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Aliases for TP73 Gene

Aliases for TP73 Gene

  • Tumor Protein P73 2 3 5
  • P53-Like Transcription Factor 3 4
  • P53-Related Protein 3 4
  • P73 3 4

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TP73 Gene

  • GC01P003007
  • GC01P003526
  • GC01P003142
  • GC01P003352
  • GC01P003283
  • GC01P003592
  • GC01P002864

Summaries for TP73 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for TP73 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the p53 family of transcription factors involved in cellular responses to stress and development. It maps to a region on chromosome 1p36 that is frequently deleted in neuroblastoma and other tumors, and thought to contain multiple tumor suppressor genes. The demonstration that this gene is monoallelically expressed (likely from the maternal allele), supports the notion that it is a candidate gene for neuroblastoma. Many transcript variants resulting from alternative splicing and/or use of alternate promoters have been found for this gene, but the biological validity and the full-length nature of some variants have not been determined. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2011]

GeneCards Summary for TP73 Gene

TP73 (Tumor Protein P73) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with TP73 include Small Cell Cancer Of The Lung and Neuroblastoma. Among its related pathways are Development NOTCH1-mediated pathway for NF-KB activity modulation and DNA Damage Response (only ATM dependent). Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA binding transcription factor activity and identical protein binding. An important paralog of this gene is TP63.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TP73 Gene

  • Participates in the apoptotic response to DNA damage. Isoforms containing the transactivation domain are pro-apoptotic, isoforms lacking the domain are anti-apoptotic and block the function of p53 and transactivating p73 isoforms. May be a tumor suppressor protein.

Gene Wiki entry for TP73 Gene

Additional gene information for TP73 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for TP73 Gene

Genomics for TP73 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for TP73 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for TP73 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
GH01I003687 Promoter/Enhancer 1.6 EPDnew FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 606.4 +37.3 37321 3.7 RING1 KLF1 INSM2 KLF17 BATF ZIC2 IRF4 RELA FOSL1 GLIS2 TP73 TP73-AS1 WRAP73 CEP104 LOC105378609 ENSG00000235131
GH01I003651 Promoter/Enhancer 1.4 EPDnew ENCODE 550.8 -0.2 -155 1.9 SIN3A ZNF2 TCF12 ZNF121 GLIS2 ZNF213 ZNF143 RXRA SP5 REST WRAP73 TP73 TP73-AS1 GC01M003596 TPRG1L
GH01I003697 Promoter 0.8 EPDnew 550.2 +45.5 45507 0.1 SCRT1 E2F1 POLR2A BHLHE40 SCRT2 TP73 ENSG00000235131 LOC105378609
GH01I003670 Promoter 0.7 EPDnew 550.4 +18.4 18366 0.1 DPF2 ZKSCAN1 TP73 LOC105378610 LOC105378609
GH01I003671 Enhancer 1.2 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 15.8 +21.1 21051 4.4 HDGF PKNOX1 BATF IRF4 SCRT2 ZNF143 ETV6 BCLAF1 IKZF2 RUNX3 TP73 WRAP73 C1orf174 LOC105378609 LOC105378610
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

GeneHancers around TP73 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the TP73 gene promoter:

Genomic Locations for TP73 Gene

Genomic Locations for TP73 Gene
83,682 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for TP73 Gene

Genes around TP73 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
TP73 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for TP73 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for TP73 Gene

Proteins for TP73 Gene

  • Protein details for TP73 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Tumor protein p73
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B7Z7J4
    • B7Z8Z1
    • B7Z9C1
    • C9J521
    • O15351
    • Q17RN8
    • Q5TBV5
    • Q5TBV6
    • Q8NHW9
    • Q8TDY5
    • Q8TDY6
    • Q9NTK8

    Protein attributes for TP73 Gene

    636 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    69623 Da
    Name=Zn(2+); Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:29105;
    Quaternary structure:
    • Found in a complex with p53/TP53 and CABLES1. The C-terminal oligomerization domain binds to the ABL1 tyrosine kinase SH3 domain. Interacts with HECW2. Isoform Beta interacts homotypically and with p53/TP53, whereas isoform Alpha does not. Isoform Gamma interacts homotypically and with all p73 isoforms. Isoform Delta interacts with isoform Gamma, isoform Alpha, and homotypically. Isoforms Alpha and Beta interact with HIPK2. Isoform Alpha interacts with RANBP9. Isoform Beta interacts with WWOX. Interacts (via SAM domain) with FBXO45 (via B30.2/SPRY domain). Interacts with YAP1 (phosphorylated form). Interacts with HCK (via SH3 domain); this inhibits TP73 activity and degradation. Interacts with Epstein-Barr virus protein EBNA6; this interaction inhibits TP73-mediated apoptotic pathway.
    • Activated and stabilized by interaction with RANBP9.
    • Maps to a chromosome region frequently mutated in diverse cell lines of human cancer. Appears not to be frequently mutated in human cancers, in contrast to p53/TP53. Hemizygosity is observed in neuroblastoma and oligodendroglioma.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for TP73 Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for TP73 Gene

