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Aliases for MRFAP1 Gene

Aliases for MRFAP1 Gene

  • Morf4 Family Associated Protein 1 2 3 5
  • Protein Associated With MRG Of 14 KDa 3 4
  • PAM14 3 4
  • PGR1 3 4
  • MORF4 Family-Associated Protein 1 3
  • Mof4 Family Associated Protein 1 3
  • T-Cell Activation Protein 3
  • Protein PGR1 4

External Ids for MRFAP1 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MRFAP1 Gene

  • GC04P006761
  • GC04P006692
  • GC04P006643
  • GC04P006573

Summaries for MRFAP1 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for MRFAP1 Gene

  • This gene encodes an intracellular protein that interacts with members of the MORF4/MRG (mortality factor on chromosome 4/MORF4 related gene) family and the tumor suppressor Rb (retinoblastoma protein.) The protein may play a role in senescence, cell growth and immortalization. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2013]

GeneCards Summary for MRFAP1 Gene

MRFAP1 (Morf4 Family Associated Protein 1) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is MRFAP1L1.

Gene Wiki entry for MRFAP1 Gene

Additional gene information for MRFAP1 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for MRFAP1 Gene

Genomics for MRFAP1 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for MRFAP1 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for MRFAP1 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
GH04J006639 Promoter/Enhancer 2.1 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE 663 +1.3 1280 3.1 HDGF PKNOX1 SMAD1 ARNT ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 IRF4 YY1 POLR2B MRFAP1 GC04P006648 PIR59900 BLOC1S4 LOC93622 LINC02482 GC04P006638 GC04P006633 GC04P006634 GC04P006621
GH04J006664 Enhancer 0.6 Ensembl 11.7 +24.8 24753 0.3 CTCF ZNF687 ZNF384 RAD21 CTBP1 NFATC1 MYNN TARDBP ZNF444 RCOR1 LOC93622 MRFAP1 MRFAP1L1 BLOC1S4 LINC002481 S100P KIAA0232 LINC02482 GC04P006638 GC04P006634
GH04J006591 Enhancer 0.6 FANTOM5 11.4 -48.8 -48808 0.1 SMAD5 MEF2B MNT ZIC2 NCOR1 POLR2A ZNF341 TRIM24 EGR2 PPP2R2C MRFAP1 LOC93622 LINC02482 MAN2B2 GC04P006620
GH04J006668 Enhancer 0.5 ENCODE 11.4 +28.6 28586 0.8 SMARCE1 MNT FOS FOXA1 LINC02482 LOC93622 MRFAP1L1 BLOC1S4 MRFAP1 GC04P006634 GC04P006638 GC04P006621
GH04J006728 Enhancer 0.8 Ensembl ENCODE 4.9 +87.4 87387 0.2 ZNF263 MAX ZNF623 ZNF592 ZNF148 EGR1 VEZF1 ZBTB33 MYC BLOC1S4 MRFAP1 GC04M006719 LOC105374367 GC04P006621
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data from 2017 publication | Request up-to-date GeneHancer data (full dataset)

GeneHancers around MRFAP1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the MRFAP1 gene promoter:
  • POU2F1a
  • POU2F1
  • POU3F2 (N-Oct-5b)
  • POU3F2 (N-Oct-5a)
  • POU3F2
  • SRF
  • SRF (504 AA)
  • HFH-1
  • CBF(2)
  • CBF-A

Genomic Locations for MRFAP1 Gene

Genomic Locations for MRFAP1 Gene
2,655 bases
Plus strand
2,655 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for MRFAP1 Gene

Genes around MRFAP1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
MRFAP1 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for MRFAP1 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for MRFAP1 Gene

Proteins for MRFAP1 Gene

  • Protein details for MRFAP1 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    MORF4 family-associated protein 1
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B3KVT2
    • D3DVT3

    Protein attributes for MRFAP1 Gene

    127 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    14650 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Found in a complex composed of MORF4L1, MRFAP1 and RB1. Interacts via its N-terminus with MORF4L1. Interacts with CSTB and MORF4L2.

neXtProt entry for MRFAP1 Gene

Post-translational modifications for MRFAP1 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for MRFAP1 Gene

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for MRFAP1 Gene

Domains & Families for MRFAP1 Gene

Gene Families for MRFAP1 Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Predicted intracellular proteins

Protein Domains for MRFAP1 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for MRFAP1 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the MORF4 family-associated protein family.
  • Belongs to the MORF4 family-associated protein family.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with MRFAP1: view

Function for MRFAP1 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for MRFAP1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 11500496
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with MRFAP1: view
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with MRFAP1: view

Animal Models for MRFAP1 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for MRFAP1:

Animal Model Products

CRISPR Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

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No data available for Molecular function , Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog , Human Phenotype Ontology , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for MRFAP1 Gene

Localization for MRFAP1 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MRFAP1 Gene

Nucleus. Cytoplasm, perinuclear region. Note=Colocalizes with MORF4L1 to cell nuclei. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:11500496, ECO:0000269 PubMed:12397079}.

