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Aliases for OSBPL2 Gene

Aliases for OSBPL2 Gene

  • Oxysterol Binding Protein Like 2 2 3 5
  • OSBP-Related Protein 2 3 4
  • ORP-2 3 4
  • ORP2 3 4
  • Oxysterol-Binding Protein-Related Protein 2 3
  • Oxysterol-Binding Protein-Like 2 2
  • Oxysterol Binding Protein-Like 2 2
  • KIAA0772 4
  • DFNA67 3
  • DNFA67 3

External Ids for OSBPL2 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for OSBPL2 Gene

  • GC20P060577
  • GC20P061450
  • GC20P061498
  • GC20P060246
  • GC20P060813
  • GC20P057589

Summaries for OSBPL2 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for OSBPL2 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the oxysterol-binding protein (OSBP) family, a group of intracellular lipid receptors. Most members contain an N-terminal pleckstrin homology domain and a highly conserved C-terminal OSBP-like sterol-binding domain, although the encoded protein contains only the sterol-binding domain. In vitro studies have shown that the encoded protein can bind strongly to phosphatic acid and weakly to phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate, but cannot bind to 25-hydroxycholesterol. The protein associates with the Golgi apparatus. Transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been described. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2014]

GeneCards Summary for OSBPL2 Gene

OSBPL2 (Oxysterol Binding Protein Like 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with OSBPL2 include Deafness, Autosomal Dominant 67 and Autosomal Dominant Non-Syndromic Sensorineural Deafness Type Dfna. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Synthesis of bile acids and bile salts. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include cholesterol binding. An important paralog of this gene is OSBPL1A.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for OSBPL2 Gene

  • Binds phospholipids; exhibits strong binding to phosphatidic acid and weak binding to phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate (PubMed:11279184). Binds 25-hydroxycholesterol (PubMed:17428193).

Gene Wiki entry for OSBPL2 Gene

Additional gene information for OSBPL2 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for OSBPL2 Gene

Genomics for OSBPL2 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for OSBPL2 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for OSBPL2 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
GH20J062231 Enhancer 0.9 dbSUPER 656.1 +0.8 756 2.2 HDGF PKNOX1 CLOCK NEUROD1 SIN3A ZNF2 ZBTB7B ZNF207 FOS REST OSBPL2 DIDO1 RPS21 TAF4 ENSG00000226332 LAMA5-AS1 LOC105369209 GC20M062290
GH20J062352 Promoter/Enhancer 2.8 EPDnew FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 8.6 +130.2 130193 19.1 CLOCK MLX ZFP64 DMAP1 YY1 ZNF263 SP3 NFYC SSRP1 GLIS1 LAMA5 DIDO1 LAMA5-AS1 ARFGAP1 YTHDF1 TAF4 MTG2 CABLES2 OSBPL2 BHLHE23
GH20J062300 Promoter/Enhancer 2.6 EPDnew FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 6 +71.9 71868 5.7 MLX FEZF1 DMAP1 YY1 SLC30A9 ZNF213 E2F8 ZNF143 ZNF548 SP3 ADRM1 DIDO1 TAF4 MRGBP ENSG00000226332 GID8 RPS21 YTHDF1 LAMA5 LAMA5-AS1
GH20J062234 Enhancer 0.9 Ensembl ENCODE 12.5 +3.2 3202 2.1 ZSCAN5A BCOR PTBP1 KLF17 ZMYM3 ZNF2 ZBTB7B ZFHX2 GATA3 CTBP1 OSBPL2 LAMA5-AS1 LOC105369209 GC20M062290
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GeneHancers around OSBPL2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the OSBPL2 gene promoter:
  • Olf-1
  • HTF
  • Arnt
  • C/EBPalpha
  • ER-alpha
  • CBF-A
  • CBF(2)
  • USF1
  • USF-1
  • CBF-C

Genomic Locations for OSBPL2 Gene

Genomic Locations for OSBPL2 Gene
64,292 bases
Plus strand
57,690 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for OSBPL2 Gene

Genes around OSBPL2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
OSBPL2 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for OSBPL2 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for OSBPL2 Gene

Proteins for OSBPL2 Gene

  • Protein details for OSBPL2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Oxysterol-binding protein-related protein 2
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A8K736
    • Q6IBT0
    • Q9BZB1
    • Q9Y4B8

    Protein attributes for OSBPL2 Gene

    480 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    55201 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with DIAPH1.
    • Sequence=BAA34492.2; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally shortened.; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for OSBPL2 Gene


neXtProt entry for OSBPL2 Gene

Post-translational modifications for OSBPL2 Gene

  • Ubiquitination at Lys209
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for OSBPL2 Gene

Domains & Families for OSBPL2 Gene

Gene Families for OSBPL2 Gene

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

Protein Domains for OSBPL2 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for OSBPL2 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the OSBP family.
  • Belongs to the OSBP family.
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Function for OSBPL2 Gene

Molecular function for OSBPL2 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Binds phospholipids; exhibits strong binding to phosphatidic acid and weak binding to phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate (PubMed:11279184). Binds 25-hydroxycholesterol (PubMed:17428193).

