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Protein

Gap junction alpha-1 protein

Gene

GJA1

Organism
Canis lupus familiaris (Dog) (Canis familiaris)
Status
Reviewed-Annotation score:

Annotation score:4 out of 5

<p>The annotation score provides a heuristic measure of the annotation content of a UniProtKB entry or proteome. This score <strong>cannot</strong> be used as a measure of the accuracy of the annotation as we cannot define the ‘correct annotation’ for any given protein.<p><a href='/help/annotation_score' target='_top'>More...</a></p>
-Experimental evidence at transcript leveli <p>This indicates the type of evidence that supports the existence of the protein. Note that the ‘protein existence’ evidence does not give information on the accuracy or correctness of the sequence(s) displayed.<p><a href='/help/protein_existence' target='_top'>More...</a></p>

<p>This section provides any useful information about the protein, mostly biological knowledge.<p><a href='/help/function_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Functioni

Gap junction protein that acts as a regulator of bladder capacity. A gap junction consists of a cluster of closely packed pairs of transmembrane channels, the connexons, through which materials of low MW diffuse from one cell to a neighboring cell. May play a critical role in the physiology of hearing by participating in the recycling of potassium to the cochlear endolymph. Negative regulator of bladder functional capacity: acts by enhancing intercellular electrical and chemical transmission, thus sensitizing bladder muscles to cholinergic neural stimuli and causing them to contract. May play a role in cell growth inhibition through the regulation of NOV expression and localization. Plays an essential role in gap junction communication in the ventricles (By similarity).By similarity

<p>The <a href="http://www.geneontology.org/">Gene Ontology (GO)</a> project provides a set of hierarchical controlled vocabulary split into 3 categories:<p><a href='/help/gene_ontology' target='_top'>More...</a></p>GO - Molecular functioni

GO - Biological processi

<p>This section provides information about the protein and gene name(s) and synonym(s) and about the organism that is the source of the protein sequence.<p><a href='/help/names_and_taxonomy_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Names & Taxonomyi

<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/names_and_taxonomy_section">Names and taxonomy</a> section provides an exhaustive list of all names of the protein, from commonly used to obsolete, to allow unambiguous identification of a protein.<p><a href='/help/protein_names' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Protein namesi
Recommended name:
Gap junction alpha-1 protein
Alternative name(s):
Connexin-43
Short name:
Cx43
<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/names_and_taxonomy_section">Names and taxonomy</a> section indicates the name(s) of the gene(s) that code for the protein sequence(s) described in the entry. Four distinct tokens exist: ‘Name’, ‘Synonyms’, ‘Ordered locus names’ and ‘ORF names’.<p><a href='/help/gene_name' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Gene namesi
Name:GJA1
<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/names_and_taxonomy_section">Names and taxonomy</a> section provides information on the name(s) of the organism that is the source of the protein sequence.<p><a href='/help/organism-name' target='_top'>More...</a></p>OrganismiCanis lupus familiaris (Dog) (Canis familiaris)
<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/names_and_taxonomy_section">Names and taxonomy</a> section shows the unique identifier assigned by the NCBI to the source organism of the protein. This is known as the ‘taxonomic identifier’ or ‘taxid’.<p><a href='/help/taxonomic_identifier' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Taxonomic identifieri9615 [NCBI]
<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/names_and_taxonomy_section">Names and taxonomy</a> section contains the taxonomic hierarchical classification lineage of the source organism. It lists the nodes as they appear top-down in the taxonomic tree, with the more general grouping listed first.<p><a href='/help/taxonomic_lineage' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Taxonomic lineageiEukaryotaMetazoaChordataCraniataVertebrataEuteleostomiMammaliaEutheriaLaurasiatheriaCarnivoraCaniformiaCanidaeCanis
<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/names_and_taxonomy_section">Names and taxonomy</a> section is present for entries that are part of a <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/proteomes">proteome</a>, i.e. of a set of proteins thought to be expressed by organisms whose genomes have been completely sequenced.<p><a href='/help/proteomes_manual' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Proteomesi
  • UP000002254 <p>A UniProt <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/manual/proteomes_manual">proteome</a> can consist of several components. <br></br>The component name refers to the genomic component encoding a set of proteins.<p><a href='/help/proteome_component' target='_top'>More...</a></p> Componenti: Unplaced

