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Aliases for PLXNC1 Gene

Aliases for PLXNC1 Gene

  • Plexin C1 2 3 5
  • Virus-Encoded Semaphorin Protein Receptor 3 4
  • VESPR 3 4
  • Receptor For Virally-Encoded Semaphorin 3
  • Receptor For Viral Semaphorin Protein 3
  • Plexin (Semaphorin Receptor) 3
  • CD232 Antigen 4
  • Plexin-C1 3
  • PLXN-C1 3
  • CD232 3

External Ids for PLXNC1 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PLXNC1 Gene

  • GC12P094074
  • GC12P095063
  • GC12P094475
  • GC12P093044
  • GC12P093066
  • GC12P094542
  • GC12P091610

Summaries for PLXNC1 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for PLXNC1 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the plexin family. Plexins are transmembrane receptors for semaphorins, a large family of proteins that regulate axon guidance, cell motility and migration, and the immune response. The encoded protein and its ligand regulate melanocyte adhesion, and viral semaphorins may modulate the immune response by binding to this receptor. The encoded protein may be a tumor suppressor protein for melanoma. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been observed for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2011]

GeneCards Summary for PLXNC1 Gene

PLXNC1 (Plexin C1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PLXNC1 include Polycystic Kidney Disease 4 With Or Without Hepatic Disease. Among its related pathways are Semaphorin interactions and Developmental Biology. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include receptor binding and receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is PLXND1.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PLXNC1 Gene

  • Receptor for SEMA7A, for smallpox semaphorin A39R, vaccinia virus semaphorin A39R and for herpesvirus Sema protein. Binding of semaphorins triggers cellular responses leading to the rearrangement of the cytoskeleton and to secretion of IL6 and IL8 (By similarity).

Additional gene information for PLXNC1 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for PLXNC1 Gene

Genomics for PLXNC1 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for PLXNC1 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for PLXNC1 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
GH12I094147 Promoter/Enhancer 2.5 EPDnew FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 583.7 +1.8 1819 5.9 PKNOX1 FOXA2 ARID4B FEZF1 DMAP1 YY1 ZNF207 ZNF143 SP3 SP5 PLXNC1 GC12P094149 TMCC3 NR2C1 ENSG00000258365 ENSG00000271382 CRADD ENSG00000258035
GH12I094171 Enhancer 1.7 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 50.2 +25.4 25356 5.1 HDGF PKNOX1 FOXA2 ARID4B DMAP1 ETS1 ATF7 FOS RUNX3 JUNB PLXNC1 TMCC3 ENSG00000258035 GC12P094149
GH12I094260 Promoter/Enhancer 2 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 34.6 +115.8 115793 8 HDGF SMAD1 RB1 SIN3A BATF ZBTB40 ZNF766 EGR1 SCRT2 ZNF207 PLXNC1 TMCC3 ENSG00000258172 ENSG00000258365 ENSG00000257252 ENSG00000258035 CEP83
GH12I094643 Enhancer 1.4 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 37.9 +495.6 495600 2.2 CTCF ZNF449 JUN ZNF664 SCRT2 RUNX3 SCRT1 RXRA ZNF10 NR2F1 TMCC3 PLXNC1 LOC105369914 GC12P094593
GH12I094203 Enhancer 1.6 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 23.8 +58.2 58234 6.7 HDGF PKNOX1 ATF1 IRF4 TCF12 ZNF766 ATF7 RUNX3 JUNB ZNF592 PLXNC1 TMCC3 ENSG00000258035 ENSG00000258172
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

GeneHancers around PLXNC1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the PLXNC1 gene promoter:

Genomic Locations for PLXNC1 Gene

Genomic Locations for PLXNC1 Gene
158,953 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for PLXNC1 Gene

Genes around PLXNC1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
PLXNC1 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for PLXNC1 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for PLXNC1 Gene

Proteins for PLXNC1 Gene

  • Protein details for PLXNC1 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q59H25

