Aliases for PLAC4 Gene

Subcategory (RNA class) for PLAC4 Gene


Number of RNA Genes sources:

2 / 17

Aliases for PLAC4 Gene

  • Placenta Enriched 4 2 3 5
  • Placenta Specific 4 2 3
  • C21orf115 3 4
  • PRED78 2 3
  • Chromosome 21 Open Reading Frame 115 2
  • Placenta-Specific Protein 4 4
  • Lnc-TMPRSS2-83 165
  • HSALNG0133191 164
  • HSALNG0133194 164
  • MGC126664 2
  • MGC126666 2
  • D21S418E 4
  • PLAC4 5

External Ids for PLAC4 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for PLAC4 Gene

  • C21orf115

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PLAC4 Gene

  • GC21U990111
  • GC21M041469
  • GC21M041470
  • GC21M042547

Summaries for PLAC4 Gene

GeneCards Summary for PLAC4 Gene

PLAC4 (Placenta Enriched 4) is an RNA Gene, and is affiliated with the lncRNA class. Diseases associated with PLAC4 include Schizophrenia 4 and Orofaciodigital Syndrome Viii.

Additional gene information for PLAC4 Gene

No data available for Entrez Gene Summary , CIViC Summary , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , Rfam classification and piRNA Summary for PLAC4 Gene

Genomics for PLAC4 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements Pubs

Promoters and enhancers for PLAC4 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
GH21J041186 Enhancer 0.7 Ensembl ENCODE 600.7 +0.4 387 2.4 RFX1 ZIC2 KLF9 BMI1 POLR2A PKNOX1 CSDE1 GLIS1 MNT PLAC4 BACE2-IT1 BACE2 FAM3B
GH21J041188 Enhancer 0.3 ENCODE 600.7 -1.9 -1861 0.2 CEBPG NR4A1 PLAC4 BACE2 piR-39300-067 FAM3B
GH21J041178 Promoter/Enhancer 0.7 EPDnew Ensembl 0.4 +7.4 7387 2.4 TARDBP HES1 BACE2-IT1 PLAC4 LINC00323 BACE2 FAM3B
GH21J041189 Enhancer 0.4 Ensembl 0.7 -2.7 -2713 1 CEBPG ZNF133 NR4A1 BACE2 PLAC4 piR-39300-067 FAM3B
GH21J041183 Enhancer 0.3 Ensembl ENCODE 0.7 +3.0 2987 1.2 BACE2-IT1 PLAC4 BACE2 FAM3B
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data from 2017 publication | Request up-to-date GeneHancer data (full dataset)

GeneHancers around PLAC4 on the GeneHancer Hub at the UCSC Golden Path

Cistromic (ChIP-Seq) regulation report from SPP (The Signaling Pathways Project) for PLAC4

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the PLAC4 gene promoter:
  • C/EBPalpha
  • C/EBPbeta
  • Evi-1
  • FOXO4
  • GATA-1
  • HSF2
  • Lmo2
  • NCX
  • Nkx2-5
  • Sox9

Genomic Locations for PLAC4 Gene

Genomic Locations for PLAC4 Gene
11,558 bases
Minus strand
11,558 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for PLAC4 Gene

Genes around PLAC4 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track
PLAC4 in the GeneCards ncRNA compendium hub on the UCSC Golden Path

Cytogenetic band:
PLAC4 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for PLAC4 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for PLAC4 Gene

Proteins for PLAC4 Gene

  • Protein details for PLAC4 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Placenta-specific protein 4
    Protein Accession:

    Protein attributes for PLAC4 Gene

    150 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    16680 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for PLAC4 Gene

Post-translational modifications for PLAC4 Gene

No Post-translational modifications

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for PLAC4 Gene

Domains & Families for PLAC4 Gene

Protein Domains for PLAC4 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for PLAC4 Gene

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  • Placenta-specific protein 4 (PLAC4_HUMAN)
  • cDNA FLJ35112 fis, clone PLACE6007239 (Q8NAM4_HUMAN)
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No data available for Gene Families , Graphical View of Domain Structure and UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PLAC4 Gene

Function for PLAC4 Gene

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for PLAC4 Gene

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No data available for Molecular function , Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for PLAC4 Gene

Localization for PLAC4 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 PLAC4 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 1
extracellular 1
nucleus 1

No data available for Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Subcellular locations from the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) and Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for PLAC4 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for PLAC4 Gene

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SuperPathways for PLAC4 Gene

No Data Available

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for PLAC4 Gene


No data available for Pathways by source , Interacting Proteins and SIGNOR curated interactions for PLAC4 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for PLAC4 Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for PLAC4 Gene

