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Aliases for SPAG1 Gene

Aliases for SPAG1 Gene

  • Sperm Associated Antigen 1 2 3 5
  • Infertility-Related Sperm Protein Spag-1 3 4
  • HSD-3.8 3 4
  • TPR-Containing Protein Involved In Spermatogenesis 3
  • Tetratricopeptide Repeat-Containing Protein 3
  • Epididymis Secretory Protein Li 268 3
  • Sperm-Associated Antigen 1 3
  • HEL-S-268 3
  • CILD28 3
  • CT140 3
  • SP75 3
  • TPIS 3

External Ids for SPAG1 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SPAG1 Gene

  • GC08P100176
  • GC08P101240
  • GC08P100839
  • GC08P101126
  • GC08P101239
  • GC08P101170
  • GC08P096373

Summaries for SPAG1 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for SPAG1 Gene

  • The correlation of anti-sperm antibodies with cases of unexplained infertility implicates a role for these antibodies in blocking fertilization. Improved diagnosis and treatment of immunologic infertility, as well as identification of proteins for targeted contraception, are dependent on the identification and characterization of relevant sperm antigens. The protein expressed by this gene is recognized by anti-sperm agglutinating antibodies from an infertile woman. Furthermore, immunization of female rats with the recombinant human protein reduced fertility. This protein localizes to the plasma membrane of germ cells in the testis and to the post-acrosomal plasma membrane of mature spermatozoa. Recombinant polypeptide binds GTP and exhibits GTPase activity. Thus, this protein may regulate GTP signal transduction pathways involved in spermatogenesis and fertilization. Two transcript variants of this gene encode the same protein. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for SPAG1 Gene

SPAG1 (Sperm Associated Antigen 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SPAG1 include Ciliary Dyskinesia, Primary, 28 and Epilepsy, Nocturnal Frontal Lobe, 5. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include GTP binding and hydrolase activity. An important paralog of this gene is TOMM34.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SPAG1 Gene

  • May play a role in the cytoplasmic assembly of the ciliary dynein arms (By similarity). May play a role in fertilization. Binds GTP and has GTPase activity.

Gene Wiki entry for SPAG1 Gene

Additional gene information for SPAG1 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for SPAG1 Gene

Genomics for SPAG1 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for SPAG1 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for SPAG1 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
GH08I100157 Promoter/Enhancer 2 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE 571.5 +0.4 435 1.5 HDGF PKNOX1 FOXA2 ARID4B NEUROD1 SIN3A DMAP1 GLI4 ZNF2 ZNF48 SPAG1 ENSG00000202310 GC08P100159
GH08I100296 Promoter/Enhancer 2.5 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 26.3 +146.2 146196 15.7 HDGF PKNOX1 SMAD1 MLX ARID4B SIN3A FEZF1 DMAP1 ZNF2 ZBTB7B RNF19A SPAG1 ENSG00000253217 ENSG00000202310 ENSG00000253666 PIR38264
GH08I100212 Promoter/Enhancer 1.5 Ensembl ENCODE 39.6 +55.6 55578 2.1 PKNOX1 CLOCK ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 ZNF48 GLIS2 FOS ATF7 RUNX3 SPAG1 ENSG00000202310 ENSG00000253666 RGS22 ANKRD46 LOC105375669 ENSG00000199667
GH08I100149 Promoter/Enhancer 2 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE 23 -7.5 -7482 2.5 HDGF PKNOX1 SMAD1 MLX ARNT ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 YY1 SLC30A9 FBXO43 POLR2K SPAG1 PABPC1 RGS22
GH08I100487 Enhancer 1.8 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 17.2 +337.5 337466 16.6 HDGF PKNOX1 CLOCK FOXA2 SMAD1 MLX ARID4B NEUROD1 YBX1 IRF4 RNF19A SPAG1 PABPC1 ENSG00000202310 ANKRD46 ENSG00000253217 RGS22 ENSG00000254364 YWHAZ ENSG00000253666
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

GeneHancers around SPAG1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the SPAG1 gene promoter:

Genomic Locations for SPAG1 Gene

Genomic Locations for SPAG1 Gene
101,373 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for SPAG1 Gene

Genes around SPAG1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
SPAG1 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for SPAG1 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for SPAG1 Gene

Proteins for SPAG1 Gene

  • Protein details for SPAG1 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Sperm-associated antigen 1
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A6NP70
    • B3KQ58
    • G3XAM3
    • Q7Z5G1

    Protein attributes for SPAG1 Gene

    926 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    103639 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available
    • Antibodies against SPAG1 interfere with fertilization.
    • Sequence=AAH55091.1; Type=Miscellaneous discrepancy; Note=Contaminating sequence. Potential poly-A sequence.; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for SPAG1 Gene


neXtProt entry for SPAG1 Gene

Post-translational modifications for SPAG1 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for SPAG1 Gene

Domains & Families for SPAG1 Gene

Gene Families for SPAG1 Gene

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

Protein Domains for SPAG1 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for SPAG1 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry

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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SPAG1 Gene

Function for SPAG1 Gene

Molecular function for SPAG1 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
sperm associated antigen 1,75kDa
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
May play a role in the cytoplasmic assembly of the ciliary dynein arms (By similarity). May play a role in fertilization. Binds GTP and has GTPase activity.

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for SPAG1 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for SPAG1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005525 GTP binding IEA --
GO:0016787 hydrolase activity IEA --
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Human Phenotype Ontology for SPAG1 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

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CRISPR Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for SPAG1 Gene

Localization for SPAG1 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SPAG1 Gene

Cytoplasm. Note=Colocalizes with tubulin.

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 SPAG1 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytosol 5
nucleus 3
cytoskeleton 2

Subcellular locations from the

Human Protein Atlas (HPA)

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for SPAG1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IDA,IEA 16983343
GO:0005829 cytosol IDA --
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Pathways & Interactions for SPAG1 Gene

SuperPathways for SPAG1 Gene

No Data Available

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for SPAG1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007338 single fertilization TAS,IEA --
GO:0070286 axonemal dynein complex assembly ISS --
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No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for SPAG1 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for SPAG1 Gene

(1) Drugs for SPAG1 Gene - From: HMDB

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Guanosine triphosphate Experimental Pharma 0
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Transcripts for SPAG1 Gene

Unigene Clusters for SPAG1 Gene

Sperm associated antigen 1:
Representative Sequences:

CRISPR Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for SPAG1 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for SPAG1 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for SPAG1 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for SPAG1 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for SPAG1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Testis (24.1), Breast (18.1), Heart (9.6), and Adipocyte (8.3).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MaxQB, and MOPED for SPAG1 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for SPAG1 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of SPAG1 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for SPAG1 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for SPAG1 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Present in most tissues, including lung, with the strongest expression in brain, colon, kidney, and testis. In sperm and testis, detected in particular in pachytene primary spermatocytes. Up-regulated in pancreatic tumor tissues and not in normal pancreatic tissue.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for SPAG1 Gene

  • Liver(4.1)

Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for SPAG1 Gene

Germ Layers:
  • ectoderm
  • endoderm
  • mesoderm
  • cardiovascular
  • digestive
  • endocrine
  • immune
  • integumentary
  • lymphatic
  • nervous
  • reproductive
  • respiratory
  • skeleton
  • urinary
Head and neck:
  • brain
  • cranial nerve
  • ear
  • epiglottis
  • eye
  • head
  • larynx
  • meninges
  • middle ear
  • mouth
  • neck
  • nose
  • olfactory bulb
  • outer ear
  • pharynx
  • sinus
  • skull
  • bronchus
  • lung
  • trachea
  • spleen
  • ovary
  • testicle
  • blood
  • blood vessel
  • peripheral nervous system
  • white blood cell
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Primer Products

No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues for SPAG1 Gene

Orthologs for SPAG1 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals and fungi.

