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Gja8 Gene Detail
Summary
  • Symbol
    Gja8
  • Name
    gap junction protein, alpha 8
  • Synonyms
    Aey5, alpha 8 connexin, Cnx50, connexin 50, Cx50, Lop10
  • Feature Type
    protein coding gene
  • IDs
    MGI:99953
    NCBI Gene: 14616
  • Gene Overview
    MyGene.info: GJA8
  • Alliance
  • Transcription Start Sites
    2 TSS
Location &
Maps
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  • Sequence Map
    Chr3:96913566-96926020 bp, - strand
  • From Ensembl annotation of GRCm38

    View this region in JBrowse

  • Genome Browsers
  • Genetic Map
    Chromosome 3, 42.03 cM
  • Mapping Data
    13 experiments
Strain
Comparison
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  • SNPs within 2kb
    152 from dbSNP Build 142
  • Strain Annotations
    18
  • PCR
  • RFLP
For selected strains:
Strain Gene Model ID Feature Type Coordinates Select Strains
C57BL/6J MGI_C57BL6J_99953
protein coding gene Chr3:96913566-96926051 (-)
129S1/SvImJ MGP_129S1SvImJ_G0027637
protein coding gene Chr3:97818341-97832197 (-)
A/J MGP_AJ_G0027599
protein coding gene Chr3:94681395-94694996 (-)
AKR/J MGP_AKRJ_G0027566
protein coding gene Chr3:96924123-96936462 (-)
BALB/cJ MGP_BALBcJ_G0027609
protein coding gene Chr3:94507555-94519889 (-)
C3H/HeJ MGP_C3HHeJ_G0027341
protein coding gene Chr3:97221046-97233826 (-)
C57BL/6NJ MGP_C57BL6NJ_G0028055
protein coding gene Chr3:101382263-101395182 (-)
CAROLI/EiJ MGP_CAROLIEiJ_G0025396
protein coding gene Chr3:90957498-90969653 (-)
CAST/EiJ MGP_CASTEiJ_G0026796
protein coding gene Chr3:96495878-96509150 (-)
CBA/J MGP_CBAJ_G0027315
protein coding gene Chr3:105104375-105117620 (-)
DBA/2J MGP_DBA2J_G0027459
protein coding gene Chr3:94013465-94025819 (-)
FVB/NJ MGP_FVBNJ_G0027428
protein coding gene Chr3:92023124-92035624 (-)
LP/J MGP_LPJ_G0027564
protein coding gene Chr3:99090899-99105271 (-)
NOD/ShiLtJ MGP_NODShiLtJ_G0027454
protein coding gene Chr3:111173107-111186691 (-)
NZO/HlLtJ MGP_NZOHlLtJ_G0028109
protein coding gene Chr3:96535166-96547583 (-)
PWK/PhJ MGP_PWKPhJ_G0026521
protein coding gene Chr3:93856137-93868894 (-)
SPRET/EiJ MGP_SPRETEiJ_G0026343
protein coding gene Chr3:94832793-94844778 (-)
WSB/EiJ MGP_WSBEiJ_G0026874
protein coding gene Chr3:97000248-97012571 (-)



Homology
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  • Human Ortholog
    GJA8, gap junction protein alpha 8
  • Vertebrate Orthologs
    10
  • Human Ortholog
    GJA8, gap junction protein alpha 8
    Orthology source: HGNC, HomoloGene
  • Synonyms
    CAE, CAE1, CTRCT1, CX50, CZP1, MP70
  • Links
    NCBI Gene ID: 2703
    neXtProt AC: NX_P48165
    UniProt: P48165

  • Chr Location
    1q21.2; chr1:147902820-147915287 (+)  GRCh38.p7

  • HomoloGene
    Vertebrate Homology Class 3857
    1 human;1 mouse;1 rat;1 chimpanzee;1 cattle;1 dog;1 chicken;1 zebrafish;1 frog, western clawed;1 macaque, rhesus
  • HCOP
    human homology predictions: GJA8
  • Gene Tree
Human Diseases
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  • Diseases
    1 with Gja8 mouse models; 2 with human GJA8 associations