Non-coding RNA (ncRNA) Transcripts from RNAcentral for PLAC4 Gene

RNAcentral Transcript ID Subcategory Length (nts) # of Sources Source Identifiers and Annotations
URS0000BC44D5_9606 lncRNA 10009 3

RefSeq: NR_148920,

Ensembl: ENST00000645185 (view in UCSC) ,

LNCipedia: lnc-TMPRSS2-83:7,

URS00000FB623_9606 lncRNA 1011 3

Ensembl: ENST00000430327 (view in UCSC) ,

LncBook: HSALNT0273843,

LNCipedia: lnc-TMPRSS2-83:4,

URS0000249C31_9606 lncRNA 1004 3

Ensembl: ENST00000440221 (view in UCSC) ,

LncBook: HSALNT0273844,

LNCipedia: lnc-TMPRSS2-83:3,

URS000057C056_9606 lncRNA 336 3

Ensembl: ENST00000414699 (view in UCSC) ,

LncBook: HSALNT0273849,

LNCipedia: lnc-TMPRSS2-83:6,

URS0000D5FF19_9606 lncRNA 5588 2

Ensembl: ENST00000623119 (view in UCSC) ,

LNCipedia: lnc-TMPRSS2-83:8,

PLAC4 in the GeneCards ncRNA compendium hub on the UCSC Golden Path

Additional transcripts not in RNAcentral for PLAC4 Gene

7 NCBI additional mRNA sequence :

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for PLAC4 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for PLAC4 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for

Expression for PLAC4 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and SAGE for PLAC4 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for PLAC4 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Esophagus - Mucosa (x7.1) and Minor Salivary Gland (x5.7).

Transcriptomic regulation report from SPP (The Signaling Pathways Project) for PLAC4

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for PLAC4 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for PLAC4 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Expressed in placental syncytiotrophoblast and choriocarcinoma cells.
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No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery , Protein differential expression in normal tissues , Protein expression , Protein tissue co-expression partners , Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for PLAC4 Gene

Orthologs for PLAC4 Gene

Evolution for PLAC4 Gene

Gene Tree for PLAC4 (if available)
Gene Tree for PLAC4 (if available)

No data available for Orthologs for PLAC4 Gene

Paralogs for PLAC4 Gene

(1) SIMAP similar genes for PLAC4 Gene using alignment to 2 proteins:

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No data available for Paralogs for PLAC4 Gene

Variants for PLAC4 Gene

Additional dbSNP identifiers (rs#s) for PLAC4 Gene

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for PLAC4 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv587492 CNV loss 21841781
nsv7347 OTHER inversion 18451855

Additional Variant Information for PLAC4 Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

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No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Sequence variations, with clinical significance, from ClinVar and Humsavar, with links to dbSNP and Variation tolerance for PLAC4 Gene

Disorders for PLAC4 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(5) MalaCards diseases for PLAC4 Gene - From: DISEASES

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
schizophrenia 4
  • sczd4
orofaciodigital syndrome viii
  • cleft lip/palate with abnormal thumbs and microcephaly
patau syndrome
  • d1 trisomy
fetal erythroblastosis
  • ef - erythroblastosis foetalis
chromosomal disease
  • chromosomal disorders
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search PLAC4 in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases

Additional Disease Information for PLAC4

Genetic Association Database
Human Genome Epidemiology Navigator
ATLAS of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology
Open Targets Platform
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with PLAC4: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for PLAC4 Gene

Publications for PLAC4 Gene

  1. D21S418E identifies a cAMP-regulated gene located on chromosome 21q22.3 that is expressed in placental syncytiotrophoblast and choriocarcinoma cells. (PMID: 8406465) Kido S … Strauss JF (Genomics 1993) 2 3 4
  2. PLAC4 is upregulated in severe early onset preeclampsia and upregulated with syncytialisation but not hypoxia. (PMID: 23312075) Tuohey L … Kaitu'u-Lino TJ (Placenta 2013) 2 3
  3. Synergy of total PLAC4 RNA concentration and measurement of the RNA single-nucleotide polymorphism allelic ratio for the noninvasive prenatal detection of trisomy 21. (PMID: 19892844) Tsui NB … Lo YM (Clinical chemistry 2010) 3 23
  4. Variation at the NFATC2 locus increases the risk of thiazolidinedione-induced edema in the Diabetes REduction Assessment with ramipril and rosiglitazone Medication (DREAM) study. (PMID: 20628086) Bailey SD … DREAM investigators (Diabetes care 2010) 3 41
  5. Explore the dynamic alternation of gene PLAC4 mRNA expression levels in maternal plasma in second trimester for nonivasive detection of trisomy 21. (PMID: 26217595) Yang L … Xiao JP (Obstetrics & gynecology science 2015) 3

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