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Aliases for AQP7 Gene

Aliases for AQP7 Gene

  • Aquaporin 7 2 3 5
  • Aquaglyceroporin-7 3 4
  • Aquaporin Adipose 3 4
  • AQP7L 3 4
  • AQPap 3 4
  • Aquaporin-7-Like 4
  • Aquaporin-7 3
  • AQP-7 4
  • AQP9 4

External Ids for AQP7 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for AQP7 Gene

  • AQP7L

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for AQP7 Gene

  • GC09M033697
  • GC09M033554
  • GC09M033374
  • GC09M033341

Summaries for AQP7 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for AQP7 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the aquaporin family of water-selective membrane channels. The encoded protein localizes to the plasma membrane and allows movement of water, glycerol and urea across cell membranes. This gene is highly expressed in the adipose tissue where the encoded protein facilitates efflux of glycerol. In the proximal straight tubules of kidney, the encoded protein is localized to the apical membrane and prevents excretion of glycerol into urine. The encoded protein is present in spermatids, as well as in the testicular and epididymal spermatozoa suggesting an important role in late spermatogenesis. Alternative splicing of this gene results in multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms. This gene is located adjacent to a related aquaporin gene on chromosome 9. Multiple pseudogenes of this gene have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2015]

GeneCards Summary for AQP7 Gene

AQP7 (Aquaporin 7) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with AQP7 include Glycerol Quantitative Trait Locus and Chronic Closed-Angle Glaucoma. Among its related pathways are Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds and Aquaporin-mediated transport. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include transporter activity and glycerol channel activity. An important paralog of this gene is LOC100509620.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for AQP7 Gene

  • Forms a channel for water and glycerol.

Tocris Summary for AQP7 Gene

  • Aquaporins (AQPs) are integral membrane proteins that facilitate the transport of water across biological membranes along an osmotic gradient. There have been 13 AQP isoforms (AQP0-AQP12) identified in humans and rodents to date.

Gene Wiki entry for AQP7 Gene

Additional gene information for AQP7 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for AQP7 Gene

Genomics for AQP7 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for AQP7 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for AQP7 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
GH09J033390 Promoter/Enhancer 1.9 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 662.4 +9.7 9731 5.8 FOXA2 PKNOX1 MLX ARID4B SIN3A FEZF1 DMAP1 YY1 GTF3C2 ZNF121 AQP7 NFX1 ASS1P12 AQP3 ENSG00000228352 NOL6 TCEA1P4 DFFBP1 UBAP2 TOPORS
GH09J033413 Promoter/Enhancer 1.9 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 657 -13.7 -13744 4.9 PKNOX1 CLOCK FOXA2 MLX ZFP64 ARID4B NEUROD1 SIN3A DMAP1 ZBTB7B AQP7 AQP3 NOL6 NFX1 TCEA1P4 ANXA2P2 LOC105376020 PIR43065
GH09J033436 Promoter/Enhancer 1.3 EPDnew ENCODE dbSUPER 655.7 -34.3 -34315 0.6 KLF1 ZFP64 CEBPB CEBPG ZNF592 NR2F2 CEBPA IKZF1 KDM1A TCF7L2 AQP7 AQP3 NOL6 PIR43065
GH09J033403 Enhancer 0.9 Ensembl ENCODE 650.7 -0.8 -819 0.6 HDGF ELF3 CTCF IRF2 ARID4B ERF RAD21 CC2D1A GATAD1 VEZF1 AQP7 LOC105376020 PIR43065 AQP3
GH09J033402 Promoter 0.5 EPDnew 650.7 +0.1 135 0.1 AQP7 LOC105376020 PIR43065
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GeneHancers around AQP7 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the AQP7 gene promoter:
  • NF-1
  • HNF-4alpha2
  • HNF-4alpha1
  • COUP-TF1
  • COUP
  • Tal-1beta
  • E47
  • Pax-4a
  • ZID

Genomic Locations for AQP7 Gene

Genomic Locations for AQP7 Gene
19,504 bases
Minus strand
17,879 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for AQP7 Gene

Genes around AQP7 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
AQP7 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for AQP7 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for AQP7 Gene

