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Aliases for PPL Gene

Aliases for PPL Gene

  • Periplakin 2 3 4 5
  • 195 KDa Cornified Envelope Precursor Protein 3 4
  • 190 KDa Paraneoplastic Pemphigus Antigen 3 4
  • KIAA0568 4

External Ids for PPL Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PPL Gene

  • GC16M004955
  • GC16M004932

Summaries for PPL Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for PPL Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene is a component of desmosomes and of the epidermal cornified envelope in keratinocytes. The N-terminal domain of this protein interacts with the plasma membrane and its C-terminus interacts with intermediate filaments. Through its rod domain, this protein forms complexes with envoplakin. This protein may serve as a link between the cornified envelope and desmosomes as well as intermediate filaments. AKT1/PKB, a protein kinase mediating a variety of cell growth and survival signaling processes, is reported to interact with this protein, suggesting a possible role for this protein as a localization signal in AKT1-mediated signaling. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for PPL Gene

PPL (Periplakin) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PPL include Paraneoplastic Pemphigus and Pemphigus. Among its related pathways are Innate Immune System and Keratinization. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include structural constituent of cytoskeleton. An important paralog of this gene is EVPL.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PPL Gene

  • Component of the cornified envelope of keratinocytes. May link the cornified envelope to desmosomes and intermediate filaments. May act as a localization signal in PKB/AKT-mediated signaling.

Gene Wiki entry for PPL Gene

Additional gene information for PPL Gene

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

Genomics for PPL Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for PPL Gene

Promoters and enhancers for PPL 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
GH16J004934 Promoter/Enhancer 2.1 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 600.3 +24.1 24144 3.3 CTCF MNT CEBPG RERE AHR NCOA6 ZBTB7A POLR2A SP1 PPARG SEC14L5 PPL SEPTIN12 ENSG00000267077 GC16M004952 GC16P004899
GH16J004961 Enhancer 0.2 dbSUPER 600.7 -1.1 -1063 0.6 PPL SEC14L5 GC16M004962
GH16J004962 Enhancer 0.2 dbSUPER 600.7 -1.6 -1561 0.4 PPL SEC14L5 GC16M004962
GH16J004845 Promoter/Enhancer 2.3 EPDnew FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 11 +111.1 111132 7.6 HDGF SP1 ELF3 ZFX MNT CBFA2T2 NKRF POLR2A MLLT1 ZNF121 UBN1 GLYR1 SEPTIN12 ROGDI PPL ZNF500 NUDT16L1 ENSG00000262185 ALG1 SMIM22
GH16J005032 Promoter/Enhancer 2.3 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 10.2 -74.2 -74234 5.2 SP1 ZFX ELF3 MNT SIX5 CBFA2T2 NKRF POLR2A CEBPG RERE NAGPA ALG1 ZNF500 C16orf89 UBN1 CDIP1 PPL NAGPA-AS1
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GeneHancers around PPL on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the PPL gene promoter:
  • AP-1
  • ARP-1
  • c-Myb
  • E47
  • ER-alpha
  • POU2F1
  • POU2F1a
  • POU2F1b
  • POU2F1c
  • RFX1

Genomic Locations for PPL Gene

Genomic Locations for PPL Gene
78,235 bases
Minus strand
78,235 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for PPL Gene

Genes around PPL on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

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

RefSeq DNA sequence for PPL Gene

Proteins for PPL Gene

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

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • O60314
    • O60454
    • Q14C98

    Protein attributes for PPL Gene

    1756 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    204747 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Homodimer or a heterodimer with EVPL. Interacts with PPHLN1 and VIM. Binds to the PH domain of AKT1. Interacts with FCGR1A.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for PPL Gene

neXtProt entry for PPL Gene

Post-translational modifications for PPL Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for PPL Gene

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for PPL Gene

Domains & Families for PPL Gene

Gene Families for PPL Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Plasma proteins
  • Predicted intracellular proteins

Protein Domains for PPL Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for PPL Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:
  • 195 kDa cornified envelope precursor protein (PEPL_HUMAN)

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the plakin or cytolinker family.
  • Belongs to the plakin or cytolinker family.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with PPL: view

Function for PPL Gene

Molecular function for PPL Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Component of the cornified envelope of keratinocytes. May link the cornified envelope to desmosomes and intermediate filaments. May act as a localization signal in PKB/AKT-mediated signaling.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Induction:
During differentiation of epidermal keratinocytes.
GENATLAS Biochemistry:
periplakin,expressed in specialized epithelia (keratinocytes),plakin family of cell junction proteins,with multiple repeats,acting as an autoantigen in the malignant autoimmune blistering disease,paraneoplastic pemphigus

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for PPL Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for PPL Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005198 structural molecule activity IBA 21873635
GO:0005200 structural constituent of cytoskeleton TAS 9521878
GO:0005515 protein binding IEA,IPI 12244133
GO:0045296 cadherin binding HDA 25468996
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with PPL: view
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Animal Models for PPL Gene

MGI Knock Outs for PPL:
  • Ppl Ppl<tm1b(KOMP)Wtsi>
  • Ppl Ppl<tm1Aho>

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

Localization for PPL Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PPL Gene

Cell junction, desmosome. Cytoplasm, cytoskeleton. Cell membrane. Nucleus. Mitochondrion. Note=Associated with desmosomes and intermediate filaments.

