Human Gene GALP (uc002qmo.1)
  Description: Homo sapiens galanin-like peptide (GALP), transcript variant 1, mRNA.
RefSeq Summary (NM_033106): This gene encodes a member of the galanin family of neuropeptides. The encoded protein binds galanin receptors 1, 2 and 3 with the highest affinity for galanin receptor 3 and has been implicated in biological processes involving the central nervous system including hypothalamic regulation of metabolism and reproduction. A peptide encoded by a splice variant of this gene, termed alarin, has vasoactive properties, displays antimicrobial activity against E. coli, and may serve as a marker for neuroblastic tumors.[provided by RefSeq, Nov 2014].
Transcript (Including UTRs)
   Position: hg19 chr19:56,687,389-56,697,144 Size: 9,756 Total Exon Count: 6 Strand: +
Coding Region
   Position: hg19 chr19:56,688,478-56,696,639 Size: 8,162 Coding Exon Count: 5 

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Data last updated at UCSC: 2013-06-14

-  Sequence and Links to Tools and Databases
Genomic Sequence (chr19:56,687,389-56,697,144)mRNA (may differ from genome)Protein (116 aa)
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-  Comments and Description Text from UniProtKB
DESCRIPTION: RecName: Full=Galanin-like peptide; Flags: Precursor;
FUNCTION: Hypothalamic neuropeptide which binds to the G-protein- coupled galanin receptors (GALR1, GALR2 and GALR3). Involved in a large number of putative physiological functions in CNS homeostatic processes, including the regulation of gonadotropin- releasing hormone secretion. Isoform 2 exhibits potent and dose- dependent vasoconstrictor and anti-edema activity in the cutaneous microvasculature, a physiologic effects which does not appear to be mediated via GALR1 or GALR2 (By similarity).
TISSUE SPECIFICITY: Isoform 2 is found in ganglia of ganglioneuroma and ganglioneuroblastoma, as well as in differentiated tumor cells of neuroblastoma tissues. Not found in undifferentiated neuroblasts. Isoform 2 is found in the skin, in pericytes covering microvascular arterioles and venules on their abluminal surfaces. In larger vessels, isoform 2 is expressed in layers of smooth muscle cells. Isoform 2 is not detected in endothelial cells.
SIMILARITY: Belongs to the galanin family.

-  Genetic Association Studies of Complex Diseases and Disorders
  Genetic Association Database (archive): GALP
CDC HuGE Published Literature: GALP

-  MalaCards Disease Associations
  MalaCards Gene Search: GALP
Diseases sorted by gene-association score: ganglioneuroblastoma (10), ganglioneuroma (8)

-  Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD)
  The following chemicals interact with this gene

+  Common Gene Haplotype Alleles
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-  RNA-Seq Expression Data from GTEx (53 Tissues, 570 Donors)
  Highest median expression: 0.11 RPKM in Testis
Total median expression: 0.40 RPKM

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+  Microarray Expression Data
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-  mRNA Secondary Structure of 3' and 5' UTRs
RegionFold EnergyBasesEnergy/Base
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5' UTR -37.5082-0.457 Picture PostScript Text
3' UTR -125.60505-0.249 Picture PostScript Text

The RNAfold program from the Vienna RNA Package is used to perform the secondary structure predictions and folding calculations. The estimated folding energy is in kcal/mol. The more negative the energy, the more secondary structure the RNA is likely to have.

-  Protein Domain and Structure Information
  InterPro Domains: Graphical view of domain structure
IPR008174 - Galanin

Pfam Domains:
PF01296 - Galanin

ModBase Predicted Comparative 3D Structure on Q9UBC7
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-  Orthologous Genes in Other Species
  Orthologies between human, mouse, and rat are computed by taking the best BLASTP hit, and filtering out non-syntenic hits. For more distant species reciprocal-best BLASTP hits are used. Note that the absence of an ortholog in the table below may reflect incomplete annotations in the other species rather than a true absence of the orthologous gene.
MouseRatZebrafishD. melanogasterC. elegansS. cerevisiae
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 Protein Sequence    

-  Gene Ontology (GO) Annotations with Structured Vocabulary
  Molecular Function:
GO:0005179 hormone activity

Biological Process:
GO:0007218 neuropeptide signaling pathway
GO:0008150 biological_process
GO:0009725 response to hormone
GO:0010469 regulation of receptor activity
GO:0032098 regulation of appetite
GO:0032868 response to insulin
GO:0035821 modification of morphology or physiology of other organism
GO:0042595 behavioral response to starvation
GO:0042742 defense response to bacterium
GO:0050829 defense response to Gram-negative bacterium

Cellular Component:
GO:0005575 cellular_component
GO:0005576 extracellular region

-  Descriptions from all associated GenBank mRNAs
  AF188492 - Homo sapiens clone pGR2HL14 galanin-like peptide precursor, mRNA, complete cds.
AF188493 - Homo sapiens clone pGR2HL02 galanin-like peptide precursor, mRNA, complete cds.
JD338814 - Sequence 319838 from Patent EP1572962.
JD160499 - Sequence 141523 from Patent EP1572962.
JD074568 - Sequence 55592 from Patent EP1572962.
BC141468 - Synthetic construct Homo sapiens clone IMAGE:100014766, MGC:175373 galanin-like peptide (GALP) mRNA, encodes complete protein.
BC148722 - Synthetic construct Homo sapiens clone IMAGE:100015707, MGC:183156 galanin-like peptide (GALP) mRNA, encodes complete protein.
AY329637 - Homo sapiens alarin precursor, mRNA, complete cds, alternatively spliced.
JD340009 - Sequence 321033 from Patent EP1572962.
JD146873 - Sequence 127897 from Patent EP1572962.
JD521645 - Sequence 502669 from Patent EP1572962.
JD149542 - Sequence 130566 from Patent EP1572962.
JD150477 - Sequence 131501 from Patent EP1572962.
JD538396 - Sequence 519420 from Patent EP1572962.

-  Other Names for This Gene
  Alternate Gene Symbols: A1KXL3, GALP_HUMAN, NM_033106, NP_149097, Q9UBC7
UCSC ID: uc002qmo.1
RefSeq Accession: NM_033106
Protein: Q9UBC7 (aka GALP_HUMAN)
CCDS: CCDS12940.1

-  Gene Model Information
category: coding nonsense-mediated-decay: no RNA accession: NM_033106.3
exon count: 6CDS single in 3' UTR: no RNA size: 938
ORF size: 351CDS single in intron: no Alignment % ID: 100.00
txCdsPredict score: 899.00frame shift in genome: no % Coverage: 100.00
has start codon: yes stop codon in genome: no # of Alignments: 1
has end codon: yes retained intron: no # AT/AC introns 0
selenocysteine: no end bleed into intron: 0# strange splices: 0
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