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Aliases for DOCK6 Gene

Aliases for DOCK6 Gene

  • Dedicator Of Cytokinesis 6 2 3 5
  • Dedicator Of Cytokinesis Protein 6 3
  • KIAA1395 4
  • AOS2 3
  • ZIR1 3

External Ids for DOCK6 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DOCK6 Gene

  • GC19U900290
  • GC19M011171
  • GC19M011309
  • GC19M010887

Summaries for DOCK6 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for DOCK6 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the dedicator of cytokinesis (DOCK) family of atypical guanine nucleotide exchange factors. Guanine nucleotide exchange factors interact with small GTPases and are components of intracellular signaling networks. The encoded protein is a group C DOCK protein and plays a role in actin cytoskeletal reorganization by activating the Rho GTPases Cdc42 and Rac1. Mutations in this gene are associated with Adams-Oliver syndrome 2. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2011]

GeneCards Summary for DOCK6 Gene

DOCK6 (Dedicator Of Cytokinesis 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with DOCK6 include Adams-Oliver Syndrome 2 and Adams-Oliver Syndrome. Among its related pathways are Regulation of CDC42 activity and Response to elevated platelet cytosolic Ca2+. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include guanyl-nucleotide exchange factor activity. An important paralog of this gene is DOCK7.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DOCK6 Gene

  • Acts as guanine nucleotide exchange factor (GEF) for CDC42 and RAC1 small GTPases. Through its activation of CDC42 and RAC1, may regulate neurite outgrowth (By similarity).

Gene Wiki entry for DOCK6 Gene

Additional gene information for DOCK6 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for DOCK6 Gene

Genomics for DOCK6 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for DOCK6 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for DOCK6 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
GH19J011261 Promoter/Enhancer 2.1 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 650.7 +0.4 421 1.8 PTBP1 ATF1 RB1 ZBTB7B GTF3C2 ZNF335 GLIS2 EGR1 SCRT2 ZNF207 DOCK6 ENSG00000267174 KRI1 ILF3 ZNF700 ZNF440 RAVER1 TIMM29 ZNF878 ZNF20
GH19J010564 Promoter/Enhancer 2.5 EPDnew FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 13.8 +695.1 695108 5.8 MLX DMAP1 YY1 SLC30A9 E2F8 ZNF143 SP3 NFYC MEF2D ZNF610 KRI1 CDKN2D ILF3 RAVER1 FBXL12 PPAN CDC37 ZNF561 DNMT1 ZNF627
GH19J010717 Promoter/Enhancer 2.5 EPDnew FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 13.8 +543.3 543346 3.7 HDGF PKNOX1 FOXA2 ARNT ARID4B NEUROD1 SIN3A FEZF1 ZNF2 ZBTB7B DNM2 GC19P010718 MIR638 KRI1 EIF3G ILF3 FBXL12 RAVER1 TIMM29 PPAN
GH19J010285 Promoter/Enhancer 2 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 13.8 +972.8 972809 7.6 HDGF HNRNPUL1 PKNOX1 CLOCK SMAD1 FOXA2 ZFP64 ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 ICAM5 ENSG00000267607 ICAM4 GC19P010288 GC19P010291 ZNF266 ILF3 KRI1 ZNF699 RAVER1
GH19J011478 Enhancer 1.6 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 13.8 -219.1 -219125 5.4 CLOCK MLX DMAP1 YY1 ZNF213 E2F8 ZNF416 ZNF143 SP3 NFYC ELAVL3 ILF3 KRI1 ZNF136 ZNF627 TIMM29 ZNF44 ZNF442 ZNF763 ZNF700
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data from 2017 publication | Request up-to-date GeneHancer data (full dataset)

GeneHancers around DOCK6 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the DOCK6 gene promoter:
  • Max1
  • C/EBPalpha
  • MyoD
  • AP-4
  • NF-kappaB
  • NF-kappaB1
  • RREB-1
  • Bach1
  • Tal-1
  • E47

Genomic Locations for DOCK6 Gene

Genomic Locations for DOCK6 Gene
63,209 bases
Minus strand
63,187 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for DOCK6 Gene

Genes around DOCK6 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
DOCK6 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for DOCK6 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for DOCK6 Gene

Proteins for DOCK6 Gene

  • Protein details for DOCK6 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Dedicator of cytokinesis protein 6
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A6H8X5
    • Q7Z7P4
    • Q9P2F2

    Protein attributes for DOCK6 Gene

    2047 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    229558 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available
    • Sequence=AAH08335.2; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally extended.; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=BAA92633.2; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally shortened.; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

neXtProt entry for DOCK6 Gene

Post-translational modifications for DOCK6 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for DOCK6 Gene

Domains & Families for DOCK6 Gene

Gene Families for DOCK6 Gene

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

Protein Domains for DOCK6 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for DOCK6 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • The DHR-2 domain may mediate some GEF activity.
  • Belongs to the DOCK family.
  • The DHR-2 domain may mediate some GEF activity.
  • Belongs to the DOCK family.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with DOCK6: view

Function for DOCK6 Gene

Molecular function for DOCK6 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Acts as guanine nucleotide exchange factor (GEF) for CDC42 and RAC1 small GTPases. Through its activation of CDC42 and RAC1, may regulate neurite outgrowth (By similarity).