Orthologs for SPAG1 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia SPAG1 33 34
  • 98.63 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia SPAG1 33 34
  • 84.42 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia SPAG1 33 34
  • 82.96 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Spag1 33 16 34
  • 77.03 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Spag1 33
  • 75.73 (n)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 34
  • 68 (a)
-- 34
  • 53 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves SPAG1 33 34
  • 64.69 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia SPAG1 34
  • 51 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia Str.1631 33
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia Xl.4427 33
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii spag1a 33 34
  • 62.77 (n)
spag1b 34 34
  • 28 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG18472 33
  • 48.88 (n)
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP010786 33
  • 47.54 (n)
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes TOM70 34
  • 16 (a)
TOM71 34
  • 16 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.524 34
  • 30 (a)
Species where no ortholog for SPAG1 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • 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)
  • oppossum (Monodelphis domestica)
  • 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)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for SPAG1 Gene

Gene Tree for SPAG1 (if available)
Gene Tree for SPAG1 (if available)

Paralogs for SPAG1 Gene

Paralogs for SPAG1 Gene

(1) SIMAP similar genes for SPAG1 Gene using alignment to 2 proteins:

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Variants for SPAG1 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for SPAG1 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 08 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs1060503104 likely-pathogenic, Ciliary dyskinesia, primary, 28 100,162,421(+) G/A intron_variant, splice_donor_variant
rs1060503106 uncertain-significance, Ciliary dyskinesia, primary, 28 100,194,214(+) G/A coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant, non_coding_transcript_variant
rs1060503107 pathogenic, Ciliary dyskinesia, primary, 28 100,177,839(+) AGA/A 5_prime_UTR_variant, coding_sequence_variant, frameshift, non_coding_transcript_variant
rs112884253 benign, Ciliary dyskinesia, primary, 28 100,220,270(+) C/G intron_variant
rs117747863 benign, Ciliary dyskinesia, primary, 28 100,220,285(+) G/A coding_sequence_variant, intron_variant, non_coding_transcript_variant, stop_gained, synonymous_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for SPAG1 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv3618186 CNV loss 21293372
nsv611814 CNV loss 21841781
nsv6329 CNV deletion 18451855

Variation tolerance for SPAG1 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 74.6% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 7.12; 80.59% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for SPAG1 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 SPAG1 Gene

Disorders for SPAG1 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(9) MalaCards diseases for SPAG1 Gene - From: HGMD, OMIM, ClinVar, GTR, DISEASES, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
ciliary dyskinesia, primary, 28
  • cild28
epilepsy, nocturnal frontal lobe, 5
  • enfl5
ciliary dyskinesia, primary, 1
  • pcd
kartagener syndrome
  • kartagener's syndrome
  • carbuncle and furuncle of any part of face except eye
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
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  • Ciliary dyskinesia, primary, 28 (CILD28) [MIM:615505]: A disorder characterized by abnormalities of motile cilia. Respiratory infections leading to chronic inflammation and bronchiectasis are recurrent, due to defects in the respiratory cilia. Patients may exhibit randomization of left-right body asymmetry and situs inversus, due to dysfunction of monocilia at the embryonic node. Primary ciliary dyskinesia associated with situs inversus is referred to as Kartagener syndrome. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:24055112}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Additional Disease Information for SPAG1

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No data available for Genatlas for SPAG1 Gene

Publications for SPAG1 Gene

  1. Mutations in SPAG1 cause primary ciliary dyskinesia associated with defective outer and inner dynein arms. (PMID: 24055112) Knowles MR … Zariwala MA (American journal of human genetics 2013) 2 3 4 58
  2. Sperm-associated antigen 1 is expressed early in pancreatic tumorigenesis and promotes motility of cancer cells. (PMID: 16983343) Neesse A … Crnogorac-Jurcevic T (Oncogene 2007) 3 4 22 58
  3. A sperm component, HSD-3.8 (SPAG1), interacts with G-protein beta 1 subunit and activates extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK). (PMID: 16368546) Liu N … Wang L (Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual library 2006) 2 3 58
  4. Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs. (PMID: 14702039) Ota T … Sugano S (Nature genetics 2004) 3 4 58
  5. 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

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