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Aliases for TUBB6 Gene

Aliases for TUBB6 Gene

  • Tubulin Beta 6 Class V 2 3 5
  • Tubulin Beta MGC4083 2 3
  • Class V Beta-Tubulin 2 3
  • Tubulin Beta Class V 3 4
  • Tubulin, Beta 6 2 3
  • Tubulin, Beta 6 Class V 2
  • Tubulin Beta-6 Chain 3
  • HsT1601 3
  • FPVEPD 3
  • TUBB-5 3

External Ids for TUBB6 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TUBB6 Gene

  • GC18P012299

Summaries for TUBB6 Gene

GeneCards Summary for TUBB6 Gene

TUBB6 (Tubulin Beta 6 Class V) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with TUBB6 include Facial Palsy, Congenital, With Ptosis And Velopharyngeal Dysfunction and Tubulin, Beta. Among its related pathways are Development Slit-Robo signaling and EphB-EphrinB Signaling. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include GTP binding and structural constituent of cytoskeleton. An important paralog of this gene is TUBB3.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TUBB6 Gene

  • Tubulin is the major constituent of microtubules. It binds two moles of GTP, one at an exchangeable site on the beta chain and one at a non-exchangeable site on the alpha chain (By similarity).

Tocris Summary for TUBB6 Gene

  • Microtubules are cylindrical tubes of 20-25 nm in diameter. They are composed of protofilaments which are in turn composed of alpha- and beta-tubulin polymers. Each microtubule is polarized; at one end alpha-subunits are exposed (-) and at the other, beta-subunits are exposed (+).

Additional gene information for TUBB6 Gene

No data available for Entrez Gene Summary , CIViC summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for TUBB6 Gene

Genomics for TUBB6 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for TUBB6 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for TUBB6 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
GH18I012306 Promoter/Enhancer 2.5 EPDnew FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 576.9 +1.0 987 5.2 SMAD1 ATF1 SIN3A DMAP1 ZBTB7B IRF4 ZNF48 ZNF766 GLIS2 ZNF143 TUBB6 PRELID3A PTPN2 MPPE1 AFG3L2 PSMG2 RNU7-129P CHMP1B
GH18I012333 Enhancer 1.1 ENCODE dbSUPER 38.3 +28.2 28205 3.8 HDAC1 PKNOX1 FOXA2 FEZF1 RARA ZNF366 MIXL1 HMG20B TSHZ1 ZNF843 TUBB6 AFG3L2 RNU7-129P PRELID3A ENSG00000267199
GH18I012277 Enhancer 1.7 VISTA Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 22.8 -26.8 -26798 6.8 FOXA2 RB1 ZFP64 ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 ZBTB40 RAD21 ZNF48 ZSCAN9 ENSG00000280302 TUBB6 ENSG00000267199 PRELID3A ENSG00000267069 CIDEA
GH18I012375 Promoter/Enhancer 2.1 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE 17 +69.2 69169 3.5 HDGF PKNOX1 ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 YY1 POLR2B ZNF207 ZNF143 FOS AFG3L2 ENSG00000267199 TUBB6 PRELID3A ENSG00000267108
GH18I012313 Enhancer 1.3 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 27.2 +8.3 8295 5.8 SCRT1 SRF RFX1 MAFG EBF1 ZIC2 NR2F2 ZNF121 ZNF316 POLR2A TUBB6 AFG3L2 RNU7-129P PRELID3A IMPA2 CHMP1B
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

GeneHancers around TUBB6 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the TUBB6 gene promoter:

Genomic Locations for TUBB6 Gene

Genomic Locations for TUBB6 Gene
36,652 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for TUBB6 Gene

Genes around TUBB6 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
TUBB6 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for TUBB6 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for TUBB6 Gene

Proteins for TUBB6 Gene

  • Protein details for TUBB6 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Tubulin beta-6 chain
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B3KM76
    • Q9HA42

