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Aliases for MFAP5 Gene

Aliases for MFAP5 Gene

  • Microfibril Associated Protein 5 2 3 5
  • Microfibril-Associated Glycoprotein-2 2 3
  • Microfibrillar Associated Protein 5 2 3
  • MAGP-2 3 4
  • MFAP-5 3 4
  • MAGP2 3 4
  • MP25 3 4
  • Microfibril-Associated Glycoprotein 2 4
  • Microfibrillar-Associated Protein 5 3
  • THE1A-MFAP5 3
  • AAT9 3

External Ids for MFAP5 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MFAP5 Gene

  • GC12M008690
  • GC12M008689
  • GC12M008798
  • GC12M008585
  • GC12M008806

Summaries for MFAP5 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for MFAP5 Gene

  • This gene encodes a 25-kD microfibril-associated glycoprotein which is a component of microfibrils of the extracellular matrix. The encoded protein promotes attachment of cells to microfibrils via alpha-V-beta-3 integrin. Deficiency of this gene in mice results in neutropenia. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2014]

GeneCards Summary for MFAP5 Gene

MFAP5 (Microfibril Associated Protein 5) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MFAP5 include Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic 9 and Aortic Aneurysm. Among its related pathways are MFAP5-mediated ovarian cancer cell motility and invasiveness and Elastic fibre formation. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include extracellular matrix structural constituent. An important paralog of this gene is MFAP2.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MFAP5 Gene

  • May play a role in hematopoiesis. In the cardiovascular system, could regulate growth factors or participate in cell signaling in maintaining large vessel integrity (By similarity). Component of the elastin-associated microfibrils (PubMed:8557636).

Gene Wiki entry for MFAP5 Gene

Additional gene information for MFAP5 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for MFAP5 Gene

Genomics for MFAP5 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for MFAP5 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for MFAP5 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
GH12I008659 Promoter/Enhancer 1.5 EPDnew FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 552.7 +0.0 22 5.8 MAZ RXRA MAX CEBPB EP300 POLR2A STAT3 RCOR1 PRDM1 CHD2 MFAP5 ENSG00000255829 HADHAP2
GH12I008909 Promoter/Enhancer 2.6 EPDnew FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 12.2 -250.0 -249974 7.1 HDGF PKNOX1 ATF1 ARNT ARID4B SIN3A FEZF1 ZNF2 GLIS2 ZNF143 PHC1 KLRG1 M6PR ENSG00000255829 MFAP5 A2ML1 A2ML1-AS2 ENSG00000282022 A2ML1-AS1
GH12I008637 Enhancer 0.3 ENCODE 13 +25.5 25468 0.2 CTCF MFAP5 ENSG00000255829 CLEC4E A2ML1-AS2 A2ML1 RNU6-275P HADHAP2
GH12I008634 Enhancer 0.3 ENCODE 13 +26.8 26841 2.4 MAFK HADHAP2 MFAP5 ENSG00000255829 CLEC4E A2ML1-AS2 A2ML1 RNU6-275P RIMKLB
GH12I008639 Enhancer 0.3 ENCODE 13 +23.1 23104 0.7 GATA3 MFAP5 ENSG00000255829 CLEC4E A2ML1 A2ML1-AS2 RNU6-275P HADHAP2
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GeneHancers around MFAP5 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the MFAP5 gene promoter:

Genomic Locations for MFAP5 Gene

Genomic Locations for MFAP5 Gene
25,543 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for MFAP5 Gene

Genes around MFAP5 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
MFAP5 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for MFAP5 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for MFAP5 Gene

Proteins for MFAP5 Gene

  • Protein details for MFAP5 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Microfibrillar-associated protein 5
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B0AZL6
    • D3DUV1
    • Q7Z490

    Protein attributes for MFAP5 Gene

    173 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    19612 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with TGFB2. Interacts with BMP2. Interacts with FBN1 (via N-terminal domain) and FBN2.