<p>This section provides information on the location and the topology of the mature protein in the cell.<p><a href='/help/subcellular_location_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Subcellular locationi

Extracellular region or secreted Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion Manual annotation Automatic computational assertionGraphics by Christian Stolte; Source: COMPARTMENTS

Topology

Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/subcellular_location_section">'Subcellular location'</a> section describes the subcellular compartment where each non-membrane region of a membrane-spanning protein is found.<p><a href='/help/topo_dom' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Topological domaini1 – 13CytoplasmicSequence analysisAdd BLAST13
<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/subcellular_location_section">'Subcellular location'</a> section describes the extent of a membrane-spanning region of the protein. It denotes the presence of both alpha-helical transmembrane regions and the membrane spanning regions of beta-barrel transmembrane proteins.<p><a href='/help/transmem' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Transmembranei14 – 36HelicalSequence analysisAdd BLAST23
Topological domaini37 – 76ExtracellularSequence analysisAdd BLAST40
Transmembranei77 – 99HelicalSequence analysisAdd BLAST23
Topological domaini100 – 154CytoplasmicSequence analysisAdd BLAST55
Transmembranei155 – 177HelicalSequence analysisAdd BLAST23
Topological domaini178 – 208ExtracellularSequence analysisAdd BLAST31
Transmembranei209 – 231HelicalSequence analysisAdd BLAST23
Topological domaini232 – 382CytoplasmicSequence analysisAdd BLAST151

<p>UniProtKB Keywords constitute a <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/keywords">controlled vocabulary</a> with a hierarchical structure. Keywords summarise the content of a UniProtKB entry and facilitate the search for proteins of interest.<p><a href='/help/keywords' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Keywords - Cellular componenti

Cell junction, Cell membrane, Endoplasmic reticulum, Gap junction, Membrane

<p>This section describes post-translational modifications (PTMs) and/or processing events.<p><a href='/help/ptm_processing_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>PTM / Processingi

Molecule processing

Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
<p>This subsection of the ‘PTM / Processing’ section describes the extent of a polypeptide chain in the mature protein following processing.<p><a href='/help/chain' target='_top'>More...</a></p>ChainiPRO_00000578001 – 382Gap junction alpha-1 proteinAdd BLAST382

Amino acid modifications

Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
<p>This subsection of the ‘PTM / Processing’ section specifies the position and type of each modified residue excluding <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/manual/lipid">lipids</a>, <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/manual/carbohyd">glycans</a> and <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/manual/crosslnk">protein cross-links</a>.<p><a href='/help/mod_res' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Modified residuei5PhosphoserineBy similarity1
<p>This subsection of the PTM / Processing":/help/ptm_processing_section section describes the positions of cysteine residues participating in disulfide bonds.<p><a href='/help/disulfid' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Disulfide bondi54 ↔ 192By similarity
<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/ptm_processing_section">PTM / Processing</a> section describes <strong>covalent linkages</strong> of various types formed <strong>between two proteins (interchain cross-links)</strong> or <strong>between two parts of the same protein (intrachain cross-links)</strong>, except the disulfide bonds that are annotated in the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/manual/disulfid">'Disulfide bond'</a> subsection.<p><a href='/help/crosslnk' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Cross-linki144Glycyl lysine isopeptide (Lys-Gly) (interchain with G-Cter in SUMO)By similarity
Disulfide bondi187 ↔ 198By similarity
Cross-linki237Glycyl lysine isopeptide (Lys-Gly) (interchain with G-Cter in SUMO)By similarity
Modified residuei247PhosphotyrosineBy similarity1
Modified residuei255PhosphoserineBy similarity1
Modified residuei257PhosphoserineBy similarity1
Modified residuei262PhosphoserineBy similarity1
Modified residuei271S-nitrosocysteineBy similarity1
Modified residuei275PhosphothreonineBy similarity1
Modified residuei306PhosphoserineBy similarity1
Modified residuei314PhosphoserineBy similarity1
Modified residuei325Phosphoserine; by CK1By similarity1
Modified residuei326PhosphothreonineBy similarity1
Modified residuei328Phosphoserine; by CK1By similarity1
Modified residuei330Phosphoserine; by CK1By similarity1
Modified residuei344PhosphoserineBy similarity1
Modified residuei365PhosphoserineBy similarity1
Modified residuei368Phosphoserine; by PKC/PRKCG and PKC/PRKCDBy similarity1
Modified residuei369PhosphoserineBy similarity1
Modified residuei373PhosphoserineBy similarity1