    Protein attributes for TUBB6 Gene

    446 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    49857 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Dimer of alpha and beta chains. A typical microtubule is a hollow water-filled tube with an outer diameter of 25 nm and an inner diameter of 15 nM. Alpha-beta heterodimers associate head-to-tail to form protofilaments running lengthwise along the microtubule wall with the beta-tubulin subunit facing the microtubule plus end conferring a structural polarity. Microtubules usually have 13 protofilaments but different protofilament numbers can be found in some organisms and specialized cells.

neXtProt entry for TUBB6 Gene

Post-translational modifications for TUBB6 Gene

  • Phosphorylated on Ser-172 by CDK1 during the cell cycle, from metaphase to telophase, but not in interphase. This phosphorylation inhibits tubulin incorporation into microtubules.
  • Some glutamate residues at the C-terminus are monoglycylated but not polyglycylated due to the absence of functional TTLL10 in human. Monoglycylation is mainly limited to tubulin incorporated into axonemes (cilia and flagella). Both polyglutamylation and monoglycylation can coexist on the same protein on adjacent residues, and lowering glycylation levels increases polyglutamylation, and reciprocally. The precise function of monoglycylation is still unclear (Probable).
  • Some glutamate residues at the C-terminus are polyglutamylated, resulting in polyglutamate chains on the gamma-carboxyl group (PubMed:26875866). Polyglutamylation plays a key role in microtubule severing by spastin (SPAST). SPAST preferentially recognizes and acts on microtubules decorated with short polyglutamate tails: severing activity by SPAST increases as the number of glutamates per tubulin rises from one to eight, but decreases beyond this glutamylation threshold (PubMed:26875866).
  • Ubiquitination at isoforms=58 and posLast=362362
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for TUBB6 Gene

Domains & Families for TUBB6 Gene

Gene Families for TUBB6 Gene

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

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • The highly acidic C-terminal region may bind cations such as calcium.
  • Belongs to the tubulin family.
  • The highly acidic C-terminal region may bind cations such as calcium.
  • Belongs to the tubulin family.
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Function for TUBB6 Gene

Molecular function for TUBB6 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Tubulin is the major constituent of microtubules. It binds two moles of GTP, one at an exchangeable site on the beta chain and one at a non-exchangeable site on the alpha chain (By similarity).

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for TUBB6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003674 molecular_function ND --
GO:0003924 GTPase activity IEA --
GO:0005200 structural constituent of cytoskeleton IEA --
GO:0005525 GTP binding IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with TUBB6: view
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miRNA for TUBB6 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target TUBB6

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for TUBB6 Gene

Localization for TUBB6 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TUBB6 Gene

Cytoplasm, cytoskeleton.

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 TUBB6 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
cytoskeleton 5
nucleus 5
cytosol 3
peroxisome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for TUBB6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus IDA,HDA 21630459
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IEA --
GO:0005856 cytoskeleton IEA --
GO:0005874 microtubule IDA,IEA 21525035
GO:0015630 microtubule cytoskeleton IDA --
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No data available for Subcellular locations from the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) for TUBB6 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for TUBB6 Gene

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SIGNOR curated interactions for TUBB6 Gene

Is activated by:

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for TUBB6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007010 cytoskeleton organization IEA --
GO:0007017 microtubule-based process IEA --
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Drugs & Compounds for TUBB6 Gene

(6) Drugs for TUBB6 Gene - From: DrugBank, HMDB, and Tocris

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
calcium Approved Nutra 0
Guanosine triphosphate Experimental Pharma 0
CYT997 Investigational Pharma Target 0
Vinblastine sulfate Pharma Anti-mitotic agent, Disrupts microtubules 0

(2) Additional Compounds for TUBB6 Gene - From:

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs

(5) Tocris Compounds for TUBB6 Gene

Compound Action Cas Number
MPC 6827 hydrochloride Inhibitor of microtubule polymerization; antimitotic and antitumor 917369-31-4
Nocodazole Microtubule inhibitor 31430-18-9
Noscapine hydrochloride Tubulin inhibitor; induces apoptosis 912-60-7
Taxol Promotes assembly and inhibits disassembly of microtubules 33069-62-4
Vinblastine sulfate Disrupts microtubules 143-67-9
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Transcripts for TUBB6 Gene