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for DOCK6 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for DOCK6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005085 guanyl-nucleotide exchange factor activity IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with DOCK6: view
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Human Phenotype Ontology for DOCK6 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

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miRNA for DOCK6 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target DOCK6

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for DOCK6 Gene

Localization for DOCK6 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DOCK6 Gene

Cytoplasm. Cytoplasm, perinuclear region. Note=Mainly located near the cell surface.

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 DOCK6 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytosol 5
nucleus 2

Subcellular locations from the

Human Protein Atlas (HPA)

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for DOCK6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005622 intracellular IEA --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IEA --
GO:0005829 cytosol TAS,IDA --
GO:0048471 perinuclear region of cytoplasm IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with DOCK6: view

Pathways & Interactions for DOCK6 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with DOCK6: view

Pathways by source for DOCK6 Gene

1 GeneGo (Thomson Reuters) pathway for DOCK6 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for DOCK6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007264 small GTPase mediated signal transduction IEA --
GO:0007596 blood coagulation TAS --
GO:0065009 regulation of molecular function IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with DOCK6: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for DOCK6 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for DOCK6 Gene

(3) Drugs for DOCK6 Gene - From: HMDB

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Guanosine diphosphate Experimental Pharma 0
Guanosine monophosphate Experimental Pharma 0
Guanosine triphosphate Experimental Pharma 0
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Transcripts for DOCK6 Gene

Unigene Clusters for DOCK6 Gene

Dedicator of cytokinesis 6:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for DOCK6 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4a · 4b · 4c ^ 5 ^ 6a · 6b ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9 ^ 10 ^ 11 ^ 12 ^ 13 ^ 14 ^ 15 ^ 16 ^ 17a · 17b ^ 18 ^ 19a · 19b ^ 20 ^ 21 ^
SP2: - -
SP4: - -

ExUns: 22 ^ 23a · 23b ^ 24 ^ 25a · 25b ^ 26 ^ 27 ^ 28 ^ 29a · 29b · 29c ^ 30a · 30b ^ 31 ^ 32 ^ 33 ^ 34a · 34b ^ 35
SP11: -

Relevant External Links for DOCK6 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for DOCK6 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for DOCK6 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for DOCK6 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Esophagus (22.4), Placenta (15.9), and Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (14.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, MaxQB, and MOPED for DOCK6 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of DOCK6 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for DOCK6 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for DOCK6 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Widely expressed. Expressed at low level in spleen, cerebellum, hippocampus and in substantia nigra.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for DOCK6 Gene

  • Nervous system(4.3)
  • Kidney(4.2)
  • Liver(4.2)
  • Spleen(4.2)
  • Skin(2.2)

Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for DOCK6 Gene

Germ Layers:
  • ectoderm
  • endoderm
  • mesoderm
  • cardiovascular
  • digestive
  • endocrine
  • integumentary
  • nervous
  • reproductive
  • respiratory
  • skeletal muscle
  • skeleton
  • urinary
Head and neck:
  • brain
  • cerebellum
  • cerebrospinal fluid
  • chin
  • cranial nerve
  • ear
  • eye
  • eyelid
  • face
  • forehead
  • head
  • jaw
  • lip
  • mandible
  • maxilla
  • meninges
  • mouth
  • nose
  • outer ear
  • scalp
  • skull
  • aorta
  • breast
  • chest wall
  • heart
  • heart valve
  • lung
  • rib
  • rib cage
  • sternum
  • abdominal wall
  • placenta
  • uterus
  • ankle
  • digit
  • finger
  • foot
  • hand
  • lower limb
  • nail
  • toe
  • upper limb
  • blood
  • blood vessel
  • hair
  • peripheral nervous system
  • skin
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with DOCK6: view

No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues and Protein tissue co-expression partners for DOCK6 Gene

Orthologs for DOCK6 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for DOCK6 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia DOCK6 34
  • 100 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia DOCK6 34 33
  • 88.98 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia DOCK6 34 33
  • 88.87 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Dock6 33
  • 85.04 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Dock6 16 34 33
  • 84.7 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia DOCK6 34
  • 77 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia DOCK6 34
  • 71 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia DOCK6 34
  • 71 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia dock7 33
  • 68.67 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii DOCK6 34
  • 69 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG11376 34
  • 47 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea F46H5.4 34
  • 31 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 34
  • 44 (a)
Species where no ortholog for DOCK6 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)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • 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 DOCK6 Gene

