GPC6-AS2 piR-51137-036 DCT
GH13J093325 Enhancer 0.6 Ensembl ENCODE 18.2 +100.2 100152 2.5 JUND CUX1 FOXA1 GATA2 NANOG CHD2 GPC6 ENSG00000286843 HSALNG0098638-001
GH13J093846 Enhancer 0.7 Ensembl ENCODE 15.2 +620.6 620644 1 CEBPA CEBPB HOMEZ FOSL2 BATF JUNB BHLHE40 NFE2L2 FOS GPC6 GPC6-AS2 HQ292165 DCT
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data from 2017 publication | Request up-to-date GeneHancer data (full dataset)

GeneHancers around GPC6 on the GeneHancer Hub at the UCSC Golden Path

Cistromic (ChIP-Seq) regulation report from SPP (The Signaling Pathways Project) for GPC6

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the GPC6 gene promoter:
  • FOXO4
  • STAT1
  • STAT1alpha
  • STAT1beta
  • STAT2
  • STAT3
  • STAT4
  • STAT5A
  • STAT5B
  • STAT6

Genomic Locations for GPC6 Gene

Latest Assembly
1,181,214 bases
Plus strand

Previous Assembly
(GRCh37/hg19 by Entrez Gene)
1,181,215 bases
Plus strand

(GRCh37/hg19 by Ensembl)
1,180,561 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for GPC6 Gene

Genes around GPC6 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
GPC6 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for GPC6 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for GPC6 Gene

Proteins for GPC6 Gene

  • Protein details for GPC6 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A8K279
    • Q96SG5
    • Q96SG8
    • Q9H1P4

    Protein attributes for GPC6 Gene

    555 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    62736 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for GPC6 Gene

Post-translational modifications for GPC6 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Thr374
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for GPC6 Gene

Domains & Families for GPC6 Gene

Gene Families for GPC6 Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Disease related genes
  • Predicted intracellular proteins

Protein Domains for GPC6 Gene

  • Glypican

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for GPC6 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:
  • Glypican-6 (GPC6_HUMAN)

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the glypican family.
  • Belongs to the glypican family.
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Function for GPC6 Gene

Molecular function for GPC6 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Cell surface proteoglycan that bears heparan sulfate. Putative cell surface coreceptor for growth factors, extracellular matrix proteins, proteases and anti-proteases (By similarity). Enhances migration and invasion of cancer cells through WNT5A signaling.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Induction:
Expression is induced by NFATC2.
GENATLAS Biochemistry:
glypican 6,cell surface heparan sulfate proteoglycan,widely expressed with predominant expression in the adult ovary,liver and fetal kidney,juxtaposed to GPC5,involved in cellular growth control and differentiation

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for GPC6 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for GPC6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 29162697
GO:1904929 coreceptor activity involved in Wnt signaling pathway, planar cell polarity pathway NAS 24431302
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with GPC6: view
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Human Phenotype Ontology for GPC6 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for GPC6 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for GPC6:

Animal Models for research

  • Taconic Biosciences Mouse Models for GPC6

Inhibitory RNAs for research

  • Search GeneCopoeia for shRNA, lentivirus and/or AAV clone products for GPC6

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for GPC6 Gene

Localization for GPC6 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GPC6 Gene

Cell membrane. Lipid-anchor, GPI-anchor. Extracellular side.
[Secreted glypican-6]: Secreted, extracellular space.

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 GPC6 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
golgi apparatus 5
extracellular 4
nucleus 4
lysosome 4
cytoskeleton 2
endoplasmic reticulum 2
mitochondrion 1
endosome 1
cytosol 1

Subcellular locations from the

Human Protein Atlas (HPA)
  • Golgi apparatus (2)
  • Vesicles (2)
See all subcellular structures

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for GPC6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region IBA --
GO:0005615 extracellular space IEA --
GO:0005634 nucleus HDA 21630459
GO:0005796 Golgi lumen TAS --
GO:0005886 plasma membrane IEA,TAS --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with GPC6: view

Pathways & Interactions for GPC6 Gene

PathCards logo

SuperPathways for GPC6 Gene

SuperPathway Contained pathways
1 Apoptotic Pathways in Synovial Fibroblasts
2 Chondroitin sulfate/dermatan sulfate metabolism
3 GPCR Pathway
4 ERK Signaling
5 Nanog in Mammalian ESC Pluripotency
genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with GPC6: view