<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/ptm_processing_section">PTM/processing</a> section describes post-translational modifications (PTMs). This subsection <strong>complements</strong> the information provided at the sequence level or describes modifications for which <strong>position-specific data is not yet available</strong>.<p><a href='/help/post-translational_modification' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Post-translational modificationi

Phosphorylation at Ser-325, Ser-328 and Ser-330 by CK1 modulates gap junction assembly. Phosphorylated at Ser-368 by PRKCG; phosphorylation induces disassembly of gap junction plaques and inhibition of gap junction activity. Phosphorylation at Ser-368 by PRKCD triggers its internalization into small vesicles leading to proteasome-mediated degradation (By similarity).By similarity
Sumoylated with SUMO1, SUMO2 and SUMO3, which may regulate the level of functional Cx43 gap junctions at the plasma membrane. May be desumoylated by SENP1 or SENP2 (By similarity).By similarity
S-nitrosylation at Cys-271 is enriched at the muscle endothelial gap junction in arteries, it augments channel permeability and may regulate of smooth muscle cell to endothelial cell communication.

Keywords - PTMi

Disulfide bond, Isopeptide bond, Phosphoprotein, S-nitrosylation, Ubl conjugation

Proteomic databases

PaxDb, a database of protein abundance averages across all three domains of life

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PaxDbi
Q6S9C0

<p>This section provides information on the quaternary structure of a protein and on interaction(s) with other proteins or protein complexes.<p><a href='/help/interaction_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Interactioni

<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/interaction_section">'Interaction'</a> section provides information about the protein quaternary structure and interaction(s) with other proteins or protein complexes (with the exception of physiological receptor-ligand interactions which are annotated in the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/function_section">'Function'</a> section).<p><a href='/help/subunit_structure' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Subunit structurei

A connexon is composed of a hexamer of connexins. Interacts with SGSM3 (By similarity). Interacts with RIC1/CIP150 (By similarity). Interacts with CNST and CSNK1D (By similarity). Interacts (via C-terminus) with TJP1. Interacts (via C-terminus) with SRC (via SH3 domain). Interacts (not ubiquitinated) with UBQLN4 (via UBA domain) (By similarity). Interacts with NOV. Interacts with TMEM65 (By similarity).By similarity

Protein-protein interaction databases

STRING: functional protein association networks

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STRINGi
9615.ENSCAFP00000041768

<p>This section provides information on the tertiary and secondary structure of a protein.<p><a href='/help/structure_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Structurei

3D structure databases

Protein Model Portal of the PSI-Nature Structural Biology Knowledgebase

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ProteinModelPortali
Q6S9C0

SWISS-MODEL Repository - a database of annotated 3D protein structure models

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SMRi
Q6S9C0

Database of comparative protein structure models

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ModBasei
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MobiDB: a database of protein disorder and mobility annotations

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MobiDBi
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<p>This section provides information on sequence similarities with other proteins and the domain(s) present in a protein.<p><a href='/help/family_and_domains_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Family & Domainsi

Region

Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
<p>This subsection of the ‘Family and Domains’ section describes a region of interest that cannot be described in other subsections.<p><a href='/help/region' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Regioni244 – 382Interaction with NOVBy similarityAdd BLAST139
Regioni264 – 382Interaction with UBQLN4By similarityAdd BLAST119

<p>This subsection of the ‘Family and domains’ section provides information about the sequence similarity with other proteins.<p><a href='/help/sequence_similarities' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Sequence similaritiesi

Keywords - Domaini

Transmembrane, Transmembrane helix

Phylogenomic databases

evolutionary genealogy of genes: Non-supervised Orthologous Groups

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eggNOGi
ENOG410IF97 Eukaryota
ENOG4110JTW LUCA

The HOVERGEN Database of Homologous Vertebrate Genes

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HOVERGENi
HBG009576

InParanoid: Eukaryotic Ortholog Groups

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InParanoidi
Q6S9C0

Family and domain databases

Gene3D Structural and Functional Annotation of Protein Families

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Gene3Di
1.20.1440.80, 1 hit
1.20.5.1130, 1 hit