Gene Tree for DOCK6 (if available)
Gene Tree for DOCK6 (if available)
Evolutionary constrained regions (ECRs) for DOCK6: view image

Paralogs for DOCK6 Gene

Paralogs for DOCK6 Gene

(8) SIMAP similar genes for DOCK6 Gene using alignment to 7 proteins:

  • K7EP20_HUMAN
  • K7EP51_HUMAN
genes like me logo Genes that share paralogs with DOCK6: view

Variants for DOCK6 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for DOCK6 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 19 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs200472954 likely-pathogenic, Adams-Oliver syndrome 2 11,213,198(-) C/T coding_sequence_variant, genic_downstream_transcript_variant, missense_variant
rs201387914 pathogenic, Adams-Oliver syndrome 2 11,200,714(-) A/C/G genic_downstream_transcript_variant, splice_donor_variant
rs370838036 uncertain-significance, Hydrocephalus, Macrocephaly 11,245,652(-) G/A coding_sequence_variant, genic_upstream_transcript_variant, missense_variant, non_coding_transcript_variant
rs397509398 pathogenic, Adams-Oliver syndrome 2 11,235,632(-) AAA/AAAA coding_sequence_variant, frameshift, genic_upstream_transcript_variant, non_coding_transcript_variant
rs397509399 pathogenic, Adams-Oliver syndrome 2 11,214,650(-) C/G genic_downstream_transcript_variant, splice_acceptor_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for DOCK6 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv3427n100 CNV gain 25217958
esv2718174 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2718175 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2718176 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2718177 CNV deletion 23290073
esv28707 CNV gain 19812545
nsv1060605 CNV gain 25217958
nsv1065030 CNV gain 25217958
nsv1072324 CNV deletion 25765185
nsv1127653 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv477048 CNV novel sequence insertion 20440878
nsv519802 CNV loss 19592680
nsv522449 CNV loss 19592680
nsv523678 CNV loss 19592680
nsv525977 CNV loss 19592680
nsv578613 CNV gain 21841781
nsv578614 CNV loss 21841781
nsv833752 CNV loss 17160897

Variation tolerance for DOCK6 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 88% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 8.11; 84.56% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for DOCK6 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 DOCK6 Gene

Disorders for DOCK6 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(4) MalaCards diseases for DOCK6 Gene - From: HGMD, OMIM, ClinVar, GTR, Orphanet, DISEASES, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
adams-oliver syndrome 2
  • aos2
adams-oliver syndrome
  • aos
oliver syndrome
  • postaxial polydactyly and mental retardation
aplasia cutis congenita
  • aplasia cutis congenita nonsyndromic
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
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  • Adams-Oliver syndrome 2 (AOS2) [MIM:614219]: A disorder characterized by the congenital absence of skin (aplasia cutis congenita) in combination with transverse limb defects. Aplasia cutis congenita can be located anywhere on the body, but in the vast majority of the cases, it is present on the posterior parietal region where it is often associated with an underlying defect of the parietal bones. Limb abnormalities are typically limb truncation defects affecting the distal phalanges or entire digits (true ectrodactyly). Only rarely, metatarsals/metacarpals or more proximal limb structures are also affected. Apart from transverse limb defects, syndactyly, most commonly of second and third toes, can also be observed. The clinical features are highly variable and can also include cardiovascular malformations, brain abnormalities and vascular defects such as cutis marmorata and dilated scalp veins. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:21820096}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Additional Disease Information for DOCK6

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No data available for Genatlas for DOCK6 Gene

Publications for DOCK6 Gene

  1. Identification of an evolutionarily conserved superfamily of DOCK180-related proteins with guanine nucleotide exchange activity. (PMID: 12432077) Côté JF … Vuori K (Journal of cell science 2002) 2 3 4 58
  2. Genome-wide association study of coronary heart disease and its risk factors in 8,090 African Americans: the NHLBI CARe Project. (PMID: 21347282) Lettre G … Boerwinkle E (PLoS genetics 2011) 3 44 58
  3. Recessive mutations in DOCK6, encoding the guanidine nucleotide exchange factor DOCK6, lead to abnormal actin cytoskeleton organization and Adams-Oliver syndrome. (PMID: 21820096) Shaheen R … Alkuraya FS (American journal of human genetics 2011) 3 4 58
  4. Biological, clinical and population relevance of 95 loci for blood lipids. (PMID: 20686565) Teslovich TM … Kathiresan S (Nature 2010) 3 44 58
  5. Dock6, a Dock-C subfamily guanine nucleotide exchanger, has the dual specificity for Rac1 and Cdc42 and regulates neurite outgrowth. (PMID: 17196961) Miyamoto Y … Tanoue A (Experimental cell research 2007) 3 4 58

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