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 PPL gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 4
cytoskeleton 4
nucleus 4
cytosol 4
mitochondrion 3
extracellular 1

Subcellular locations from the

Human Protein Atlas (HPA)
  • Plasma membrane (3)
  • Cytosol (2)
  • Nucleoplasm (2)
See all subcellular structures

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for PPL Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001533 cornified envelope TAS --
GO:0005634 nucleus IEA --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IBA 21873635
GO:0005739 mitochondrion IEA --
GO:0005829 cytosol TAS --
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Pathways & Interactions for PPL Gene

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Pathways by source for PPL Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for PPL Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0009612 response to mechanical stimulus IEP 19211270
GO:0031424 keratinization IEA --
GO:0042060 wound healing IBA 21873635
GO:0045104 intermediate filament cytoskeleton organization IBA 21873635
GO:0070268 cornification TAS --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with PPL: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for PPL Gene

Drugs & Compounds for PPL Gene

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

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
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Transcripts for PPL Gene

mRNA/cDNA for PPL Gene

Unigene Clusters for PPL Gene

Representative Sequences:

CRISPR Products

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

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for PPL Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for PPL Gene

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

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

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

This gene is overexpressed in Esophagus - Mucosa (x18.6), Vagina (x6.0), Skin - Sun Exposed (Lower leg) (x4.4), and Cervix - Ectocervix (x4.2).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for PPL Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Nasal epithelium (36.6) and Saliva (6.6).

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

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of PPL Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for PPL Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for PPL Gene:

Tissue specificity: Expressed in stratified squamous epithelia and in some other epithelia.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for PPL Gene

  • Liver(4.7)
  • Lung(4.7)
  • Skin(4.6)
  • Nervous system(4.4)
  • Pancreas(3)
  • Muscle(2.4)
  • Blood(2.2)
  • Heart(2)
  • Intestine(2)
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with PPL: view

No data available for Protein tissue co-expression partners and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for PPL Gene

Orthologs for PPL Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for PPL Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia PPL 34 35
  • 96.84 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia PPL 35 34
  • 86.86 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia PPL 34 35
  • 85.37 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Ppl 34 35 17
  • 84.78 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Ppl 34
  • 84.51 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia PPL 35
  • 82 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia PPL 35
  • 62 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves PPL 35 34
  • 72.18 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia PPL 35
  • 69 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia ppl 34
  • 65.87 (n)
Str.10922 34
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia Xl.13246 34
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii ppl 35 34
  • 60.51 (n)
sbcb180 34
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta shot 35
  • 4 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea vab-10 35
  • 6 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 35
Species where no ortholog for PPL 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 PPL Gene

Gene Tree for PPL (if available)
Gene Tree for PPL (if available)
Evolutionary constrained regions (ECRs) for PPL: view image

Paralogs for PPL Gene

Paralogs for PPL Gene

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

  • K7EQ71_HUMAN
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Variants for PPL Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for PPL Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 16 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs1000008367 -- 4,928,388(-) A/G intron_variant
rs1000054415 -- 4,924,964(-) C/T intron_variant
rs1000106277 -- 4,924,811(-) C/A intron_variant
rs1000189628 -- 4,895,519(-) C/G intron_variant
rs1000210729 -- 4,917,503(-) G/A intron_variant

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

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv2422516 CNV deletion 17116639
esv25186 CNV gain 19812545
esv2659199 CNV deletion 23128226
esv2750430 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2760069 CNV gain+loss 17122850
esv3637710 CNV loss 21293372
esv3637711 CNV loss 21293372
esv3637712 CNV loss 21293372
nsv1039730 CNV loss 25217958
nsv1046986 CNV gain 25217958
nsv1720 CNV deletion 18451855
nsv510674 CNV deletion 20534489
nsv827530 CNV gain 20364138

Variation tolerance for PPL Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 99.2% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 21.51; 99.29% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for PPL Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

SNP Genotyping and Copy Number Assay Products

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

Disorders for PPL Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(16) MalaCards diseases for PPL Gene - From: HGMD, DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
paraneoplastic pemphigus
pemphigus foliaceus
  • pf
pemphigus vulgaris
  • pemphigus vulgaris, familial
bullous pemphigoid
  • benign pemphigus
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
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Additional Disease Information for PPL

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 PPL Gene

Publications for PPL Gene

  1. cDNA cloning, mRNA expression, and chromosomal mapping of human and mouse periplakin genes. (PMID: 9521878) Aho S … Uitto J (Genomics 1998) 2 3 4 23 58
  2. Direct interaction between FcgammaRI (CD64) and periplakin controls receptor endocytosis and ligand binding capacity. (PMID: 15229321) Beekman JM … Leusen JH (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2004) 3 4 23 58
  3. Binding of protein kinase B to the plakin family member periplakin. (PMID: 12244133) van den Heuvel AP … Burgering BM (Journal of cell science 2002) 3 4 23 58
  4. Human periplakin: genomic organization in a clonally unstable region of chromosome 16p with an abundance of repetitive sequence elements. (PMID: 10051401) Aho S … Uitto J (Genomics 1999) 3 4 23 58
  5. Periplakin, a novel component of cornified envelopes and desmosomes that belongs to the plakin family and forms complexes with envoplakin. (PMID: 9412476) Ruhrberg C … Watt FM (The Journal of cell biology 1997) 3 4 23 58

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