    Alternative splice isoforms for MFAP5 Gene


neXtProt entry for MFAP5 Gene

Post-translational modifications for MFAP5 Gene

  • Forms intermolecular disulfide bonds either with other MAGP-2 molecules or with other components of the microfibrils.
  • N- and O-glycosylated. O-glycosylated with core 1 or possibly core 8 glycans. O-glycan heterogeneity at Thr-54: HexHexNAc (major) and HexHexNAc + sulfate (minor).
  • Glycosylation at isoforms=254 and posLast=7979
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Antibody Products

  • Abcam antibodies for MFAP5
  • Cloud-Clone Corp. Antibodies for MFAP5

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for MFAP5 Gene

Domains & Families for MFAP5 Gene

Gene Families for MFAP5 Gene

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

Protein Domains for MFAP5 Gene


Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the MFAP family.
  • Belongs to the MFAP family.
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Function for MFAP5 Gene

Molecular function for MFAP5 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
May play a role in hematopoiesis. In the cardiovascular system, could regulate growth factors or participate in cell signaling in maintaining large vessel integrity (By similarity). Component of the elastin-associated microfibrils (PubMed:8557636).

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for MFAP5 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005201 extracellular matrix structural constituent TAS 8557636
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with MFAP5: view
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Human Phenotype Ontology for MFAP5 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for MFAP5 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for MFAP5:

Animal Model Products

  • Taconic Biosciences Mouse Models for MFAP5

Clone Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for MFAP5 Gene

Localization for MFAP5 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MFAP5 Gene

Secreted, extracellular space, extracellular matrix.

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 MFAP5 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for MFAP5 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001527 microfibril ISS --
GO:0005576 extracellular region TAS --
GO:0005578 proteinaceous extracellular matrix IEA --
GO:0005615 extracellular space IEA --
GO:0031012 extracellular matrix IDA 27068509
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with MFAP5: view

No data available for Subcellular locations from the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) for MFAP5 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for MFAP5 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with MFAP5: view

Pathways by source for MFAP5 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for MFAP5 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0030198 extracellular matrix organization TAS --
GO:0060216 definitive hemopoiesis ISS --
GO:0097435 supramolecular fiber organization IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with MFAP5: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for MFAP5 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for MFAP5 Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for MFAP5 Gene

Unigene Clusters for MFAP5 Gene

Microfibrillar associated protein 5:
Representative Sequences:

Clone Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for MFAP5 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for MFAP5 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for MFAP5 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for MFAP5 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for MFAP5 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Nerve - Tibial (x6.6), Adipose - Subcutaneous (x5.4), and Uterus (x4.9).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for MFAP5 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Gallbladder (11.8).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for MFAP5 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for MFAP5 Gene

- Elite partner

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of MFAP5 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for MFAP5 Gene:


Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for MFAP5 Gene

  • Muscle(4.4)
  • Liver(4.1)
  • Heart(2)

Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for MFAP5 Gene

Germ Layers:
  • ectoderm
  • endoderm
  • mesoderm
  • cardiovascular
  • digestive
  • integumentary
  • nervous
  • respiratory
  • skeletal muscle
  • skeleton
Head and neck:
  • brain
  • chin
  • cranial nerve
  • ear
  • eye
  • eyelid
  • face
  • head
  • jaw
  • mandible
  • maxilla
  • meninges
  • mouth
  • pharynx
  • skull
  • aorta
  • chest wall
  • heart
  • heart valve
  • lung
  • rib
  • rib cage
  • sternum
  • abdominal wall
  • intestine
  • pelvis
  • ankle
  • digit
  • elbow
  • finger
  • foot
  • hand
  • hip
  • knee
  • lower limb
  • shoulder
  • toe
  • upper limb
  • wrist
  • blood
  • blood vessel
  • peripheral nervous system
  • skin
  • spinal column
  • vertebrae
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with MFAP5: view