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 MRFAP1 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 5
cytosol 5
extracellular 1

Subcellular locations from the

Human Protein Atlas (HPA)

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for MRFAP1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus IDA --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IEA --
GO:0005829 cytosol IDA --
GO:0048471 perinuclear region of cytoplasm IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with MRFAP1: view

Pathways & Interactions for MRFAP1 Gene

SuperPathways for MRFAP1 Gene

No Data Available

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for MRFAP1 Gene


No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for MRFAP1 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for MRFAP1 Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for MRFAP1 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for MRFAP1 Gene

Unigene Clusters for MRFAP1 Gene

Morf4 family associated protein 1:
Representative Sequences:

CRISPR Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

  • Search GeneCopoeia for shRNA, lentivirus and/or AAV clone products for MRFAP1

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for MRFAP1 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c ^ 2 ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4a · 4b ^ 5a · 5b · 5c · 5d · 5e
SP1: -
SP4: - -

Relevant External Links for MRFAP1 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for MRFAP1 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for MRFAP1 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for MRFAP1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Fetal ovary (13.8), Bone (12.2), Ovary (9.8), and Prostate (8.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, MaxQB, and MOPED for MRFAP1 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of MRFAP1 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for MRFAP1 Gene:


Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for MRFAP1 Gene

  • Nervous system(5)
  • Lung(3.5)
  • Liver(3.1)
  • Intestine(2.9)
  • Heart(2.8)
  • Spleen(2.8)
  • Kidney(2.7)
  • Muscle(2.7)
  • Eye(2.6)
  • Stomach(2.5)
  • Adrenal gland(2.2)
  • Gall bladder(2)
  • Thyroid gland(2)
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with MRFAP1: view

No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues , Protein tissue co-expression partners , mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for MRFAP1 Gene

Orthologs for MRFAP1 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of mammals.

Orthologs for MRFAP1 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia MRFAP1 34 33
  • 91.34 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia MRFAP1 34 33
  • 90.03 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Mrfap1 33
  • 86.93 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Mrfap1 16 34 33
  • 86.4 (n)
Gm5814 34
  • 83 (a)
Species where no ortholog for MRFAP1 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)
  • chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)
  • 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)
  • oppossum (Monodelphis domestica)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • 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)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for MRFAP1 Gene

Gene Tree for MRFAP1 (if available)
Gene Tree for MRFAP1 (if available)
Evolutionary constrained regions (ECRs) for MRFAP1: view image

Paralogs for MRFAP1 Gene

Paralogs for MRFAP1 Gene

(1) SIMAP similar genes for MRFAP1 Gene using alignment to 1 proteins:

  • MOFA1_HUMAN Pseudogenes for MRFAP1 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share paralogs with MRFAP1: view

Variants for MRFAP1 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for MRFAP1 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 04 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs1000091111 -- 6,642,241(+) G/C 3_prime_UTR_variant
rs1000253392 -- 6,642,517(+) G/T 3_prime_UTR_variant
rs1000575974 -- 6,639,954(+) A/C/G upstream_transcript_variant
rs1001320778 -- 6,642,819(+) G/A downstream_transcript_variant
rs1001413469 -- 6,643,054(+) A/G downstream_transcript_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for MRFAP1 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv34196 OTHER inversion 12058347
nsv4215 CNV deletion 18451855
nsv829849 CNV loss 17160897

Variation tolerance for MRFAP1 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 36.7% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 0.14; 3.15% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for MRFAP1 Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MRFAP1 Gene

Disorders for MRFAP1 Gene

Additional Disease Information for MRFAP1

No disorders were found for MRFAP1 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for MRFAP1 Gene

Publications for MRFAP1 Gene

  1. The MRG domain of human MRG15 uses a shallow hydrophobic pocket to interact with the N-terminal region of PAM14. (PMID: 17008723) Zhang P … Ding J (Protein science : a publication of the Protein Society 2006) 3 4 58
  2. PAM14, a novel MRG- and Rb-associated protein, is not required for development and T-cell function in mice. (PMID: 15367658) Tominaga K … Pereira-Smith OM (Molecular and cellular biology 2004) 2 3 58
  3. Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs. (PMID: 14702039) Ota T … Sugano S (Nature genetics 2004) 3 4 58
  4. MRGX is a novel transcriptional regulator that exhibits activation or repression of the B-myb promoter in a cell type-dependent manner. (PMID: 14506250) Tominaga K … Pereira-Smith OM (The Journal of biological chemistry 2003) 3 4 58
  5. MRG15, a novel chromodomain protein, is present in two distinct multiprotein complexes involved in transcriptional activation. (PMID: 12397079) Pardo PS … Pereira-Smith OM (The Journal of biological chemistry 2002) 3 4 58

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