neXtProt entry for TP73 Gene

Post-translational modifications for TP73 Gene

  • Higher levels of phosphorylation seen in the brain from patients with Huntington disease.
  • Isoform alpha (but not isoform beta) is sumoylated on Lys-627, which potentiates proteasomal degradation but does not affect transcriptional activity. Phosphorylation by PLK1 and PLK3 inhibits the transcription regulator activity and pro-apoptotic function.
  • Polyubiquitinated by RCHY1/PIRH2; leading to its degradation by the proteasome.
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Antibody Products

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for TP73 Gene

Domains & Families for TP73 Gene

Gene Families for TP73 Gene

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

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for TP73 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Possesses an acidic transactivation domain, a central DNA binding domain and a C-terminal oligomerization domain that binds to the ABL1 tyrosine kinase SH3 domain.
  • Belongs to the p53 family.
  • Possesses an acidic transactivation domain, a central DNA binding domain and a C-terminal oligomerization domain that binds to the ABL1 tyrosine kinase SH3 domain.
  • The PPxY motif mediates interaction with WWOX.
  • Belongs to the p53 family.
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Function for TP73 Gene

Molecular function for TP73 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
tumor protein 73,with two alternatively spliced isoforms,alpha and beta,activating transcription of p53-responsive genes and inhibiting cell growth by inducing apoptosis,also target of ABL1 (c-ABL) in response to DNA damage in a mismatch repair-dependent apoptosis,monoallelicaly expressed (?,paternally imprinted),frequently deleted in neuroblastoma in advanced stage but unlikely to be a suppressor gene in neuroblastoma,and other tumors (see TSG1A) (not in oligodendrogliomas,in colorectal or in oesophageal carcinomas),overexpressed in bladder carcinoma
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Participates in the apoptotic response to DNA damage. Isoforms containing the transactivation domain are pro-apoptotic, isoforms lacking the domain are anti-apoptotic and block the function of p53 and transactivating p73 isoforms. May be a tumor suppressor protein.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Induction:
Not induced by DNA damage. Isoforms lacking the transactivation domain block gene induction.

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for TP73 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for TP73 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000978 RNA polymerase II proximal promoter sequence-specific DNA binding IDA 16343436
GO:0000981 RNA polymerase II transcription factor activity, sequence-specific DNA binding IDA 24652652
GO:0001077 transcriptional activator activity, RNA polymerase II proximal promoter sequence-specific DNA binding IDA 16343436
GO:0002039 p53 binding IPI 25417702
GO:0003677 DNA binding IEA --
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Animal Models for TP73 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for TP73:

Clone Products

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Human Phenotype Ontology , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for TP73 Gene

Localization for TP73 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TP73 Gene

Nucleus. Cytoplasm. Note=Accumulates in the nucleus in response to DNA damage.

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 TP73 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 5
golgi apparatus 5
cytosol 4
mitochondrion 2

Subcellular locations from the

Human Protein Atlas (HPA)
  • Golgi apparatus (3)
  • Nucleoplasm (3)
See all subcellular structures

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for TP73 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000785 chromatin IBA --
GO:0005634 nucleus IDA 19490146
GO:0005654 nucleoplasm TAS --
GO:0005667 transcription factor complex IBA --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IEA --
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Pathways & Interactions for TP73 Gene

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SIGNOR curated interactions for TP73 Gene

Is activated by:
Is inactivated by:

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for TP73 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000122 negative regulation of transcription by RNA polymerase II IBA --
GO:0000187 activation of MAPK activity IEA --
GO:0001822 kidney development IEA --
GO:0006298 mismatch repair TAS 10391249
GO:0006351 transcription, DNA-templated IEA --
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Drugs & Compounds for TP73 Gene

(18) Drugs for TP73 Gene - From: DrugBank and Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Zinc Approved, Investigational Pharma Target, cofactor 2430

(15) Additional Compounds for TP73 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
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Transcripts for TP73 Gene

Unigene Clusters for TP73 Gene

Tumor protein p73:
Representative Sequences:

Clone Products

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for TP73 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for TP73 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for TP73 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for TP73 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for TP73 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Brain - Cerebellum (x5.0) and Brain - Cerebellar Hemisphere (x4.7).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for TP73 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Plasma (69.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MaxQB, and MOPED for TP73 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for TP73 Gene