Pathways by source for GPC6 Gene

54 Qiagen pathways for GPC6 Gene
  • 14-3-3 Induced Intracellular Signaling
  • Actin-Based Motility by Rho Family GTPases
  • Activation of cAMP-Dependent PKA
  • Activation of PKA through GPCR
  • Activation of PKC through GPCR

SIGNOR curated interactions for GPC6 Gene

Is activated by:

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for GPC6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001523 retinoid metabolic process TAS --
GO:0006024 glycosaminoglycan biosynthetic process TAS --
GO:0006027 glycosaminoglycan catabolic process TAS --
GO:0009966 regulation of signal transduction IEA --
GO:0016477 cell migration IDA 21871017
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with GPC6: view

Drugs & Compounds for GPC6 Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for GPC6 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for GPC6 Gene

12 NCBI additional mRNA sequence :
2 Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links to gene/alias where relevant :

Inhibitory RNAs for research

  • Search GeneCopoeia for shRNA, lentivirus and/or AAV clone products for GPC6

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for GPC6 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3 ^ 4a · 4b ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7a · 7b ^ 8 ^ 9 ^ 10
SP1: - -

Relevant External Links for GPC6 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for

Expression for GPC6 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and SAGE for GPC6 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for GPC6 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Artery - Tibial (x5.1).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for GPC6 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Ovary (12.1), Plasma (8.7), Cerebral cortex (8.6), Seminal vesicle (7.7), and Fetal testis (7.5).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, MaxQB, and MOPED for GPC6 Gene

Transcriptomic regulation report from SPP (The Signaling Pathways Project) for GPC6

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for GPC6 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for GPC6 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Widely expressed. High expression in fetal kidney and lung and lower expressions in fetal liver and brain. In adult tissues, very abundant in ovary, high levels also observed in liver, kidney, small intestine and colon. Not detected in peripheral blood leukocytes. Detected in breast cancer cells (at protein level).

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for GPC6 Gene

  • Nervous system(4.7)
  • Heart(2.3)
  • Kidney(2.3)
  • Liver(2.1)
  • Intestine(2.1)

Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for GPC6 Gene

Germ Layers:
  • ectoderm
  • endoderm
  • mesoderm
  • cardiovascular
  • integumentary
  • reproductive
  • respiratory
  • skeletal muscle
  • skeleton
Head and neck:
  • chin
  • ear
  • eye
  • eyelid
  • face
  • forehead
  • head
  • jaw
  • lip
  • mandible
  • maxilla
  • mouth
  • neck
  • nose
  • outer ear
  • skull
  • heart
  • heart valve
  • lung
  • abdominal wall
  • intestine
  • pelvis
  • testicle
  • arm
  • elbow
  • femur
  • fibula
  • forearm
  • hip
  • humerus
  • knee
  • lower limb
  • radius
  • shin
  • shoulder
  • thigh
  • tibia
  • ulna
  • upper limb
  • blood vessel
  • skin
  • spinal column
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with GPC6: view

Primer products for research

No data available for Protein tissue co-expression partners for GPC6 Gene

Orthologs for GPC6 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for GPC6 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia GPC6 29 30
  • 99.7 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia -- 30
  • 98 (a)
-- 30
  • 97 (a)
GPC6 29
  • 91.29 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia GPC6 30
  • 93 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia GPC6 30
  • 89 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Gpc6 29 16 30
  • 88.65 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia LOC691984 29
  • 87.87 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia GPC6 30
  • 61 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves GPC6 29 30
  • 81.88 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 30
  • 90 (a)
-- 30
  • 81 (a)
Tropical Clawed Frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia gpc6 29
  • 76.23 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii GPC6 (2 of 3) 30
  • 77 (a)
zgc:171629 29
  • 68.45 (n)
GPC6 (1 of 3) 30
  • 62 (a)
GPC6 (3 of 3) 30
  • 62 (a)
kny 29
Fruit Fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta dlp 30 31
  • 27 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea gpn-1 30
  • 22 (a)
Species where no ortholog for GPC6 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Eremothecium 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 Vase (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 GPC6 Gene

Gene Tree for GPC6 (if available)
Gene Tree for GPC6 (if available)
Evolutionary constrained regions (ECRs) for GPC6: view image
Alliance of Genome Resources:
Additional Orthologs for GPC6

Paralogs for GPC6 Gene

Paralogs for GPC6 Gene

(3) SIMAP similar genes for GPC6 Gene using alignment to 1 proteins:

genes like me logo Genes that share paralogs with GPC6: view

Variants for GPC6 Gene

Sequence variations, with clinical significance, from ClinVar and Humsavar, with links to dbSNP for GPC6 Gene