    Protein attributes for PLXNC1 Gene

    1568 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    175742 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Monomer. Homodimer. Interacts with SEMA7A.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for PLXNC1 Gene

neXtProt entry for PLXNC1 Gene

Post-translational modifications for PLXNC1 Gene

  • N-glycosylated.
  • Glycosylation at Asn86, isoforms=141, isoforms=149, isoforms=241, isoforms=252, isoforms=386, Asn407, Asn548, isoforms=582, Asn653, Asn686, Asn692, isoforms=771, isoforms=796, isoforms=821, Asn871, and Asn890
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for PLXNC1 Gene

Domains & Families for PLXNC1 Gene

Gene Families for PLXNC1 Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • CD markers
  • Predicted intracellular proteins
  • Predicted membrane proteins

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for PLXNC1 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the plexin family.
  • Belongs to the plexin family.
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Function for PLXNC1 Gene

Molecular function for PLXNC1 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
plexin C1,calcium-dependent cell adhesion molecule at the neuronal cell surface,receptor for the semaphorin 7A (SEMA7A)
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Receptor for SEMA7A, for smallpox semaphorin A39R, vaccinia virus semaphorin A39R and for herpesvirus Sema protein. Binding of semaphorins triggers cellular responses leading to the rearrangement of the cytoskeleton and to secretion of IL6 and IL8 (By similarity).

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for PLXNC1 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for PLXNC1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005102 receptor binding TAS 9586637
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 20727575
GO:0017154 semaphorin receptor activity IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with PLXNC1: view
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Animal Models for PLXNC1 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for PLXNC1:

Animal Model Products

CRISPR Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

Clone Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Human Phenotype Ontology , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for PLXNC1 Gene

Localization for PLXNC1 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PLXNC1 Gene

Membrane; Single-pass type I membrane protein.

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 PLXNC1 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
extracellular 1
mitochondrion 1
peroxisome 1
cytosol 1

Subcellular locations from the

Human Protein Atlas (HPA)

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for PLXNC1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005886 plasma membrane NAS,TAS --
GO:0016020 membrane HDA,IEA 19946888
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane IEA --
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Pathways & Interactions for PLXNC1 Gene

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Pathways by source for PLXNC1 Gene

1 KEGG pathway for PLXNC1 Gene

Interacting Proteins for PLXNC1 Gene

SIGNOR curated interactions for PLXNC1 Gene

Is activated by:

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for PLXNC1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007155 cell adhesion TAS 9586637
GO:0007162 negative regulation of cell adhesion IBA --
GO:0007165 signal transduction IEA --
GO:0008360 regulation of cell shape IBA --
GO:0043087 regulation of GTPase activity IBA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with PLXNC1: view

Drugs & Compounds for PLXNC1 Gene

(4) Drugs for PLXNC1 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials

(2) Additional Compounds for PLXNC1 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with PLXNC1: view

Transcripts for PLXNC1 Gene

Unigene Clusters for PLXNC1 Gene

Plexin C1:
Representative Sequences:

CRISPR Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

Clone Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for PLXNC1 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for PLXNC1 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for PLXNC1 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for PLXNC1 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for PLXNC1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Whole Blood (x17.8).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for PLXNC1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Fetal Brain (20.6) and Neutrophil (13.6).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MaxQB, and MOPED for PLXNC1 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for PLXNC1 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of PLXNC1 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for PLXNC1 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for PLXNC1 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Detected in heart, brain, lung, spleen and placenta.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for PLXNC1 Gene

  • Nervous system(4.7)
  • Skin(2.3)
  • Blood(2)
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with PLXNC1: view

No data available for Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for PLXNC1 Gene