Integrated resource of protein families, domains and functional sites

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InterProi
View protein in InterPro
IPR035091 Alpha_helix_dom_sf
IPR000500 Connexin
IPR002261 Connexin43
IPR013124 Connexin43_C
IPR034634 Connexin_C
IPR019570 Connexin_CCC
IPR017990 Connexin_CS
IPR013092 Connexin_N
IPR038359 Connexin_N_sf

The PANTHER Classification System

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PANTHERi
PTHR11984 PTHR11984, 1 hit
PTHR11984:SF33 PTHR11984:SF33, 1 hit

Pfam protein domain database

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Pfami
View protein in Pfam
PF00029 Connexin, 1 hit
PF03508 Connexin43, 1 hit

Protein Motif fingerprint database; a protein domain database

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PRINTSi
PR00206 CONNEXIN
PR01132 CONNEXINA1

Simple Modular Architecture Research Tool; a protein domain database

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SMARTi
View protein in SMART
SM00037 CNX, 1 hit
SM01089 Connexin_CCC, 1 hit

Superfamily database of structural and functional annotation

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SUPFAMi
SSF118220 SSF118220, 1 hit

PROSITE; a protein domain and family database

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PROSITEi
View protein in PROSITE
PS00407 CONNEXINS_1, 1 hit
PS00408 CONNEXINS_2, 1 hit

<p>This section displays by default the canonical protein sequence and upon request all isoforms described in the entry. It also includes information pertinent to the sequence(s), including <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/sequence_length">length</a> and <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/sequences">molecular weight</a>.<p><a href='/help/sequences_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Sequencei

<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/sequences_section">Sequence</a> section indicates if the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/canonical_and_isoforms">canonical sequence</a> displayed by default in the entry is complete or not.<p><a href='/help/sequence_status' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Sequence statusi: Complete.

Q6S9C0-1 [UniParc]FASTAAdd to basket
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        10         20         30         40         50
MGGWSALAKL LGKVQAYSPA GGKVWLSVLF IFRILLLGTA VESAWGDEQS
60 70 80 90 100
AFRCNTQQPG CENVCYDKSF PISHVRFWVL QIIFVSVPTL LYLAHVFYVM
110 120 130 140 150
RKEEKLNKKE EELKVAQTDG ANVDMHLKQI EIKKFKYGIE EHGKVKMRGG
160 170 180 190 200
LLRTYIISIL FKSVFEVAFL LIQWYIYGFS LSAVYTCKRE PCPHQVDCFL
210 220 230 240 250
SRPTEKTIFI IFMLVVSLVS LALNIIELFY VFFKGVKDRV KGQSDPYHAT
260 270 280 290 300
TGPLSPSKDC GSPEYAYFNG CSSPTAPLSP MSPPGYKLVT GDRNNSSCRN
310 320 330 340 350
YNKQASEQNW ANYSAEQNRM GQAGSTISNS HAQPFDFPDD NQNSKKLAAG
360 370 380
HELQPLAIVD QRPSSRASSR ASSRPRPDDL EI
Length:382
Mass (Da):42,900
Last modified:January 23, 2007 - v3
<p>The checksum is a form of redundancy check that is calculated from the sequence. It is useful for tracking sequence updates.</p> <p>It should be noted that while, in theory, two different sequences could have the same checksum value, the likelihood that this would happen is extremely low.</p> <p>However UniProtKB may contain entries with identical sequences in case of multiple genes (paralogs).</p> <p>The checksum is computed as the sequence 64-bit Cyclic Redundancy Check value (CRC64) using the generator polynomial: x<sup>64</sup> + x<sup>4</sup> + x<sup>3</sup> + x + 1. The algorithm is described in the ISO 3309 standard. </p> <p class="publication">Press W.H., Flannery B.P., Teukolsky S.A. and Vetterling W.T.<br /> <strong>Cyclic redundancy and other checksums</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.nrbook.com/b/bookcpdf.php">Numerical recipes in C 2nd ed., pp896-902, Cambridge University Press (1993)</a>)</p> Checksum:i949669D6E3743828
GO

Sequence databases

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EMBL nucleotide sequence database

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EMBLi

GenBank nucleotide sequence database

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GenBanki

DNA Data Bank of Japan; a nucleotide sequence database

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DDBJi
Links Updated
AY462223 mRNA Translation: AAR25626.1