Human Disease Mouse Models
      
IDs
View 4 models
      
IDs
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  • Mutations/Alleles
    3 with disease annotations
  • References
    4 with disease annotations
Mutations,
Alleles, and
Phenotypes
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  • Phenotype Summary
    18 phenotypes from 10 alleles in 15 genetic backgrounds
    4 phenotypes from multigenic genotypes
    5 images
    41 phenotype references
Phenotype Overview

adipose tissue
behavior/neurological
cardiovascular system
cellular
craniofacial
digestive/alimentary system
embryo
endocrine/exocrine glands
growth/size/body
hearing/vestibular/ear
hematopoietic system
homeostasis/metabolism
immune system
integument
limbs/digits/tail
liver/biliary system
mortality/aging
muscle
neoplasm
nervous system
pigmentation
renal/urinary system
reproductive system
respiratory system
skeleton
taste/olfaction
vision/eye

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Homozygous mutants exhibit microphthalmia, with small lenses and nuclear or total cataracts. Heterozygotes may be equally or less affected, depending on the particular mutation and the genetic background.
Gene Ontology
(GO)
Classifications
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  • All GO Annotations
  • GO References
Molecular Function

carbohydrate derivative binding
cytoskeletal protein binding
DNA binding
enzyme regulator
hydrolase
ligase
lipid binding
oxidoreductase
RNA binding
signaling receptor activity
signaling receptor binding
transcription
transferase
transporter
Biological Process

carbohydrate derivative metabolism
cell death
cell differentiation
cell population proliferation
cellular component organization
establishment of localization
homeostatic process
immune system process
lipid metabolic process
nucleic acid-templated transcription
protein metabolic process
response to stimulus
signaling
system development
Cellular Component

cell projection
cytoplasmic vesicle
cytoskeleton
cytosol
endoplasmic reticulum
endosome
extracellular region
Golgi apparatus
mitochondrion
non-membrane-bounded organelle
nucleus
organelle envelope
organelle lumen
plasma membrane
synapse
vacuole
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Expression
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Expression Overview

early conceptus
embryo ectoderm
embryo endoderm
embryo mesoderm
embryo mesenchyme
extraembryonic component
alimentary system
auditory system
branchial arches
cardiovascular system
connective tissue
endocrine system
exocrine system
hemolymphoid system
integumental system
limbs
liver and biliary system
musculoskeletal system
nervous system
olfactory system
reproductive system
respiratory system
urinary system
visual system
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  • Assay Results
  • Tissues
  • cDNA Data
  • Literature Summary
  • Comparison Matrix
  • Interactions
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    Sequences &
    Gene Models
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    Representative SequencesLengthStrain/SpeciesFlank
    genomic ENSMUSG00000049908 Ensembl Gene Model | MGI Sequence Detail 12455 C57BL/6J ±  kb
    transcript ENSMUST00000062944 Ensembl | MGI Sequence Detail 6940 Not Applicable  
    polypeptide ENSMUSP00000049532 Ensembl | MGI Sequence Detail 440 Not Applicable  
    For the selected sequence
    Protein
    Information
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    Molecular
    Reagents
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    • All nucleic 12
      Genomic 3
      cDNA 6
      Primer pair 3

      Microarray probesets 3
    Other
    Accession IDs
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    MGD-MRK-11851, MGD-MRK-16756, MGI:96803
    References
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    • Summaries
      All 93
      Developmental Gene Expression 11
      Diseases 4
      Gene Ontology 6
      Phenotypes 41
    • Earliest
      J:21950 Favor J, A comparison of the dominant cataract and recessive specific-locus mutation rates induced by treatment of male mice with ethylnitrosourea. Mutat Res. 1983 Aug;110(2):367-82
    • Latest
      J:257373 Logan CM, et al., Induction of Immune Surveillance of the Dysmorphogenic Lens. Sci Rep. 2017 Nov 24;7(1):16235

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    Mouse Genome Database (MGD), Gene Expression Database (GXD), Mouse Tumor Biology (MTB), Gene Ontology (GO), MouseCyc
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    last database update
    12/11/2018
    MGI 6.13
    The Jackson Laboratory