Proteins for AQP7 Gene

  • Protein details for AQP7 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q08E94
    • Q5T5L9
    • Q8NHM3

    Protein attributes for AQP7 Gene

    342 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    37232 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Alternative splice isoforms for AQP7 Gene


neXtProt entry for AQP7 Gene

Post-translational modifications for AQP7 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for AQP7 Gene

Domains & Families for AQP7 Gene

Gene Families for AQP7 Gene

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

Protein Domains for AQP7 Gene


Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Aquaporins contain two tandem repeats each containing three membrane-spanning domains and a pore-forming loop with the signature motif Asn-Pro/Ala-Ala/Ser (NPA).
  • Belongs to the MIP/aquaporin (TC 1.A.8) family.
  • Aquaporins contain two tandem repeats each containing three membrane-spanning domains and a pore-forming loop with the signature motif Asn-Pro/Ala-Ala/Ser (NPA).
  • Belongs to the MIP/aquaporin (TC 1.A.8) family.
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Function for AQP7 Gene

Molecular function for AQP7 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Forms a channel for water and glycerol.
GENATLAS Biochemistry:
aquaporin 7,water channel forming integral protein,MIP family,expressed in the testis,putatively involved in the formation of late spermatids,also expressed in kidney

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for AQP7 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for AQP7 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0015204 urea transmembrane transporter activity IBA --
GO:0015250 water channel activity EXP,TAS 1373524
GO:0015254 glycerol channel activity EXP,TAS 9369468
GO:0015267 channel activity IEA --
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Animal Models for AQP7 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for AQP7:

Animal Model Products

  • Taconic Biosciences Mouse Models for AQP7

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Inhibitory RNA Products

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Human Phenotype Ontology , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for AQP7 Gene

Localization for AQP7 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for AQP7 Gene

Membrane; Multi-pass 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 AQP7 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
mitochondrion 2
extracellular 1
peroxisome 1
endosome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for AQP7 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IDA 18718702
GO:0005886 plasma membrane TAS --
GO:0005887 integral component of plasma membrane TAS 9405233
GO:0005911 cell-cell junction IDA 18718702
GO:0016020 membrane IEA --
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No data available for Subcellular locations from the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) for AQP7 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for AQP7 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for AQP7 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006091 generation of precursor metabolites and energy TAS 9405233
GO:0006833 water transport TAS --
GO:0007588 excretion TAS 9405233
GO:0015793 glycerol transport TAS --
GO:0055085 transmembrane transport IEA --
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for AQP7 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for AQP7 Gene

(3) Drugs for AQP7 Gene - From: DGIdb, IUPHAR, and Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Hg<sup>2+</sup> Pharma Inhibitor 0
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Transcripts for AQP7 Gene

Unigene Clusters for AQP7 Gene

Aquaporin 7:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for AQP7 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for AQP7 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for AQP7 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for AQP7 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for AQP7 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Adipose - Visceral (Omentum) (x12.2), Adipose - Subcutaneous (x9.0), Heart - Left Ventricle (x7.5), and Breast - Mammary Tissue (x6.1).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for AQP7 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Testis (23.3), Fetal ovary (10.8), Urine (9.6), Heart (8.6), Fetal gut (6.9), and Ovary (6.5).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB and MOPED for AQP7 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for AQP7 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of AQP7 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for AQP7 Gene:


Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for AQP7 Gene

  • Muscle(4.5)
  • Nervous system(3.6)
  • Heart(2.7)
  • Kidney(2.5)
  • Liver(2.3)
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No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for AQP7 Gene

Orthologs for AQP7 Gene

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

Orthologs for AQP7 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia AQP7 34
  • 91 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia AQP7 34 33
  • 80.65 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Aqp7 33
  • 79.29 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Aqp7 16 34 33
  • 78.45 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia AQP7 34 33
  • 78.05 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia AQP7 34
  • 64 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia AQP7 34
  • 40 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves AQP7 34 33
  • 63.29 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 34
  • 53 (a)
-- 34
  • 38 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia aqp7 33
  • 57.76 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii aqp7 34 33
  • 59.81 (n)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea Y69E1A.7 35
  • 38 (a)
aqp-2 34
  • 36 (a)
M02F4.8 35
  • 36 (a)
aqp-7 34
  • 31 (a)
aqp-1 34
  • 30 (a)
aqp-8 34
  • 30 (a)
aqp-3 34
  • 25 (a)
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes -- 34
  • 17 (a)
Species where no ortholog for AQP7 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

