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Aliases for MYF6 Gene

Aliases for MYF6 Gene

  • Myogenic Factor 6 2 3 5
  • Muscle-Specific Regulatory Factor 4 2 3 4
  • Class C Basic Helix-Loop-Helix Protein 4 3 4
  • Myogenic Factor 6 (Herculin) 2 3
  • BHLHc4 3 4
  • Myf-6 3 4
  • MRF4 3 4
  • Herculin 2
  • CNM3 3

External Ids for MYF6 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MYF6 Gene

  • GC12P081076
  • GC12P081465
  • GC12P079603
  • GC12P078158

Summaries for MYF6 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for MYF6 Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene is a probable basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) DNA binding protein involved in muscle differentiation. The encoded protein likely acts as a heterodimer with another bHLH protein. Defects in this gene are a cause of autosomal dominant centronuclear myopathy (ADCNM). [provided by RefSeq, May 2010]

GeneCards Summary for MYF6 Gene

MYF6 (Myogenic Factor 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MYF6 include Myopathy, Centronuclear, 3 and Conventional Leiomyosarcoma. Among its related pathways are Myogenesis and Developmental Biology. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA binding transcription factor activity and RNA polymerase II proximal promoter sequence-specific DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is MYOG.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MYF6 Gene

  • Involved in muscle differentiation (myogenic factor). Induces fibroblasts to differentiate into myoblasts. Probable sequence specific DNA-binding protein.

Additional gene information for MYF6 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for MYF6 Gene

Genomics for MYF6 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for MYF6 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for MYF6 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
GH12I080706 Promoter/Enhancer 1.7 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 550.8 +1.8 1802 6 CTCF POLR2A TRIM22 ZNF143 CEBPB RAD21 EZH2 MYF6 GC12P080705 MYF5
GH12I080683 Enhancer 0.6 ENCODE dbSUPER 12 -23.4 -23413 1.5 SP1 POU5F1 MYF6 MYF5 GC12M080674 ENSG00000257429
GH12I080712 Promoter/Enhancer 1.4 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 0.4 +8.5 8506 6.3 GATA3 CUX1 YY1 EZH2 MYF5 ENSG00000258044 MYF6 GC12P080705
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

GeneHancers around MYF6 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the MYF6 gene promoter:

Genomic Locations for MYF6 Gene

Genomic Locations for MYF6 Gene
1,981 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for MYF6 Gene

Genes around MYF6 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
MYF6 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for MYF6 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for MYF6 Gene

Proteins for MYF6 Gene

  • Protein details for MYF6 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Myogenic factor 6
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B2R898
    • Q53X80
    • Q6FHI9

    Protein attributes for MYF6 Gene

    242 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    26953 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Efficient DNA binding requires dimerization with another bHLH protein. Interacts with CSRP3.

neXtProt entry for MYF6 Gene

Post-translational modifications for MYF6 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for MYF6 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for MYF6 Gene

Domains & Families for MYF6 Gene

Gene Families for MYF6 Gene

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

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for MYF6 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry

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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MYF6 Gene

Function for MYF6 Gene

Molecular function for MYF6 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
myogenic factor 6,transcription activator
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Involved in muscle differentiation (myogenic factor). Induces fibroblasts to differentiate into myoblasts. Probable sequence specific DNA-binding protein.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for MYF6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000978 RNA polymerase II proximal promoter sequence-specific DNA binding IBA --
GO:0001228 transcriptional activator activity, RNA polymerase II transcription regulatory region sequence-specific DNA binding IBA,IEA --
GO:0003677 DNA binding IEA --
GO:0003700 DNA binding transcription factor activity TAS 2311584
GO:0003705 transcription factor activity, RNA polymerase II distal enhancer sequence-specific binding IBA --
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Human Phenotype Ontology for MYF6 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for MYF6 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for MYF6:

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CRISPR Products

miRNA for MYF6 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target MYF6

Inhibitory RNA Products

Clone Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for MYF6 Gene

Localization for MYF6 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MYF6 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 MYF6 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 5
cytoskeleton 2
cytosol 2
extracellular 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for MYF6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus TAS 2311584
GO:0005654 nucleoplasm TAS --
GO:0090575 RNA polymerase II transcription factor complex ISS --
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No data available for Subcellular locations from the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) for MYF6 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for MYF6 Gene

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Pathways by source for MYF6 Gene

SIGNOR curated interactions for MYF6 Gene

Is inactivated by:

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for MYF6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001756 somitogenesis IEA --
GO:0006355 regulation of transcription, DNA-templated IEA --
GO:0006357 regulation of transcription by RNA polymerase II TAS 2311584
GO:0006366 transcription by RNA polymerase II IEA --
GO:0007275 multicellular organism development IEA --
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Drugs & Compounds for MYF6 Gene

(2) Drugs for MYF6 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
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Transcripts for MYF6 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for MYF6 Gene

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

Unigene Clusters for MYF6 Gene

Myogenic factor 6 (herculin):
Representative Sequences:

CRISPR Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for MYF6 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for MYF6 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for MYF6 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for MYF6 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for MYF6 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Muscle - Skeletal (x51.1).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for MYF6 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Fetal Liver (58.1) and Testis (6.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for MYF6 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for MYF6 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of MYF6 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for MYF6 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for MYF6 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Skeletal muscle.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for MYF6 Gene

  • Muscle(4.8)
  • Eye(3.9)
  • Nervous system(3.5)
  • Pancreas(2)

Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for MYF6 Gene

Germ Layers:
  • ectoderm
  • endoderm
  • mesoderm
  • integumentary
  • nervous
  • skeletal muscle
  • skeleton
Head and neck:
  • brain
  • cranial nerve
  • eye
  • eyelid
  • face
  • head
  • mouth
  • tongue
  • ankle
  • digit
  • elbow
  • finger
  • foot
  • hand
  • hip
  • knee
  • lower limb
  • shoulder
  • toe
  • upper limb
  • wrist
  • peripheral nerve
  • peripheral nervous system
  • skin
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Orthologs for MYF6 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for MYF6 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia MYF6 33 34
  • 100 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia MYF6 33 34
  • 93.8 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Myf6 33 16 34
  • 91.6 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Myf6 33
  • 90.63 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia MYF6 33 34
  • 88.98 (n)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia MYF6 34
  • 82 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia MYF6 34
  • 80 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves MYF6 33 34
  • 80.85 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia MYF6 34
  • 69 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia myf6 33
  • 70.28 (n)
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia MRF4 33
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii myf6 33 34
  • 66.81 (n)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta nau 34
  • 27 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea hlh-1 34
  • 24 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 34
  • 14 (a)
Species where no ortholog for MYF6 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • 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 MYF6 Gene

Gene Tree for MYF6 (if available)
Gene Tree for MYF6 (if available)

Paralogs for MYF6 Gene

Paralogs for MYF6 Gene

(3) SIMAP similar genes for MYF6 Gene using alignment to 1 proteins:

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Variants for MYF6 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for MYF6 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 12 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs1047183 uncertain-significance, likely-benign, Centronuclear Myopathy, Dominant 80,709,306(+) A/C/G 3_prime_UTR_variant
rs1047185 benign, Centronuclear Myopathy, Dominant 80,709,365(+) A/G 3_prime_UTR_variant
rs1185873 likely-benign, Centronuclear Myopathy, Dominant 80,707,619(+) G/A upstream_transcript_variant
rs138296448 likely-benign, Myopathy, centronuclear, 3, Myopathy, centronuclear, 3 (CNM3) [MIM:614408] 80,707,988(+) C/A coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant
rs141278987 likely-benign, Myopathy, centronuclear, 3 80,708,548(+) A/C coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant

Variation tolerance for MYF6 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 88.5% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 1.07; 21.76% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for MYF6 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 and Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for MYF6 Gene

Disorders for MYF6 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(12) MalaCards diseases for MYF6 Gene - From: HGMD, OMIM, GTR, Orphanet, Swiss-Prot, DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
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  • Myopathy, centronuclear, 3 (CNM3) [MIM:614408]: A congenital muscle disorder characterized by progressive muscular weakness and wasting involving mainly limb girdle, trunk, and neck muscles. It may also affect distal muscles. Weakness may be present during childhood or adolescence or may not become evident until the third decade of life. Ptosis is a frequent clinical feature. The most prominent histopathologic features include high frequency of centrally located nuclei in muscle fibers not secondary to regeneration, radial arrangement of sarcoplasmic strands around the central nuclei, and predominance and hypotrophy of type 1 fibers. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:11053684, ECO:0000269 Ref.7}. Note=The disease may be caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Additional Disease Information for MYF6

Genetic Association Database
Human Genome Epidemiology Navigator
ATLAS of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology
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No data available for Genatlas for MYF6 Gene

Publications for MYF6 Gene

  1. Assignment of the human myogenic factors 5 and 6 (MYF5, MYF6) gene cluster to 12q21 by in situ hybridization and physical mapping of the locus between D12S350 and D12S106. (PMID: 8978788) Cupelli L … Krauter K (Cytogenetics and cell genetics 1996) 2 3 22 58
  2. High-density association study of 383 candidate genes for volumetric BMD at the femoral neck and lumbar spine among older men. (PMID: 19453261) Yerges LM … MrOS Research Group (Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 2009) 3 44 58
  3. 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
  4. The myogenic basic helix-loop-helix family of transcription factors shows similar requirements for SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling enzymes during muscle differentiation in culture. (PMID: 12105204) Roy K … Imbalzano AN (The Journal of biological chemistry 2002) 3 22 58
  5. Heterozygous myogenic factor 6 mutation associated with myopathy and severe course of Becker muscular dystrophy. (PMID: 11053684) Kerst B … Hübner C (Neuromuscular disorders : NMD 2000) 3 4 58

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