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for OSBPL2 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for OSBPL2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 25416956
GO:0008289 lipid binding IEA --
GO:0015248 sterol transporter activity TAS --
GO:0015485 cholesterol binding IDA 17428193
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Human Phenotype Ontology for OSBPL2 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for OSBPL2 Gene

Localization for OSBPL2 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 OSBPL2 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytosol 5
nucleus 2
extracellular 1
endoplasmic reticulum 1
golgi apparatus 1

Subcellular locations from the

Human Protein Atlas (HPA)

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for OSBPL2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005829 cytosol TAS --
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No data available for Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for OSBPL2 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for OSBPL2 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for OSBPL2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006699 bile acid biosynthetic process TAS --
GO:0006869 lipid transport IEA --
GO:0015918 sterol transport IEA --
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for OSBPL2 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for OSBPL2 Gene

(12) Additional Compounds for OSBPL2 Gene - From: HMDB

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
  • 1,2-Dipalmitoyl-3-sn-phosphatidic acid
  • 1,2-Dipalmitoyl-sn-glycerol-3-phosphate
  • 1,2-Dipalmitoyl-sn-glycerol-3-phosphoric acid
  • Dipalmitoyl phosphatidic acid
  • PA(32:0)
  • 1-Hexadecanoyl-2-(11Z-octadecenoyl)-sn-phosphatidic acid
  • 1-Palmitoyl-2-vaccenoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphate
  • PA(16:0/18:1)
  • PA(16:0/18:1N7)
  • PA(16:0/18:1W7)
  • (2R)-1-(Palmitoyloxy)-3-(phosphonooxy)propan-2-yl (9Z)-octadec-9-enoate
  • 1-Hexadecanoyl-2-(9Z-octadecenoyl)-sn-glycero-3-phosphate
  • 1-Hexadecanoyl-2-(9Z-octadecenoyl)-sn-glycerol 3-phosphate
  • 1-Hexadecanoyl-2-(9Z-octadecenoyl)-sn-phosphatidic acid
  • PA(16:0/18:1)
  • 1-16:0-2-18:2-Phosphatidic acid
  • 1-Palmitoyl-2-linoleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphate
  • 16:0-18:2-PA
  • 2-Linoleoyl-1-palmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphate
  • PA(16:0/18:2)
  • 2-Octadecanoyl-1-hexadecyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphate
  • PA(O-16:0/18:0)
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Transcripts for OSBPL2 Gene

Unigene Clusters for OSBPL2 Gene

Oxysterol binding protein-like 2:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for OSBPL2 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3 ^ 4a · 4b ^ 5 ^ 6a · 6b ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9a · 9b · 9c ^ 10 ^ 11a · 11b · 11c · 11d · 11e · 11f ^ 12 ^ 13a · 13b ^ 14a · 14b ·
SP1: - - - - - - -
SP2: - - - - - - -
SP3: - -
SP4: - - - - - - -
SP5: - - - -
SP6: - -
SP7: - -
SP8: -
SP10: -

ExUns: 14c ^ 15a · 15b ^ 16 ^ 17
SP1: -
SP11: -

Relevant External Links for OSBPL2 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for OSBPL2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for OSBPL2 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for OSBPL2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Frontal cortex (8.9) and Testis (7.8).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, MaxQB, and MOPED for OSBPL2 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for OSBPL2 Gene

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NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of OSBPL2 Gene:


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mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for OSBPL2 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Widely expressed.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for OSBPL2 Gene

  • Nervous system(4.8)
  • Intestine(4.3)
  • Liver(4.2)
  • Lung(4.2)

Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for OSBPL2 Gene

Germ Layers:
  • ectoderm
  • mesoderm
  • nervous
Head and neck:
  • brain
  • cerebellum
  • cranial nerve
  • ear
  • head
  • inner ear
  • middle ear
  • outer ear
  • heart
  • heart valve
  • forearm
  • peripheral nerve
  • peripheral nervous system
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No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues for OSBPL2 Gene

Orthologs for OSBPL2 Gene

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

Orthologs for OSBPL2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia OSBPL2 34 33
  • 99.44 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia OSBPL2 34
  • 90 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia OSBPL2 34
  • 87 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Osbpl2 16 34 33
  • 85.94 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia OSBPL2 34 33
  • 85.82 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Osbpl2 33
  • 85.04 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia OSBPL2 34
  • 82 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves OSBPL2 34 33
  • 74.17 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia OSBPL2 34
  • 80 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia osbpl2 33
  • 72.07 (n)
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia osbpl2-prov 33
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii osbpl2b 34 33
  • 70.2 (n)
osbpl2a 34
  • 69 (a)
wufi36a04 33
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG3860 34 35
  • 49 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea obr-2 34 33
  • 48.31 (n)
F14H8.1 35
  • 32 (a)
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes SWH1 34
  • 13 (a)
OSH2 34
  • 12 (a)
Species where no ortholog for OSBPL2 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • 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)
  • 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 OSBPL2 Gene