Evolution for AQP7 Gene

Gene Tree for AQP7 (if available)
Gene Tree for AQP7 (if available)
Evolutionary constrained regions (ECRs) for AQP7: view image

Paralogs for AQP7 Gene

Paralogs for AQP7 Gene

(5) SIMAP similar genes for AQP7 Gene using alignment to 10 proteins:

  • B7Z4U2_HUMAN
  • B7Z7F6_HUMAN
  • Q08E94_HUMAN
  • Q5T5L3_HUMAN
  • Q5T5L4_HUMAN
  • Q5T5L5_HUMAN
  • Q5T5M0_HUMAN
  • Q5T5M1_HUMAN
  • Q6P5T0_HUMAN
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Variants for AQP7 Gene

Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for AQP7 Gene

Genetic variations in AQP7 are responsible for changes in glycerol release during exercise and define the glycerol quantitative trait locus (GLYCQTL) [MIM:614411].

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for AQP7 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 09 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs62542743 affects, Glycerol release during exercise, defective 33,385,243(-) C/A 3_prime_UTR_variant, coding_sequence_variant, intron_variant, missense_variant, non_coding_transcript_variant
rs114484742 benign, not specified 33,385,752(-) C/T coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant, non_coding_transcript_variant
rs117663392 benign, not specified 33,385,773(-) C/T coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant, non_coding_transcript_variant
rs139024279 benign, not specified 33,385,692(-) G/A/C/T coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant, non_coding_transcript_variant
rs201773300 benign, not specified 33,385,742(-) A/T coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant, non_coding_transcript_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for AQP7 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv7517n100 CNV gain 25217958
esv3576648 CNV gain 25503493
nsv1024207 CNV gain 25217958
nsv1078056 CNV duplication 25765185
nsv1110520 CNV duplication 24896259
nsv1139949 CNV duplication 24896259
nsv1146331 CNV duplication 26484159
nsv482129 CNV gain 20164927
nsv614146 CNV gain 21841781
nsv8439 CNV loss 18304495
nsv972661 CNV duplication 23825009

Variation tolerance for AQP7 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 99.6% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 4.59; 65.27% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for AQP7 Gene

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

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Disorders for AQP7 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(4) MalaCards diseases for AQP7 Gene - From: HGMD, OMIM, ClinVar, GTR, DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
glycerol quantitative trait locus
  • glycqtl
chronic closed-angle glaucoma
  • anatomical narrow angle glaucoma
body mass index quantitative trait locus 11
  • bmiq11
meniere disease
  • meniere's disease
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
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Additional Disease Information for AQP7

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 AQP7 Gene

Publications for AQP7 Gene

  1. Adipose tissue expression of the glycerol channel aquaporin-7 gene is altered in severe obesity but not in type 2 diabetes. (PMID: 17566090) Ceperuelo-Mallafré V … Vendrell J (The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism 2007) 3 4 22 58
  2. Human aquaporin adipose (AQPap) gene. Genomic structure, promoter analysis and functional mutation. (PMID: 11952783) Kondo H … Matsuzawa Y (European journal of biochemistry 2002) 3 4 22 58
  3. Gene expression of paired abdominal adipose AQP7 and liver AQP9 in patients with morbid obesity: relationship with glucose abnormalities. (PMID: 19615702) Miranda M … Vendrell J (Metabolism: clinical and experimental 2009) 3 22 58
  4. Influence of morbid obesity and insulin resistance on gene expression levels of AQP7 in visceral adipose tissue and AQP9 in liver. (PMID: 18401671) Catalán V … Frühbeck G (Obesity surgery 2008) 3 22 58
  5. A functional variant of the adipocyte glycerol channel aquaporin 7 gene is associated with obesity and related metabolic abnormalities. (PMID: 17351148) Prudente S … Trischitta V (Diabetes 2007) 3 44 58

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