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Aliases for HSCB Gene

Aliases for HSCB Gene

  • HscB Mitochondrial Iron-Sulfur Cluster Cochaperone 2 3 5
  • DnaJ (Hsp40) Homolog, Subfamily C, Member 20 2 3
  • DNAJC20 3 4
  • HSC20 3 4
  • Iron-Sulfur Cluster Co-Chaperone Protein HscB, Mitochondrial 3
  • HscB Iron-Sulfur Cluster Co-Chaperone Homolog (E. Coli) 2
  • HscB Mitochondrial Iron-Sulfur Cluster Co-Chaperone 3
  • HscB Iron-Sulfur Cluster Co-Chaperone Homolog 3
  • DnaJ Homolog Subfamily C Member 20 4
  • J-Type Co-Chaperone HSC20 3
  • JAC1 3

External Ids for HSCB Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HSCB Gene

  • GC22P027468
  • GC22P029138
  • GC22P012103

Summaries for HSCB Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for HSCB Gene

  • This gene encodes a DnaJ-type co-chaperone and member of the heat shock cognate B (HscB) family of proteins. The encoded protein plays a role in the synthesis of iron-sulfur clusters, protein cofactors that are involved in the redox reactions of mitochondrial electron transport and other processes. Cells in which this gene is knocked down exhibit reduced activity of iron-sulfur cluster-dependent enzymes including succinate dehydrogenase and aconitase. The encoded protein may stimulate the ATPase activity of the mitochondrial stress-70 protein. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2015]

GeneCards Summary for HSCB Gene

HSCB (HscB Mitochondrial Iron-Sulfur Cluster Cochaperone) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HSCB include Bardet-Biedl Syndrome. Among its related pathways are Metabolism of proteins and Mitochondrial protein import. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include chaperone binding.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HSCB Gene

  • Acts as a co-chaperone in iron-sulfur cluster assembly in mitochondria.

Additional gene information for HSCB Gene

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

Genomics for HSCB Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for HSCB Gene

Promoters and enhancers for HSCB 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
GH22I028740 Promoter/Enhancer 2.1 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE 550.8 +0.4 372 2.8 HDGF PKNOX1 SMAD1 ARID4B SIN3A FEZF1 DMAP1 YBX1 IRF4 YY1 CHEK2 HSCB GC22M028741 GC22M028742 EWSR1 CCDC117 THOC5 ZNRF3
GH22I028772 Promoter/Enhancer 2.2 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 6.1 +31.3 31335 2.5 HDGF SMAD1 ARNT ARID4B SIN3A IRF4 YY1 ZNF766 ZNF207 ZNF143 CCDC117 ZNRF3 ENSG00000272858 HSCB CHEK2 PIR46010
GH22I028797 Promoter/Enhancer 2.3 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 5.3 +59.1 59052 6.2 PKNOX1 SMAD1 MLX ARNT ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 ZNF2 IRF4 YY1 ZNRF3 ENSG00000226471 XBP1 EWSR1 CHEK2 ENSG00000272858 CCDC117 HSCB
GH22I028759 Enhancer 1.3 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 9.2 +18.6 18579 2.2 FOXA2 MLX ARID4B RUNX3 SP5 PPARG NFIL3 MIER3 GLIS1 RCOR2 HSCB ENSG00000272858 CCDC117 CHEK2
GH22I028922 Enhancer 1.6 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 6.6 +181.8 181798 2.5 FOXA2 MLX ARID4B DMAP1 ZNF48 ETS1 YY1 ZNF121 ATF7 RXRA ZNRF3 C22orf31 HSCB CHEK2 GC22P028904 ZNRF3-IT1
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

GeneHancers around HSCB on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

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

Genomic Locations for HSCB Gene

Genomic Locations for HSCB Gene
15,518 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for HSCB Gene

Genes around HSCB on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

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

RefSeq DNA sequence for HSCB Gene

Proteins for HSCB Gene

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

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Iron-sulfur cluster co-chaperone protein HscB, mitochondrial
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q9BWS7

    Protein attributes for HSCB Gene

    235 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    27422 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with ISCU and HSPA9.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for HSCB Gene

neXtProt entry for HSCB Gene

Post-translational modifications for HSCB Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for HSCB Gene

Domains & Families for HSCB Gene

Gene Families for HSCB Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Predicted intracellular proteins

Protein Domains for HSCB Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for HSCB Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the HscB family.
  • Belongs to the HscB family.
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Function for HSCB Gene

Molecular function for HSCB Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Acts as a co-chaperone in iron-sulfur cluster assembly in mitochondria.

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for HSCB Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for HSCB Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001671 ATPase activator activity IEA --
GO:0003674 molecular_function ND --
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 20668094
GO:0042802 identical protein binding IPI 24606901
GO:0046872 metal ion binding IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with HSCB: view
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miRNA for HSCB Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target HSCB

Clone Products

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for HSCB Gene

Localization for HSCB Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HSCB Gene

Cytoplasm. Mitochondrion.

