GJA8 gene homepage

This database is one of the "Eye disease" gene variant databases.
General information
Gene symbol GJA8
Gene name gap junction protein, alpha 8, 50kDa
Chromosome 1
Chromosomal band q21.1
Imprinted Unknown
Genomic reference NG_016242.1
Transcript reference NM_005267.4
Associated with diseases CTRCT-1
Citation reference(s) -
Refseq URL Genomic reference sequence
Curators (1) LOVD-team, but with Curator vacancy
Total number of public variants reported 23
Unique public DNA variants reported 21
Individuals with public variants 21
Hidden variants 16
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Notes This database is one of the "Eye disease" gene variant databases.
Establishment of this gene variant database (LSDB) was supported by the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Leiden, Nederland.
Date created March 01, 2010
Date last updated April 16, 2017
Version GJA8:170416

Graphical displays and utilities
Graphs Graphs displaying summary information of all variants in the database »
UCSC Genome Browser Show variants in the UCSC Genome Browser (full view, compact view)
Ensembl Genome Browser Show variants in the Ensembl Genome Browser (full view, compact view)
NCBI Sequence Viewer Show distribution histogram of variants in the NCBI Sequence Viewer

Links to other resources
Homepage URL https://www.LOVD.nl/GJA8
External URL Orphanet
HGNC 4281
Entrez Gene 2703
PubMed articles GJA8
OMIM - Gene 600897
OMIM - Diseases CTRCT-1 (cataract, type 1 (CTRCT-1) (CTRCT-1))
GeneCards GJA8
GeneTests GJA8

Active transcripts




NCBI ID     

NCBI Protein ID     

00008533 1 gap junction protein, alpha 8, 50kDa NM_005267.4 NP_005258.2 23

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