Orthologs for PLXNC1 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for PLXNC1 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia PLXNC1 33 34
  • 99.66 (n)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 34
  • 93 (a)
-- 34
  • 66 (a)
-- 34
  • 18 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia PLXNC1 33 34
  • 91.23 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia PLXNC1 33 34
  • 90.11 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Plxnc1 33 16 34
  • 87.73 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Plxnc1 33
  • 86.64 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia PLXNC1 34
  • 79 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves PLXNC1 33 34
  • 66.81 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia PLXNC1 34
  • 74 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia plxnc1 33
  • 53.75 (n)
Str.17344 33
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii plxnc1 33 34
  • 52.29 (n)
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.9975 33
sea squirt
(Ciona intestinalis)
Ascidiacea Cin.10318 33
Species where no ortholog for PLXNC1 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)
  • 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)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for PLXNC1 Gene

Gene Tree for PLXNC1 (if available)
Gene Tree for PLXNC1 (if available)

Paralogs for PLXNC1 Gene

Paralogs for PLXNC1 Gene

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Variants for PLXNC1 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for PLXNC1 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 12 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs146747324 likely-benign, Anophthalmia - microphthalmia 94,279,523(+) T/C coding_sequence_variant, genic_downstream_transcript_variant, missense_variant, non_coding_transcript_variant
rs115408156 likely-benign, not provided 94,298,702(+) T/A coding_sequence_variant, genic_downstream_transcript_variant, missense_variant, non_coding_transcript_variant
rs1000004509 -- 94,293,142(+) A/T genic_downstream_transcript_variant, intron_variant
rs1000013022 -- 94,276,830(+) C/T genic_downstream_transcript_variant, intron_variant
rs1000019017 -- 94,251,956(+) G/A genic_upstream_transcript_variant, intron_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for PLXNC1 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv2793n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv2794n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv2795n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv2796n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv2797n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv853n106 CNV deletion 24896259
esv2663356 CNV deletion 23128226
esv2746225 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2746226 CNV deletion 23290073
esv29104 CNV loss 19812545
esv3549597 CNV deletion 23714750
esv3549602 CNV deletion 23714750
esv3630416 CNV loss 21293372
esv4528 CNV loss 18987735
nsv1071047 CNV deletion 25765185
nsv1118242 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv437769 CNV loss 16327808
nsv519828 CNV loss 19592680
nsv520739 CNV loss 19592680
nsv53225 CNV deletion 16902084
nsv559794 CNV gain 21841781
nsv559802 CNV gain 21841781
nsv7234 OTHER inversion 18451855
nsv828 CNV insertion 18451855
nsv832489 CNV loss 17160897
nsv9000 CNV gain 18304495
nsv957917 CNV deletion 24416366

Variation tolerance for PLXNC1 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 2.88% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 8.63; 86.28% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for PLXNC1 Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PLXNC1 Gene

Disorders for PLXNC1 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(1) MalaCards diseases for PLXNC1 Gene - From: Novoseek

- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards

Additional Disease Information for PLXNC1

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 PLXNC1 Gene

Publications for PLXNC1 Gene

  1. A poxvirus-encoded semaphorin induces cytokine production from monocytes and binds to a novel cellular semaphorin receptor, VESPR. (PMID: 9586637) Comeau MR … Spriggs MK (Immunity 1998) 3 4 22 58
  2. Structural basis of semaphorin-plexin recognition and viral mimicry from Sema7A and A39R complexes with PlexinC1. (PMID: 20727575) Liu H … He X (Cell 2010) 3 4 58
  3. Plexin C1, a receptor for semaphorin 7a, inactivates cofilin and is a potential tumor suppressor for melanoma progression. (PMID: 18987670) Scott GA … Fender A (The Journal of investigative dermatology 2009) 3 22 58
  4. The semaphorin 7A receptor Plexin C1 is lost during melanoma metastasis. (PMID: 19318806) Lazova R … Scott G (The American Journal of dermatopathology 2009) 3 22 58
  5. Molecular profiling of the "plexinome" in melanoma and pancreatic cancer. (PMID: 19462467) Balakrishnan A … Tamagnone L (Human mutation 2009) 3 22 58

Products for PLXNC1 Gene

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