No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for MFAP5 Gene

Orthologs for MFAP5 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for MFAP5 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia MFAP5 33 34
  • 99.61 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia MFAP5 33 34
  • 86.47 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia MFAP5 33 34
  • 85.88 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Mfap5 33 16 34
  • 82.52 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Mfap5 33
  • 81.62 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia MFAP5 34
  • 74 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves MFAP5 33 34
  • 58.61 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia MFAP5 34
  • 43 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia LOC101734819 33
  • 61.76 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii mfap5 34
  • 33 (a)
Species where no ortholog for MFAP5 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)
  • 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)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for MFAP5 Gene

Gene Tree for MFAP5 (if available)
Gene Tree for MFAP5 (if available)

Paralogs for MFAP5 Gene

Paralogs for MFAP5 Gene

(2) SIMAP similar genes for MFAP5 Gene using alignment to 9 proteins:

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Variants for MFAP5 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for MFAP5 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 12 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs724159961 pathogenic, Aortic aneurysm, familial thoracic 9, Aortic aneurysm, familial thoracic 9 (AAT9) [MIM:616166] 8,660,895(-) C/A coding_sequence_variant, intron_variant, missense_variant, non_coding_transcript_variant
rs727502791 pathogenic, Aortic aneurysm, familial thoracic 9 8,648,141(-) G/A coding_sequence_variant, non_coding_transcript_variant, stop_gained
VAR_036430 A breast cancer sample p.Val61Asp
rs148879406 likely-benign, not specified 8,662,093(-) C/T coding_sequence_variant, non_coding_transcript_variant, synonymous_variant
rs151240610 likely-benign, not specified 8,648,221(-) C/T intron_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for MFAP5 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv2667162 CNV deletion 23128226
nsv1051530 CNV gain 25217958

Variation tolerance for MFAP5 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 56.9% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 0.47; 10.19% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for MFAP5 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
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 MFAP5 Gene

Disorders for MFAP5 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(5) MalaCards diseases for MFAP5 Gene - From: HGMD, OMIM, ClinVar, GTR, Swiss-Prot, DISEASES, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
aortic aneurysm, familial thoracic 9
  • aat9
aortic aneurysm
  • abdominal aortic aneurysm, ruptured
  • aneurysms
  • infectious diarrhea
aortic aneurysm, familial thoracic 1
  • aat1
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  • Aortic aneurysm, familial thoracic 9 (AAT9) [MIM:616166]: A disease characterized by permanent dilation of the thoracic aorta usually due to degenerative changes in the aortic wall. It is primarily associated with a characteristic histologic appearance known as medial necrosis or Erdheim cystic medial necrosis in which there is degeneration and fragmentation of elastic fibers, loss of smooth muscle cells, and an accumulation of basophilic ground substance. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:25434006}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Additional Disease Information for MFAP5

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No data available for Genatlas for MFAP5 Gene

Publications for MFAP5 Gene

  1. The exon structure of the human MAGP-2 gene. Similarity with the MAGP-1 gene is confined to two exons encoding a cysteine-rich region. (PMID: 9792630) Hatzinikolas G … Gibson MA (The Journal of biological chemistry 1998) 2 3 4 22 58
  2. Further characterization of proteins associated with elastic fiber microfibrils including the molecular cloning of MAGP-2 (MP25) (PMID: 8557636) Gibson MA … Cleary EG (The Journal of biological chemistry 1996) 2 3 4 58
  3. MFAP5 loss-of-function mutations underscore the involvement of matrix alteration in the pathogenesis of familial thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections. (PMID: 25434006) Barbier M … Boileau C (American journal of human genetics 2014) 3 4 58
  4. A gene signature predictive for outcome in advanced ovarian cancer identifies a survival factor: microfibril-associated glycoprotein 2. (PMID: 19962670) Mok SC … Birrer MJ (Cancer cell 2009) 3 22 58
  5. Microfibril-associate glycoprotein-2 (MAGP-2) promotes angiogenic cell sprouting by blocking notch signaling in endothelial cells. (PMID: 18417156) Albig AR … Schiemann WP (Microvascular research 2008) 3 22 58

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