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Aliases for UBA5 Gene

Aliases for UBA5 Gene

  • Ubiquitin Like Modifier Activating Enzyme 5 2 3 5
  • Ubiquitin-Activating Enzyme E1 Domain-Containing Protein 1 3 4
  • Ubiquitin-Activating Enzyme E1-Domain Containing 1 2 3
  • Ubiquitin-Activating Enzyme 5 3 4
  • UFM1-Activating Enzyme 3 4
  • UBE1DC1 3 4
  • UBA5, Ubiquitin-Activating Enzyme E1 Homolog (Yeast) 2
  • UBA5, Ubiquitin-Activating Enzyme E1 Homolog 3
  • Ubiquitin-Like Modifier-Activating Enzyme 5 3
  • Ubiquitin-Like Modifier Activating Enzyme 5 2
  • EIEE44 3
  • SCAR24 3
  • THIFP1 3
  • ThiFP1 4

External Ids for UBA5 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for UBA5 Gene

  • UBE1DC1

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for UBA5 Gene

  • GC03P133862
  • GC03P132373
  • GC03P129753

Summaries for UBA5 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for UBA5 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the E1-like ubiquitin-activating enzyme family. This protein activates ubiquitin-fold modifier 1, a ubiquitin-like post-translational modifier protein, via the formation of a high-energy thioester bond. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. A pseudogene of this gene has been identified on chromosome 1. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2016]

GeneCards Summary for UBA5 Gene

UBA5 (Ubiquitin Like Modifier Activating Enzyme 5) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with UBA5 include Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Autosomal Recessive 24 and Epileptic Encephalopathy, Early Infantile, 44. Among its related pathways are Class I MHC mediated antigen processing and presentation and Remodeling of Adherens Junctions. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include UFM1 activating enzyme activity.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for UBA5 Gene

  • E1-like enzyme which activates UFM1 and SUMO2.

Gene Wiki entry for UBA5 Gene

Additional gene information for UBA5 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for UBA5 Gene

Genomics for UBA5 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for UBA5 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for UBA5 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
GH03J132657 Promoter/Enhancer 2.1 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE 650.4 +5.5 5480 4.5 HDGF PKNOX1 FOXA2 ARNT ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 ZNF2 YY1 POLR2B ACAD11 UBA5 NPHP3 DNAJC13 NPHP3-ACAD11
GH03J132654 Promoter/Enhancer 1.2 EPDnew ENCODE 650.7 +0.7 739 2.2 HDAC1 MEIS2 TEAD4 TAL1 BACH1 ZNF644 FOSL1 TCF12 ZNF766 NCOR1 UBA5 NPHP3 ACAD11 NPHP3-ACAD11
GH03J132653 Enhancer 0.3 ENCODE 650.7 -1.3 -1334 0.2 RUNX3 UBA5 ACAD11 HSPA8P19 NPHP3-ACAD11
GH03J132540 Enhancer 1.1 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 11.7 -111.7 -111733 3.5 SAP130 JUN ZBTB40 RARA FOSL1 FOSL2 FOS IKZF2 HOMEZ TCF7L2 UBA5 ACKR4 NPHP3 DNAJC13
GH03J133568 Promoter/Enhancer 2.5 EPDnew FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 4.1 +917.9 917911 9 HDGF PKNOX1 CLOCK FOXA2 SMAD1 ARNT ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 YBX1 CDV3 NPHP3 RYK TOPBP1 SRPRB TFP1 RAB6B UBA5 GC03P133569
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data from 2017 publication | Request up-to-date GeneHancer data (full dataset)

GeneHancers around UBA5 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the UBA5 gene promoter:
  • STAT3
  • Pbx1a
  • NF-kappaB1
  • NF-kappaB
  • RelA

Genomic Locations for UBA5 Gene

Genomic Locations for UBA5 Gene
23,808 bases
Plus strand
23,655 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for UBA5 Gene

Genes around UBA5 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
UBA5 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for UBA5 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for UBA5 Gene

Proteins for UBA5 Gene

  • Protein details for UBA5 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Ubiquitin-like modifier-activating enzyme 5
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A6NJL3
    • D3DNC8
    • Q96ST1

    Protein attributes for UBA5 Gene

    404 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    44863 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts (via C-terminus) with UFC1 (PubMed:17825256). Interacts with UFM1 (PubMed:26872069).