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 HSCB gene
Compartment Confidence
mitochondrion 5
nucleus 5
cytosol 5
plasma membrane 2
cytoskeleton 2

Subcellular locations from the

Human Protein Atlas (HPA)
  • Cytosol (3)
  • Mitochondria (3)
  • Nucleus (2)
See all subcellular structures

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for HSCB Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus IDA --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IDA,IEA 20668094
GO:0005739 mitochondrion IDA,TAS 12938016
GO:0005829 cytosol IDA --
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Pathways & Interactions for HSCB Gene

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Pathways by source for HSCB Gene

2 Reactome pathways for HSCB Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Q8IWL3-HSC20_HUMAN

  • Pathway: Cofactor biosynthesis; iron-sulfur cluster biosynthesis.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for HSCB Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0016226 iron-sulfur cluster assembly IMP 20668094
GO:0032781 positive regulation of ATPase activity IEA --
GO:0051259 protein oligomerization IEA --
GO:0097428 protein maturation by iron-sulfur cluster transfer IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with HSCB: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for HSCB Gene

Drugs & Compounds for HSCB Gene

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

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
  • Armco iron
  • Carbonyl iron
  • FE
  • Ferrovac e
  • Hematite
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Transcripts for HSCB Gene

Unigene Clusters for HSCB Gene

HscB iron-sulfur cluster co-chaperone homolog (E. coli):
Representative Sequences:

Clone Products

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

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

Relevant External Links for HSCB Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for HSCB Gene

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

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for HSCB Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Heart (27.1).

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

Protein tissue co-expression partners for HSCB Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of HSCB Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for HSCB Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for HSCB Gene:

Tissue specificity: Expressed in lung, brain, stomach, spleen, ovary, testis, liver, muscle and heart.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for HSCB Gene

  • Eye(4.1)
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No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery , mRNA differential expression in normal tissues and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for HSCB Gene

Orthologs for HSCB Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for HSCB Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia HSCB 33 34
  • 99.43 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia HSCB 33 34
  • 88.79 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia HSCB 33 34
  • 87.52 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Hscb 33 16 34
  • 80.48 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Hscb 33
  • 79.91 (n)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia HSCB 34
  • 71 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia HSCB 34
  • 63 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves HSCB 33 34
  • 60.21 (n)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia hscb 33
  • 56.87 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii si:ch211-207k7.4 33
  • 54.53 (n)
  • 33 (a)
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP004722 33
  • 50.41 (n)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta l(3)72Do 33 34
  • 44.17 (n)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea dnj-15 34 33
  • 46.35 (n)
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes JAC1 34 36
  • 24 (a)
thale cress
(Arabidopsis thaliana)
eudicotyledons AT5G06410 33
  • 49.46 (n)
(Oryza sativa)
Liliopsida Os12g0456200 33
  • 46.81 (n)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.1107 34
  • 29 (a)
Species where no ortholog for HSCB 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)
  • 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)
  • lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
  • 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 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)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for HSCB Gene

Gene Tree for HSCB (if available)
Gene Tree for HSCB (if available)

Paralogs for HSCB Gene

No data available for Paralogs for HSCB Gene

Variants for HSCB Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for HSCB Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 22 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs1006865074 likely-benign, uncertain-significance, not specified 28,741,761(+) T/C/G upstream_transcript_variant
rs121908696 not-provided, likely-benign, not provided, not specified 28,741,796(+) T/A upstream_transcript_variant
rs142541707 benign, likely-benign, not specified 28,741,802(+) C/A/G upstream_transcript_variant
rs869312550 likely-benign, Hereditary cancer-predisposing syndrome 28,741,633(+) A/G upstream_transcript_variant
rs886057329 uncertain-significance, Neoplasm of the breast, Colorectal cancer 28,741,787(+) G/A upstream_transcript_variant

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

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv3647518 CNV loss 21293372
esv3647519 CNV loss 21293372
esv3647520 CNV loss 21293372
nsv1064079 CNV gain 25217958
nsv834169 CNV loss 17160897
nsv9895 CNV gain+loss 18304495

Variation tolerance for HSCB Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 49.6% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 2.82; 47.75% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for HSCB Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

SNP Genotyping and Copy Number Assay Products

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

Disorders for HSCB Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(1) MalaCards diseases for HSCB Gene - From: GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
bardet-biedl syndrome
  • biedl-bardet syndrome
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search HSCB in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases

Additional Disease Information for HSCB

Genetic Association Database
Human Genome Epidemiology Navigator
ATLAS of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for HSCB Gene

Publications for HSCB Gene

  1. Identification of a novel candidate gene in the iron-sulfur pathway implicated in ataxia-susceptibility: human gene encoding HscB, a J-type co-chaperone. (PMID: 12938016) Sun G … Vickery LE (Journal of human genetics 2003) 2 3 4 22 58
  2. Characterization of the human HSC20, an unusual DnaJ type III protein, involved in iron-sulfur cluster biogenesis. (PMID: 20668094) Uhrigshardt H … Rouault TA (Human molecular genetics 2010) 3 4 58
  3. Genetic variants in nuclear-encoded mitochondrial genes influence AIDS progression. (PMID: 20877624) Hendrickson SL … O'Brien SJ (PloS one 2010) 3 44 58
  4. Structure of human J-type co-chaperone HscB reveals a tetracysteine metal-binding domain. (PMID: 18713742) Bitto E … Phillips GN (The Journal of biological chemistry 2008) 3 4 58
  5. The diversity of the DnaJ/Hsp40 family, the crucial partners for Hsp70 chaperones. (PMID: 16952052) Qiu XB … Wang L (Cellular and molecular life sciences : CMLS 2006) 2 3 58

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