Gene Tree for OSBPL2 (if available)
Gene Tree for OSBPL2 (if available)
Evolutionary constrained regions (ECRs) for OSBPL2: view image

Paralogs for OSBPL2 Gene

Paralogs for OSBPL2 Gene

(5) SIMAP similar genes for OSBPL2 Gene using alignment to 3 proteins:

  • E7ET92_HUMAN
  • H0Y7X4_HUMAN
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Variants for OSBPL2 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for OSBPL2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 20 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs786205880 pathogenic, Deafness, autosomal dominant 67 62,260,096(+) CTCTC/CTC 5_prime_UTR_variant, coding_sequence_variant, frameshift, intron_variant, non_coding_transcript_variant
rs786205881 pathogenic, Deafness, autosomal dominant 67 62,260,084(+) TG/ 5_prime_UTR_variant, coding_sequence_variant, frameshift, intron_variant, non_coding_transcript_variant
rs1000048404 -- 62,242,533(+) G/A 5_prime_UTR_variant, intron_variant
rs1000064681 -- 62,266,493(+) G/A/C intron_variant
rs1000079185 -- 62,242,223(+) G/A intron_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for OSBPL2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv668e201 CNV deletion 23290073
esv1677600 CNV deletion 17803354
esv1770279 CNV deletion 17803354
esv2422398 CNV duplication 17116639
esv2671535 CNV deletion 23128226
esv2676247 CNV deletion 23128226
esv2722782 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2722784 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2722786 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2722788 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2722789 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2722790 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2722791 CNV deletion 23290073
esv3646288 CNV loss 21293372
esv3646289 CNV loss 21293372
nsv1072130 CNV deletion 25765185
nsv1142491 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv1160689 CNV deletion 26073780
nsv470556 CNV loss 18288195
nsv518296 CNV loss 19592680
nsv834024 CNV gain 17160897

Variation tolerance for OSBPL2 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 23% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 0.89; 18.56% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for OSBPL2 Gene

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

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for OSBPL2 Gene

Disorders for OSBPL2 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(6) MalaCards diseases for OSBPL2 Gene - From: HGMD, OMIM, ClinVar, GTR, Orphanet, DISEASES, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
deafness, autosomal dominant 67
  • dfna67
autosomal dominant non-syndromic sensorineural deafness type dfna
  • autosomal dominant isolated neurosensory deafness type dfna
deafness, autosomal dominant 1
  • dfna1
simpson-golabi-behmel syndrome
  • sgbs1
autosomal dominant nonsyndromic deafness
  • autosomal dominant deafness
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  • Deafness, autosomal dominant, 67 (DFNA67) [MIM:616340]: A form of non-syndromic sensorineural hearing loss. Sensorineural deafness results from damage to the neural receptors of the inner ear, the nerve pathways to the brain, or the area of the brain that receives sound information. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:25077649, ECO:0000269 PubMed:25759012}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Additional Disease Information for OSBPL2

Genetic Association Database
Human Genome Epidemiology Navigator
ATLAS of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology
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Publications for OSBPL2 Gene

  1. Identification of OSBPL2 as a novel candidate gene for progressive nonsyndromic hearing loss by whole-exome sequencing. (PMID: 25077649) Xing G … Cao X (Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics 2015) 2 3 4 58
  2. OSBPL10, a novel candidate gene for high triglyceride trait in dyslipidemic Finnish subjects, regulates cellular lipid metabolism. (PMID: 19554302) Perttilä J … Olkkonen VM (Journal of molecular medicine (Berlin, Germany) 2009) 3 22 44 58
  3. Novel members of the human oxysterol-binding protein family bind phospholipids and regulate vesicle transport. (PMID: 11279184) Xu Y … McMaster CR (The Journal of biological chemistry 2001) 3 4 22 58
  4. OSBPL2 encodes a protein of inner and outer hair cell stereocilia and is mutated in autosomal dominant hearing loss (DFNA67). (PMID: 25759012) Thoenes M … Bolz HJ (Orphanet journal of rare diseases 2015) 3 4 58
  5. Variation at the NFATC2 locus increases the risk of thiazolidinedione-induced edema in the Diabetes REduction Assessment with ramipril and rosiglitazone Medication (DREAM) study. (PMID: 20628086) Bailey SD … DREAM investigators (Diabetes care 2010) 3 44 58

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