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Aliases for UBL5 Gene

Aliases for UBL5 Gene

  • Ubiquitin Like 5 2 3 5
  • Testicular Tissue Protein Li 217 3
  • Ubiquitin-Like Protein 5 3
  • Ubiquitin-Like 5 2
  • Beacon 3
  • HUB1 3

External Ids for UBL5 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for UBL5 Gene

  • GC19P010060
  • GC19P010161
  • GC19P009783
  • GC19P009799
  • GC19P009766
  • GC19P009938
  • GC19P009520

Summaries for UBL5 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for UBL5 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of a group of proteins similar to ubiquitin. The encoded protein is not thought to degrade proteins like ubiquitin but to affect their function through being bound to target proteins by an isopeptide bond. The gene product has been studied as a link to predisposition to obesity based on its expression in Psammomys obesus, the fat sand rat, which is an animal model for obesity studies. Variation in this gene was found to be significantly associated with some metabolic traits (PMID: 15331561) but not associated with childhood obesity (PMID: 19189687). Pseudogenes of this gene are located on chromosomes 3, 5 and 17. Multiple alternatively spliced variants, encoding the same protein, have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2013]

GeneCards Summary for UBL5 Gene

UBL5 (Ubiquitin Like 5) is a Protein Coding gene. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include protein tag.

Gene Wiki entry for UBL5 Gene

Additional gene information for UBL5 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for UBL5 Gene

Genomics for UBL5 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for UBL5 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for UBL5 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
GH19J009826 Promoter/Enhancer 2 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE 650.7 0.0 -39 2.5 HDGF PKNOX1 FOXA2 SMAD1 ZFP64 ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 SLC30A9 POLR2B GC19P009829 UBL5 FBXL12 PIN1
GH19J009620 Promoter/Enhancer 2.3 EPDnew FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 10.7 -206.1 -206059 3.2 PKNOX1 ARNT ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 ZNF2 YY1 SLC30A9 POLR2B ZNF766 ZNF561 ZNF561-AS1 ZNF266 KRI1 ZNF317 PPAN FBXL12 DNMT1 RAVER1 ZNF558
GH19J009625 Enhancer 1 Ensembl ENCODE 10.6 -201.9 -201879 0.4 ELF3 PKNOX1 RB1 ARID4B SIN3A RAD21 ARID2 SCRT2 ZNF143 BCLAF1 ZNF846 UBL5 ZNF561 ZNF561-AS1 PIR53474
GH19J009927 Enhancer 0.6 ENCODE 11.1 +99.8 99762 0.3 SMARCA5 SRF PKNOX1 EBF1 MEF2B DPF2 BCL11A POLR2A EED IKZF1 GC19P009927 COL5A3 RDH8 C19orf66 UBL5 MRPL4 ICAM1 OLFM2
GH19J009637 Enhancer 0.2 FANTOM5 10.2 -190.6 -190587 0.3 PIR53474 ZNF846 ZNF812P UBL5 ZNF559 ZNF561-AS1 ZNF561
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data from 2017 publication | Request up-to-date GeneHancer data (full dataset)

GeneHancers around UBL5 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the UBL5 gene promoter:
  • AP-1
  • c-Jun
  • ATF-2
  • STAT3
  • LCR-F1
  • Pax-5
  • deltaCREB
  • CREB
  • Elk-1
  • E47

Genomic Locations for UBL5 Gene

Genomic Locations for UBL5 Gene
2,242 bases
Plus strand
2,230 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for UBL5 Gene

Genes around UBL5 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
UBL5 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for UBL5 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for UBL5 Gene

Proteins for UBL5 Gene

  • Protein details for UBL5 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Ubiquitin-like protein 5
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q2NL89

    Protein attributes for UBL5 Gene

    73 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    8547 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with CLK1, CLK3 and CLK4.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for UBL5 Gene

neXtProt entry for UBL5 Gene

Post-translational modifications for UBL5 Gene

  • Ubiquitination at isoforms=46 and posLast=4141
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for UBL5 Gene

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for UBL5 Gene

Domains & Families for UBL5 Gene

Gene Families for UBL5 Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Predicted intracellular proteins

Protein Domains for UBL5 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for UBL5 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 UBL5 Gene

Function for UBL5 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for UBL5 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 15620657
GO:0031386 protein tag IBA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with UBL5: view
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No data available for Molecular function , Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for UBL5 Gene

Localization for UBL5 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for UBL5 Gene


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 UBL5 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 4
extracellular 2
plasma membrane 1
cytosol 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for UBL5 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus IBA --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IDA,IEA 11161819
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with UBL5: view

No data available for Subcellular locations from the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) for UBL5 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for UBL5 Gene

No Data Available

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for UBL5 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000398 mRNA splicing, via spliceosome IBA --
GO:0006464 cellular protein modification process IBA --
GO:1903955 positive regulation of protein targeting to mitochondrion IMP,HMP 24270810
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with UBL5: view