- Elite partner

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of TP73 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for TP73 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for TP73 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Expressed in striatal neurons of patients with Huntington disease (at protein level). Brain, kidney, placenta, colon, heart, liver, spleen, skeletal muscle, prostate, thymus and pancreas. Highly expressed in fetal tissue.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for TP73 Gene

  • Skin(4.3)
  • Blood(4.2)
  • Intestine(4.1)

Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for TP73 Gene

Germ Layers:
  • endoderm
  • respiratory
  • lung
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with TP73: view

Orthologs for TP73 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for TP73 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia TP73 34
  • 95 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia TP73 34
  • 89 (a)
LOC515105 33
  • 88.47 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia TP73 33
  • 88.63 (n)
P73 34
  • 83 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Trp73 33 16 34
  • 85.78 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Tp73 33
  • 85.68 (n)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia TP73 34
  • 75 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia TP73 34
  • 73 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves TP73 33 34
  • 80.28 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia TP73 34
  • 80 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia tp73 33
  • 72.34 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii tp73 33 34
  • 71.13 (n)
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.11581 33
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 34
  • 30 (a)
CSA.2527 34
  • 27 (a)
Species where no ortholog for TP73 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 TP73 Gene

Gene Tree for TP73 (if available)
Gene Tree for TP73 (if available)

Paralogs for TP73 Gene

Paralogs for TP73 Gene

(2) SIMAP similar genes for TP73 Gene using alignment to 2 proteins:

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Variants for TP73 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for TP73 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 01 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs1000018595 -- 3,708,217(+) G/A/C intron_variant
rs1000056189 -- 3,673,042(+) C/T genic_upstream_transcript_variant, intron_variant
rs1000067675 -- 3,655,963(+) G/A genic_upstream_transcript_variant, intron_variant
rs1000105494 -- 3,703,801(+) C/A intron_variant
rs1000118289 -- 3,736,068(+) G/C 3_prime_UTR_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for TP73 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv13n100 CNV gain 25217958
dgv21n106 CNV deletion 24896259
dgv27e59 CNV duplication 20981092
dgv8e212 CNV loss 25503493
esv1032022 CNV insertion 17803354
esv1115862 CNV insertion 17803354
esv1394802 CNV insertion 17803354
esv1634361 CNV deletion 17803354
esv2758916 CNV gain 17122850
esv3378361 CNV duplication 20981092
esv3585042 CNV gain 21293372
esv3585045 CNV gain 21293372
esv994567 CNV deletion 20482838
nsv1001715 CNV loss 25217958
nsv1012423 CNV gain 25217958
nsv1075045 CNV deletion 25765185
nsv1075979 CNV deletion 25765185
nsv1140740 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv1145949 CNV insertion 26484159
nsv1150687 CNV deletion 26484159
nsv410 CNV insertion 18451855
nsv460061 CNV loss 19166990
nsv470687 CNV loss 18288195
nsv545128 CNV loss 21841781
nsv545129 CNV loss 21841781
nsv830314 CNV gain+loss 17160897
nsv951959 CNV deletion 24416366

Variation tolerance for TP73 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 4.07% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 2.31; 41.20% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for TP73 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 TP73 Gene

Disorders for TP73 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(18) MalaCards diseases for TP73 Gene - From: HGMD, Orphanet, DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
small cell cancer of the lung
  • sclc1
  • neuroblastoma, susceptibility to
ulcerative stomatitis
  • aphthous stomatitis
  • oligodendroglial neoplasm
squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
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Additional Disease Information for TP73

Genetic Association Database
Human Genome Epidemiology Navigator
Tumor Gene Database
ATLAS of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for TP73 Gene

Publications for TP73 Gene

  1. Plk3 inhibits pro-apoptotic activity of p73 through physical interaction and phosphorylation. (PMID: 19490146) Sang M … Ozaki T (Genes to cells : devoted to molecular & cellular mechanisms 2009) 3 4 22 58
  2. Protein stability and function of p73 are modulated by a physical interaction with RanBPM in mammalian cultured cells. (PMID: 15558019) Kramer S … Nakagawara A (Oncogene 2005) 3 4 22 58
  3. Functional association between Wwox tumor suppressor protein and p73, a p53 homolog. (PMID: 15070730) Aqeilan RI … Croce CM (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2004) 3 4 22 58
  4. A novel HECT-type E3 ubiquitin ligase, NEDL2, stabilizes p73 and enhances its transcriptional activity. (PMID: 12890487) Miyazaki K … Nakagawara A (Biochemical and biophysical research communications 2003) 3 4 22 58
  5. p73 is regulated by tyrosine kinase c-Abl in the apoptotic response to DNA damage. (PMID: 10391251) Yuan ZM … Kufe D (Nature 1999) 3 4 22 58

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