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for UBA5 Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for UBA5 Gene


neXtProt entry for UBA5 Gene

Post-translational modifications for UBA5 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for UBA5 Gene

Domains & Families for UBA5 Gene

Gene Families for UBA5 Gene

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

Protein Domains for UBA5 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for UBA5 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the ubiquitin-activating E1 family. UBA5 subfamily.
  • Belongs to the ubiquitin-activating E1 family. UBA5 subfamily.
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Function for UBA5 Gene

Molecular function for UBA5 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
E1-like enzyme which activates UFM1 and SUMO2.

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for UBA5 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for UBA5 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 16189514
GO:0005524 ATP binding IEA --
GO:0008641 ubiquitin-like modifier activating enzyme activity IEA --
GO:0046872 metal ion binding IEA --
GO:0071566 UFM1 activating enzyme activity IMP 27545681
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with UBA5: view
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with UBA5: view

Human Phenotype Ontology for UBA5 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for UBA5 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for UBA5:
  • Uba5 Uba5<tm1Kmts>

Animal Model Products

  • Taconic Biosciences Mouse Models for UBA5

Clone Products

  • Addgene plasmids for UBA5

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for UBA5 Gene

Localization for UBA5 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for UBA5 Gene

Cytoplasm. Nucleus. Golgi apparatus. Note=Localizes mainly in the cytoplasm, while it localizes to the nucleus in presence of SUMO2 (PubMed:18442052).

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 UBA5 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytosol 5
nucleus 4
endoplasmic reticulum 2
mitochondrion 1
peroxisome 1

Subcellular locations from the

Human Protein Atlas (HPA)
  • Cytosol (4)
  • Vesicles (1)
See all subcellular structures

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for UBA5 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus IEA --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IEA,IDA 26872069
GO:0005829 cytosol IDA --
GO:0043231 intracellular membrane-bounded organelle IDA --
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Pathways & Interactions for UBA5 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for UBA5 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0033146 regulation of intracellular estrogen receptor signaling pathway IMP 25219498
GO:0034976 response to endoplasmic reticulum stress IDA 23152784
GO:0050905 neuromuscular process IGI 26872069
GO:0071569 protein ufmylation IMP 23152784
GO:1990592 protein K69-linked ufmylation IDA 25219498
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with UBA5: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for UBA5 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for UBA5 Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for UBA5 Gene

Unigene Clusters for UBA5 Gene

Ubiquitin-like modifier activating enzyme 5:
Representative Sequences:

Clone Products

  • Addgene plasmids for UBA5

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for UBA5 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b · 5c ^ 6 ^ 7a · 7b ^ 8a · 8b ^ 9a · 9b ^ 10a · 10b ^ 11 ^ 12 ^ 13
SP1: - - -
SP2: - - -
SP3: -
SP4: -
SP6: - - - - -

Relevant External Links for UBA5 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for UBA5 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for UBA5 Gene

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for UBA5 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Skin (13.2) and Salivary gland (8.3).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, MaxQB, and MOPED for UBA5 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for UBA5 Gene

- Elite partner

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of UBA5 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for UBA5 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for UBA5 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Widely expressed.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for UBA5 Gene

  • Nervous system(3.6)
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with UBA5: view

No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery , mRNA differential expression in normal tissues and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for UBA5 Gene

Orthologs for UBA5 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for UBA5 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia UBA5 34 33
  • 99.34 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia UBA5 34 33
  • 93.32 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia UBA5 34 33
  • 92.99 (n)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 34
  • 89 (a)
-- 34
  • 78 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Uba5 33
  • 86.07 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Uba5 16 34 33
  • 85.49 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia UBA5 34
  • 79 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves UBA5 34 33
  • 79.51 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia UBA5 34
  • 84 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia uba5 33
  • 74.71 (n)
Str.11058 33
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii uba5 34 33
  • 70.45 (n)
-- 33
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG1749 34 33
  • 63.35 (n)
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP009012 33
  • 61.67 (n)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea T03F1.1 33
  • 64.45 (n)
uba-5 34
  • 57 (a)
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes UBA4 34
  • 17 (a)
thale cress
(Arabidopsis thaliana)
eudicotyledons AT1G05350 33
  • 60.47 (n)
(Glycine max)
eudicotyledons Gma.6428 33
Alicante grape
(Vitis vinifera)
eudicotyledons Vvi.8934 33
(Oryza sativa)
Liliopsida Os02g0506500 33
  • 65.72 (n)
Os.10838 33
(Zea mays)
Liliopsida Zm.4992 33
(Hordeum vulgare)
Liliopsida Hv.8523 33
(Triticum aestivum)
Liliopsida Ta.12503 33
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea Cin.14028 33
sea squirt
(Ciona intestinalis)
Ascidiacea Cin.14028 33
Species where no ortholog for UBA5 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • 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 blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)