Unigene Clusters for TUBB6 Gene

Tubulin, beta 6 class V:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for TUBB6 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b ^ 6a · 6b · 6c · 6d
SP1: - - -
SP2: - - - -
SP3: - -
SP4: - -
SP5: - - - - -
SP6: - - - - -
SP7: - - -

Relevant External Links for TUBB6 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for TUBB6 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for TUBB6 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for TUBB6 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Bone (36.4), Bone marrow stromal cell (8.0), and Brain (7.1).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MaxQB, and MOPED for TUBB6 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for TUBB6 Gene

- Elite partner

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of TUBB6 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for TUBB6 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for TUBB6 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Ubiquitous. Maximal expression in breast and lung, where it represents around 10% of all beta-tubulins. Largely decreased expression in most cancerous tissues.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for TUBB6 Gene

  • Nervous system(3.9)
  • Skin(3.6)
  • Lung(3.3)
  • Heart(2)
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No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for TUBB6 Gene

Orthologs for TUBB6 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for TUBB6 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia TUBB6 33 34
  • 99.33 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia TUBB6 34
  • 97 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia TUBB6 34
  • 96 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia TUBB6 33 34
  • 93.26 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia TUBB6 33 34
  • 91.63 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Tubb6 33
  • 91.38 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Tubb6 33 16 34
  • 90.3 (n)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves TUBB6 33 34
  • 82.29 (n)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia tubb6 33
  • 78.14 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii tubb6 34
  • 94 (a)
Species where no ortholog for TUBB6 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)
  • lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
  • 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 squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • 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 TUBB6 Gene

Gene Tree for TUBB6 (if available)
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Paralogs for TUBB6 Gene

Variants for TUBB6 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for TUBB6 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 18 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs1129115 benign, Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Dominant 12,329,537(+) C/G 3_prime_UTR_variant, genic_downstream_transcript_variant
rs113981080 benign, likely-benign, not specified, Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Dominant 12,329,563(+) C/A/G/T 3_prime_UTR_variant, genic_downstream_transcript_variant
rs114203162 likely-benign, Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Dominant 12,329,456(+) T/G 3_prime_UTR_variant, genic_downstream_transcript_variant
rs117182113 uncertain-significance, likely-benign, not specified, Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Dominant, not provided 12,329,645(+) G/A/T 3_prime_UTR_variant, genic_downstream_transcript_variant
rs180917336 likely-benign, Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Dominant 12,329,239(+) C/T 3_prime_UTR_variant, genic_downstream_transcript_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for TUBB6 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv2758714 CNV loss 17122850
nsv1060808 CNV gain 25217958
nsv1063125 CNV loss 25217958
nsv576496 CNV gain 21841781

Variation tolerance for TUBB6 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 15.1% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 0.24; 5.27% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for TUBB6 Gene

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

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No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TUBB6 Gene

Disorders for TUBB6 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(5) MalaCards diseases for TUBB6 Gene - From: HGMD, OMIM, ClinVar, DISEASES, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
facial palsy, congenital, with ptosis and velopharyngeal dysfunction
  • fpvepd
tubulin, beta
nail disorder, nonsyndromic congenital, 4
  • ndnc4
nail disease
  • abnormality of the nail
tukel syndrome
  • fibrosis of extraocular muscles, congenital, with ulnar hand anomalies
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
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Additional Disease Information for TUBB6

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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for TUBB6 Gene

Publications for TUBB6 Gene

  1. Tumoral and tissue-specific expression of the major human beta-tubulin isotypes. (PMID: 20191564) Leandro-García LJ … Rodríguez-Antona C (Cytoskeleton (Hoboken, N.J.) 2010) 3 4 58
  2. Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs. (PMID: 14702039) Ota T … Sugano S (Nature genetics 2004) 3 4 58
  3. 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
  4. Generation and initial analysis of more than 15,000 full-length human and mouse cDNA sequences. (PMID: 12477932) Strausberg RL … Mammalian Gene Collection Program Team (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2002) 2 3 58
  5. The scaffold protein KSR1, a novel therapeutic target for the treatment of Merlin-deficient tumors. (PMID: 26549023) Zhou L … Hanemann CO (Oncogene 2016) 3 58

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