No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for UBL5 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for UBL5 Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for UBL5 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for UBL5 Gene

Unigene Clusters for UBL5 Gene

Ubiquitin-like 5:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for UBL5 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c · 1d · 1e ^ 2 ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4a · 4b ^ 5
SP1: - -
SP2: - - -
SP3: - - -
SP4: - -
SP5: - -
SP6: - - - - -
SP7: - - -
SP8: - - - -
SP9: -

Relevant External Links for UBL5 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for UBL5 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for UBL5 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for UBL5 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (8.1).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, MaxQB, and MOPED for UBL5 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for UBL5 Gene

- Elite partner

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of UBL5 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for UBL5 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for UBL5 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Ubiquitous. Highest level of expression in heart, skeletal muscle, kidney, liver, iris and lymphoblasts.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for UBL5 Gene

  • Kidney(4.4)
  • Liver(4.4)
  • Eye(4.3)
  • Nervous system(3.4)
  • Heart(2.4)
  • Muscle(2.4)
  • Adrenal gland(2.2)
  • Lymph node(2.2)
  • Bone marrow(2.1)
  • Gall bladder(2.1)
  • Lung(2.1)
  • Thyroid gland(2.1)
  • Intestine(2)
  • Skin(2)
  • Spleen(2)
  • Stomach(2)
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with UBL5: view

No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for UBL5 Gene

Orthologs for UBL5 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for UBL5 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia UBL5 34 33
  • 100 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia UBL5 34
  • 96 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia UBL5 34 33
  • 95.43 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia UBL5 34 33
  • 94.52 (n)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 34
  • 93 (a)
-- 34
  • 88 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Ubl5 16 34 33
  • 88.58 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Ubl5 33
  • 87.67 (n)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia ubl5 33
  • 80.82 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii zgc:66388 33
  • 83.8 (n)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG3450 35
  • 86 (a)
ubl 34 33
  • 74.43 (n)
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP011251 33
  • 75.8 (n)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea ubl-5 34 33
  • 67.12 (n)
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes HUB1 36 34 33
  • 62.96 (n)
K. lactis yeast
(Kluyveromyces lactis)
Saccharomycetes KLLA0C08470g 33
  • 59.72 (n)
thale cress
(Arabidopsis thaliana)
eudicotyledons AT3G45180 33
  • 69.91 (n)
(Oryza sativa)
Liliopsida Os12g0143150 33
  • 73.61 (n)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 34
  • 89 (a)
-- 34
  • 54 (a)
fission yeast
(Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
Schizosaccharomycetes hub1 33
  • 69.41 (n)
Species where no ortholog for UBL5 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • 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 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)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for UBL5 Gene

Gene Tree for UBL5 (if available)
Gene Tree for UBL5 (if available)
Evolutionary constrained regions (ECRs) for UBL5: view image

Paralogs for UBL5 Gene Pseudogenes for UBL5 Gene

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No data available for Paralogs for UBL5 Gene

Variants for UBL5 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for UBL5 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 19 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs1000120252 -- 9,828,281(+) G/A intron_variant
rs1000471366 -- 9,827,992(+) G/T 5_prime_UTR_variant, intron_variant
rs1001152534 -- 9,827,005(+) G/A upstream_transcript_variant
rs1001458129 -- 9,826,696(+) C/T upstream_transcript_variant
rs1002194505 -- 9,829,483(+) G/A intron_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for UBL5 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv520683 CNV loss 19592680

Variation tolerance for UBL5 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 57.3% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 0.04; 0.81% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for UBL5 Gene

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No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for UBL5 Gene

Disorders for UBL5 Gene

Additional Disease Information for UBL5

Genetic Association Database
Human Genome Epidemiology Navigator
ATLAS of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology

No disorders were found for UBL5 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for UBL5 Gene

Publications for UBL5 Gene

  1. Identification of sequence variants in the UBL5 (ubiquitin-like 5 or BEACON) gene in obese children by PCR-SSCP: no evidence for association with obesity. (PMID: 19189687) Sentinelli F … Baroni MG (Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM 2008) 3 22 44 58
  2. Structural analysis of UBL5, a novel ubiquitin-like modifier. (PMID: 12824502) McNally T … Reilly RM (Protein science : a publication of the Protein Society 2003) 3 4 22 58
  3. Isolation of a ubiquitin-like (UBL5) gene from a screen identifying highly expressed and conserved iris genes. (PMID: 11161819) Friedman JS … Walter MA (Genomics 2001) 3 4 22 58
  4. A common variant in DRD3 receptor is associated with autism spectrum disorder. (PMID: 19058789) de Krom M … van Ree JM (Biological psychiatry 2009) 3 44 58
  5. Beacon-like/ubiquitin-5-like immunoreactivity is highly expressed in human hypothalamus and increased in haloperidol-treated schizophrenics and a rat model of schizophrenia. (PMID: 18191906) Bernstein HG … Bogerts B (Psychoneuroendocrinology 2008) 3 22 58

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