Evolution for UBA5 Gene

Gene Tree for UBA5 (if available)
Gene Tree for UBA5 (if available)
Evolutionary constrained regions (ECRs) for UBA5: view image

Paralogs for UBA5 Gene Pseudogenes for UBA5 Gene

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No data available for Paralogs for UBA5 Gene

Variants for UBA5 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for UBA5 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 03 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs114925667 pathogenic, Epileptic encephalopathy, early infantile, 44, not provided, Epileptic encephalopathy, early infantile, 44 (EIEE44) [MIM:617132] 132,675,903(+) G/A/T coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant, non_coding_transcript_variant
rs374052333 pathogenic, Epileptic encephalopathy, early infantile, 44 132,671,032(+) C/G/T coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant, non_coding_transcript_variant, stop_gained
rs532178791 pathogenic, Epileptic encephalopathy, early infantile, 44, Epileptic encephalopathy, early infantile, 44 (EIEE44) [MIM:617132] 132,665,830(+) A/G coding_sequence_variant, initiator_codon_variant, intron_variant, missense_variant, non_coding_transcript_variant
rs540839115 pathogenic, Spinocerebellar ataxia, autosomal recessive 24 132,672,101(+) C/A/T coding_sequence_variant, non_coding_transcript_variant, stop_gained, synonymous_variant
rs745968949 pathogenic, Epileptic encephalopathy, early infantile, 44 132,675,290(+) C/A/T coding_sequence_variant, intron_variant, stop_gained, synonymous_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for UBA5 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv4014 CNV insertion 18451855
nsv591798 CNV loss 21841781
nsv591799 CNV gain 21841781
nsv998211 CNV loss 25217958

Variation tolerance for UBA5 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 37.6% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 3.01; 49.97% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for UBA5 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 UBA5 Gene

Disorders for UBA5 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(7) MalaCards diseases for UBA5 Gene - From: HGMD, OMIM, ClinVar, GTR, Orphanet, Swiss-Prot, DISEASES, and GeneCards


  • Epileptic encephalopathy, early infantile, 44 (EIEE44) [MIM:617132]: A form of epileptic encephalopathy, a heterogeneous group of severe childhood onset epilepsies characterized by refractory seizures, neurodevelopmental impairment, and poor prognosis. Development is normal prior to seizure onset, after which cognitive and motor delays become apparent. EIEE44 transmission pattern is consistent with autosomal recessive inheritance. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:27545674, ECO:0000269 PubMed:27545681}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.
  • Spinocerebellar ataxia, autosomal recessive, 24 (SCAR24) [MIM:617133]: A form of spinocerebellar ataxia, a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of cerebellar disorders due to degeneration of the cerebellum with variable involvement of the brainstem and spinal cord. SCAR24 patients manifest gait instability and speech difficulties with onset in childhood. Clinical features include gait and limb ataxia, dysarthria, nystagmus, cataracts, and cerebellar atrophy on brain imaging. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:26872069}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Additional Disease Information for UBA5

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No data available for Genatlas for UBA5 Gene

Publications for UBA5 Gene

  1. Isolation and characterization of ubiquitin-activating enzyme E1-domain containing 1, UBE1DC1. (PMID: 16328888) Dou T … Mao Y (Molecular biology reports 2005) 3 4 22 58
  2. A novel protein-conjugating system for Ufm1, a ubiquitin-fold modifier. (PMID: 15071506) Komatsu M … Tanaka K (The EMBO journal 2004) 2 3 4 58
  3. Toward a catalog of human genes and proteins: sequencing and analysis of 500 novel complete protein coding human cDNAs. (PMID: 11230166) Wiemann S … Poustka A (Genome research 2001) 2 3 4 58
  4. Biallelic Variants in UBA5 Link Dysfunctional UFM1 Ubiquitin-like Modifier Pathway to Severe Infantile-Onset Encephalopathy. (PMID: 27545674) Muona M … Komatsu M (American journal of human genetics 2016) 3 4 58
  5. UBA5 Mutations Cause a New Form of Autosomal Recessive Cerebellar Ataxia. (PMID: 26872069) Duan R … Tang B (PloS one 2016) 3 4 58

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