SNP ID Clinical significance and condition Chr 13 pos Variation AA Info Type
1021590 Uncertain Significance: not provided 93,830,286(+) C/A
NM_005708.5(GPC6):c.452C>A (p.Thr151Asn)
1025320 Uncertain Significance: not provided 94,398,600(+) A/G
NM_005708.5(GPC6):c.1424A>G (p.Lys475Arg)
1025950 Uncertain Significance: not provided 93,227,470(+) TC/GA
NM_005708.5(GPC6):c.14_15inv (p.Ile5Arg)
838569 Uncertain Significance: not provided 94,403,116(+) G/A
NM_005708.5(GPC6):c.1567G>A (p.Asp523Asn)
881111 Uncertain Significance: Autosomal recessive omodysplasia 93,830,552(+) G/A

dbSNP identifiers (rs#s) for variants without ClinVar clinical significance for GPC6 Gene

All consequence types are included: molecular consequences (e.g. missense, synonymous), and location-based (e.g. intron, upstream).

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for GPC6 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv1014n106 CNV tandem duplication 24896259
dgv1015n106 CNV duplication 24896259
dgv571e212 CNV loss 25503493
dgv572e212 CNV loss 25503493
dgv573e212 CNV loss 25503493
dgv574e212 CNV loss 25503493
esv1057463 CNV insertion 17803354
esv1183301 CNV insertion 17803354
esv1437424 CNV deletion 17803354
esv2102591 CNV deletion 18987734
esv2435780 CNV deletion 19546169
esv2462615 CNV deletion 19546169
esv2530447 CNV deletion 19546169
esv2558321 CNV deletion 19546169
esv2661209 CNV deletion 23128226
esv2663873 CNV deletion 23128226
esv2667490 CNV deletion 23128226
esv2667781 CNV deletion 23128226
esv2677275 CNV deletion 23128226
esv2747828 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2747829 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2747831 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2747832 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2747833 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2747834 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2747835 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2747836 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2747837 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2747838 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2747839 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2747840 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2747842 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2751156 CNV loss 17911159
esv2759958 CNV loss 17122850
esv3143 CNV loss 18987735
esv3302619 CNV tandem duplication 20981092
esv3303710 CNV mobile element insertion 20981092
esv3307750 CNV mobile element insertion 20981092
esv3309712 CNV mobile element insertion 20981092
esv3327630 CNV insertion 20981092
esv3346862 CNV insertion 20981092
esv3360076 CNV duplication 20981092
esv3389916 CNV insertion 20981092
esv34004 CNV loss 18971310
esv3410705 CNV insertion 20981092
esv3425943 CNV insertion 20981092
esv3580825 CNV loss 25503493
esv3580826 CNV loss 25503493
esv3580828 CNV loss 25503493
esv3580829 CNV loss 25503493
esv3580830 CNV loss 25503493
esv3580833 CNV loss 25503493
esv3580834 CNV loss 25503493
esv3580835 CNV loss 25503493
esv3580836 CNV loss 25503493
esv3580837 CNV loss 25503493
esv3580839 CNV loss 25503493
esv3580850 CNV loss 25503493
esv3582694 CNV gain 25503493
esv3582716 CNV gain 25503493
esv3633196 CNV loss 21293372
esv3633197 CNV gain 21293372
esv3633198 CNV loss 21293372
esv3633199 CNV loss 21293372
esv3633200 CNV loss 21293372
esv3633201 CNV loss 21293372
esv3633202 CNV loss 21293372
esv3633204 CNV loss 21293372
esv3633207 CNV loss 21293372
esv3633212 CNV loss 21293372
esv3633213 CNV loss 21293372
esv3633214 CNV loss 21293372
esv3633217 CNV gain 21293372
esv3633218 CNV loss 21293372
esv3633223 CNV loss 21293372
esv3633225 CNV loss 21293372
esv3633227 CNV loss 21293372
esv3633229 CNV loss 21293372
esv3892424 CNV gain 25118596
esv3892428 CNV loss 25118596
esv3892429 CNV loss 25118596
esv9361 CNV gain 19470904
nsv1035144 CNV loss 25217958
nsv1048843 CNV loss 25217958
nsv1049455 CNV loss 25217958
nsv1050202 CNV loss 25217958
nsv1051276 CNV loss 25217958
nsv1052141 CNV gain 25217958
nsv1053695 CNV loss 25217958
nsv1070603 CNV deletion 25765185
nsv1116509 OTHER inversion 24896259
nsv1120288 CNV tandem duplication 24896259
nsv1127353 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv1129 CNV deletion 18451855
nsv1129549 CNV tandem duplication 24896259
nsv1130 CNV deletion 18451855
nsv1131 CNV insertion 18451855
nsv1135804 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv1138252 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv1147326 CNV deletion 26484159
nsv1153706 CNV insertion 26484159
nsv1154004 CNV deletion 26484159
nsv473254 CNV novel sequence insertion 20440878
nsv474799 CNV novel sequence insertion 20440878
nsv476626 CNV novel sequence insertion 20440878
nsv483085 CNV loss 15286789
nsv507724 OTHER sequence alteration 20534489
nsv507725 OTHER sequence alteration 20534489
nsv523214 CNV loss 19592680
nsv526048 CNV loss 19592680
nsv562749 CNV loss 21841781
nsv562750 CNV loss 21841781
nsv562751 CNV loss 21841781
nsv562752 CNV loss 21841781
nsv562753 CNV loss 21841781
nsv562754 CNV loss 21841781
nsv562755 CNV gain 21841781
nsv64659 CNV deletion 16902084
nsv64776 CNV deletion 16902084
nsv818989 CNV gain 17921354
nsv832683 CNV gain+loss 17160897
nsv832684 CNV loss 17160897
nsv957438 CNV deletion 24416366
nsv957483 CNV deletion 24416366
nsv977270 CNV duplication 23825009

