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Bmp15 bone morphogenetic protein 15 [ Mus musculus (house mouse) ]

Gene ID: 12155, updated on 23-Nov-2023


Official Symbol
Bmp15provided by MGI
Official Full Name
bone morphogenetic protein 15provided by MGI
Primary source
See related
Ensembl:ENSMUSG00000023279 AllianceGenome:MGI:1316745
Gene type
protein coding
RefSeq status
Mus musculus
Eukaryota; Metazoa; Chordata; Craniata; Vertebrata; Euteleostomi; Mammalia; Eutheria; Euarchontoglires; Glires; Rodentia; Myomorpha; Muroidea; Muridae; Murinae; Mus; Mus
Also known as
Bmp-15; GDF-9B
This gene encodes a secreted ligand of the TGF-beta (transforming growth factor-beta) superfamily of proteins. Ligands of this family bind various TGF-beta receptors leading to recruitment and activation of SMAD family transcription factors that regulate gene expression. The encoded preproprotein is proteolytically processed to generate subunits of a disulfide-linked homodimer, or alternatively, a heterodimer, with the related protein, growth differentiation factor 9 (GDF9). This protein plays a role in oocyte maturation and follicular development, through activation of granulosa cells. Female mice lacking a functional copy of this gene exhibit impaired fertility. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2016]
Biased expression in ovary adult (RPKM 2.8) and kidney adult (RPKM 0.2) See more
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Genomic context

See Bmp15 in Genome Data Viewer
X A1.1; X 2.81 cM
Exon count:
Annotation release Status Assembly Chr Location
RS_2023_04 current GRCm39 (GCF_000001635.27) X NC_000086.8 (6226108..6232778, complement)
108.20200622 previous assembly GRCm38.p6 (GCF_000001635.26) X NC_000086.7 (6314054..6320724, complement)

Chromosome X - NC_000086.8Genomic Context describing neighboring genes Neighboring gene predicted gene, 33733 Neighboring gene predicted gene, 46685 Neighboring gene RIKEN cDNA 5430428K19 gene Neighboring gene shroom family member 4 Neighboring gene diacylglycerol kinase kappa

Genomic regions, transcripts, and products


  • Project title: Mouse ENCODE transcriptome data
  • Description: RNA profiling data sets generated by the Mouse ENCODE project.
  • BioProject: PRJNA66167
  • Publication: PMID 25409824
  • Analysis date: n/a


GeneRIFs: Gene References Into Functions

What's a GeneRIF?



Alleles of this type are documented at Mouse Genome Informatics  (MGI)

General gene information


Gene Ontology Provided by MGI

Function Evidence Code Pubs
enables cytokine activity IBA
Inferred from Biological aspect of Ancestor
more info
enables growth factor activity IEA
Inferred from Electronic Annotation
more info
Process Evidence Code Pubs
involved_in positive regulation of DNA-templated transcription ISO
Inferred from Sequence Orthology
more info
Component Evidence Code Pubs
located_in cytoplasm IDA
Inferred from Direct Assay
more info
located_in extracellular region IEA
Inferred from Electronic Annotation
more info
is_active_in extracellular space IBA
Inferred from Biological aspect of Ancestor
more info

General protein information

Preferred Names
bone morphogenetic protein 15
growth/differentiation factor 9B

NCBI Reference Sequences (RefSeq)

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RefSeqs maintained independently of Annotated Genomes

These reference sequences exist independently of genome builds. Explain

These reference sequences are curated independently of the genome annotation cycle, so their versions may not match the RefSeq versions in the current genome build. Identify version mismatches by comparing the version of the RefSeq in this section to the one reported in Genomic regions, transcripts, and products above.

mRNA and Protein(s)

  1. NM_009757.5NP_033887.1  bone morphogenetic protein 15 preproprotein

    See identical proteins and their annotated locations for NP_033887.1

    Status: REVIEWED

    Source sequence(s)
    AK135882, AK139773, AU019682
    Consensus CDS
    Q3UT46, Q9Z0L4
    ENSMUSP00000024049.8, ENSMUST00000024049.8
    Conserved Domains (1) summary
    TGF_beta; Transforming growth factor beta like domain

RefSeqs of Annotated Genomes: GCF_000001635.27-RS_2023_04

The following sections contain reference sequences that belong to a specific genome build. Explain

Reference GRCm39 C57BL/6J


  1. NC_000086.8 Reference GRCm39 C57BL/6J

    6226108..6232778 complement
    GenBank, FASTA, Sequence Viewer (Graphics)