UniGene gene-oriented nucleotide sequence clusters

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UniGenei
Cfa.119

<p>This section provides links to proteins that are similar to the protein sequence(s) described in this entry at different levels of sequence identity thresholds (100%, 90% and 50%) based on their membership in UniProt Reference Clusters (<a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/uniref">UniRef</a>).<p><a href='/help/similar_proteins_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Similar proteinsi

<p>This section is used to point to information related to entries and found in data collections other than UniProtKB.<p><a href='/help/cross_references_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Cross-referencesi

Sequence databases

Select the link destinations:
EMBLi
GenBanki
DDBJi
Links Updated
AY462223 mRNA Translation: AAR25626.1
UniGeneiCfa.119

3D structure databases

ProteinModelPortaliQ6S9C0
SMRiQ6S9C0
ModBaseiSearch...
MobiDBiSearch...

Protein-protein interaction databases

STRINGi9615.ENSCAFP00000041768

Proteomic databases

PaxDbiQ6S9C0

Protocols and materials databases

Structural Biology KnowledgebaseSearch...

Phylogenomic databases

eggNOGiENOG410IF97 Eukaryota
ENOG4110JTW LUCA
HOVERGENiHBG009576
InParanoidiQ6S9C0

Family and domain databases

Gene3Di1.20.1440.80, 1 hit
1.20.5.1130, 1 hit
InterProiView protein in InterPro
IPR035091 Alpha_helix_dom_sf
IPR000500 Connexin
IPR002261 Connexin43
IPR013124 Connexin43_C
IPR034634 Connexin_C
IPR019570 Connexin_CCC
IPR017990 Connexin_CS
IPR013092 Connexin_N
IPR038359 Connexin_N_sf
PANTHERiPTHR11984 PTHR11984, 1 hit
PTHR11984:SF33 PTHR11984:SF33, 1 hit
PfamiView protein in Pfam
PF00029 Connexin, 1 hit
PF03508 Connexin43, 1 hit
PRINTSiPR00206 CONNEXIN
PR01132 CONNEXINA1
SMARTiView protein in SMART
SM00037 CNX, 1 hit
SM01089 Connexin_CCC, 1 hit
SUPFAMiSSF118220 SSF118220, 1 hit
PROSITEiView protein in PROSITE
PS00407 CONNEXINS_1, 1 hit
PS00408 CONNEXINS_2, 1 hit

ProtoNet; Automatic hierarchical classification of proteins

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ProtoNeti
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<p>This section provides general information on the entry.<p><a href='/help/entry_information_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Entry informationi

<p>This subsection of the ‘Entry information’ section provides a mnemonic identifier for a UniProtKB entry, but it is not a stable identifier. Each reviewed entry is assigned a unique entry name upon integration into UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot.<p><a href='/help/entry_name' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Entry nameiCXA1_CANLF
<p>This subsection of the ‘Entry information’ section provides one or more accession number(s). These are stable identifiers and should be used to cite UniProtKB entries. Upon integration into UniProtKB, each entry is assigned a unique accession number, which is called ‘Primary (citable) accession number’.<p><a href='/help/accession_numbers' target='_top'>More...</a></p>AccessioniPrimary (citable) accession number: Q6S9C0
<p>This subsection of the ‘Entry information’ section shows the date of integration of the entry into UniProtKB, the date of the last sequence update and the date of the last annotation modification (‘Last modified’). The version number for both the entry and the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/canonical_and_isoforms">canonical sequence</a> are also displayed.<p><a href='/help/entry_history' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Entry historyiIntegrated into UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: April 26, 2005
Last sequence update: January 23, 2007
Last modified: March 28, 2018
This is version 93 of the entry and version 3 of the sequence. See complete history.
<p>This subsection of the ‘Entry information’ section indicates whether the entry has been manually annotated and reviewed by UniProtKB curators or not, in other words, if the entry belongs to the Swiss-Prot section of UniProtKB (<strong>reviewed</strong>) or to the computer-annotated TrEMBL section (<strong>unreviewed</strong>).<p><a href='/help/entry_status' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Entry statusiReviewed (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)
Annotation programChordata Protein Annotation Program

<p>This section contains any relevant information that doesn’t fit in any other defined sections<p><a href='/help/miscellaneous_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Miscellaneousi

Keywords - Technical termi

Complete proteome, Reference proteome

Documents

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    Index of protein domains and families
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