Variation tolerance for GPC6 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 28.5% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 8.34; 85.34% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for GPC6 Gene

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

SNP Genotyping and Copy Number Assays for research

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GPC6 Gene

Disorders for GPC6 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(8) MalaCards diseases for GPC6 Gene - From: OMI, CVR, GTR, ORP, COP, and GCD

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
omodysplasia 1
  • omod1
  • omodysplasia type 1
tumoral calcinosis, hyperphosphatemic, familial, 1
  • hftc1
body dysmorphic disorder
  • body dysmorphia
breast cancer
  • breast cancer, familial
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search GPC6 in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases


  • Omodysplasia 1 (OMOD1) [MIM:258315]: A rare autosomal recessive skeletal dysplasia characterized by facial dysmorphism and severe congenital micromelia with shortening and distal tapering of the humeri and femora, to give a club-like appearance. Typical facial features include a prominent forehead, frontal bossing, short nose with a depressed broad bridge, short columella, anteverted nostrils, long philtrum, and small chin. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:19481194}. Note=The disease is caused by variants affecting the gene represented in this entry. Point mutations leading to protein truncation, as well as larger genomic rearrangements resulting in exon deletions, have been found in family segregating omodysplasia type 1. All mutations identified in individuals affected by omodysplasia could lead to the absence of a functional protein, the mutant RNAs being suspected to be nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) targets. Even if the mRNA escapes NMD and is translated, all mutations are expected to disrupt the three-dimensional protein structure and often to abolish multiple highly conserved cysteine residues.

Additional Disease Information for GPC6

Human Genome Epidemiology Navigator
ATLAS of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology
Open Targets Platform
Open Targets Platform
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No data available for Genatlas for GPC6 Gene

Publications for GPC6 Gene

  1. Mutations in the heparan-sulfate proteoglycan glypican 6 (GPC6) impair endochondral ossification and cause recessive omodysplasia. (PMID: 19481194) Campos-Xavier AB … Bonafé L (American journal of human genetics 2009) 3 4 22 72
  2. GPC6, a novel member of the glypican gene family, encodes a product structurally related to GPC4 and is colocalized with GPC5 on human chromosome 13. (PMID: 10329016) Paine-Saunders S … Saunders S (Genomics 1999) 2 3 4 22
  3. NFAT promotes carcinoma invasive migration through glypican-6. (PMID: 21871017) Yiu GK … Toker A (The Biochemical journal 2011) 3 4
  4. Heritability and genome-wide association analysis of renal sinus fat accumulation in the Framingham Heart Study. (PMID: 22044751) Foster MC … Fox CS (BMC medical genetics 2011) 3 40
  5. Personalized smoking cessation: interactions between nicotine dose, dependence and quit-success genotype score. (PMID: 20379614) Rose JE … Uhl GR (Molecular medicine (Cambridge, Mass.) 2010) 3 40

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